Tools Engineer

At Obvious we believe that building great tools is an under appreciated artform. For us great tooling makes entire teams of people happier, more productive and more awesome.

We’re looking for a passionate engineer to grow our existing tools and build some new ones. You’ll work on tools to help us give our users a great experience such as spam detection and reporting, moderation and account management. Your work will have both customer facing and internal facing components.

An outstanding Tools Engineer has a broad range of skills and can create entire systems independently. You build whatever is necessary to get the job done, whether it’s a server, a UI or a multi stage map reduce job. You’re always learning just enough about new technologies to make them useful to you.

As a tools engineer you’ll be working with engineers, designers and managers. You’ll need good listening skills to explore requirements and good problem solving skills to create solutions quickly and effectively.

A little about working at Medium

We believe that nothing should get in the way of you doing your best possible work, and have structured the company around this principle. We keep our meetings lightweight. Our development environment is dead simple. We have a role entirely devoted to “developer happiness.”

Join us in shaping the future of publishing.


This position is located at our head office in San Francisco, California (but we're happy to consider people from all over)

How To Apply

Email a short description of why you’d like to work on Medium along with your resume (or LinkedIn) under the subject Tools Engineer to

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