Software Engineer (Talent Pool)

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Buffer makes social media and brand-building software for small businesses, creators, and individuals. Our mission is to provide essential tools to help small businesses get off the ground and grow. Through exceptional customer service and uplifting content, we help our customers believe they can succeed and do good along the way.

We'd love to hear from Software Engineers to enter Buffer Talent Pool and someday join our fully remote and mission-driven team.

This is a slightly different approach to hiring. Even when we are not actively accepting applications for open jobs, we’d still love to hear from people who believe that they’d be a great fit for Buffer in the future. Our long-term goal is to build a team of talented folx with diverse backgrounds and experience, who all deeply align with our values, and our ways of working.

To be clear, this is not a regular job application. This process is designed to help us get to know you outside of the usual hiring process. You won’t hear back right away; we’ll review these applications over time so that the next time we’re hiring, we can start with this group. If your skills and experience are a match for what we’re looking for at that time, you’ll hear from us! And if that timing isn’t great on your end, we can try again in the future. In the meantime, we’ll keep in touch so you know what’s going on at Buffer.

Disclaimer: like many of Buffer’s quirky approaches to work, this is starting as an experiment. We’re exploring ways to make hiring more efficient and human, and this is one approach we’re trying at the moment.

This is for you if:

  • You are extremely interested in joining the Buffer journey someday, and you are open to this happening months or even years in the future.
  • You have used Buffer personally or professionally enough to know the software inside and out. You have opinions and ideas about our product that you can easily discuss.
  • You’re willing and able to invest time and energy now to let us get to know you asynchronously.
  • You believe deeply in our approach to work, and you share our values in both your personal and professional life. You are known for being more transparent than most in your family, friend group, and team at work.
  • You believe that working remotely (with occasional travel to be in-person) is the best possible model for your lifestyle and workstyle, and you have experience with this model.
  • You have at least 5 years of experience in some combination of: a professional role, a startup team, a side project, and/or advanced schooling (university or later).
  • You’re bullish on social media as a positive tool for businesses, and you regularly use at least one social network personally or for a side project.

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