About Pulumi

Pulumi is reinventing how people build modern cloud applications, with a unique platform that combines deep systems and infrastructure innovation with elegant programming models and developer tools.

In addition, Pulumi's team is a diverse and talented group of individuals, with backgrounds in distributed cloud systems, programming languages, developer tools, and operating systems, from companies from all corners of the industry. Its culture is one of technical excellence, passion for teamwork, and customer obsession.

While Pulumi have a fabulous office in downtown Seattle, Pulumi cares about the health, safety and happiness of their employees, and they've been a fully remote company since March, 2020. They've learned and grown as a company this year, and — unless otherwise specified — all of their open positions are remote. They will continue to collaborate and grow from different locations, and are committed to making sure our team is successful from their home offices.


Pulumi Core Values

Work as a Team

We work together and celebrate our successes together early and often.

Be Inclusive

We are a global and inclusive team with a diverse set of perspectives.

Be Customer Driven

We wear the customer's shoes. When a customer is successful, we are too.

Lead with Openness

We are transparent, open, and honest with ourselves and with our customers.

Bias for Action

We say yes more than we say no. Good today is better than perfect tomorrow. When in doubt, we experiment.

Always Be Learning

We are intellectually curious lifelong learners about technology, our customers, and the world around us.

Think Big

We are big dreamers, a bit rebellious, and reject status quo. We hire the best people and empower them to invent the future.

Source - Pulumi Core Values


Pulumi Benefits and Perks

Health

We offer competitive medical, dental, vision, and supplemental insurance. It is free for our direct employees to be on our insurance.

Time Off

Unlimited personal time off (PTO) we ask that employees take at least 3 weeks off during the year in addition to the two annual company-wide wellness weeks.

Parental Leave

20 weeks paid parental leave for the birthing parent or primary caregiver, and 16 for non-birthing parent or secondary caregiver.

Remote-First

We are a 100% remote-first company with employees in nearly 20 states, and growing internationally; we encourage asynchronous communication and autonomy. We also provide an annual work from anywhere fund to help cover the employee costs of working remotely.

Professional Development & Growth

We encourage a lifelong learning mindset and every employee is given an annual professional development budget.

Equity

As a small but growing startup, we all act like owners and you will earn equity in the company.

Additional Funds

We offer employees a monthly wellness fund to be spent on anything physical and/or mental wellbeing related. We also provide a quarterly happiness fund to be used toward anything that makes our employees happy!

Source - Pulumi Benefits


Pulumi Salaries

How much do people at Pulumi get paid?

The estimated total pay for a Software Engineer at Pulumi is $151,026 per year. This number represents the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated base pay is $120,540 per year. The estimated additional pay is $30,486 per year.

In addition, the estimated total pay for a Senior Customer Engineer at Pulumi is $152,720 per year. This number represents the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated base pay is $118,797 per year. The estimated additional pay is $33,923 per year.

Moreover, the estimated total pay for a Staff Developer Advocate at Pulumi is $148,242 per year. This number represents the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated base pay is $133,387 per year. The estimated additional pay is $14,855 per year.

Lastly, the estimated total pay for a Director of Operations at Pulumi is $220,815 per year. This number represents the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated base pay is $143,464 per year. The estimated additional pay is $77,351 per year.

Source - Pulumi Salary


Pulumi Reviews

What is it like to work at Pulumi?

5 ★★★★★ - Happy as a clam

  • Yes - Recommend
  • Yes - CEO Approval
  • Yes - Business Outlook

Pros

I feel listened to by senior management. Leadership is highly technical and experienced in the industry which makes the role much more exciting for me. The culture is high trust, I feel I have ownership.

Cons

High trust and high autonomy culture means anyone who enjoys working hand in hand with others or are new to the role may not enjoy it.

-May 31, 2022 - Anonymous Employee

More Reviews

4 ★★★★ - Not perfect, but trying hard to get there.

  • No - Recommend
  • Yes - CEO Approval
  • Yes - Business Outlook

Pros

Lots of really smart people, working on cool technology. The company is growing quickly. Customers seems really love the product. I honestly cannot imagine working on cloud infrastructure _not_ using Pulumi, so being part of building the platform is awesome.

Cons

Not the most fun place I've ever worked. Everybody seems over-subscribed and working hard to keep things afloat. There are a lot of complicated systems and components to ramp up on and maintain. This has translated to some unfortunate turnover. The product direction / business priorities can feel a bit capricious at times.

Advice to Management

Too many awesome folks have left Pulumi because of cultural issues. It's hard to see how the company can keep growing until this gets fixed.

I've seen lots of good improvements over time, and certainly management is more responsive now than it has been in the past. But it still feels demoralizing to see your friends get burnt out and quit. Or be cheerful during an interview, when everyone else seems exhausted.

-Dec 8, 2021 - Senior Software Engineer

Source: Pulumi Reviews

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  • Website Pulumi
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