bit.io

remote, sf, east_bay, la, ny, seattle, silicon_valley
< 10 Employees
< 10 Engineers
$2M - $5M Funding
Pre-Series A

bit.io’s mission is to make data scientists and software engineers immediately productive, to remove obstacles to using data, and to make data more accessible. Join us in building a shareable cloud database where users can share their data with anyone in seconds just like a Google doc, query their data without worrying about compute or memory, and combine their data with a growing collection of immediately use-able open data. bit.io is transforming data in the same way GitHub transformed software and open source.

Active Roles

Why join us?

  • bit.io is an early-stage, well-funded startup that’s remote-first.

  • In addition to competitive salary, equity, bonus, and benefits (including top-tier insurance, generous new-parent leave, and unlimited PTO), we do two unique things: (1) in order to be inclusive and to counter systemic hiring inequities, salary and equity is transparent and not negotiated — every employee with the same role and level is paid exactly the same; and, (2) we have 4-day x 8-hour work weeks (i.e., no Fridays) — we value work-life balance and think you’re just as productive.

  • We’re outcome-oriented, scientific, curious, respectful, resilient, and inclusive.


Engineering at bit.io

Engineering team and processes

We aim to move as fast a possible, safely. Our stack is all inside k8s, with local development occuring in a minikube cluster that is automatically kept up to date with tilt. We deploy to prod daily from our main branch; we deploy to staging on commit to main. We've a great set of unit & integration tests. Our CI/CD process is fast but accurate (but of course, could always use improvement).

We focus our engineering team in weekly sprints with daily standups, aligned with business priorities. We're a small team that moves fast, and we know the value of iteration speed (and invest in it; if development is slowed by process or tool overhead we fix that right away).

Our stack is k8s; python, golang, gRPC on the backend; javascript/CSS/HTML on the frontend. That said, if you know any programming language well but don't know go or python that's not a problem - you'll pick up python and golang quickly.

Technical Challenges

We're building a database. That's just hard all around :)

Specifically, we have the technical challenges of a database plus the technical challenges of building SaaS. Security, data reliability & consistency, uptime, performance - these all are table stakes. Plus, our UX has be great.

Projects you might work on
  • Backend: working on our critical data layer. Working on the services that compose our stack. Working on complex problems in data management & security.

  • Frontend: Our UX has to be amazing and fast. It's a high bar, and we need great FE people to work on it.

Tech stack
python
django
postgres
go
kubernetes
docker
HTML
CSS
JavaScript

Working at bit.io

We’re outcome-oriented, scientific, curious, respectful, resilient, and inclusive.

Diversity and Inclusion

In order to be inclusive and to counter systemic hiring inequities, salary and equity is transparent and not negotiated — every employee with the same role and level is paid exactly the same

Connect with our team during your hiring process

As part of our commitment to an inclusive workplace, we are happy to offer prospective engineers the chance to connect with our engineering employees who come from underrepresented backgrounds. It’s a way to get a better sense of our team and what it might be like to work with us.

If you’re interested in connecting with our team, be sure to bring this up during one of our introductory calls!

Perks & benefits
  • Generous Vacation

    Unlimited PTO

  • Work from Home

    Our team is fully-remote these days!

  • 401(k) Contribution

    WIth matching up to a certain percentage

  • Team Activities

    Weekly games.

  • Maternal/Paternal Leave

    12-weeks parental leave

  • Health Insurance

    Top-tier insurance, premiums currently taken care of by bit.io

  • Flexible Hours

    We have 4-day workweeks, with normal 8-hour days. Every weekend is a 3-day weekend!

  • Other

    Fair, equal, and transparent compensation

  • Philanthropic Contributions

    We support some open-source software, like Django Rest Framework, Python, Django, psycopg, pglast.

  • LGBTQ+ friendly
  • Prioritizes diversity in hiring
  • Pet Friendly

    We love to see our pets channel full of our team's furry companions!


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