People-First Jobs
  • In business7 years
  • Funding modelVC
  • Team size26



Buildkite is a platform for running fast, secure, and scalable continuous integration pipelines on your own infrastructure. We’re building tools to help the best software teams stay happy and productive.

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Buildkite profile

How do you maintain flexibility & balance for your team?

We are a distributed team and currently span 7 timezones. We use Basecamp for asynchronous communication over tools that are designed for synchronous communication encouraging our team members to work flexibly, around life’s commitments and non-work activities.

We also design benefits with flexibility and balance in mind. Everyone has a budget for self-care.

Remote First 40 Hours or Less Parental Leave Flexible Schedule

How do you ensure autonomy and plan for the future?

We default to working in the open, allowing everyone to understand context and contribute. We’re open about both our strengths and weaknesses.

We organise our work through Shape Up cycles for product engineering and operations teams. This process is designed to include 2 weeks cool down every cycle to work on what we believe is most important.

We are a small but growing company, there are plenty of opportunities to work on a wide range of projects, and ship work that helps customers.

Async Communication Shared Goal Setting

How do you support your team to grow and improve?

We invest in your personal and professional development with a yearly budget to spend on travel, conferences, workshops, courses, and books.

We are a small and experienced open team. We each have informal mentorship through a culture of continuous improvement and helpful, generous colleagues.

We also have a 3 person People team dedicated to working on developing positive experiences at work. That's at least 1 people person for every 10 Buildkiters.

Professional Allowance

Perks and benefits

  • Budgets for learning and development
  • Health & wellness allowance
  • Home office budget
  • Profit sharing and equity
  • Superannuation/401k (We also keep paying super/401k for 6 months if you take unpaid parental leave)
  • Parental leave (6 months of paid leave if you’re the primary caregiver, and 3 months if you’re secondary. You can use it flexibly, change between primary and secondary, and take the same leave for a still birth).

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