âï¸ Who Are We
Commit is a VC-backed remote-first community and accelerator program for Senior Software Engineers (located in Canada) looking to join some of North Americaâs most innovative startups as one of the first engineers.Â
We exclusively work with financially stable startups with great salaries and exciting tech stacks who prioritize engineersâ growth and have exceptional team culture. We provide you with the information you need to make the best decision for yourself and continue cultivating your craft.
ð Program Benefits
No technical interviews!
Work with over 70 pre-vetted impactful startups in North America
Gain access to transparent salary bands AND mentorship to grow your careerÂ
Collaborate with like-minded tech junkiesÂ
ð How It Works
Apply to be an Engineering PartnerÂ
Go through a short 3-step interview process with Commit. Learn more here.
If youâre accepted into the program, youâll be paid a full salary while we work together to match you to an aligned startup.
Once matched, you pilot with a startup for 3 months. If you love it, you stay with them; if not, weâll work together to find a better match.Â
Throughout our program, you will gain access to our extensive network of software developers. Interested in learning what itâs like to work as a first engineer at startups? Seeking the best course on Rust? Running into issues with Terraform that you need support with? Someone in our community has been in your shoes and can help. Weâre run by engineers for engineers.Â
ð What Youâll Get
Full-time paid employment as an Engineering Partner
Base salary of $115K to $140K CAD depending on experience
Extended health and dental plan for you and your family
The right equipment to do your best work
Access to your own career coach and a mentor for your job search
We provide 15 vacation days on top of statutory holidays while you're part of the Engineering Partner program. There is no limit on Sick Days or Personal Days
Invitation-only events with technical leaders
Weâve been lucky to have guests like Katie Wilde (VP Engineering @ Buffer), Armon Dadgar (CTO @ Hashicorp), Gokul Rajaram (board member at DoorDash, Coinbase, Pinterest and The Trade Desk) and many others join us for private learning sessions.
We are a fully distributed, remote-first community, launched in Vancouver, with open positions with startups across Canada and the US. In 2021, we raised $6M from Accomplice, Inovia Capital and Jason Warner (former CTO @ GitHub).
ð About You
4+ years of experience in software engineering (non-internship)
Experience working on SaaS, marketplace, consumer or infrastructure
Entrepreneurial mindset and growth-oriented attitudeÂ
Ambitions of excellence in your craft. Some of our past EPs have grown into CTOs, principal engineers, and/or joined companies as the first engineer
âï¸ Our Preferred Tech Stack
FE: One/some of: Vue.js, React, Redux, Next
BE: One/some of: Node.js, Go/Golang, Python/Django/Flask, Ruby/Rails, Java/Scala, Rust
ð§° Nice to Haves
Understanding of DevOps: MongoDB, AWS, GCP, Docker, Kubernetes/Terraform, CI/CD
Understanding of RESTful APIs and/or GraphQL
Understanding of cloud-native distributed systems and microservices
Experience with relational databases, NoSQL databases, cloud infrastructure, product design
We believe that language is a tool. Itâs more important that you have experience with one or more modern coding languages than that you have experience with any particular language itself.
ð¡ Learn More About Us
Our guide on what you can expect from the program
What it means to be part of our program on our blog
Questions? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
ð Our Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion
As an early-stage startup, we know itâs critical to build inclusive processes as a part of our foundation. We are committed to building and fostering an environment where our employees feel included, valued, and heard. We strongly encourage applications from Indigenous peoples, racialized people, people with disabilities, people from gender and sexually diverse communities and/or people with intersectional identities.
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