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Staff Rails Engineer



Brooklyn, NY, USA · Remote
Posted on Friday, May 3, 2024

About Whop

Whop is on a mission to create a new paradigm of the internet – where connection, consumption, creation and commerce can happen all in one place. People come to Whop every month, from nearly every country, to learn new things, meet new people, and elevate their daily lives.

Less than 3 years into our existence, we have enabled tens of thousands of creators to earn nearly $315M by selling access to increasingly diverse digital offerings. Our apps infrastructure allows anyone to build a digital experience, and our marketplace offers creators a sleek storefront that can accept payments, seamlessly deliver digital products, and attract new customers.

We envision a future in which everyone is an internet entrepreneur. Join us in making that future a reality.

Quick benefits overview

❤️ Unlimited PTO, Health, Vision, and Dental coverage
📍 Brooklyn, New York | Check out our office here and here
🥙 Daily $20 lunch, $25 dinner Uber Eats credits
🌎 Hiring everywhere, full remote with visits ok
💪 State of the art gym access @ Equinox
💻 Latest 14 or 16 inch Macbook Pro

About the role

This role is a Staff Backend Engineer who will report to the VP of Engineering and will be responsible primarily for backend, storage, and scaling solutions to support our explosive growth.

From Carlos Whitt | LinkedIn our VP of Engineering: "We are growing like crazy and want engineers that are excited about an early stage company, hyper focused team, scaling challenges, proven growth, incredible culture, and being part of something special."

What does the role look like?

This role is one of the most important roles at our company. As a Staff Backend Engineer, you will have significant responsibility over high impact parts of our product. At the same time, you can actually bring highly complex products to life – through code. At Whop, staff engineers are drivers of our engineering team. And as a Staff Backend Engineer, you need to be highly capable of communicating with other engineers to complete your initiatives with quality and urgency. You are expected to spec and ticket projects from what needs to be designed all the way to what URL a page or flow will live on.

Staff Backend Engineers at Whop are focused on product engineering - this includes our marketplace, product pages, onboarding flows, our seller home page and user hub. You should be capable of owning a multi month roadmap for your domain, preparing tickets for sprints, reporting KPIs during bi-weekly meetings, and interviewing candidates as we scale the engineering team. That said, the most important part of this role is programming and bringing concepts to life, with both speed and quality.


  • Very experienced with Ruby / Rails or Python / Django
  • Very experienced with relational datastores
  • Experience with GraphQL
  • Successfully led a reasonably sized project with a group of 4+ engineers
  • Ability to create and communicate alignment with product, engineering, and growth teams
  • Experience working on extremely high quality consumer products

Nice to haves

  • Experience with Typescript, NextJS, React

Who you are

The company is growing 5x+ YoY and you’re someone who can move with urgency, take initiative, and do whatever it takes to win.

  • You understand the difference between an excellent product and a mediocre product.
  • You are ruthless, don’t let anyone stand in your way, and are highly opinionated.
  • You can admit when you are wrong and will throw your full support behind more sound logic.
  • You are someone who loves programming.
  • You see elegant solutions to everyday problems in the lines of code you write and love to build things from 0-1.
  • You have a sharp eye for detail and are straightforward with your feedback towards others.
  • You don’t leave a room until all loose ends are tied up and everyone is clear on next steps.
  • You’re someone who wants to join a startup that is passionate about helping entrepreneurs grow and thrive.

Find out more about us here <- this is Whop's whop you'll find more links about us as well as have a chance to play around with the platform.