Hi from the Kapwing team!
Team Kapwing is a small, engineering-heavy team. We're scrappy and creative, and we love launching art collections, design inspiration, and useful tools for creators (check out Cartoonify!). Everyone does a bit of everything, from operations to supporting our customers, and we're all interested in learning and applying the latest web technologies. We love the creators who use our product and embrace pop culture, design, music, and media trends. We order lunch together, play card games (Coup), go on spontaneous offsites, and have happy hour on Fridays.
We’re also a Series A startup backed by top Silicon Valley VCs. We have grown to millions of monthly users with no marketing spend and we invest heavily in every person that we hire. We’re looking for entrepreneurial hustlers and product engineers to join our San Francisco-based team. Read more about Kapwing in TechCrunch.
Eric and I built and grew Kapwing ourselves, so we value a culture of bootstrapping, storytelling, and hustle over grandiose visions and egos. We have a culture of building great user experiences without taking ourselves too seriously. We put creators first and strive for growth and learning in everything we do.
Thanks for reading and we hope to connect soon!
- Julia, Eric, and the Kapwing team
Why should I work at Kapwing?
Two reasons: growth potential and a love for digital media. Kapwing is small now, but we're reimagining how people tell stories, entertain, and create community online. We believe that, if we do our jobs, Kapwing will have a huge impact on culture and connection. Kapwing makes creative tools much cheaper, faster, and more accessible, enabling anyone to record and share a message with the world. Kapwing is popular among non-profits, schools, indie musicians, and other groups who can't afford to hire an expenesive video editing agency. Come work with us if you're excited about that mission and belive in our ability to execute on it.
What roles are you hiring for?
We are currently hiring roles in engineering and marketing. See our open roles and apply on our Jobs Portal.
It doesn't matter if you aren't the perfect fit for our job descriptions - if you're hard working, scrappy, and are interested in working at a startup, then we want to chat. You can contact us directly by emailing [email protected]
Why did you start Kapwing?
Julia and Eric started Kapwing after working as Product Managers at Google and experiencing how slow and difficult leading video editing software is for simple, modern tasks. We wanted to build a photo and video editor that would work for us and for anyone who doesn't have a film school degree, so we founded Kapwing with a strong design and UX focus.
Are you legit?
Yes, we're a legit company with nearly a million monthly users, thousands of paying customers, and top investors, including KPCB and Shasta Ventures. We provide healthcare, free lunch, fun offsites, and competitive salaries. We currently work out of an office in SOMA in San Francisco.
What are you working on?
Kapwing is a web platform for editing video and images. We think a lot about performance (how can we process images quickly on remote servers?), creative power (what cool new tools will expand expressivness of digital media?), and workflow innovation (redesigning productivity tasks using AI and better UX). We're also building a collaborative platform for teams to work together on the same Project remotely, breaking down the silos that exist for traditional video editing programs.
What is your take on D&I?
We want to build a different kind of tech company, one that values grassroots diversity and inclusion in both culture and product design. D&I makes our team stronger and more empathetic and is imperative for our product, which serves a very diverse set of creative users. Our team includes a female CEO, a dad, a Canadian and Israeli, a Texan, two first-gens, a bootcamp grad, and diversity across a bunch of other dimensions. We want to find people that appreciate and prioritize a culture of inclusion.
Can you share more about your tech stack?
We run a modern tech stack that uses React and Node for our frontend. Our backend, which handles video processing, is a combination of Python and Node.
What is yor interview process?
Our hiring process starts with a phone call or coffee with a member of our team. Then, we like to set up a small project that candidates complete. The project emmulates a project that you might actually work on at Kapwing, so it gives you a good example of what it would be like to work here. For engineers, you build a feature within a repo with other implemented examples. Finally, if all goes smoothly, we'll ask you to visit our HQ to have lunch and meet the whole team. That's it! We've found that this is a lower-stress process that more accurately provides insight into what it would be like to work together, and we prefer it over completing questions on a whiteboard.
How do I apply?
To get in touch, apply through our Jobs Portal
. If your resume or interests don't fit any of our open roles, send us an email at hello [at] kapwing [dot] com with some basic details about yourself and your experience, and anything else that you might wish to include!