[Hiring] Fullstack Engineer – Product-Led Growth at Sourcegraph

April 18, 2024

Job Overview

  • Date Posted
    April 18, 2024
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  • Experience
    2 Years plus
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Job Description

Who we are

Our mission at Sourcegraph is to make it so that everyone can code, not just ~0.1% of the population. Our code graph powers Cody, the most powerful and accurate AI coding assistant, as well as our Code Search product, which helps devs explore their entire codebase and make large-scale migrations and security fixes. We’re building software that builds software, and in doing so we’re making devs more productive and preparing for a world where a lot more code gets written.

It’s an exciting time to join Sourcegraph. AI has taken over the world, and we’ve spent the last 10 years building infrastructure that’s integral to making AI generated code more powerful and accurate. Our customers include 4/5 FAANG companies, 4 of the top 10 banks, government organizations, Uber, Plaid, and many other companies building the software that pushes the world forward.

We’ve raised $225M at a $2.625B valuation from a16zSequoiaRedpointCraft and others. We’re making ambitious bets on our future and we’re looking to hire exceptional people to join our team as we make Sourcegraph one of the biggest and most influential companies in the world.

Working hours

🌎 While we are an all-remote company and hire almost anywhere in the world, we have a preference for someone to reside in the following locations for this role. However, if you feel qualified, we welcome you to apply regardless of location. No matter what, working hours must overlap with 15:00-17:00 UTC for at least 3 days/week to make sure you can sync with most teammates when needed.

Preferred locations:

  • Remote – Europe

Why this job is exciting

Joining our PLG team at Sourcegraph now means bringing the forefront of the coding revolution to new customers. Our mission is to make coding accessible to everyone, and we’re pioneering this journey with Cody, our AI coding assistant, at the helm. Traditionally sales-led, we’ve shifted gears towards a product-led growth (PLG) strategy for Cody just about six months ago—a move that has opened up exciting new frontiers for innovation and engagement. Our team is at the heart of this transformation, currently focusing on integrating a “teams and invites” functionality into our PLG platform to enhance collaboration and UX.

This role is not just another job; it’s a chance to be part of something genuinely transformative. Cody is not just software; it’s the future of coding, acting as a senior engineer sidekick on every developer’s side. By joining us, you’ll contribute directly to a tool that will not only increase productivity but also democratize coding skills across the globe. The PLG model presents unique challenges and learning opportunities, especially in understanding user behavior and optimizing the product journey—work that’s vital for our next growth phase.

As a key player in a small yet impactful team, you’ll be working alongside two senior engineers, absorbing a wealth of knowledge and contributing your own expertise to the mix. Your work will directly influence the ease with which new users can integrate into our platform, shaping the future of Sourcegraph through Cody and our PLG strategy. This role is perfect for those who thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced environment, are eager to learn, and have a passion for making a real impact on the way the world codes.

Your curiosity, proactive nature, and willingness to dive into both front-end and back-end challenges will make you an invaluable asset to our team. With every line of code, you’ll be paving the way for the next generation of developers, ensuring they have the tools they need to succeed.

📅 Within one month, you will…

  • Familiarize yourself with Cody and our PLG platform, understanding their architecture and the problems they solve for our users.
  • Start contributing to our current focus areas by working on tasks related to enhancing teams and invites functionality, ensuring a smoother onboarding experience for new users.
  • Engage with your team members, learning from their experiences and sharing your insights to contribute to the project’s direction.

📅 Within three months, you will…

  • Be contributing actively to the world’s best coding assistant.
  • Take ownership of smaller features and implement them, with a focus on improving user engagement and satisfaction.
  • Begin to influence the project’s future direction by providing insights based on your work and user feedback, collaborating closely with product management and design teams.

📅 Within six months, you will…

  • Be fully ramped up and able to anticipate the needs of PLG customers.
  • Establish yourself as a key contributor to the team, known for your expertise in both the technical and product aspects of our work.
  • Participate in initiatives that push the boundaries of what Cody and our PLG platform can do, making coding more accessible and enjoyable for developers everywhere.

About you

You are a full-stack software engineer with at least 2 years of industry experience, equally comfortable with frontend and backend work as needed, with the ability to pick up frameworks quickly and deliver high-quality work.

Beyond your technical proficiency, you are a forward-thinking and adaptive contributor, ready to navigate a complex project. Your vision extends beyond code: you are passionate about the broader impact of your work on making coding accessible and enjoyable for a diverse global community. You actively seek out opportunities to challenge the status quo, drive meaningful change, and foster an inclusive, high-performing team culture. You are an experienced remote/async worker.

🔎 Qualifications:

  • 2–5 years experience as a full-stack engineer
  • Experience with React is required
  • PLG experience is a requirement
  • Experience with Go and Svelte is preferable
  • Alignment with our values
  • Growth mindset

💪 Nice to haves:

  • Experience with PLG metrics and data analysis to improve product decisions and UX.
  • Experience with CI/CD, GCP or AWS, Terraform, and Kubernetes.
  • Experience working closely with Product and Design teams.
  • Previous role in a startup environment, comfortable with rapid iteration and adaptable to shifting priorities.
  • Familiarity with code intelligence tools and AI-assisted development platforms. Experience with tools like Sourcegraph, GitHub Copilot, or similar would be nice.
  • Prior involvement in open source projects.


📊 This job is an IC2.  You can read more about our job-leveling philosophy in our Handbook.


💸 We pay you an above-average salary because we want to hire the best people who are fully focused on helping Sourcegraph succeed, not worried about paying bills. As an open and transparent company that values competitive compensation, our compensation ranges are visible to every single Sourcegraph teammate. To determine your salary, we use a number of market and data-driven salary sources, along with your location zone, and target the high-end of the range to ensure we’re always paying above market regardless of where you live in the world.

💰The target base compensation for this role is $84,900 – $113,200 USD.

📈 In addition to our cash compensation, we offer equity (because when we succeed as a company, we want you to succeed, too) and generous perks & benefits.

Interview process

Below is the interview process you can expect for this role (you can read more about the types of interviews in our Handbook). It may look like a lot of steps, but rest assured that we move quickly and the steps are designed to help you get the information needed to determine if we’re the right fit for you… Interviewing is a two-way street, after all! 

We expect the interview process to take 5.5 hours in total.

👋 Introduction Stage – we have initial conversations to get to know you better…

🧑‍💻 Team Interview Stage – we then delve into your experience in more depth and introduce you to members of the team…

🎉 Final Interview Stage – we move you to our final round, where you gain a better understanding of our business and values holistically…

  • [30m] Leadership Interview with co-founder
  • We check references and conduct your background check

Please note – you are welcome to request additional conversations with anyone you would like to meet, but didn’t get to meet during the interview process.

Not sure if this is you?

We want a diverse, global team, with a broad range of experience and perspectives. If this job sounds great, but you’re not sure if you qualify, apply anyway! We carefully consider every application, and will either move forward with you, find another team that might be a better fit, keep in touch for future opportunities, or thank you for your time.

Learn more about us

To create a product that serves the needs of all developers, we are building a diverse all-remote team that is distributed across the world. Sourcegraph is an equal opportunity workplace; we welcome people from all backgrounds and communities.

We provide competitive compensation and practical benefits to keep you happy and healthy so that you can do your best work.

Learn more about what it is like to work at Sourcegraph by reading our handbook.

We want to ensure Sourcegraph is an environment that suits your working style and empowers you to do your best work, so we are eager to answer any questions that you have about us at any point in the interview process.

Sourcegraph participates in E-Verify for U.S. Employees

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