Location: San Francisco
Posted on: April 10, 2021
Hello! Orbit is hiring a lead engineer to help architect our
overall technology direction and tackle the most challenging parts
of our product and engineering roadmap.
This is a role for a strong individual + leadership contributor who
is ready to work closely with the CTO and build the technological
backbone and engineering team of the company.
Here are some signs that you might be a good fit for the role:
- You have 5+ years of experience as an engineer
- You've architected, designed and built complex web applications
at other companies / startups
- You've been a senior, staff, principal engineer before
- You've built and managed engineering teams before
- You've been a director or VP engineering or CTO before but want
to spend some time in the code again before building up a team
- You're comfortable making important technology and tooling
choices: buy vs. build, vendor management
- You have a perspective and set of beliefs on technology that
guide your actions
- You're ready to mostly write code for the next 6-12 months
- Our app is Ruby on Rails, so experience there is highly desired
though not required
- You'll be eager to source and interview candidates to help us
build the best team
- You'll enjoy writing about our engineering accomplishments and
Here are some specifics about the role:
- Competitive salary
- Reports to the CTO
- Remote-friendly or local in Paris or San Francisco
Based on experience and seniority, the title of this role is
flexible. If you are looking for your next role title to be a
principal / director / VP engineering, we can accommodate that.
Don't hesitate to ask or let us know what you need.
We offer to all of our employees:
- Flexible and family-friendly working arrangements
- Excellent medical and dental benefits
- Minimum 4 weeks of vacation per year
- Maternity and paternity leave beyond what is legally
- Your dream hardware, software, and conferencing set up
- Paid courses, books, and professional development
- A personal community building budget
All of our roles are remote-friendly. The well-being of orbiteers
is very important to us. If you tell us what you need to be happy
and successful, we'll try our best to accommodate.
Our teamOur team is thoughtful with an action bias, and are backed
by an amazing group of angels and investors including Heavybit,
Harrison Metal, James Tamplin, Sam Ramji, Aghi Marietti, and
We are a seed-stage company with less than 10 employees. Our
company is distributed with team members today in Paris and San
Francisco. All roles are remote-friendly. We value thoughtfulness,
kindness, diversity, persistence, and curiosity. We think space
puns are out of this world.
Diversity and inclusion is critical to how we are building the
company and how we think about the world. We strongly encourage
candidates from under-represented groups to apply. We actively try
to identify and mitigate the cognitive biases we know that we
suffer from as human beings. We invest time in sourcing candidates
from outside our networks. We aspire to be a company that
under-represented folks are excited to work at, and we're prepared
to put in the work to make that a reality. If you join the team, we
hope & expect that you are too.
What we're buildingWe are the creators of the Orbit Model, a new
way to model customer and community relationships that is not based
on the marketing and sales funnel. The Orbit Model accommodates
customer journeys that are non-binary, long-term, and situations
where customer advocacy is more valuable than customer dollars.
To help our community apply the Orbit Model, and generally grow and
manage their communities, we are building the Orbit application.
The Orbit application is a SaaS application that functions as a
single-pane-of-glass into our users' communities, plugging into
each location that community takes place and surfacing important
members and activities.Our customers include The Linux Foundation,
CirlceCI, Postman, Apollo GraphQL, and many of the fastest growing
projects on GitHub.
Why we're building itOur mission is to empower developer advocates
and community teams to build thriving communities and prove the
value of their work. We advocate for community as a business
practice and believe it is as fundamental as product, marketing, or
sales. Our vision is that every leading company of the future will
have a strong, executive-level community function. We are building
projects, products, and content that will help the industry get
The processOur interview process consists of several exploratory
chats, a technical or domain-specific collaboration session, and a
final call to discuss our decision to extend an offer or to pass.
We believe your time is valuable and will use it respectfully. The
timeline is 1-2 weeks unless you need more time. The collaboration
session is not designed to make you sweat, but to help both of us
get a sense of what it's like to work together, while helping us
understand the depth and breadth of your experience. Our hope is
that both sides feel that they got something out of meeting each
other and exploring the opportunity together, even if an offer
isn't extended or accepted.
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