About Buffer

Website

Address

2443 Fillmore Street

Company Size

51-200
Summary

What we do

We're a small team on a mission to help innovative companies grow their businesses – and along the way, we're championing a more human way to work.

Buffer was started in 2010 as a simple way to schedule posts on Twitter. Today it's a growing suite of tools now serving more than 75,000 customers.

More about Buffer's story →.

Where will I work?

Buffer is a fully remote team, spread across the whole planet. We have Bufferoos in 15 countries, 11 timezones and 42 cities (and counting!). As a member of our team, you will be invited to work wherever you're happiest and most productive.

More about how we work remotely →

Our Culture

Clear communication, transparency, open-mindedness, empathy and patience are just a few of Buffer's cultural values. We are looking for a person who understands this culture and will thrive within a team of people passionate about self-improvement, honesty and openness. Here's a guide on how we strive to communicate with customers.

Working at Buffer is collaborative effort built on the foundation of our core values. We try to be “No Ego Doers” who are aware of our assumptions, and joining us means you'll work together with the team in order to test and confirm our ideas. In our career framework, we choose to focus on the journey, the growth and evolution that is a career.

We're cultivating a unique and robust culture, and building a different type of company that’s focused not only on the bottom line, but also the happiness and personal growth of our customers and team along the journey.

Our Hiring Process

Step 1: Getting to know your value (async only). You'll receive an invite to your interview doc so that we can learn more about the value you could bring to Buffer.

Step 2: Getting to know your role. You'll chat with an engineering manager, and another engineer in a joint interview and to learn more about your background, experience, and achievements.

Step 3: Brief exercise (async only). In this step of the process, you'll showcase your technical skill in a take-home exercise.

Step 4: Get to know our technologies and your background. You'll talk to Dan, our CTO, and another engineer in a joint interview about the exercise. This will not involve live coding or white-boarding!

Step 5: Getting to know your team. You'll chat with Katie, our VP of engineering, and potential teammates about what it's like to be a member of the team.

Perks
Health insurance: We offer health insurance for all of our team members, international or US.
Home office setup: Get a laptop + $500 to set up your home office.
Work remotely (globally): Live and work anywhere in the world!
Growth mindset fund: Extra money for learning and development.
Minimum vacation: At least 3 weeks/year, with no upper limit.
Profit sharing: When the company does well, all team members share the profits. We distribute 8-15% of profits annually to the team.
Retreats: When we can, we meet in person for company get-togethers twice per year.
Free books and Kindle: Get a free Kindle and all the free books - digital, physical, and audio - you like, anytime.
Working smarter stipend: Get some extra cash for a co-working space or a coffee shop work.
Sabbaticals: Take a 6-week break, fully paid, after every 5 years with Buffer.
Competitive salary: Our salary formula is adjusts to your cost of living and experience.
Family leave: 3 months of family leave for all parents, and more is possible.
Tech Stack

Application and Data

Amazon S3
Laravel
Javascript
Node.js
PHP
React
MongoDB
nginx
Redux
Amazon API Gateway

DevOps

GitHub
Jenkins
PagerDuty
Bugsnag
Git
npm
Kubernetes
Datadog

Business Tools

Google Apps
Slack
Trello
Zendesk
JIRA
Zoom

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