Nylas

east_bay, sf, silicon_valley, la, ny, remote, seattle
101 - 250 Employees
51 - 100 Engineers
$100M+ Funding
Series C

Nylas is a pioneer and leading provider of universal communications APIs that allow developers to quickly connect their applications to every email, calendar, or contacts provider in the world.

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Why join us?

  • Proving unique value to companies — Hundreds of companies are increasingly realizing how valuable the data is within email, contacts, and calendars and are rapidly innovating on top of it. Each of those applications needs integration with the existing status quo, and we’re pretty much the only one that offers that integration.

    Providing just the raw interface to the old protocols is just the first step. We are also working towards building higher-level APIs that provide a lot of the common analysis and features most of our customers re-invent over and over again. Building an ecosystem of higher-level tools on top of the raw data will only accelerate the pace of development.

  • Big opportunity — Email is the largest communication network in the world. The fundamental usefulness of being able to asynchronously communicate with anyone else outside your immediate network will ensure email and the tools surrounding it will stay for years to come.

    The contents of email, calendar, and contacts hold an unprecedented amount of data both in sheer quantity and richness. The problem has been that accessing, understanding, and effectively using that data has dramatically lagged behind its usage.

    Plus, we just finished our Series C fundraise! Read about it on TechCrunch: https://techcrunch.com/2021/06/17/nylas-maker-of-apis-to-integrate-email-and-other-productivity-tools-raises-120m-passes-40k-developers/

  • Believe in our mission — Our long term mission is to build the kind of organization that allows us to make the world more like the world we want to live in. To do that, we need to make a product that provides value to our customers and allows us to grow the company. We support a future that is more diverse, inclusive, and equitable, and see Nylas as a way to bring the world closer to that future.

    Our immediate goals are around making business communication easer to use for everyone. While we have the technical capacity to build an email chat bot, or the next great scheduling widget, we believe greater impact can come from better, smarter, faster tooling that enables countless more to innovate on top of.

    We also see building a company as a parallel excuse to build a team, culture, and environment that we idealize towards and can, in turn, use as a demonstrable example to others on a better way to work.

  • People First — Nylas is a BIG advocate for the well-being of its employees, which is why we have embraced a People First philosophy. It’s about giving more autonomy and flexibility to our employees. It’s not about when, where or how the work is accomplished; it’s about adopting a mindset of velocity and trust when tackling the work. It’s about respecting individual working styles, disabilities, and personal schedules, but also ensuring everyone has a better work-life balance. The outcomes will always be more important than the physical location.

    Nylanauts have the ability to decide the best workspace or environment that will result in more ideas, engagement, creativity, focus, collaboration, and productivity. Why? Because we want our employees to be great; because we are focussed on being a high-performing team. To achieve this mission, we remove barriers and offer more autonomy. So, Nylanauts are encouraged to find those environments that inspire them to be great. This means Nylanauts can work from the slopes of Montana or from the beaches of Italy.

    And if Nylanauts want to work from an office in one of our hubs (San Francisco, Denver, New York City, Toronto, and London), they can! The workspace is there to be utilized.


Engineering at Nylas

Technical Challenges

The average email account contains more data than in most startups' entire databases, and big data has been the primary scaling bottleneck we've faced so far. Plus, speed and availability requirements are high. While our first API features have been focused on simplifying the process of accessing the data in email, contacts, and calendars, we have lots of ideas for how to leverage this basic data to provide more powerful features for our customers.

Even frontend engineers have the opportunity to innovate here, by building apps that help folks see the power of our APIs, building tools to help organizations manage their apps, and building open source widgets that developers can integrate into their apps. Our long-term vision is to make the world more productive, tying together data from different sources and making it easier to analyze and extract meaning.

Tech stack
Python
MySQL
Redis
HAProxy
Linux
nginx
ansible
JavaScript
Kafka
Electron
React
Redux
RXJS
Elastic Search
AWS
Jenkins
MyPy
Flux
Flow
Go

Working at Nylas

Here at Nylas, we are on a mission to power the productivity layer of the modern technology stack, and we do so by fostering an ethical and human-centric environment. Nylanauts are empowered and encouraged to take risks while striving to bring the best version of themselves. We are guided by our values that enable us to dream big, drive decisions, solve problems, and cultivate relationships. As a fast-growing startup, we welcome individuals who possess the gumption, empathy, creativity, and humility that is needed for Nylas to be successful.

Perks & benefits
  • Generous Vacation

    We offer a mandatory 2 week contiguous vacation with an unlimited vacation policy.

    We trust everyone to properly coordinate around busy & less busy times. The mandatory 2 weeks is designed to both really encourage people to unplug and to ensure there is no single point of failure operationally in the company.

  • Free Food

    Free lunch in the office which we eat together everyday.

  • Beautiful Office

    While the majority of Nylanauts are still working remotely, we have offices in San Francisco, Denver, New York City, Toronto, and London!

  • Pet Friendly

    We get some 🐶 in the office every now and then 😍

  • Maternal/Paternal Leave

    We offer a 100% paid caretaker/parental leave policy of up to 12 weeks per year for employees that are expecting or needing to take care of family members.

  • Flexible Hours

    We don't set working hours for any of our staff members here at Nylas.

  • Health Insurance

    We provide competitive medical, vision, and dental benefits for all full-time staff members and their families. We also provide membership to One Medical to ease the burden of finding a primary care doctor

  • Team Activities
  • 401(k) Contribution

    We offer a voluntary pre-tax salary reduction plan through Guideline. Nylas does not currently match.

  • Work from Home

    We are big believers in the safety and well-being of our employees and society, which is why all Nylanauts are working remotely during this global pandemic. Once the COVID-19 pandemic eventually comes to an end, we will continue to embrace a remote-first philosophy, with a minor twist: remote first, office second.

    Why? Because it’s about how you work, not where you work. We not only believe in respecting individual working styles, disabilities, and personal schedules, we also give them the support and autonomy they need to be successful. And if Nylanauts wish to work from an office in one of our hubs—San Francisco, Denver, New York City, Toronto, or London—they can! The workspace is there to be utilized.

  • Relocation

    We can provide relocation assistance on a case-by-case basis.

  • Dedicated Human Resources team
  • LGBTQ+ friendly

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