Saturn

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

Saturn is a New York based consumer technology company building community around the calendar. Starting in high schools, Saturn helps students manage complex schedules, share their schedules with others, and engage socially.

The app offers a real-time view of your schedule, allows you to share your schedule and view those of others, and is being developed to include a variety of social features. We are passionate about changing the way that people keep time.

We are currently live at more than 100 schools, have tens of thousands of users, and are funded by some of the nation’s top venture investors. We are growing our user base and team quickly and are excited to share openings on our engineering team.

Active Roles
Why join us?
  • We've grown to over 100 schools in the past year alone, have flat-line user retention, with over half of our users active daily.

    We are actively accelerating expansion through engineering, product, and design.

  • Funded by top investors.

  • Founded by two Wharton undergraduates, who left school to rethink the way people keep time.

    Our founders include the youngest software engineer at Tesla, who built the company's internal platform powering the global Supercharging Network, and the youngest managing director at Havas, who has worked with Beats by Dre, Apple, and T-Mobile.

  • Join an early stage, well funded startup, and be a core contributor on a fast growing team.


Engineering at Saturn
Engineering team and processes

We move fast, prioritize feature releases above all, without compromising quality. If you like a fast-paced environment while still maintaining necessary but not over-the-top process, Saturn is the perfect combination.

We operate in release cycles rather than standard sprints to ensure we keep delivering a regular cadence of updates to our hungry users. Following a standard agile development process, code is tracked on Bitbucket and linked to tickets on Jira, and documentation lives in Confluence - ie we are a very Atlassian-run org.

We have iOS, React, and Python engineers. You will have opportunities to work across the stack.

Technical Challenges

We are building hyperlocalization at scale - we need to deliver the same quality experience across all of our communities in the Saturn network. Crowdsourcing information from tens of thousands of users across different parts of the network is vital to ensure we don't need to manually maintain all of our environments. We want to use engineering to solve our data accuracy, as opposed to scaling a call-center. A mix of sophisticated custom internal dashboards combined with client-facing time input features allow us to move quickly to new schools. We need smart people thinking about this problem and ready to roll up their sleeves. This is an entirely new approach to time management so get ready!

Projects you might work on
  • You will build the time layer of the internet by combining realtime calendar data and user social data into a graph connected by time.

  • You will work on mobile apps (iOS, React Native), and our Python Flask backend in rapid feature development.

  • You will build the most powerful internal time management dashboards powering communities in the Saturn Network for tens of thousands of users.

Tech stack
Python
Swift
React
React Native
SQL
AWS
Docker
Atlassian
Flask

Working at Saturn

In short: we work very hard, and have an even better time. While we are well capitalized, we value scrappiness and have a get-sh*t-done attitude across the company. We love having fun while working, blasting music and as a team love late night work sessions. We are on a very fast moving adventure, good ideas can (and should) come from everyone, regardless of your role. We are a flat org, value collaboration, ambition, hard work, honesty, and lightheartedness.

Beautiful Office

Located in SoHo (on cobblestoned Mercer St), our beautifully furnished office is in the heart of one of New York's top shopping and dining areas - which is rapidly turning into a hotbed for the city's startups.

Our full floor set-up is equipped with Sonos (we love music), a conference room (affectionately known as The Garage) with a garage-door wall, and large seating and lounge areas throughout. Our individual workspaces are spacious and comfortable.

We have art throughout the space, have top-of-the-line furniture, and believe that providing a highly comfortable work environment maximizes productivity and collaboration across our teams.

Our office is close to all major NY subway lines and easily accessible from all major residential neighborhoods.

Free Food

We cater multiple times/wk from top NYC restaurants, have a stocked kitchen and bar, and will make sure to accommodate everyone's favorites.

We have regular scheduled and spontaneous team lunches/dinners/bar crawls, and are always down to have a good time.

Flexible Hours

Some of our team-members work late into the night during coding sprints, while others prefer starting very early in the morning! We'll accommodate whatever peculiar schedule you might have (even if you're nocturnal).

Company Retreats

At least once a quarter we choose a great place for a company retreat! We recently traveled to a country home in New England for hiking, swimming, and a lakeside brunch.

Our founders are avid skiers so prepare to hit the slopes this winter...

Transportation

We'll cover subway and Ubers to work :)

401(k) Contribution

Starting in 2020, we will be offering a 401k matching program.

Health Insurance

We provide very generous medical, dental, and vision insurance.

Generous Vacation

We have a 2-week minimum annual vacation policy (to ensure you get your tan). We typically do PTO for employee vacations, given standard expectations are being met...we work to be incredibly accommodating.

Workshops/Conferences

We frequently bring guest speakers and leaders from prominent startups and consumer tech companies to the office to engage with the team and share learnings.

Work from Home

We let engineers work from home on Fridays - TGIF!


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