Ghost - Product Engineer (Front End)

Location: Remote (anywhere)

Hey there! We're looking for a new member to join the Ghost team, maybe that's you?

We're a non-profit organisation on a mission to create modern, independent publishing technology to power the future of online journalism.

This is not a rocket-ship. You won't find any unicorn glitter or exponential curves around here, just a real company with a sustainable business which has been profitable from year 1 and has been growing healthily ever since. Currently our annual revenue is $6,000,000+. We're very transparent about our mission and our metrics, you can read all about us.

Ghost is a full stack web application for running independent publications. It’s one of the most popular modern open source projects in the world, and is used in production by tens of thousands of websites and companies.

Chances are you've already visited and read sites which run on Ghost! Our users range from renowned publications like The Stanford Review and Harvard International Review - through to some of the world's largest organisations like Apple, Square, DuckDuckGo, Buffer, OpenAI, CloudFlare, Digital Ocean, Mozilla, Napster, Tinder, OkCupid and many, many more.

As the company grows, we're looking for experienced front-end JavaScript developers to join the team and work directly on Ghost core. This is a senior role, with plenty of freedom to help evolve and refine our product architecture.

What we're looking for  🔎For this position, we're specifically looking for experienced front-end JavaScript engineers with a track record of shipping large projects and working in teams, confident taking a broad brief and seeing it through from start to finish.

We use plenty of vanilla JS with an increasing amount of React for building UI in Ghost core, so we're looking for engineers who are confident working with both of those. Any other experience working with startups, SaaS, open source, distributed applications or remote work is also very valuable.

One of the perks of engineering at Ghost is that pretty much everything you work on will be released as open source with an MIT license. So, instead of spending years doing work that will eventually be locked away in a box labelled “intellectual property” — you'll get to write code which is open for anyone to use, including you in your own future projects!

People who are highly self-motivated and great at written communication tend to do best at Ghost. The majority of our team is made up of former founders, freelancers and self-starters who are confident and comfortable working independently and getting things done.

This role would be well suited to someone who is experienced at building/shipping products, looking for big/interesting things to work on with a great international team and a healthy work/life balance. Our culture at Ghost is focused around calm, enjoyable work with great colleagues. Not a frantic startup treadmill.

Maybe you’re overworked at a traditional tech company that used to be a lot of fun, but has grown so fast that it barely resembles what you originally signed up for. Or maybe you’ve been solo bootstrapping products for years but you're hungry to work on something bigger with a group of excited, likeminded people.

We value diversity of all types at Ghost and our team is made up of a kind, thoughtful group of people with a wide range of backgrounds and cultures. We actively try to find people with different perspectives and experiences to the ones we already have. Women and minorities of any description are especially encouraged to apply!

What it's like to work here

We work remotely from all over the world, with flexible hours and annual team retreats. We tend to take on product work in 3 week cycles with clearly defined projects, followed by 1 week of cool down and clean up to address bugs, technical debt, and any loose ends. We try to keep meetings to a minimum to give people plenty of time for uninterrupted deep work.

We have a small, talented team with a very large audience. This means you'll have the ability to have a huge impact on both the product and the company, whilst also having interesting and challenging problems to work on. We really like what we do, and we're all in this to build something lasting, sustainable and positive.

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Pete Codes

Pete Codes

Hey, I'm Pete and the creator of this site. I am a self-taught web developer and I'm based in Edinburgh, Scotland.

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