Grio designs, builds, and deploys high quality web and mobile apps for a wide variety of companies and industries.
Grio is a 100% private, 10 year old, profitable company with >10M in revenue and 25-30% annual growth.
Grio has grown based on word of mouth alone. We started a marketing practice last year and are beginning to see a growth inflection as a result.
We take a long term view, so quality and reputation are more important to us than growth.
All members of the team are client facing (we try to operate in a very transparent fashion with clients). Developers get assigned to projects based on skillset, experience, project need, personal preference, and other factors (resourcing is hard!).
We run 1 week sprints and daily standups. All devs have a primary focus (Web, iOS, or Android). We try to keep meetings to a minimum, get out of the devs' hair and use slack as the primary mode of communication throughout the day. The environment is very flexible here - it's all about getting the job done and doing great work for our clients.
We encounter a vast array of challenges. The projects are very diverse. Sometimes a client is looking to move fast to build a prototype or MVP. In other cases a client might have marked scalability challenges. We approach every project differently based on the client and their needs. At the start of every engagement we try to understand the unique challenges that the project will bring, and how we need to adjust our approach as a result.
Build a greenfield React Native consumer app build with 2 other devs for an MVP rollout. Work closely with the client who has a backend dev on their side. We do the design, pm, and client side dev. The client provides rough requirements, signoff, and works collaboratively with us on an API.
Create dataviz and backend for EEG waves that can be analyzed to predict seizures. EEG data is streamed from device to backend (written in Node). It can then be visualized using a React-based client.
Work with 4 other backend devs on a billing overhaul for a large sports subscription site. Work involves integration with another part of the client enterprise's API's, ensuring stability during the rollout and testing a fallback plan. The project is important. If we fail a lot of money is on the line for the client.
Grio has a very laid back culture. This is a no bullshit, politics free place. We do great work for clients; then we go home and forget about work. We welcome any and all who can get the job done - if you are nervous that you might not fit in to a typical organization, please give us a try. The feedback we get from our employees is that this is a very unique place to work. In the surveys we send out on a regular basis we get top marks for culture and flexibility.
starts at 3 weeks and grows up to 5. we are ok with unpaid time off when it's time for a longer sabbatical.
catered lunches tuesdays and thursdays.
we are actually upgrading to a beautiful office in late august 2018. 201 post street.
new office will allow pets :D
we have an established education budget per head, per year. that means conferences and learning opportunities.
we match up to 5%. our plan is through vanguard and has a roth component as well as traditional.
sailing trip every summer, picnics, and plenty of team outings.
full medical and dental coverage
$5000 relocation bonus
We have a unique company revenue bonus. The bonus is a multiplier of your earnings for the year. The multiplier depends on how much money the company took in, as well as how long you have been with the company. There is a 3 month waiting period before eligibility starts. For 2018 (not yet closed out yet), it looks like we will pay out 9-10% of salary for a first year (17-19% of salary for a >=5 years).
Every winter, each person in the org picks a charity. Grio gives a gift to the charity that each person picks.
We try to be quite flexible about this.
we give commuter checks
we care about productivity and high quality work, not hours.
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