Senior Software Engineer (Backend / General)
Remote (US)
Senior · Full time
Posted 7 months ago

Are you passionate about open-source software? Want to change the world for the better for open-source developers? Come join our small team!

At Scarf, we strive to deliver a product that not only empowers open-source developers and their users, but also offers a delightful and reliable user experience. To that end, Scarf is hiring a talented Senior Software Engineer to work on every piece of our system - from the infrastructure to app server and beyond, from architecting to implementation to maintenance. This role has huge growth potential regardless of your intended career track within engineering.

You might find yourself:

  • Architecting, implementing, and deploying new package registry proxies that better support package authors
  • Building out backend functionality to help OSS maintainers broker and manage support agreements with their commercial users
  • Using Nix to ensure our development environment is stable and builds are cached across the organization
  • Architecting our cloud infrastructure to achieve high reliability as we scale
  • Contributing to open-source - Whether to Scarf's own OSS packages, or any packages we rely on, open-source is at the core of what we do and we contribute back in every way we can
  • Building an amazing engineering team and development culture. You'll have a big impact on every part of our business and your stake in the company will reflect that.

We're looking for someone who has:

  • Proficiency with functional programming in Haskell. You'll mainly be writing Haskell, but may also write TypeScript, JavaScript, Nix, and Bash.
  • A love of working in a fast-paced and dynamic startup environment
  • Infrastructure and operational experience with AWS or a similar cloud hosting provider
  • A high bar for quality/correctness of code
  • A track record of delivering projects from start to finish in a self-directed manner
  • Clear communication skills
  • A passion for helping make the open-source software community work better for everyone

These criteria are not hard requirements. You're encouraged to apply even if your experience is not exactly what we've described. At Scarf, your passion, skills, and potential to grow is what we care about. We welcome people from diverse backgrounds who are not afraid to solve problems in radically different ways and who want to build an inclusive place to work.

Reasons you might not be excited for this role:

  • You prefer big companies. We're a young startup, so if you like more established organizations this isn't the right fit. Our company culture will be yours to help shape.
  • We are a very mission-driven company, proudly working to help the people and businesses that are working in open-source. We have uncommonly ambitious goals and we are working hard to get there.
What's it like to work for Scarf?

At Scarf, we work to make open-source more equitable. Software, and supporting the people who build it is at the heart of everything we do. Our mission is to make open-source software a more equitable model for those who who create it, and a more valuable choice for the companies that rely on it.

We're in the very early stages. Nothing is set in stone and every part of our culture and company is yours to help shape. We're a fully remote team distributed across the Americas and Europe. Working with us means autonomy and flexibility. We like to have some overlap in our work hours as a team, but otherwise your schedule is up to you. Due to our distributed nature, we have a strong focus on clear communication. Your written communication skills will be crucial, though we tend to jump on video calls regularly too. We strive to foster open and concise communication that is direct yet always empathetic.

We are an inclusive and welcoming team, no matter your background.

We work hard to have an amazing developer environment and experience, and put significant effort into ensuring our development toolchain is nothing short of state-of-the-art. We love coding and our codebase is fun to work on. We love statically-typed functional programming, if you're into that sort of thing.

We contribute to open-source and publish as much of our own code as we can. We engage with the open-source community as we strive to move it forward.

We're excited to meet you! Please send your resume to to apply.

Scarf provides open source projects with advanced usage analytics, and helps projects transact directly with their commercial users
Size:  1-10 employees
Year Founded:  2019
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