Hallow

remote
11 - 25 Employees
< 10 Engineers
$10M - $25M Funding
Series A

We are building a faith-based meditation app. Think Headspace or Calm, but for prayer & catholic spirituality. We believe that we're all looking for peace, and that there is no surer way to find it than by learning to sit in silence with God: “Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.” MT 11:28.

And we believe that if we’re able to combine the beauty of the Church’s prayer & meditation traditions with the world's best technology & design, it might just change the world.

Active Roles

Why join us?

  • This work is incredibly humbling. Everyday we hear amazing stories and we get the pleasure of working on something that’s impacting lives. One of our favorite user quotes: “I hate quoting an old, overused cliche, but I’ve been very lost. And I think for the first time in a while I may be found.”

  • You’ll get to journey with a VC-backed Silicon Valley startup from the beginning. In the past year we've gone from 500k prayers completed to almost 10m. When the company is this small, every employee is a core team member who is expected to help build the company as a whole as we settle into a culture and continue to expand the team.

  • HQ will be in Chicago with the full team and would love to have everyone there. That being said, we’re super flexible with location / hours; don’t care when you work just that it gets done.


Engineering at Hallow

Engineering team and processes

As a small team each engineer controls the domain over their respective area. Our product team works with our designer to help build out a backlog of functionality to implement in our apps. From there, our dev team scopes out work into two week cycles. Developers work through the functionality until complete and then code is pushed to GitHub and a PR created. Code reviews are performed on the code and the functionality is QA'd before merging. Merged code is then queued to be included in the next app release.

Technical Challenges
  • We are streaming terabytes of audio a day to users across the globe with varying levels of internet connectivity. Our goal is to make every request feel instant no matter where you are.
  • Building algorithms to sift through our millions of prayer sessions to be able to recommend the best content individualized for each user.
Projects you might work on
  • Build out tools to process media and schedule content as well as create recommendation algorithms to engage users with content specific to them.

  • Build out the next versions of our community functionality allowing users to interact with one another.

  • Build a web version of our app from the ground up using the latest technologies to let anyone stream our content from anywhere.

Tech stack
Node.js
TypeScript
Swift
Kotlin
AWS
Vue.js

Working at Hallow

We are a super mission-driven company, our employees really feel like they are working towards a common goal. Our team is small so every contribution is meaningful and employees are able to engage in areas across the entire company.

Diversity and Inclusion

It is written into our values to be a welcoming place for all.

Perks & benefits
  • Work from Home

    Our engineers can work from anywhere in the world, not just from home.

  • Maternal/Paternal Leave

    We offer 12 week paid maternity leave (including adoption) as well as 4 week paternity leave.

  • Health Insurance

    We provide medical, dental and vision insurance.

  • 401(k) Contribution

    We offer a matching 401(k) plan up to 4% of compensation

  • Flexible Hours

    Most of our engineers work from 9AM until 5PM CST, but we don't have any hard rules about hours. We don’t care when you work just that it gets done!


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