Kickstarter

Based in New York, Kickstarter is an online crowdfunding platform and community that enables artists, musicians, filmmakers, designers, and other creators to raise funds for various community projects focused on movies, music, art, theater, games, comics, technology, fashion, food, design, and photography. Individuals who back these projects are offered tangible rewards and one-of-a-kind experiences in exchange for their pledges. Kickstarter applies a 5% fee on the total amount of the funds raised and their payments processor applies an additional 3–5% fee. The platform was launched in April 2009 and is based in New York, U.S.

Kickstarter Brooklyn, NY, USA
Sep 19, 2018
Full time
Kickstarter is looking for an experienced Analytics & Insights Manager to build and manage our growing team of analysts and data scientists, leading our analysis and product insights efforts. On a daily basis, you'll work with your team to monitor platform usage, investigate trends, and collaborate with colleagues across Kickstarter to ask the right questions about our products. Throughout this, you will ensure Kickstarter’s high standards of excellence through rigorous skepticism, creative problem solving, and experimentation. Long term, you’ll help Kickstarter utilize data for product development, research and analysis, and hypothesis testing. The team (and company) is small and your work will be relatively hands-on: ideally you have experience doing primary research or shipping production code. About the Team Kickstarter's Insights team is a collaborative group of people who are passionate about using data and research to help bring creative projects...
Kickstarter Brooklyn, NY, USA
Sep 19, 2018
Full time
About the Team The Head of Identity Development is a new role that will lead a cross-functional team mandated to build greater awareness of and affinity for Kickstarter PBC, and the services we've built to help bring creative projects to life. To achieve that mandate, the Identity Development team will develop strategic initiatives to show why Kickstarter matters, and strengthen our position in culture as a champion of creative works. Those initiatives will bridge disciplines or break formats. But they will be built with the same spirit of independence, innovation, and deep respect for creative work that shines through Kickstarter. About the Role We're looking for someone with an unshakeable belief in the importance of creative work, a highly attuned sense of what makes a great story, and proven experience developing results-driven work designed to spark conversations. The Head of Identity Development is responsible for envisioning, shaping, and overseeing a...
Kickstarter Brooklyn, NY, USA
Sep 19, 2018
Full time
About the Team The Identity Development Team works to build greater awareness of and affinity for Kickstarter PBC and the services we've built to help bring creative projects to life. To achieve this, we develop strategic initiatives to show why Kickstarter matters and strengthen our position in culture as a champion of creative works. Our initiatives, which often bridge disciplines and break formats, are united by the same spirit of independence, innovation, and deep respect for creative work that shines through all of Kickstarter. About the Role As Director of Communications you’ll be on the front lines of Kickstarter’s corporate communications and PR. You'll frame and pitch stories about the company and its leaders, generate and execute plans for publicizing major announcements, get the word out about our corporate culture and workplace environment, and more. Working closely with our Senior Director of Communications and Head of Identity Development,...
Kickstarter Brooklyn, NY, USA
Sep 19, 2018
Full time
We’re seeking a seasoned and creative Product Designer to help inspire people to support creators and bring creative projects to life. About the Team Whether it’s a first-time backer or a superbacker, our Backer Development Team’s mission is to connect people with projects they might like and to build the story of what it means to be a Kickstarter backer. Working with features like discovery, push recommendations, newsletters, and search, we build excitement about creative projects, make connections between backers and creators, and grow communities centered around creativity. We are a group of engineers, designers, data analysts, community support specialists and more who work to understand and serve both existing backer communities and new communities of potential backers and patrons.  In This Role, You Will:  Wireframe, design, and prototype new features.  Turn challenging workflows into simple, usable, and elegant...
Kickstarter Brooklyn, NY, USA
Sep 19, 2018
Full time
We’re seeking a seasoned and creative Product Designer to help creators tell their stories on Kickstarter. About The Team Project Storytelling is a new cross-functional team at Kickstarter that's working to unlock the unique storytelling potential within each Kickstarter project. We’re engineers, designers, data analysts, community support specialists, and more. We care about understanding creators' stories and about helping them normalize the imperfections that come along with their creative processes. Currently, we're working to evolve our project page experience with new layouts, multimedia features, and tools that help creators engage backers with a powerful story.  In This Role, You Will:  Wireframe, design, and prototype new features.  Turn challenging workflows into simple, usable, and elegant experiences.  Present, review, and communicate your design work and the work of your teammates.  Collaborate closely...
Kickstarter Brooklyn, NY, USA
Sep 19, 2018
Full time
About the Team Rewards and Fulfillment is a new team at Kickstarter, tasked with helping creators reward backers for their support. This team will be a cross-functional group of engineers, designers, data analysts, community specialists and more. They will create tools and systems to support the rewards process in every stage — from development through delivery.  In This Role, You Will:  Wireframe, design, and prototype new features.  Turn challenging workflows into simple, usable, and elegant experiences.  Present, review, and communicate your design work and the work of your teammates.  Collaborate closely with Product and Engineering Teammates on delivering high quality product experiences.  Help shape the product experience and roadmap through clear communication and feedback.  About You:  You have solid cross-platform and device product design experience.  You have a developed and...
Kickstarter Brooklyn, NY, USA
Sep 19, 2018
Full time
Kickstarter is seeking a seasoned Product Manager to help us inspire people to support creators and bring creative projects to life. About the Team Whether it’s a first-time backer or a superbacker, our Backer Development Team’s mission is to connect people with projects they might like and to build the story of what it means to be a Kickstarter backer. Working with features like discovery, push recommendations, newsletters, and search, we build excitement about creative projects, make connections between backers and creators, and grow communities centered around creativity. We are a group of engineers, designers, data analysts, community support specialists and more who work to understand and serve both existing backer communities and new communities of potential backers and patrons. About the Role From improving core features to delivering brand new ideas and utilizing innovative technology, you’ll be leading the Backer Development team...
Kickstarter Brooklyn, NY, USA
Sep 19, 2018
Full time
Kickstarter is seeking an experienced Product Manager to help us inspire people to support creators and bring creative projects to life. About the Team On the Project Community team, we’re helping creators reach, gather, and build backer communities around their projects. We’re tackling issues like how to help creators optimize their existing networks, designing better channels for creators and backers to communicate more regularly, and developing more resources for both practical and creative support. Come join our collaborative team of engineers, data analysts, designers, community specialists, and more as we work to strengthen communities for all Kickstarter creators! About the Role From improving core features to delivering brand new ideas and utilizing innovative technology, you’ll be leading the Project Community team through every phase of the product process: brainstorming, research, wireframing, testing, development, deployment,...
Kickstarter Brooklyn, NY, USA
Sep 19, 2018
Full time
About the Team Rewards and Fulfillment is a new team at Kickstarter, tasked with helping creators reward backers for their support. This team will be a cross-functional group of engineers, designers, data analysts, community specialists and more. They will create tools and systems to support the rewards process in every stage — from development through delivery. About the Role From improving core features to delivering brand new ideas and utilizing innovative technology, you’ll be leading the Rewards and Fulfillment team through every phase of the product process: brainstorming, research, wireframing, testing, development, deployment, analysis, follow-up, and iteration. You will synthesize broad strokes into clear, actionable, and phased roadmaps with clear objectives. You will lean heavily on your ability to map obstacles and solve problems creatively every day. We’re open to a wide range of experience, but we’re especially interested in...
Kickstarter Brooklyn, NY, USA
Sep 19, 2018
Full time
About the Team Kickstarter’s Creator Development Team works to make people aware of, and excited about, using Kickstarter to fund their projects. We are a cross-functional group of writers, editors, engineers, designers, and more who work to understand and serve both existing and potential creators. Our understanding of what it means to be a Kickstarter creator is constantly evolving. That understanding shapes the tools we build, the events we throw, the educational resources we craft, and the relationships we foster around Kickstarter within creative communities. About the Role From improving core features to delivering brand new ideas and utilizing innovative technology, you’ll be leading the Creator Development team through every phase of the product process: brainstorming, research, wireframing, testing, development, deployment, analysis, follow-up, and iteration. You will synthesize broad strokes into clear, actionable, and phased roadmaps with...
Kickstarter Brooklyn, NY, USA
Sep 19, 2018
Full time
Kickstarter is looking for an experienced paralegal to join our legal team. About the Team Kickstarter’s Legal team is responsible for all legal aspects of Kickstarter, Drip, and The Creative Independent. From corporate governance structures and site policies to public policy, we’re constantly thinking about our impact both inside and outside of Kickstarter’s walls.  In This Role, You Will:  Serve as both support and liaison between the legal team and the broader company.  Field internal and third-party requests.  Manage our contract management and internal record-keeping systems.  Assist in the preparation, negotiation and execution of routine commercial contracts.  Support the legal team’s corporate governance functions for Kickstarter and its subsidiaries.  Conduct research on regulatory and compliance issues.  Participate in public policy review and development. ...
Kickstarter Brooklyn, NY, USA
Sep 19, 2018
Full time
Kickstarter and Drip are tools which are increasingly being used to help create a sustainable journalism landscape. More and more, newspapers, magazines, and independent writers are connecting directly with readers and raising funds from the communities they serve. This creates a democratic alternative to more traditional sources of funding, and allows journalists to focus on work that is important and impactful.  About the Team The Outreach & International team sustains, builds, and deepens our relationships with creators in the global creative communities we serve. We act as authorities and advocates in our fields. Managing a large portfolio of relationships, we inspire creators to use Kickstarter and Drip to support their creative work. We are a team of multidisciplinary individuals who are action-oriented and believe deeply in the importance of creative independence. About the Role We are looking for a person with a strong background and connections in...
Kickstarter Brooklyn, NY, USA
Sep 19, 2018
Full time
About the Role The Team Lead for Creator Development is a new role that will lead a cross-functional team mandated to make people aware of, and excited about, using Kickstarter to fund their projects. About the Team To achieve that mandate, the Creator Development team will define what it means to be a creator on Kickstarter, build relationships and excitement around Kickstarter within creative communities, and conceptualize, build, and iterate on the tools that will help creators build better projects. These projects and initiatives will bridge disciplines and break formats. But they will all be built with the same spirit of independence, innovation, and deep respect for creative work that shines through Kickstarter.  About You  You've done this before.  You have a profound, experienced understanding of how to activate and scale communities — both digitally and physically.  You are fluent in product. You understand...
Kickstarter Brooklyn, NY, USA
Sep 19, 2018
Full time
Kickstarter is looking for an Engineering Manager to build and lead a team of engineers responsible for delivering elite Android and iOS apps.  About the Team  Our Engineering team is highly collaborative. We care about crafting code for the long-term, shipping great product efficiently, and continually learning and teaching. We work in close partnership with designers and product managers in an iterative and experiment-driven process, helping to bring creative projects to life.   About the Role   While you won’t be expected to have significant code contributions, you will help with technical decisions, coach the careers of the engineers reporting to you, and partner with product managers and designers. On a typical day, you can expect to to coach engineers to level up their technical and soft skills, to plan and scope future projects, and to help fix a small bug or guide a new feature development.   Kickstarter Native...
Kickstarter Brooklyn, NY, USA
Sep 19, 2018
Full time
Kickstarter is looking for a Mid-level or Senior Full Stack Engineer in our Brooklyn office who will contribute directly to our platform for creators and backers, and who love building products and solving problems. About the Team On the Project Community team, we’re helping creators reach, gather, and build backer communities around their projects. We’re tackling issues like how to help creators optimize their existing networks, designing better channels for creators and backers to communicate more regularly, and developing more resources for both practical and creative support. Come join our collaborative team of engineers, data analysts, designers, community specialists, and more as we work to strengthen communities for all Kickstarter creators! About the Role We’re looking for someone who loves creating great user experiences across desktop and mobile web. We're seeking a friendly, collaborative engineer who is passionate and supportive, and...
Kickstarter Brooklyn, NY, USA
Sep 19, 2018
Full time
Kickstarter is looking for a Front End Engineer in our Brooklyn office who wants to help bring creative projects to life.  About the Team  Whether it’s a first-time backer or a superbacker, our Backer Development Team’s mission is to connect people with projects they might like and to build the story of what it means to be a Kickstarter backer. Working with features like discovery, push recommendations, newsletters, and search, we build excitement about creative projects, make connections between backers and creators, and grow communities centered around creativity. We are a group of engineers, designers, data analysts, community support specialists and more who work to understand and serve both existing backer communities and new communities of potential backers and patrons.  In This Role, You Will:  Work closely with designers, product managers and other engineers to create beautiful, usable interfaces for desktop and mobile...
Kickstarter Brooklyn, NY, USA
Sep 19, 2018
Full time
Kickstarter is seeking an experienced Android engineer who loves building in the Android ecosystem and creative problem solving to join our small and mighty native mobile team. Our engineering team embraces collaboration, eagerly takes on challenges of all sizes, values personal growth and welcomes feedback. About the Team:  Kickstarter’s global Android user-base is rapidly growing, and we’d love to support that growth by extending and building on the capabilities of our 4.5 star-rated application. Working closely with our colleagues in iOS, we care about crafting code for the long-term, shipping great product efficiently, and continually learning and teaching. Both of our native mobile applications are open source, and we’re proud to value community feedback and participation. We work in close partnership with designers and product managers in an iterative and data-driven process, building and refining our platform to support our mission of bringing...
Kickstarter Brooklyn, NY, USA
Sep 19, 2018
Full time
Kickstarter is looking for an experienced Senior Full Stack Engineer to join our Project Storytelling team. About the Team Project Storytelling is a new cross-functional team at Kickstarter that's working to unlock the unique storytelling potential within each Kickstarter project. We’re engineers, designers, data analysts, community support specialists, and more. We care about understanding creators' stories and about helping them normalize the imperfections that come along with their creative processes. Currently, we're working to evolve our project page experience with new layouts, multimedia features, and tools that help creators engage backers with a powerful story. About the Role As the Senior Full Stack Engineer, you’ll be one of the first engineers on the Project Storytelling team. You’ll work closely with designers, product managers and other engineers to build and ship features that make our creators’ creative processes compelling,...
Kickstarter Brooklyn, NY, USA
Sep 19, 2018
Full time
Kickstarter is looking for a thoughtful Senior Front End Engineer to join our Project Storytelling team. About the Team Project Storytelling is a new cross-functional team at Kickstarter that's working to unlock the unique storytelling potential within each Kickstarter project. We’re engineers, designers, data analysts, community support specialists, and more. We care about understanding creators' stories and about helping them normalize the imperfections that come along with their creative processes. Currently, we're working to evolve our project page experience with new layouts, multimedia features, and tools that help creators engage backers with a powerful story. About the Role As the Senior Front End Engineer, you’ll be one of the first engineers on the Project Storytelling team and will work closely with designers, product managers and other engineers to create beautiful, usable interfaces for desktop and mobile web. You'll build and ship new...
Kickstarter Brooklyn, NY, USA
Sep 19, 2018
Full time
Kickstarter PBC is looking for a motivated Senior Software Engineer to join our System Integrity team. About the Team On the System Integrity team, we work to ensure that the services we offer are fair and functioning for backers, creators, and Kickstarter PBC. We do this through proactive and reactive means: assessing the systemic impact of new and changing features, developing internal tools to anticipate potential problems, and designing ways to improve the overall integrity of our system - whether through our product, model or policies. We’re a collaborative, multidisciplinary team who strive to make the communities of Kickstarter and Drip equitable and sustainable. About the Role As a Senior Software Engineer, you’ll help drive the technical decisions behind our team’s work. You’ll collaborate closely with our engineers, product managers, and designers to work on projects like integrating and refining our data classifiers or creating new...