About PostHog

PostHog helps engineers build better products. We are a single platform to analyze, test, observe, and deploy new features. We give engineers product analytics, session recording, feature flags, A/B testing, event pipelines, SQL access, and a data warehouse… and there’s plenty more to come.

PostHog was created as an open-source project during Y Combinator's W20 cohort and had the most successful B2B software launch on HackerNews since 2012 - with a product that was just 4 weeks old. Since then, more than 50,000 companies have installed the platform. We've had huge success with our paid upgrades, raised $27m from some of the world's top investors, and have shown strong product-led growth - 97% driven by word of mouth. 

Despite the 📉 tech market, we're default alive and doing better than ever! We average 10% monthly revenue growth and are on track for $10m ARR in early 2024. While others are focused on layoffs and struggling to grow into huge valuations, we're focusing on building an awesome product for end users, hiring a handful of exceptional team members, and seeing fantastic growth as a result.

What we value

  • We are open source - building a huge community around a free-for-life product is key to PostHog's strategy.
  • We aim to become the most transparent company, ever. In order to enable teams to make great decisions, we share as much information as we can. In our public handbook everyone can read about our roadmap, how we pay (or even let go of) people, what our strategy is, and who we have raised money from. We also have regular team-wide feedback sessions, where we share honest feedback with each other.
  • Working autonomously and maximizing impact - we don’t tell anyone what to do. Everyone chooses what to work on next based on what is going to have the biggest impact on our customers.

Solve big problems -we haven't built our defining feature yet. We are all about acting fast, innovating, and iterating.

About our engineering teams

  • Engineers work across one of our small teams. Our main product-focused engineering teams are Feature SuccessProduct Analytics, ReplayData WarehouseWeb AnalyticsPipeline, and Infrastructure. We usually consider hiring for all teams and then decide where individual people will work the best. We also give people the opportunity to move across teams, to make sure they get to work on different problems and learn new skills.
  • We work on a two-week sprint basis and we give everyone in the team the opportunity to suggest what they want to build, in order to have the biggest impact on our customers. Engineers are given real ownership of what they want to focus on, and they are responsible for tests, user feedback, and tracking.
  • You will be working directly with our customers - we have a weekly support hero, who is in charge of all customer questions and inquiries that week. We also have a thriving user Slack group and we receive PRs from users every week.
  • The technical challenge is designing a highly scalable product right out of the box when deployed on-premise, supporting a wide breadth of features that give users superpowers, and enabling an ecosystem of contributors and apps from anyone in the world.

Requirements

  • You'll have full-stack experience with relevant technologies (Python or similar, React or similar, something to do with big data is a bonus)
  • You have started a project from scratch. You might have led a project, been a founder previously, or built an impressive side project.
  • You have strong communication skills. We document everything, most of it publicly.
  • You move fast, have a strong bias for impact and you don’t shy away from stepping on toes.

Nice to have

  • You've worked in a high-growth SaaS company
  • Extensive experience with Django and/or TypeScript-based React

If this sounds like what you’d love to be doing, we can’t wait to hear from you. If you’re not sure that you exactly fit the above criteria, get in touch anyway. Alignment with our values is just as important as experience! 🙏

Also, if you have a disability, please let us know if there's any way we can make the interview process better for you - we're happy to accommodate!

  • Generous, transparent compensation & equity
  • Unlimited vacation (with a minimum!)
  • Two meeting-free days per week
  • Home office
  • Coworking credit
  • Private health, dental, and vision insurance.
  • Training budget
  • Access to our Hedge House
  • Carbon offsetting
  • Pension & 401k contributions
  • We hire and pay locally
  • Company offsites

Get more details about all our benefits on the Careers page.

Interview process

We do 2-3 short interviews, then pay you to do some real-life (or close to real-life) work.

1 Application

(You are here)

Our talent team will review your application to see how your skills and experience align with our needs.

2 Culture interview

30-min video call

Our goal is to explore your motivations to join our team, learn why you’d be a great fit, and answer questions about us.

3 Technical interview

45 minutes, varies by role

You'll meet the hiring team who will evaluate skills needed to be successful in your role. No live coding.

4 PostHog SuperDay

Paid day of work

You’ll join a standup, meet the team, and work on a task related to your role, offering a realistic view of what it’s like working at PostHog.

5 Offer

Pop the champagne (after you sign)

If everyone’s happy, we’ll make you an offer to join us - YAY!