Full Stack Engineer at Kapwing
San Francisco, CA, US

Kapwing empowers digital storytellers and entertainers.  It’s an online image and video platform that helps creators make and share media from the browser. We’re helping modern creators express themselves, tell bite-sized stories, and design in the “4th dimension” (content with a timeline).


We’re also a seed-stage startup founded by two X-Googlers/Harvard/Stanford and backed by Kleiner Perkins and other top VCs. We raised $1.7m in July 2018 and have grown 5x in size (usage, MRR) since then. We’re growing our team (right now, 7 FTE) before raising our Series A this spring. Read more about Kapwing in TechCrunch.




We’re looking to hire full-stack software engineers to join Kapwing and help build a modern media creation platform. As a software engineer, you will:

  • Define, build, and launch full-stack features (React, Node, Express, and Python)

  • Own a product area across functions

  • Implement new features and improvements to Kapwing’s Studio and other core products

  • Grow a website from 500k MAU to 2m+ MAU

  • Fix bugs and improve performance

  • Help out across functions (marketing, customer support, etc)


This position is a full-time role reporting to the Director of Engineering at the Kapwing HQ in San Francisco.




  • Javascript developer comfortable with React

    • Experience building new products from scratch

    • Capable of evaluating and incorporating new web technology

  • Super scrappy: Define and quickly execute on MVPs to test out product hypotheses

  • Creative thinker: Brainstorms “newsworthy” projects, thinks of many solutions to a problem

  • Entrepreneurial: Excited about joining a small, high-growth team and contributing across all areas of the company

  • No ego: There’s a lot we wish we could do but don’t have time for. Must have the ability to put the product’s needs first.


Our culture


We’re an engineering-heavy team, all interested in learning the latest web technologies and applying them to video, photography, and social media content. Founded by two product managers, Kapwing has a strong design and UX orientation when building new products.


Team Kapwing is scrappy and creative, and we love launching random things for fun (check out Cartoonify!). Everyone does a bit of everything, from operations to supporting our customers. We love the creators who use our product and embrace pop culture, design, music, and media trends. We order lunch together, play card games (Coup) every day, go on spontaneous offsites, and do a regular happy hour on Fridays.


Also, Kapwing pays full-time salaries and offers health benefits. We value diversity across all dimensions and keep reasonable hours. Kapwing is based full-time in San Francisco.