say.com

51 - 100 Employees
26 - 50 Engineers
$10M - $25M Funding
Pre-Series A

We're modernizing the shareholder franchise (voting) to return power to shareholders of publicly traded companies. Most investors today do not vote or propose changes in the companies they own. We want to fix this to make all shareholders more engaged with their investments, and to get companies more engaged with their shareholders.

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Why join us?
  • Founded by a great team, including a repeat founder (founder of Acorns), strong team in place already compared to most early stage startups.

  • Product opportunities are growing quickly. Incumbent players have abused their monopoly to the point that asset managers managing $trillions are begging us to build products for them.

  • We have launched with two customers in less than 10 months, handling official votes for 3 million shareholders.


Engineering at say.com
Engineering team and processes

We work on one week sprints. The sprints alternate between focusing on things our existing customers need and things we need to pilot or build for future (larger) customers to sign up with us.

We're currently split about 70% back-end and front-end and 30% mobile. As our back-end products grow and get more sophisticated, we expect the back-end platform to grow more quickly than others.

We currently use Trello and Github for pull requests & reviews. We have a CI-CD pipeline already in place, and use Kubernetes to manage our staging and production infrastructures.

Technical Challenges

Handling shareholder communications is naturally a very spikey problem. One week we might have to send millions of communications, followed by a week where we send none. Our infrastructure has to support this.

Much of the existing world we interface with operates on systems and protocols designed in the 80s, but our partners sign up with us to modernize their interaction with us. It's exciting, but challenging, to help move large players into modern technology.

We will also face a challenging security problem: our data is going to be very valuable, as we effectively get a breakdown of every investor's portfolio and transactions. This data is sensitive.

Projects you might work on
  • You would work on our shareholder communication platform, which handles official communications and votes for millions of shareholders. We currently target the US investors/companies but will expand scope over time to international exchanges.

    This project also involves building a platform to interact with publicly traded companies directly.

  • You would work with our mobile team to build out the back end systems (we currently use Realm for this) for a real-time mobile platform with offline capabilities. The mobile application will allow investors to make proposals for change in the companies they own (Starbucks should stop using styrofoam cups. or Apple should issue a large one time dividend) and connect with other investors to garner support in favor / support against the proposals.

Tech stack
Python
Django
React
Swift
Realm
ES6
PostgreSQL
Kubernetes
Docker
AWS

Working at say.com

We're still scrappy, but value the stability and organization of more mature organizations.

Health Insurance

Fully paid health, dental, and vision insurance for you and your partner (with good plans!). Generous family coverage, too.

Generous Vacation

Unlimited PTO.

Maternal/Paternal Leave
Transportation
Free Food

Breakfast; several lunches each week including an all hands lunch.

Team Activities

We have semi monthly company outings (we went curling, we've been shuffleboarding, we've done community discussion events and happy hours).

We have semi regular in-office happy hours with Mexican food on 1-2 Fridays per month, with friends or +1s welcome to stop by to see where you work (super casual).

Relocation

We offer a flexible relocation package.

Pet Friendly

Dogs welcome! We're in a lovely walking neighborhood, too.


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