Lead Engineer, Founding Employee

New York • $50k - $130k • 1.9% - 9.6%


Role Location

  • New York


  • $50k - $130k
  • 1.9% - 9.6%


< 10 people


33 Irving Pl
New York, NY, 10003, US

Tech Stack

  • Scala
  • JavaScript
  • Webflow
  • GSuite API
  • Python

Role Description

Jam is a post-revenue, fast-growing company that is looking for a Lead Engineer.

We're looking for someone who is not only comfortable with being the first full-time hire, but is ecstatic to take an existing product, making it their own, and bringing it to market.

Your day to day will include: - Building new features and functionality into our platform. - Assessing what to build now, later, and in the future. - Refining existing features to make them more reliable, functional, elegant, and easy to use. - Launching features (without an overbearing bureaucratic approval process). - Getting feedback from your team and your users every single day. - Developing fun stuff to delight our users. (We've already done a lot of the tedious foundational work). - Selecting new colleagues by participating in the hiring process.

The Opportunity * Join the founding team of a post-revenue startup * Run point on the technical needs for Jam's entire product as we bring it to market * Have your work immediately add value to companies with employees across the U.S. * Work closely with Fortune 500 companies as we executive on current pilots.

Responsibilities * Completely own the technical development of Jam's platform. * Develop product features end to end. * Solve technical problems in collaboration with founding team. * Prioritize helping Jam grow, sustainably, in any way possible.

Qualifications * You have experience building web applications, with 3+ years in a professional environment. * Iterative product development is all you know :) * You're proficient with Scala, or at the least are comfortable mirroring the architecture of an application built in Scala * You're proficient with Python, preferably with connection engines. (You've worked with Django, pandas and numpy) * You're familiar with front-end technology — e.g. JavaScript, HTML, and CSS and comfortable with frameworks like React, Node, or Angular. * You write understandable, testable code with an eye towards maintainability. * You are a strong, empathetic communicator. Explaining complex technical concepts to designers, support, and other engineers is no problem for you. * You can make technical decisions with the lens of what is best for a fast-growing startup. * You have a bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related field, or equivalent training, fellowship, or work experience. * You possess strong computer-science fundamentals: data structures, algorithms, programming languages, distributed systems, and information retrieval. * You are eager to learn and make an impact

We're excited by you if: - You've previously founded a company where you built and shipped the product that saw traction - You're okay with being the first full-time hire - If you're based in NYC or happy to relocate.

About Jam

Jam is a recommendation engine for coworker connections. By first analyzing the company’s online communication, Jam establishes a baseline for the health of a company’s collaboration & knowledge-sharing. Then, through a tool that recommends & schedules face-to-face conversations between employees, Jam is designed to increase communication across teams and offices. Combining these two, Jam produces a Jam Index—a FICO score for the health of a company’s internal communications.

Company Culture

You'd be joining the founding team of a startup so you would be a massive culture addition. We value hard work, honesty, authenticity, and a bias towards moving the company forward. We value play as an equalizer to all of that :)

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