Software Engineer

What we’re building, and how you can help

At Tidelift, we are building a network of people who want to build and support better software. We see a world where everyone wins—where open source developers have abundant reasons to keep innovating and maintaining their creations, and open source users get software they can depend on. To find out more about us, check out our introductory blog post.

We're still small, so you will be able to play a large role building this network as part of a well-funded, experienced team. You’ll also have the chance to grow and improve Libraries.io, the largest database of open source projects on the web.

After a few years with us, you'd be able to say you were one of the first members of the team and helped build the foundation of this company.

We'd love to hear from you if you fit the description below


We’re looking for engineers who will be comfortable working across our stack. Our backend is mostly Ruby and of course there is JavaScript on the frontend. The backend includes APIs consumed by the frontend as well as a backend processing pipeline. Although you are a generalist, we would love to meet you if you have an area in which you are more deeply proficient which could be frontend development, operations, systems design, or perhaps some skills you have which we haven’t thought of.

In this role, you would have the option to work remotely from the US and UK, or from our office in Boston. Hours can be flexible within reason if necessary to meet family or similar needs. (We are not looking to hire contractors or outsourced development teams.)

Compensation is competitive with other Boston-area startups, including key benefits like health insurance, flexible vacation, and equity.

Our team and you


We want a team where everyone cares about users, cares about business context, cares about design, and cares about one another. This team assessment spoke to us, and we want to score highly on those measures: https://hackernoon.com/product-development-team-self-assessment-c3707f065069

We’re also aiming for work-life harmony: we believe in doing good work, with urgency and pragmatism, but at a sustainable pace. We value big impact over long hours.

Finally and critically, we value and celebrate diversity. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. So we're committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds and perspectives. In keeping with that commitment, we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, or any other legally-protected status (including marital, veteran, or disability status).

How to apply


Fill out the form below. We'd love it if you add a thoughtful note about your goals and your background. We’ll get back to you!





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