If you go on Linkedin or to our careers page, you can tell that we are a pretty small team and don’t hire a lot. In fact, we don’t really want to hire that many people – we really dig our team size. No, it’s not because the business is not growing, it’s not because we don’t have money, and it’s not because nobody wants to work here!
We just do not believe building a huge, profitable company in our space necessitates hiring a ton of people. On the contrary, we think having a small, aggressive, fast team means we can grow bigger faster.
We’re only six engineers (seven if you count me…but I’m a weekend code pusher), which may sound wild to people. But we think we probably ship at a similar velocity to a 50 person engineering org. Don’t believe us - check out our product and see what we’ve shipped as a team! We most likely will only hire a couple more engineers the rest of the year.
It’s also selfish. We simply think small companies are way more fun to work at. We can get more done and have more fun doing it. But there are potential tradeoffs. We are mostly in-person, we work damn hard, we take our jobs very seriously and we have to be pretty scrappy. This means our company is not a fit for many people – actually we’re probably not a fit for most people! However, we believe there are rare people for whom we are the perfect company to work for.
That being said, we are hiring a few people, so if this interests you let us know! However, to be fully transparent, running a perfect hiring process isn’t one of our top goals. We made the decision to optimize for employee experience and that can sometimes result in a less than ideal candidate experience. That’s a tradeoff we’re willing to make, and means once you work here there is more deep work time and fewer distractions. If this sounds like something you’d be into — let us know and we’ll grab some time!