Paragon

< 10 Employees
< 10 Engineers
$1M - $2M Funding
Pre-Series A

Paragon is a platform that enables teams to visually build production-ready APIs and microservices. Our visual workflow editor provides building blocks like triggers, cloud functions, and API integration - so developers can just focus on their core business logic. Once deployed, Paragon workflows provide end-to-end data visibility for easy debugging, and automatically scale to provide enterprise-grade performance with zero maintenance.

Our mission is to democratize software development by enabling engineers and non-engineers to build products together seamlessly. Today, every company is a software company - but software developers make up less than 1% of the population. We're building a new visual programming language for anyone to become part of the future of software development.

Our product is currently pre-launch, but already hundreds of companies from startups to Fortune 500s have signed up to use Paragon once we launch in early 2020.

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Active Roles
Why join us?
  • Have tremendous ownership and impact.

    As a founding engineer, you'll be coming in at ground zero and own decisions that impact product architecture, company culture, and everything in between.

  • Solve challenging technical problems.

    We aim to solve incredibly complex problems with a beautifully simple product. To make that magic happen, you'll push the boundaries of your abilities as an architect and engineer almost every day.

  • Build the future of software development.

    The way that people build software 10 years from now will look completely different than it does today. You'll be an integral part of shaping what that future looks like for millions of engineers and non-engineers.


Engineering at Paragon
Engineering team and processes

As a founding engineer, you'll work directly with the CEO and CTO on a daily basis, and have end-to-end ownership of features from development to deployment and debugging in production. You'll be given autonomy over making key engineering decisions, from selecting tools to designing architecting entire portions of our platform.

We typically plan our week in four day sprints. This allows us to focus heads-down from Monday to Thursday, then use Friday to catch up on any missed work, plan for the next week, or just relax and hang out. We've found this approach is actually more productive than the typical five-day work week!

Technical Challenges

We're abstracting the process of API development behind an easy-to-use visual workflow builder. Our users don't have to worry about deployment, scaling, or performance - we're handling all of it under the covers for them. Architecting and building a platform to support this and offer an incredible user experience has been the most exciting and challenging product we (as founders) have ever built!

Projects you might work on
  • You'll help architect and build our entire platform from the ground up - from our API, webapp, to deployment / DevOps processes - to handle millions of concurrent requests and deliver world-class performance at scale. You'll work with customers to understand their requirements and translate feedback into our product roadmap. You'll help define our engineering and company culture and lead the team as our company grows.

Tech stack
Node.js
React
TypeScript
AWS
Docker

Working at Paragon

We value respect and thoughtfulness as much as we do hard work and ambition. We believe in confidence without ego. We believe in moving fast while executing with discipline.

Of course, we like to have fun along the way, too. Check out our perks to get an idea of life at Paragon!

Pet Friendly

Bowie, our Chief Doge Officer, keeps watch over the office most of the time - at least when he isn't napping.

Beautiful Office

Our office is a beautiful two-story loft on West LA's famous Sawtelle Boulevard - just a few minutes walk from the best ramen in town.

Relocation

We offer a $5,000 relocation stipend if you're relocating from outside of the LA metro area.

Company Retreats

We do annual company retreats where we'll all fly out to work, relax, and party together for a few days.

Generous Vacation

We have an unlimited PTO policy. We recommend you take at least 2 weeks off per year.

Health Insurance

We provide top-of-the-line medical, dental, and vision coverage.

Work from Home

While we spend most of our time in the office, we're flexible if you occasionally want to work remotely, or even want to work-travel for a couple weeks each year.

Team Activities

We get dinner / drinks together every week. We occasionally jam out on guitar and sing in the office. We're always looking for new activities as a team, if you have any ideas we'd love to hear 'em!

Other

New laptop and equipment of your choice!


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