The HR initiative people love.

Principal Engineer

What is Bonusly?

Bonusly provides solutions to create high-performance, high-engagement teams. We believe that success in business is determined by people, working on teams, to solve novel problems. That belief extends to our own team, and we'd love for you to be a part of it.

What is our mission?

Our mission is to help people connect with their work and each other in meaningful ways. Our vision is for every organization to reach success by using Bonusly to build high-performance, high-engagement teams.  We believe that the way we work today can be so much better.

How do we get there?

Our top-rated SaaS platform is built by the talented and creative team here at Bonusly. We work with autonomy, responsibility, and purpose. We are driven by a desire to make meaningful impacts for our customers, and to be excellent teammates to each other along the way.

How can you help us?

Bonusly is at a critical point. We have great product-market fit and strong revenue growth. We recently closed our Series A and grew to over 50 employees. We pride ourselves in providing a top-notch employee experience, and as we enter the next phase of growth, we are looking to add dynamic, creative, collaborative professionals to our team. If that’s you, please read on!

Job Description

Boulder/Denver Metro Area, Colorado (Relocation Provided)

Bonusly is looking for an autonomous, passionate, and high-performing Principal Engineer. We are looking for someone who will join us as a subject matter expert, and help set the tone and direction of our architecture and development practices. We need someone who has been around the block a few times, and can share their knowledge to operate cross functionally across all our products and tech stacks. You’ll be challenged with helping us scale to our next exciting phase of development, and we’ll look to you to be a critical team player in helping us get to where we need to go.

Your team will build products that transform workplace recognition and feedback at the most innovative and fastest-growing companies in the world.

What you’ll do

  • Operate cross functionally as an Engineer to drive Bonusly’s architecture forward as we scale to our next phase of development
  • Lead your team to build critical features of Bonusly’s products from ideation to production, handling everything from the code, to architecture, and beyond
  • Lead our engineering team to deliver consistent and timely customer value across multiple product lines
  • Constantly analyze and improve our user experience
  • Be a subject matter expert on our engineering team, and influence the direction of our Engineering efforts
  • Be a part of our high growth journey and collaborate to create and iterate on our practices
  • Join an inclusive, collaborative, and skilled product team that loves to create reliable, scalable, intuitive, and useful products.
  • Implement and refine development processes that support timely delivery at scale.

💯You should apply if you…..

  • Have 10+ years of professional Engineering experience
  • Have experience operating as an Engineering Lead across multiple teams, multiple products, and multiple tech stacks
  • Have experience building within B2B SaaS
  • Have significant experience developing distributed systems
  • Have led multiple large feature launches, from cradle to grave, ideation to production
  • Have led a number of projects that are distributed and have significant scale
  • Are excited to work from big picture all the way down to tweaking algorithms, and want to roll up your sleeves to code  
  • Have experience working in an Agile environment
  • Have a deep understanding of software development & the technologies driving large systems at scale
  • Have a desire to work on a dynamic team in a high-growth, rapidly changing environment
  • Are used to influencing others in the field, and sharing your knowledge

Bonus points for…..

  • Having presented on Engineering methodologies to large groups of people, whether at TED Talks, conferences, or networking events
  • Having experience presenting Engineering initiatives in front of Executive teams and/or Boards of Directors
  • You are familiar with Ruby, Javascript, React
  • Embodying the Ten Principles for Growth as an Engineer
  • Being interested in the things we talk about at


  • Base Salary range: $152,500 - $205,000
  • Equity Range: .10% - .30%

🎉Benefits and opportunities include...

• Collaborating with a growing team of smart & passionate creators.

• Making work more enjoyable and meaningful by reimagining the way companies recognize and reward their employees.

• Being empowered to innovate, take ownership, and motivate change at a growing company.

• Flexible “work-from” policies.

• Fully covered Medical/Dental/Vision insurance.

• Progressive vacation policy.

• 401(k) with employer matching.

• Subsidized wellness, transit, and professional development.

• Bonusly! (Of course we use our own product for peer, work anniversary, and birthday recognition)

💚 What's it like to work at Bonusly?

Culture and employee experience are some of our top priorities! See what we're all about at, and check out our official Employee Unhandbook to learn more about our culture and values.

🔸 We actively work toward greater diversity, equity, and inclusion

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Salary Range
$152.5K - $205K
Engineering + Dev
March 19, 2021
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About The Company

The HR initiative people love.

Bonusly is the fun and easy way to engage all of your employees and improve retention and productivity at every level of your organization.

Bonusly helps you celebrate everyday contributions and key milestones, automate time-consuming HR admin processes, incentivize participation in company initiatives, and offer digital rewards your employees will love. With our efficient, effective, and enjoyable recognition and rewards solution, you can help people feel a greater sense of alignment and purpose, understand what it means to embody your company core values, and see how contributions of all kinds support your mission.

In turn, you can pull actionable data about your employee experience from powerful people analytics tools. Bonusly delivers unique insights on individual, team, and company levels so you can make strategic decisions about culture, professional development, performance management, and retention.

Bonusly is headquartered in Boulder, CO, and we have teams in Seattle, WA, and New York, NY. 

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