ActiveState Careers


ActiveState is celebrating over 20 years of building open source languages. Come be part of something great as we build out our SaaS Platform for open source languages.

What do employees think of ActiveState?

“Being an Activator means I get to work with an awesome group of smart and driven people, all helping to build new products that are used by people all over the world. The beer fridge doesn’t hurt either.”

See what others think about working at ActiveState.

“The leadership team knows how to inspire people to perform their best. This has allowed them to gather very talented people to help developers build with open source software. I’m glad to be part of the team and contribute to ActiveState’s success.”
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Kinman L.
Director of Customer Success
“In my role, I get to help customers achieve their desired outcomes, while enhancing our Platform with their feedback, which I love. Plus, I learn something new every day; and the environment, people and perks here are awesome!”
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Lina ES.
Customer Success Manager
“Knowing I have my employer’s trust is a must for me. At ActiveState I’m shown it constantly: from my day-to-day autonomy to our monthly all-hands meetings where we get a detailed look at the company’s plans and finances, that trust is fundamental to our culture.”
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Damien P.
Senior Software Developer

Culture Is Our Best Product

We are passionate about building solutions based on open source software and understand that our employees are core to the products we make, the customers we support, and the open source communities we serve. We are positive and supportive in our work environment, whether in the office or online; and believe in helping each other with openness, honesty and respect. Activators have the opportunity to continually innovate, pursue passion projects and grow their careers.

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Be Part of a Diverse, Inclusive Team

ActiveState is committed to building a culture of diversity and inclusion. We foster an environment where the thoughts and views of everyone are supported. This goal starts at the top with our Executive Committee and permeates throughout our organization. Treating each other with respect and making great products that just work is what we are all about.

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Collaborate from Anywhere in the World with Virtual Meet-ups and Check-ins

ActiveState supports a “work from anywhere” approach that gives Activators the freedom to pick the location they find most comfortable. We provide all the hardware and software needed to ensure Activators can be productive, wherever they work. Working in the office? In these days of COVID, we help make sure you can maintain physical distancing. Working from home? Our daily virtual huddles and Slack check-ins keep us motivated.

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Drive to the Goal Line with Complete Transparency

We’re firm believers that alignment towards common goals requires complete transparency. From our ActiveState Playbook to quarterly departmental metrics and financial performance, we “open the books” to all Activators in our monthly meetings. Voice your thoughts and feedback in our daily polls, regular employee surveys or face-to-face with our open-door policy.

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Activator Careers, Perks & Benefits

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Work from Anywhere

In keeping with the new normal, as an Activator you can not only Work From Anywhere (WFA) but also enjoy the freedom of flexible work hours as long as you can get the job done.

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Quarterly ActiveVentures

Get to know your fellow Activators better in our quarterly company ventures organized virtually or around Vancouver, as possible.

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Bonus Program

Our success is your success. All employees are rewarded with performance-related cash bonuses.

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Benefits Package

Our benefits package includes health, dental and vision coverage, as well as life insurance premiums.

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Weekly Meals

Break bread with your team in person, or virtually, your Friday lunch is on us! Local folks enjoy a taste of Vancouver eateries, while remote workers can order from the place they love.

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Learn & Grow

We support curious minds. If there’s something that can enhance your productivity or grow your skillset, we do our best to make it happen for you.

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Lifestyle Credits

All Activators receive a credit of $1,000/year to spend on health & wellness endeavors that benefit you or the planet.

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Friday Games

Friday @ 4 is beer o’ clock. Grab a drink from the beer fridge – ours or yours – and join in virtually or in-person for conversation, cards, and games.

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We Love To Give Back! Open Source Donations And Valuable Internships

Whether you’ve started a new open source project that could use some appreciation or whether you are a college graduate looking for guidance and experience as an intern, we’d love to help out. Nominate an underappreciated open source project or apply for our internships and give us a chance to give back to our community!

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