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Engineering Lead

  • Software Development
  • Full-time
  • Palo Alto , CA

At Hyper, our mission is to empower the next generation of entrepreneurs by building everything they need to start businesses on the internet. Thousands of online communities, indie hackers, and other online businesses rely on Hyper to process payments and manage their customer bases. Working at Hyper puts you at the forefront of a global movement of solo entrepreneurs. We are backed by Y-Combinator, General Catalyst, and Stripe.

We're seeking listeners, executors, and those who take initiative. We never underestimate our colleagues, and we never underestimate our customers. We treat every customer as if they could be making hundreds of thousands of dollars within their first week using Hyper — because we've seen it happen.


  • You will be our first lead engineer and your role will be massively impactful for Hyper in a period of rapid growth.

  • You will play a critical role in hiring, including interviewing engineers and making organizational and cultural decisions.

  • You will lead a team of junior and senior engineers, make architectural decisions, and help define product strategy.


  • You have deep experience building and maintaining high-traffic APIs.

  • You have spent 5+ years contributing to high-performing engineering teams with 2-3 years of management experience.

  • You take pride in writing high quality code. We work primarily with Node.js, React, MongoDB and Redis using modern frameworks such as Next.js and TailwindCSS.

  • You have a track record of building beautiful user experiences with attention to detail.

  • You have experience working in high-growth, fast-paced environments and driving projects forward.

At Hyper, we're looking for passionate people who strive to have leverage over the world around them. If you think you’re fit for the role, don’t worry if you’re not an exact match for the description—apply anyway. You never know what might happen :)

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