Lead Engineer, Founding Employee

New York, NY, United States • $50k - $120k • 1.9% - 9.6%


Role Location

  • New York, NY, United States


  • $50k - $120k
  • 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 :) * Even though it's not the flashiest environment, you're comfortable, or can learn to become comfortable, optimizing for the Microsoft stack. Building with Azure, integrating with Microsoft Graph, and layering into Microsoft applications like Teams and Office. * 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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