Upstatement is a digital transformational studio. We design brands & products for the future of publishing, art, philanthropy, and more … What does that mean? We make cool stuff with a fresh angle.

Founded 2008
16-50 employees
  • Research, Management, & Consulting
  • Headquarters address
    137 Portland St., 4th Floor

    Engineering at Upstatement

    The Upstatement engineering team works alongside designers and producers to architect elegant solutions to real-world problems. We prize thorough research and creative problem solving, in combination with an adherence to best practices and an eye for efficiencies. The web is constantly evolving, and our solutions architecture reflects that — we rarely do the same task the same way twice.

    Our Values: Building the Right Thing in the Right Way

    At Upstatement, small project teams function autonomously. This means that technology decisions don’t come from the top down, but rather at the project level by the engineers that will actually be accountable for delivering the work. That said, our team does share some common guiding principles.

    We're tech agnostic and firmly believe that focusing exclusively on one technology is both a business risk and impediment to growth. No two clients or projects are the same, and no one technology can solve all problems effectively. Learning multiple frameworks and languages makes us more well-rounded engineers, and gives us a broader knowledge base to draw from when architecting solutions.

    We’re creative

    We feel strongly that creativity is not just for designers, and that engineering is an inherently creative discipline. We're involved from the earliest project phases so that our knowledge of technology can influence the shape of every project from the start. Engineers at Upstatement aren't just awaiting orders from design; they're brainstorming alongside them, pointing out opportunities and risks, and proposing creative solutions. We're not allergic to process and efficiencies, but we're not the last step on an assembly line.

    We’re pragmatic

    We make smart, thoughtful decisions tailored to the needs of the task at hand. We strive not to over-engineer, but instead to keep things simple (note that simple doesn’t mean easy). We're not overly dogmatic, either. It's easy to buy wholesale in to absolute truths, it's more difficult (and realistic) to acknowledge exceptions and constraints that challenge those truths. Recommended viewing — Rich Hickey's Simple Made Easy.

    Tech stack

    Somewhat tech agnostic but JavaScript is in everything.


    Compensation and retirement

    401k plan
    401k matching
    Commuter assistance plans

    Health and wellness

    Insurance (Health)
    Insurance (Dental)
    Insurance (Vision)
    FSA (Flexible Spending Plan)
    EAP (Employee Assistance Program)
    Legal assistance
    Fitness reimbursement

    Vacation and time off

    Paid time off
    Paid holidays
    Flexible working hours
    Work from home flexibility
    Maternity benefits
    Paternity benefits

    Personal development

    Tuition reimbursement
    Management training
    Job training
    Conferences reimbursement
    Internship program

    Values and quality of life

    Accessible via public transportation
    Employee groups and committees
    Snacks and beverages
    Catered meals
    Company activities
    Games and recreation
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