Loom

remote, sf, east_bay, la, ny, seattle, silicon_valley
101 - 250 Employees
26 - 50 Engineers
$25M - $50M Funding
Series A

Loom has helped over a million workers get their message across through instantly shareable videos. With Loom, you can capture your screen, record your front-facing camera, and narrate your video all at once — no switching apps or upload required.

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Active Roles
Why join us?
  • We've grown almost 300% from a year and a half ago in monthly active users (200,000 MAUs). Over half of our MAUs are WAUs as well (weekly active users).

  • Our growth has so far (since mid-February 2019) been only with a Chrome extension and 0 paid marketing. This year we're looking to increase depth of engagement and rapidly expand to other platforms.

  • We recently closed a series A with Kleiner Perkins. The lead investor (Ilya) sits on the board of Slack and Intercom. We've also raised from General Catalyst, Slack Fund (our videos are the only videos that play inline in Slack other than Youtube and Venmo), and brought in strategic angels like Daniel Gross (head of AI at YCombinator) and Dylan Field (CEO at Figma).

  • We have an extremely skilled team with a strong remote culture and mission. We encourage employees to fly to each other frequently, do a yearly offsite in a tropical country, and have a team that's hungry, humble and smart.


Engineering at Loom
Engineering team and processes

Our engineering team is 5 people big right now:

  • 4 full stack engineers
  • 1 devops/infra-focused engineer

Our full stack engineers work across our website, backend services, devops layer, Chrome extension, and desktop app (the Electron and native swift recording layers).

We're looking to add 3 full stack engineers, 2 core video-focused engineers, and an iOS engineer to our team over the next 6 months. We hire with great intention and care in order to bring in the best talent.

We have a strong culture of mentorship, intentional code reviews, blameless postmortems, technical risk encouragement, solid on-boarding (our product lends itself to this), adopting new tooling, building tooling internally to reduce engineering time off product, and a yearly engineering-specific offsite we run. We are also constantly rethinking our own values and processes with monthly pow-wow meetings where we generate a list of action items and keep a pulse on how happy we all are.

Technical Challenges

We currently store over a petabyte of video and record years worth of video every week. Over the next 18 months, we're looking to 10x those numbers. Here are some interesting technical and product questions we'll be looking to answer over this next chapter:

  • How do you shift data into colder storage to cut unit economics down by 10-15x?
  • How do you edit videos instantly with no processing time?
  • How do you use AI to understand what's inside a video (both what's said and what is seen)? How do you leverage this information to highlight key points in a video, make massive video libraries searchable, and remove unnecessary filler words? How do you do this with full stack engineers with no ML/AI experience (leveraging Daniel Gross as an investor for expertise)?
  • How do you transcode videos in real time?
  • How do you cut down page, extension, and desktop load times by 10x? How do we put in processes to ensure people continually associate buttery speed with our brand?
  • How do we intelligently serve video to our viewers?
Projects you might work on
  • 👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 Help build and architect Loom's first multi-user platform: team accounts. This includes a flexible permissions system, federated login amongst multiple Loom accounts, and an architecture that can evolve as our user's needs evolve

  • 🔍 Build Loom's first product-wide search to make finding comments, videos, and things said/seen within them magical

  • 🗣 Build our v0 transcription layer to help users with hearing impairment, power up our search, and create an opening to some powerful machine learning opportunities

  • 🤓 Help our engineering team migrate towards Typescript, GraphQL and other modern frameworks, tools and languages that ensure developer happiness and productivity

  • 🎥 Build Loom's first video uploader so we can be the one place knowledge workers keep all their video

Tech stack
Node.js
React
Redux
Docker
AWS
Swift

Working at Loom

Our team is a group with an extraordinary level of self-awareness. We value people who are hungry, humble and smart. We take pride in building product that sets our company, brand, and culture apart from everyone else, and that includes embracing who we are wholly.

For some examples, many members are active on Twitter. Check out the folks our company follows:

https://twitter.com/useloom/following

Pet Friendly

2/3 co-founders own dogs that come in. Other dogs and furry pals welcome. We're capitalizing on this opportunity until the first Loommate with allergies comes in!

Beautiful Office

We will be moving into Calm's (https://www.calm.com) old office. Zen vibes, beautiful open space!

Generous Vacation

Unlimited vacation policy. We play hard and work hard. Typically, a Loom team member takes around a month off each year, which is a lot more than most other companies.

Travel

We're a remote-first company. We encourage our team to fly out to each other!

Free Food

Meals provided in the SF office.

Flexible Hours

Our motto: just get your stuff done and take pride in your work. :-)

Company Retreats

Once a year, remote, we fly everyone out and put them up. Last one was Costa Rica, one before that was Cabo. This is easily one of the top 3 moments of each year working with us!

Work from Home
Relocation
Workshops/Conferences

We have a yearly education stipend for every Loommate.

Health Insurance
Gym/Fitness
Transportation

Whether you are commuting into work in SF or you are getting lonely being remote and want to fly in, we got you covered. Monthly commuter stipend and often fully-comped flights into SF or to meet other team members.


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