SendOwl · Sep 10th 2020
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You put users first and thrive in data driven environments - everything we do is tracked back to KPIs that matter to our customers. If we do right by our users, the rest will take care of itself.
You want to do what you love (Rails) without being distracted by commuting, long hours and office politics.
This job won't suit you if you mainly care about the highest salary possible (we do pay well, though), VC backed networking and a long list of office perks. Of course, we’d be willing to do free pizza over zoom to hang together, but hopefully the point stands.
You're ok solving hard problems and getting into the guts of the machine. Our code base has been around for 10 years, and we certainly have some updating to do to ensure we thrive long term and can scale with our users.
When you apply, we'd love to hear more about why you think you'd be a great fit for our team.
About our team:
We act like owners, and we do the right thing, always.
We’re always nice; but, we have a very high bar for excellence and certainly push one another to do our best work.
We work remotely, we get the job done but largely work when we want to within reason as long as we all overlap a few hours a day, and we won't get the least bit upset if your child is sick or you need a day off to argue with estate agents or builders (it happens to the best of us).
We’re focused on building great products that our users want and need, as well as staying bootstrapped and profitable for the long haul.
As a small team we don't have project managers. You're responsible for your work so you'll need to be good at taking ownership and reporting back to the team and moving with urgency and focus.
Our team subscribes to strong beliefs loosely held. Stand for something, but we are all willing to see things from a different perspective. Disagree and commit if we have to (but hopefully we find common ground to agree).
In Computer Science (and business more broadly), there are hard problems that need solving, and hard problems that don't need solving. It’s important to focus and prioritize the problems that our users need us to solve.
A bit about what we can offer:
Unlimited PTO/sick days. It’s *not* just a policy, we want people to take vacation. Just align with the team first.
A sensible work/life balance. Our general approach is to work ~8/hrs day. That gives you a chance to do what you love outside of work, which means you'll come back the next day refreshed and effective. We do sometimes get caught up in the excitement of a new feature launch and work much more. A culture of always-on long hours benefits nobody.