Parabola

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

Parabola gives people superpowers.

The aha! moment when you first create something meaningful with code is a shared experience among all engineers. That feeling is one of a kind, and to someone who's never experienced it before, almost indescribable. At Parabola, we give that feeling and the power of code to everyone without having to learn to code.

Parabola is closing the productivity inequality gap with a drag-and-drop, visual programming platform. We're starting with knowledge workers (e.g. marketing, sales, operations) and empowering them to increase their productivity leverage and become self-sufficient without having to learn how to code.

Our users consistently describe Parabola as a new superpower they've developed and feel empowered knowing they can solve any problem that comes their way.

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Active Roles
Why join us?
  • Parabola is doubling down on our explosive growth. We've proven we can grow in a bottoms up self-serve way while turning those people into customers: our average conversion time from signup to pay is just 6 hours.

  • Parabola is backed by top-tier investors such as Matrix Partners and Thrive Capital.

  • You’ll be joining Parabola as one of our first 10 employees. You’ll have the opportunity to learn and grow with the company, scaling both your skills and experience as Parabola doubles down on our explosive growth. We'll be going from <10 to 30+ team members over the next year.


Engineering at Parabola
Engineering team and processes

Parabola is an engineering driven organization. We build things with the future in mind, while still being agile and moving fast.

We ship code to production multiple times per day via continuous integration. We make many incremental improvements quickly to lower risk and get us exactly where we need to go: resulting in a large impact.

We look for engineers who are bright, collaborative, thoughtful, and are excited by solving tough challenges.

Technical Challenges

Parabola is a visual programming platform. We're at one time a programming language, an IDE, a deploy process, and a cron system. There are many challenges involved with creating all of those systems in a stable, scalable, and understandable way.

Today, people use Parabola primarily for creating logic around data. We've built a robust internal data processing system that is capable of supporting both small and quite large (in the GBs) data sets with consistent and predictable performance. As Parabola continues to scale we need to make this system not just stable, but expand it to even larger data.

Projects you might work on
  • A great week would be... - Shipping a new feature to our React app that enables Parabola flows to be embedded anywhere across the web. - Presenting a lunch & learn to the team on a new testing utility you created that makes writing tests faster for the rest of the team. - Reviewing a product design spec, asking clarifying questions, and giving feedback on product and potential tech risks or areas of high implementation costs. - Collaborating with another engineer on a tech plan for the first iteration of the product design spec. - Writing code with React, TypeScript, NodeJS, or Python. - Tinkering with AWS Cloudwatch to ensure we’re correctly tracking a metric that shows the improving stability of Parabola’s flow calculation system. - Pairing with another engineer on a some improvements they left on one of your PRs.

Tech stack
React
Node.js
Python
MongoDB
MySQL
Redis
JavaScript
TypeScript

Working at Parabola

Parabola has a very collaborative, fast-paced, and thoughtful culture. We believe that we should all be working towards a common goal and that the different viewpoints and ideas on how to get there are what will make us successful. The team has fun together, whether it's through offsites, lunch, events, or just brainstorming a particularly tough problem.

Generous Vacation

We believe people are at their best when they are well rested and happy, so take time off as needed!

Free Food

Lunch is provided by the company. The office is stocked with snacks, coffee, and tea to enjoy.

Beautiful Office

Our office is located directly across the street from Oracle park with gorgeous views of both the stadium and bay from our large windows, balcony, and rooftop.

Pet Friendly

We have a few office dogs that come to work every once in a while including Napoleon the pug and Otter the goldendoodle.

Flexible Hours

We believe everyone should be empowered to be productive in the way that works best for them. As such, Parabola runs on core hours (11am - 4pm) where everyone should generally be in the office.

Health Insurance

Full medical, dental, and vision insurance covered by the company.

Team Activities

We plan various team events every few weeks. Past events include bowling, Spin ping pong, and delicious dinners.

Work from Home

We have a flexible WFH policy that is up to each team member to decide when it's more effective to work from home.

Transportation

Pre-tax transportation / parking available which is partially subsidized by the company.


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