Salad Technologies

11 - 25 employees
< 10 engineers
$5m - $10m funding
Pre-series a

The world is hungry for computational resources, and we're entering an age where every connected computer is valuable. Salad offers users cash and rewards in exchange for their idle CPU & GPU power. We're building a massive infrastructure layer of consumer compute resources, and we are prepped to help partners tackle the dynamic high-performance compute workloads of tomorrow.

With a quarter million users already earning, Salad Technologies has made substantial inroads into a mostly untapped global market boasting 400 million powerful gaming PC's. Salad turns this enormous untapped value into games, gift cards, subscriptions, and other digital purchases. We are introducing Pay with your PC, and five years from now SaladPay will be ubiquitous.

Fresh off our latest round of seed funding, we aim to grow our community into the web's most user-friendly and trustworthy network for shared computational resources. We're a tight-knit, distributed team dedicated to open ideas and pull-no-punches collaboration.

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Why join us?

  • There are millions of powerful gaming PC's sitting idle ~22 hours per day, and this idle time is worth billions. Salad has found product-market fit and penetrated only around 0.06% of the addressable supply. This truly is a ground floor opportunity!

  • We're creating the world's largest, distributed supercomputer, and we've already clocked over 1,275 years worth of compute time and paid out $400,000!

  • Our revenue grew 10x in 2020, our Venture Capital investors saw this and we turned down additional investment in our latest funding round. With a small engineering team and plenty of runway, Salad is in the sweet spot!

Engineering at Salad Technologies

Engineering team and processes

We employ our very own version of agile development and we're big believers that no shoe fits all: rigid sprints and agile processes are sometimes too cumbersome and pure overhead, if not religion in some organizations. We're still a small team that operates using Notion for task management, time tracking and goal setting, github for source control and our very own code review process - it works - but most importantly, 'face to face' (via zoom) conversations are our best process. For you, this means you'll have a meaningful impact on how we do business and how we scale our engineering team, process and structure as we grow. You'll report directly to our Engineering Director.

Technical Challenges

We know that every connected computer has meaningful value, the challenge is how to extract this! For now, the crypto markets assign a value between $10 and $50 per month depending on your hardware, there are spot prices, protocol updates, mining-library nuances and security/anti-virus challenges galore. Beyond crypto, the value of our users' hardware is orders of magnitude more: how do we support AI research, HPC jobs, genome sequencing, ephemeral edge workloads, engineering simulations/modeling and rendering jobs. How do we standardize the environment across our network of 1000's of nodes, and how do we ensure the integrity of the results?

Projects you might work on
  • How do you setup a virtual environment on consumer PCs whilst minimizing required input from non-technical users? How do you standardize across countless operating systems and hardware, and support companies/customers that want to distributed 'embarrassingly parallelizable' workloads?

  • How do you build the business logic and system that will extract the most value based on host hardware?

  • How do you create a storefront (e-commerce platform) that pulls inventory from multiple vendors with different APIs and performance?

Tech stack

Working at Salad Technologies

Everyone is equal and everyone is an owner. Our founder is somewhat-obsessed with the Dunning-Kruger effect which bleeds into our culture of equal say and equal input; this is not to say we're a completely headless meritocracy, but you can be sure that your voice will be heard. We work towards North Stars that are determined at team retreats where everyone contributes and everyone has influence - there are no closed doors. Beyond the flexibility and agency one gets from working at a startup, perhaps the most important thing is ownership. Salad has a generous options package and we're firm believers that each of us are company owners; thus far, every team member has seen their equity stake increase as the company grows and reaches new heights.

Perks & benefits
  • Company Retreats

    We previously met up for quarterly offsites. That has (obviously) changed with COVID-19, and we've hit the pause button. We'd love to find a way to get back to these in the future, perhaps on an annual or semi-annual scheulde. However, it won't happen until there is a solution to protect all of us and those close to us.

  • Work from Home

    Our engineering team has always been fully remote, and we will stay that way!

  • Health Insurance

    Medical, dental, and vision.

  • Flexible Hours

    We have a daily stand-up meeting and a weekly company all-hands meeting, and we ask for a core set of work hours that overlap with other team members. However, very few of us work a regular 9-5. We prioritize productivity and embrace flexibility.

  • Philanthropic Contributions

    We are part of the 1% for the Planet community. Each employee also has a chosen charity listed in the storefront for our users to support if they choose.

  • 401(k) Contribution

    We don't match - not yet at least! - but we do have a company 401k plan where you can save for the future.

  • Generous Vacation

    We have an unlimited vacation policy: We hold each other accountable and properly account for schedules by sharing our vacation plans far in advance.

Our Team by the Numbers

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