Commit is a VC-backed remote-first community and accelerator program for Canadian senior software engineers looking to join some of Silicon Valley’s most innovative startups as one of the first engineers.
We work exclusively with startups who are financially stable, have great salaries, use an exciting tech stack, champion diversity and inclusion and care about supporting your growth. We provide all the info you need so you can make the right decision and continue to cultivate your craft.
So how does this work?
- Apply to our Engineering Partner program
- Go through a brief 3-step interview process with Commit. Learn more here.
- If you’re accepted into the program, you will be paid a full salary while we work together to match you to a startup.
- Once matched, you work with a startup for 3 months. If you’re happy, you can stay with them; if not, we’ll work together to find a better match.
Throughout this process, you gain access to our large network of software developers. Curious about what it's like to join a startup as the first engineer? Looking for the best course on Rust? Running into an issue with Terraform that you can't solve? Someone in the community has been in your shoes and can help. We’re run by engineers for engineers.
Read more about us before you decide:
- 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 email@example.com
What we offer during the program:
- 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 for 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. We’ve 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 posts in Toronto, San Francisco, Mexico City, and more. We raised $6M from Accomplice, Inovia Capital and Jason Warner (former CTO @ GitHub).
- 4+ years of experience in software engineering (non-internship)
- Experience working on SaaS, marketplace, consumer or infrastructure
- Entrepreneurial mindset
- Growth-oriented attitude
- Ambitions of excellence in your craft. Some of our past developers have grown into CTOs, principal engineers, and/or joined companies as the first engineer
Our Preferred Tech Stack:
- FE: One/some of: Vue.js, React, Redux
- BE: One/some of: Golang, Node.js, Ruby/Rails, Python/Django (MVC!)
We believe that language is a tool. It’s more important that you have experience with one or more modern coding languages, than with any particular language itself.
You might also have:
- Understanding of basic DevOps: AWS, GCP, Docker, Kubernetes/Terraform, CI/CD
- Understanding of RESTful APIs and/or GraphQL
- Understanding of cloud-native distributed systems and microservices
Our Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:
As an early-stage startup, we know it’s 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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Salary and compensation
$110,000 — $140,000/year