Otis

11 - 25 Employees
< 10 Engineers
$10M - $25M Funding
Series A

Our mission is to democratize access to wealth.

Otis is a marketplace for alternative assets. Simply put, Otis democratizes access for normal people to invest in the same things as billionaires, such as art and real estate. We offer these opportunities as investments for as little as $25.

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Active Roles
Why join us?
  • This is your chance to jump in on the ground floor of a startup uniquely poised for success (see other reasons below).

    You'll be one of our founding engineers, and with that comes power and responsibility. You'll be leading and designing key pieces of our architecture, and you'll have a direct impact on our growth.

  • We have an elite team and we've done this before.

    Our founder was the former co-founder and CEO of Skillshare. Our head of engineering was a former lead architect at Venmo and created the Venmo debit card. We currently have a talented team of eight with diverse backgrounds, ranging from Kickstarter to Credit Suisse to The Players Tribune.

  • We've raised about $15 million and we're backed by top VCs including Maveron and Union Square Ventures.

  • We already have tens of thousands of users using our app and we've been featured in top publications including the New York Times, Artsy, and Hypebeast. We already have ~$1M of assets acquired, including pieces by Kehinde Wiley, KAWS, etc.

  • We invest a lot into building a culture that is centered around transparency and growth. Check out our culture docs for more information:

    https://www.notion.so/otiswealth/Engineering-Culture-afe445916c9447d3a12e6950bc88a2b1

    https://www.notion.so/otiswealth/Company-Culture-cf25a1c921b142b2a67ae993493bae13


Engineering at Otis
Engineering team and processes

We have a flat engineering structure, where every engineer is given autonomy and responsibility. Our cornerstones are trust and transparency, and that's reflected in the way we build things.

We are big fans of pair programming and TDD. We also try to automate as much as possible, from CI to linting.

We're not just agile, we're obsessed with iteration. We show our work often, gather feedback, and constantly communicate.

Read more about our engineering culture here: https://www.notion.so/otiswealth/Engineering-Culture-afe445916c9447d3a12e6950bc88a2b1

Technical Challenges

We're building a completely new product from the ground up, and relying on technological superiority is a big part of how we'll win. We'll need to overcome challenges like: - scaling out our platform to support millions of users, including handling natural bursts of traffic - harnessing data science and machine learning to get the best supply of assets - working with AR and other cutting edge technology to deliver a futuristic consumer experience

Projects you might work on
  • Building a secondary trading platform that allows users to exchange their shares with other members of the platform.

  • Rearchitecting our platform to support different payment methods, all with different payment lifecycles.

  • Building a scalable mobile experience where users can delightfully explore and invest in the things they're most interested in

Tech stack
React Native
Python
Django
PostgreSQL
Redux
React

Working at Otis

Transparency and trust are at the cornerstone of our culture. We're an egalitarian team that prizes speed and resourcefulness over bureaucracy.

Read more about culture: https://www.notion.so/Culture-cf25a1c921b142b2a67ae993493bae13

Generous Vacation

We have an unlimited vacation policy (14-day minimum)

Company Retreats

Every quarter, we have an all-hands on meeting upstate New York to reflect on our accomplishments and plan our next goals.

Health Insurance

We provide full medical, dental, and vision coverage for individuals and families.

Team Activities

Every Friday, we have a team lunch together.

Relocation

We offer a $5,000 relocation stipend if you're moving from out of state.

Beautiful Office
Free Food
Gym/Fitness
Workshops/Conferences
Transportation
Flexible Hours

Most of our engineers are in the office from 10am until 6pm but we don't have any hard rules around this. We also have WFH Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Work from Home

We let our engineers work from home every Tuesday and Thursday.


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