Joinery

< 10 Employees
< 10 Engineers
$1M - $2M Funding
Pre-Series A

Joinery is reinventing the leasing experience to be more human and fair. Joinery connects renters directly to share their homes and life stories, while making extra money.

Our vision is remarkably intuitive.

We are incentivizing outgoing renters (people who are leaving their apartment) to find the next qualified tenant to sign a lease.

If they are successful, they make money.

We’ve built a marketplace that does just this: connects apartment seekers with outgoing tenants.

Now why is this useful? It’s basically a win-win-win:

  • Outgoing tenants make money
  • Incoming tenants save money
  • And, Joinery lowers landlords’ vacancy rates
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Why join us?
  • We have a clear business model with a tangible route to profitability. Although we are currently pre-revenue, we built the necessary foundation for a two-sided marketplace over the last 18 months (500 average apartment listings with ~1k monthly users searching for an apartment). The tipping point is upon us - we can now begin to monetize our inventory and that will be a main major over the next 6 months.

  • Our founder is Ex-Spotify and Google, with a keen eye for data-driven product development. He ensures that instincts are confirmed by empirical results, which is an important discipline in finding product-market fit.

  • We have ambitious goals! Although we currently only serve the NYC market, we aspire to bring Joinery to many other cities around the US and world as finding an apartment is challenging in many places.


Engineering at Joinery
Engineering team and processes

As the second engineer at Joinery, you would have a high degree of autonomy while working directly with all members of the team. We are a entrepreneurial environment and value input about the direction of the business beyond ordinary UX and UI insights. Our project management strategy is informal, flexible, and adaptive, as is natural for such a small team, loosely following 2-week sprints.

Technical Challenges

Striking the right balance between a short-term and long-term time horion for code. We can't afford to think too much about the future when building components and writing tests, but we can't entirely ignore testing or reusability. Also, as a consumer-facing product, we need our UI to be as flawless as time permits, responding rapidly to any bugs.

Projects you might work on
  • One of our most important upcoming projects is the revision of our apartment search page, the heart of our site. The current version is monolithic Rails and features only basic search filters. We need to completely overhaul the design and migrate to React/Typescript/GraphQL. We want to guarantee that our users can find the apartments that best fit their needs and we're excited about the improvements that we can make.

  • Another important project is the implementation of our payment flow. We need solid design and UX to bolster confidence in our site and ensure our ability to collect thousands of dollars in fees from clients.

  • Communication between renters on Joinery is essential. Our messaging platform badly needs a facelift to reduce friction and ease scheduling of viewings. Currently monolithic Rails, you would implement a new design in React/Typescript/GraphQL

Tech stack
React
TypeScript
GraphQL
Ruby on Rails
AWS
Docker

Working at Joinery

We have a tight-knit, collegial atmosphere that is built on radical transparency. All team members are valued as thought-partners in the direction of the business. We strictly follow ethical business practices and respect the rights and wishes of our clients. We want our work environment to be as fun and informal as possible.

Generous Vacation
Company Retreats
Flexible Hours
Health Insurance
Work from Home

We generally work from the office (and value face-time), but are flexible should the need to work from home arise.

Team Activities

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