Find your path and find meaning
Our product is designed to solve complex problems for our customers and improve work at the world’s largest companies. That means there are many deep challenges for you to take on and countless ways to grow your career.
- Scale: We handle tens of millions of users daily.
- Resiliency: Our goal is 99.999% availability.
- ML and AI: Opportunities available on every team.
- CMS: Design simple and elegant solutions from complex workflows.
- Data Security: We protect the data of global enterprises.
- Seamless experiences: Design delightful and seamless experiences across our many platforms including: desktop, mobile, web, widgets and integrated experiences.
- Integrations: We have SDKs, partner ecosystems, developer ecosystems and deep integration challenges.
- Data Analysis: We develop workforce intelligence that shapes business decisions.
“I chose Firstup because I loved the mission: ‘Reach every worker.’ And it’s the people that keep me here, absolutely. I enjoy my work, but good coworkers are hard to find. I feel valued as a person, not as a ‘resource.’”
VICTORIA HUNSAKER | Software Engineer
REMOTE AND GLOBAL
We value connections over commutes
Firstup has had a distributed workforce since day one, and our engineering team has always been 100% remote. That lets us recruit the best people anywhere and better address global challenges for our customers.
We run on ownership, not ego
There’s no micromanagement on our team. We believe in giving you the resources to succeed and trusting you to take responsibility for the results.
That’s why we operate with a startup mindset. Every squad on our team has its own environment, roadmap, release process, engineers, QA and product manager. Product and engineering are on the same side, measuring back to the same KPIs and business challenges. We promote both open collaboration and ownership—anyone can touch any code, but owners get the final review.
Work your own way, make your own decisions and be accountable for the outcome.
Don’t stress about mistakes. Catch issues quickly to improve quality and stability.
Focus on good over great and keep iterating with confidence.
Don’t work in a vacuum. Software development is a team sport that calls for constant cooperation.
We build awesome, we don’t fight stupid. If you have a better way to do something, we’re all for it. If you need more context or access, we’ll provide it.
“I could have the same roles and tasks at any other company, and they all promise the opportunity for personal and professional growth. The difference is that it actually feels like a real possibility here. My teammates are supportive and responsive; people seem to genuinely care, and it’s infectious.”
ANNABEL HUNG | QA Lead
WHO WE’RE SEEKING
True engineers thrive here
We’re not about labels or locking you into a specific programming language. Instead, we’re interested in what you bring to the table, how you work and how you think.
We’re looking for accomplished generalists who can use the right tool for any job—engineers who aren’t afraid to work on any part of the stack. And if you have a specialty on top of that, so much the better.
“We are constantly improving our platform that is used by millions of people. We are also encouraged to work on things we are passionate about. If a crazy idea pops into my head, I take 10% of my time to work on that rather than my main project.”
YAISMEL MIRANDA PONS | Software Engineer
What to expect when interviewing
Our recruiting process is centered on transparency and human connection, not trick questions and profiling. We provide as much information as possible up front to give you the best shot at success. Ultimately we want you to find a role and a team that you’re happy with—whether that’s here or somewhere else.
5 STEPS TO HIRE
Hire and Onboarding
Once you’re hired, our goal is to onboard you seamlessly so you can submit code on day one. We’ll pair you with a mentor on our team, introduce you across the company and help you make the connections you need to do your best work.
Do what you love, love where you work
If you have questions about applying, or just want to learn more, that’s what we’re here for.