Runway

remote, sf
11 - 25 Employees
< 10 Engineers
Private Funding
Pre-Series A

๐Ÿ— Why Build Runway? The way we look at financials today hasn't changed in over half a millennium. It doesn't just predate computing, it actually predates the popularization of negative numbers. We truly feel that there is an opportunity for a rethink.

๐Ÿ›ซ What is Runway? Runway is a SaaS product that helps you and your team understand your business so you can make better decisions together. Unlike other financial software, Runway is designed to be a consumer-grade product for normal people who aren't accountants, and is fast, intuitive, and social.

Runway reinvents how business financials are presented through modern design and engineering. By bringing clarity, power, and speed to financial data, we help every team become more aligned on the entire business so they can collaborate to make better decisions, faster.

๐Ÿงฎ Problems Runway is Solving Problem 1: Today, valuable financial data are trapped inside Excel, Quickbooks, Netsuite across the finance team, so it can take days to get any meaningful insight from financial data. - Solution: Runway is a 10X-100X faster way to get insights from business financials. Through a simple but powerful rethink of how you interact with your financial data, we give operators the power to mold and share their financial data in a way that actually matches their mental model. In summary, Runway helps in Understanding the Business.

Problem 2: With financial data and insights pulled manually, strewn across dozens of Excel files and Google Sheets, teams don't have a consistent view of the business and where it's going. - Solution: Runway is fundamentally a social product, like Facebook for your Finances. We help leaders distribute responsibility for the expenses and revenue of the company throughout the company, so that everyone on the team can act like owners, with the same context that the business leaders would have. Thus, Runway helps in Aligning the Team.

Come join us! We're hiring! ๐Ÿ™‹โ€โ™€๏ธ

Please apply for open roles here: https://runwayhq.notion.site/Working-at-Runway-c7a9a7c8ef91471aacc376b0a5cdb913

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Active Roles

Why join us?

  • Runway is going to be a multi-deca-billion dollar startup. Don't miss out on joining this team. - Garry Tan

  • We are very well funded with over a decade of runway by a select group of investors that we admire, including Garry Tan (Initialized), Soleio Cuervo (Combine), Andreessen Horowitz, Elad Gil, Naval, Dylan Field (CEO of Figma) and Henry Ward (CEO of Carta).

  • Culture is extremely important to us, and we hope it is to you too.

    Our Cultural Values: ๐Ÿš€ Accelerate (Moving Fast, Continuously Improving, Going the Distance) ๐Ÿช„ Create Magic (Build Magical Experiences, Craft Magical Stories, Begin with the Ending) โš”๏ธ Invent Together (Active Listening, Invent New Solutions, Disagree and Commit) ๐Ÿค๐Ÿพ Trust by Default (Assume Good Intent, Trust Proactively, Being Trustworthy) ๐Ÿ™‡ High Standards, Low Egos (Unreasonably High Standards, Humility and Self Awareness, Putting the Team First)

    You can read more details about our Company Values on our Careers Page: https://runwayhq.notion.site/Working-at-Runway-c7a9a7c8ef91471aacc376b0a5cdb913

  • Our team comes from Twitter, Google, Coinbase, Postmates, Zynga, Drift, and Mixpanel.

  • Our Solid Leadership team: - Siqi Chen (CEO): 3x times CEO / founder: CEO of Hey (acquired by Postmates) and Sandbox VR (valuation in May 2020, team size at peak), Head of Product at Zynga, VP of Growth at Postmates - Arya Asemanfar (CTO): Principal Eng at Zynga and Twitter (one of the only 3 Principal engineers reporting directly into the VP of Product Eng), Director of PM at LightStep.


Engineering at Runway

Engineering team and processes

โ€ข We run kanban-style weekly cycles and do daily stand-ups.

โ€ข We collaborate early and iterate until we're happy with the quality of the work.

โ€ข We're a small team so everyone does pretty much everything.

โ€ข We use GitHub Pull Requests, deploy to production automatically.

Technical Challenges

โ€ข Finances are complex and tough to understand, so figuring out intuitive visualizations is critical.

โ€ข The underlying data is also complex and comes from a wide variety of sources, so data modeling and processing is a persistent challenge.

โ€ข Speed and top-notch UX is of utmost importance to the success of our product - most people don't understand finances, so we need to combat that with an awesome and compelling experience.

If you like figuring out how to distill something complex down into clear primitive components or refining user-experiences until users say wow, we think you'll like working with us.

Tech stack
React
Go
GraphQL
PostgreSQL
Google Cloud Platform

Working at Runway

Culture is extremely important to us, and we hope it is to you too.

Our Cultural Values: ๐Ÿš€ Accelerate (Moving Fast, Continuously Improving, Going the Distance) ๐Ÿช„ Create Magic (Build Magical Experiences, Craft Magical Stories, Begin with the Ending) โš”๏ธ Invent Together (Active Listening, Invent New Solutions, Disagree and Commit) ๐Ÿค๐Ÿพ Trust by Default (Assume Good Intent, Trust Proactively, Being Trustworthy) ๐Ÿ™‡ High Standards, Low Egos (Unreasonably High Standards, Humility and Self Awareness, Putting the Team First)

You can read more details about our Company Values on our Careers Page: https://runwayhq.notion.site/Working-at-Runway-c7a9a7c8ef91471aacc376b0a5cdb913

Diversity and Inclusion
Connect with our team during your hiring process

As part of our commitment to an inclusive workplace, we are happy to offer prospective engineers the chance to connect with our engineering employees who come from underrepresented backgrounds. Itโ€™s a way to get a better sense of our team and what it might be like to work with us.

If youโ€™re interested in connecting with our team, be sure to bring this up during one of our introductory calls!

Perks & benefits
  • Flexible Hours

    We're flexible on hours but generally prefer folks be available between 11am-4pm Pacific Time so we have predictable times for synchronous collaboration.

  • Work from Home

    We're fully distributed so you can work from home (or wherever you like).

  • Health Insurance

    We provide full health, dental, and vision coverage.

  • Generous Vacation

    Runway has unlimited vacation policy, with 3 weeks off a year minimum!

  • Company Retreats

    Next company retreat is in Hawaii in October! Join us before then!

  • LGBTQ+ friendly
  • Team Activities
  • Maternal/Paternal Leave

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