As crazy as it sounds, most leaders in most companies are functional experts but don’t actually understand how the pieces of their company work together to drive the business. As a result, companies execute against siloed decisions in order to hit overly simplistic KPIs, politics rules the day, and human potential is wasted as teams work on predictably bad projects.
Enter Daydream: you can think of Daydream as a sort of Figma for business models built for operators, not finance. Daydream connects day-to-day operational decisions with financial outcomes and is at once more powerful than a spreadsheet and yet simple enough for people who hate math. We have the potential to multiply the output of nearly every business, and in 5 years, you won’t operate a business without us.
Daydream was founded by Uber’s former Head of Rider Growth and Eventbrite’s former VP Finance based on our personal experiences. We are a small but mighty team with enthusiastic early customers and great institutional backers operating in extreme stealth.
Why join us?
Strong team + values — Founded by the Uber's Head of Rider Growth and Eventbrite's VP Finance. High-powered engineering peers. Backed by A-list investors. Come to work motivated each day.
Intellectually stimulating day-to-day — Solve complex engineering challenges (think: building Figma) while gaining a see-the-Matrix level understanding of how businesses operate and grow. Rethink major elements of how people do business from the ground up. Be an integral part of product development & thinking.
The opportunity here is massive — Opportunities like this come along maybe a few times in a generation. We are building real value for every business out there. In 5 years, you won't run a business without Daydream. In 10 years, Daydream will be running your business.
Engineering at Daydream
Our unique product means we have to solve tons of difficult or even unsolved challenges in order to wow our customers:
— Remember those obscure graph traversal algorithms that you learnt in your CS classes? These power our product! We live and breathe DFS, BFS, and Topological sort.
— Our application is extremely reactive and event-driven while relying heavily on data mutations and their side effects. As you can imagine, finding the sweet spot between performance, beauty, and visualization has enabled us to break boundaries and test our engineering brains to the limit.
— As we scale, our algorithms and data structures needs to scale as well. Very soon we will be building distributed hashmaps and topological sort that run parallel across a distributed set of servers, processing tens of millions of nodes, and deriving meaningful results in a matter of seconds.
— Slick, real-time collaboration comes with steep engineering challenges. We want you to help us architect and implement those pesky Operational Transform and CRDT algorithms to power our growing base of users.
— We custom built our own Charting library using React and D3.js in order to enable graphs to do things that graphs don't ordinarily do using existing charting libraries.
Working at Daydream
We value passion — We have the opportunity to do something truly transformational. We enjoy working alongside people who are mission driven and share our passion. We work both hard and smart, put the emphasis on outcomes over output, and take ownership of the projects we touch.
We value first principles thinking — We are delivering a product that's 10x better that what came before. There are many hard problems and we learn a lot along the way. We value people who bring curiosity and a growth mentality to their work, and seek the right answers without ego.
We value trustworthiness — We are handling some of our customer's most sensitive data and enabling their most important decisions and we take that seriously. We are dependable for our customers and for each other.
We embrace fun — Some people are scared of numbers, we get that. That's why we are creating a best-in-class consumer-style product experience that makes the dry accessible. We bring craft and joy to our work that others can feel.
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