Dūcō Experts

< 10 Employees
< 10 Engineers
$500K - $1M Funding
Pre-Series A

Duco is an online marketplace reinventing the way enterprises access high-end consultants. We remove barriers so our clients can connect directly with experts to make quicker, more informed decisions. Duco’s roster includes former high-ranking government officials, international business and security experts, and other prominent industry executives from around the globe. Duco’s exclusive platform features direct messaging, a single point of billing, and a project management dashboard that makes selecting and managing global consultants faster and easier than ever.

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Why join us?

  • Revenue in the first half of 2018 is 4x all of 2017. Duco is on track for 8x YOY growth.

  • Large brand-name clients included in the Fortune 100.

  • Founded by the former Cheif Of Staff to Middle East Policy in the Pentagon. This has allowed us to recruit very high-level and hard to access personel both as clients and experts on our marketplace.

Engineering at Dūcō Experts

Engineering team and processes

As an early member of the team, you will have full ownership of your projects with an expectation to design, architect and implement features as we continue to add new and better functionality to the Duco experience. The ideal candidate will want to lead a team and define a productive culture as we continue to grow and hire. You will work directly with the all of the executive members of the team, and have the opportunity to get to know and engage with our high-profile users: clients and consultants.

Technical Challenges

There is a lot to do and prioritization is something that must practice early and often. Some of the bigger milestones at the top of our roadmap include: - Upgrading search with a migration to a dedicated full-text database - Migrating the front end to a more modern framework - Dockerize the platform

Some smaller projects that are at the top of our list - Build tools for larger groups to collaborate on projects - Creating personalized feeds for clients - Expert and tag recommendation engines

Projects you might work on
  • Clients in Duco can specify their interests and follow experts on the platform. Our experts are also able to upload work samples and media publications in the platform. Clients want to know when something of interest to them is happening in the world, they may also want to know when new experts have joined the platform that are relevant to their needs. Build an MVP that broadcasts relevant updates to clients on Duco.

    The first iteration of this project would likely include the following steps (though again at our size you will have a lot of freedom in how you accomplish your goals)

    1. Work with a subject matter expert on manually putting together a newsletter for a few clients to learn how they decide on what is relevant to include.

    2. Determine a metric for success that is a measurable number and figure out how we will track it.

    3. Determine how often a notification should be sent given the volume of publications and updates on different topics.

    4. Build a Cron based newsletter that delivers relevant content to our clients.

Tech stack
Ruby on Rails

Working at Dūcō Experts

We are independent, self-motivated workers who strive to get it done. Duco's office is located in the Founder's Den in San Francisco where most team members come in 3 days a week and work from home the other 2. The team stays closely connected with frequent 1 on 1 meetings and monthly team outings.

Perks & benefits
  • Flexible Hours

    We are a startup. If you are here it is because you are self motivated and we trust that you know what work schedule works best for you.

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