Software Engineer (Web)

Location: San Francisco, CA

Department: Engineering

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced

Dropcam ( is making the next great consumer gadget - a user-centric web-connected video camera you watch from anywhere.  Use your smartphone to check in on your baby, pets, home, or small business.

It sounds easy, but making a stable, highly available media streaming system that's easy enough for mom and dad to use is hard.

If you're up for interesting problems at a startup building a real mass-market product, we’d love your help developing a proud, user-focused engineering culture and fulfilling our mission: watch anywhere from anywhere.


  • Help define and implement features for the Dropcam service
  • Redefine and iterate on the current website experience
  • Architect and own major portions of the site
  • Analyze and solve performance issues
  • Mine and present our internal data and metrics so we can continue improving
  • Investigate bugs and diagnose issues
  • Share your knowledge with the team by conducting design and code reviews


  • Experience with database-backed web applications, including schema development and scaling issues
  • Deep understanding of MVC frameworks and designing web architectures
  • Proficient in data structures and algorithms
  • Fluent in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
  • A degree in computer science or related technical discipline, or the equivalent
  • Strong communication and documentation skills

Nice to Have

  • Proficient in Python
  • Proficient in Pylons web framework
  • Proficient in jQuery JavaScript framework
  • Experience with various social APIs, including Facebook and Twitter
  • Experience testing for the web (Selenium, unit testing, etc.)

About Dropcam

Dropcam ( is a venture-backed San Francisco startup building a consumer-friendly, web-connected internet camera focused on the home monitoring market.  Our goal is to help you watch the things you love from anywhere in the world and make sure they’re safe and sound.  Dropcam offers a long list of benefits, including:

  • Competitive salary
  • Equity that's more than microscopic
  • Comprehensive medical, dental and vision
  • 401(k) and life insurance
  • Pre-tax commuter plans
  • Vacation when you need it
  • Breakfast, lunch and a kitchen full of snacks
  • Dropcams for your favorite locations
  • Free helicopter ride piloted by our CEO

We’re a small team developing the next great consumer gadget – join us in making it a reality!

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