Outlier

< 10 Employees
< 10 Engineers
$2M - $5M Funding
Pre-Series A

Outlier is a consumer startup endeavor. We seek to find product/market fit in emerging markets that show early signs of exponential growth.

Our first product, Civil, is an app for interactive political discussions and talk shows.

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Why join us?
  • We're serial entrepreneurs who have scaling companies to 8-figures in annual revenue and raised over $50M+ in capital from firms such as Index Ventures, Goldman Sachs, and Y-Combinator. We're a small team of two, so you'll get the opportunity to join at literally ground zero; this means building software, crafting culture, and influencing our products from the ground up.

  • We're a well-funded seed company backed by Comcast Ventures, Quiet Capital, and Golden Venture Partners. Some of our angels include the Gabriel Leydon (CEO, MZ), Alexandr Wang (CEO, Scale), Eddy Lu (CEO, GOAT), and many others.

  • The first product we're working on is Civil, an app for interactive political discussions and talk shows. If successful, we hope to better educate the general population on contemporary events and how they are affected by public policy.


Engineering at Outlier
Engineering team and processes

We're a seed stage startup with a very small team. We operate on 2-week sprints with tasks planned in Asana. Our process is simple and light; we commit to a major story/task every week, and check in during our sprint planning meetings. We go over what went well, what needs work, and any important issues for the team/company. We work long and hard in a small, tight-knit environment, ready to adapt to any changes.

Technical Challenges

We're building a complex react native app that requires a lot of external integrations. It's an opportunity to learn how to build chat, search, audio streaming, analytics, push notifications, GraphQL integration, Unity integration with react-native, and NoSQL with DynamoDB. It's not always about what we use, but how we use it. Building a high quality app is challenging, especially when you have your hand in everything. You will be stretched thin and be given the autonomy to figure things out; but you'll also have someone to guide you when needed.

Projects you might work on
  • Build a search service using Elasticsearch integrated with GraphQL through AWS AppSync, integrate it into our mobile app.

  • Integrate analytics using Amplitude throughout our React Native app.

  • Integrate Unity personal avatars into our React Native app.

Tech stack
React Native
AWS

Working at Outlier

We want to create a high autonomy and growth environment where our teammates can work with little process or technical overhead. This means hiring talented, high leverage individuals who thrive under little instruction.

Lastly, working here should be fun. Authentic

Pet Friendly
Company Retreats

Because we are a small team, we take workcations internationally at least once a year.

Relocation

We offer up to $5000 for reasonable moving expenses.

Flexible Hours

If you're reliable and not a bottleneck, we don't mind when you come to work.

Health Insurance

We provide full medical, dental, and vision.

Free Food

We order Postmates to the office everyday.

Beautiful Office

Our office is a large apartment located right across from Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles. It's super cozy, has great amenities (pool, gym, BBQ grills), and is centrally located.


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