Gearflow, Inc

remote
< 10 Employees
< 10 Engineers
$2M - $5M Funding
Pre-Series A

At Gearflow, we are on a mission to address construction's productivity problem, one that we have experienced first hand, by digitizing equipment parts procurement and eliminating the pains that come with it.

We set out to empower all of the small and mid-sized businesses that make up the construction industry by building a marketplace that works for them.

A marketplace where equipment owners can find the parts they need from suppliers they can trust so they can get back to work.

A marketplace where vetted part suppliers can easily become an e-commerce enabled business and build their business's brand online.

Active Roles

Why join us?

  • We just closed our $3M seed round in June '21 to invest in growing our engineering team

  • Since we replatformed in Q2 '20, we have grown 512% and that's just the start for two reasons:

    1. That was accomplished with 5% of our committed SKUs live on the platform. We have another 15M we need to ingest upon the completion of our ingestion pipeline.
    2. Power buyers are developing. Contractors are using Gearflow as their parts purchasing platform and we have a massive opportunity to expand on that trend.

    We built a business first, and now are accelerating the development of our marketplace platform to catch up to the demand that we have.

  • As part of our seed round, we received a strategic investment from CNH, a $30B construction and agriculture equipment manufacturer, who chose to invest in Gearflow as their answer to needing a marketplace presence for their part sales that works with their 700 North American dealers as opposed to working with Amazon.

  • We added Greg Owens, former CEO of IronPlanet, to our board. Greg led IronPlanet, the largest construction equipment online auctioneer, to the biggest tech exit in our space when he sold IronPlanet to Ritchie Bros for $758M.

  • We are a small team. Anyone joining will play a major role in shaping our product, our engineering culture, and our business.


Engineering at Gearflow, Inc

Engineering team and processes

We are a small team so our structure and process is always evolving.

As of today, we operate in two week sprint cycles with bi-weekly deployment schedules and daily standups. Every two weeks, we run a product planning meeting using Figma to align on the two sprints in front of us. This meeting includes key members from other areas of the business so our engineering team has visibility into all functions.

Technical Challenges

On the client facing product side, we are in the middle of developing dashboard tools for our suppliers and buyers to be self sufficient on the platform. For suppliers, that includes the ability to manage their own listings, orders, and customers. For buyers, we enable real time updates on the status of their orders as well as reporting on their parts purchasing activity across their organization, all tied back to the units in their fleet.

On the backend, we are dealing with juicy data challenges. For starters, we need to ingest tens of millions of SKUs and surface those in the most efficient and relevant way possible to the front end. Second, all parts make up components which fit machines that our customers own. We are building a parts attribution database to create a curated, personalized experience for our buyers.

Projects you might work on
  • Self sufficiency dashboard tools for suppliers to manage their own listings, orders, and customers through Gearflow.

  • APIs with some of the top part suppliers in the world

  • Parts attribution database to relate parts together and to the machines they fit

  • Front end work to make it easier for customers to find and buy the parts they need on the marketplace

  • Buyer dashboard tools and reporting to track their orders and parts purchasing activity throughout their entire org.

Tech stack
Elixir

Working at Gearflow, Inc

We are recruiting highly talented people who get excited about bringing digital solutions to analog processes.

People who are inspired by serving generational business in the construction industry, and get energized by innovating in an “un-sexy” industry.

We want to add people who have a passion for creating life-changing value for people doing real work.

We have four core values at Gearflow: Health - work-life harmony is important to us. We value time with family, friends, and for ourselves to maintain healthy lives. Humility - We're ok with being challenged and being wrong. Hierarchy is not important. Our humility drives our curiosity. Hunger - Startups are hard, but we are hungry to to build something great and are hungry to learn along the way. Honesty - Trust is a prerequisite to success. We trust each other and our customers trust us because we are honest with others.

Diversity and Inclusion

We are an eclectic, diverse group of thinkers that are all energized by this massive problem we are tackling for construction's underserved majority.

On the surface, we are all very different. And that is what makes our days so fun.

We continue to be intentional around bringing in diverse talent and perspectives in order to be successful.

As a remote team, we work hard to create an inclusive company culture despite the physical distance between all of us. We do weekly virtual happy hours on Fridays which we use as a time to reflect on the week, bring in guest speakers, and give employees the floor to present about a topic that interests them.

We also have quarterly onsite meetings at our office in Chicago so we all have a chance to collaborate in person together and have some fun in Chicago.

We are a small startup so every addition to the team has an opportunity to shape our culture and bring ideas as to how to further support individuals from underrepresented backgrounds.

Perks & benefits
  • Generous Vacation

    Unlimited PTO

  • Workshops/Conferences

    We have put aside a budget for everyone to take advantage of learning opportunities, whether that be conferences, books, or additional learning resources.

  • Team Activities

    Quarterly onsite trips to Chicago for a few days of workshopping, dinners, and fun in the city.

  • Health Insurance
  • Flexible Hours

    We all have a ton to do and all trust each other to do it and support the rest of the team. Therefore, work the schedule that works best for you.

  • Work from Home

    We are all remote with the option to use our office in Chicago when you need.


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