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Software Engineer, Web (7+ years of experience)



Software Engineering
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Monday, July 8, 2024

Captions is the AI-powered creative studio. Millions of creators around the world have used Captions to make their video content stand out from the pack and we're on a mission to empower the next billion.

Based in NYC, we are a team of ambitious, experienced, and devoted engineers, designers, and marketers. You'll be joining an early team where you'll have an outsized impact on both the product and company's culture.

We’re very fortunate to have some the best investors and entrepreneurs backing us, including Kleiner Perkins, Sequoia Capital, Andreessen Horowitz, Uncommon Projects, Kevin Systrom, Mike Krieger, Antoine Martin, Julie Zhuo, Ben Rubin, Jaren Glover, SVAngel, 20VC, Ludlow Ventures, Chapter One, Lenny Rachitsky, and more.

Check out our latest milestone and our recent feature on the TODAY show and the New York Times.

** Please note that all of our roles will require you to be in-person at our NYC HQ (located in Union Square) **


  • Deliver stunning, high-performance user experiences that shape the future of video software

  • Collaborate with Product Designers and the broader team to conceptualize and ship incredible experiences directly to Captions' users

  • Stay up-to-date with the latest web technologies and best practices, and apply them to improve the development process and drive innovation

  • Manage the overall product process with the broader team, from requirements gathering and design to implementation and maintenance, and contribute to the development of project plans and schedules


  • Multi-disciplinary engineer with strong product sense and technical expertise, equally driven by customer focus and engineering excellence

  • 7+ years of experience in software development, with a focus on designing and developing user-interfaces for highly scalable web applications

  • Demonstrated fluency with a mainstream frontend and server-side framework (React, Vue, Angular, Svelte, ExpressJS, etc)

  • Bonus: Experience or the ability/ appetite to learn WebGL, WASM, Electron


  • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision plans

  • 401K with employer match

  • Anything you need to do your best work

  • We’ve done team off-sites to places like Paris, London, Park City, Los Angeles, Upstate NY, and Nashville with more planned in the future.

Captions provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

Please note benefits apply to full time employees only.