ActiveCampaign is a marketing platform focused on email marketing & marketing automation for small businesses. We have been profitable for over 11 years with both revenue & user growth every single year. Building a company & platform that we believe in (and that we are proud of) is at our core.

We are looking for a talented full stack engineer to join us as we extend our marketing platform and work to scale with our growing client base.

Some things your day could consist of:

  • Brainstorming with a dynamic team to flesh out new ideas or investigate tricky bugs.
  • Optimizing existing functionality to utilize REDIS or Memcached for improved response times.
  • Prototyping code with your first draft, then polishing later, in a dedicated developer environment.
  • Debugging and resolving platform issues reported by our users.
  • Letting creative ideas rule the day; don't settle for the first solution, search for the right one.
  • Roll out a new feature and analyze (and react) to the results you discover from our system services and user feedback.

What is needed:

  • Excellent communication skills. Constant communication is a must with having remote team members.
  • A desire to be part of a small (14 people) team where everyone's input matters, hierarchy is not encouraged, and everyone is working together.
  • Extensive & proven experience with PHP, MySQL, & jQuery. Other languages and systems are a plus.
  • Experience with basic Linux administration. It won't be your focus but you should know enough to get around.
  • Interested in finding ways to optimize and scale to accommodate a growing number of end users.
  • Care about the user experience. Everyone is expected to care about the flow and design aspects should always be thought of.
  • Being able to develop and iterate a general idea to completion with limited direction/outline.


  • Join an agile & growing team focused on innovating small business marketing (Team of 14)
  • 401k with dollar to dollar matching
  • Free medical/dental insurance
  • Free transportation (CTA or Metra)
  • Flexible paid vacation & holidays (Maintain a healthy work & life balance)
  • Casual work atmosphere (We care about results and your own comfort)
  • Choose your work setup (Most of us choose a MacBook Air with Thunderbolt displays)
  • Plenty of free perks & activities (Free lunches 2x a week, stocked kitchen, tons of misc. perks/discounts, & more...)
  • Downtown Chicago location across the street from Millennium Park (near all transportation options)

Email us with a brief history of your development experience, resume, and some code examples.
Want to work remotely?
We are looking for the best fit whether you are near our Chicago office or a thousand miles away. We have people in the US, Canada, United Kingdom, & Australia. Decent time overlap with the CST timezone is preferred.