We create social products that take their cues from real-life dynamics. Our first product, Circles, is a social network for close family and friends. Enabling users to organize their people into self-defined groups for sharing and viewing with those who matter most.
Why join us?
The biggest and best companies build their products on waves of new technological possibilities. This is no different here. At Circles, we are building on top of the Matrix protocol (https://matrix.org/). Matrix is exciting because it opens new product possibilities that were previously, not possible. An example of this is how the protocol architecture allows us to create a social product that is private by default (via encryption and decentralized servers) - meaning no ads or data mining.
We are a design-driven tech company. Our founder is a self-taught engineer with a design-heavy background. The core principle is that technology is best unlocked through the lens of design - thus we love designers who see the beauty of engineering and we love engineers who see the magic of design.
In this mindset, we also seek to do new things rather than repeat the old. Innovation is encouraged and failure is not a fatality!
Our company was founded during the trials of the pandemic. As a result, we are remote first.
Engineering at Circle Technologies
We’ve been working with advisors to put processes in place around weekly sprints, code review, and deployment but this is ultimately flexible and under the appreciation of the engineers. We value quick agile iterations over lengthy waterfalls approach and we aim to leave the choice in the hands of our engineers.
When building in a consumer market where the user is typically exploited ('if you aren't paying for the product, you are the product'), we have an interesting tension between building things people want and building an infrastructure that values people's time and privacy.
You will be integrating an exciting new open-source protocol (https://matrix.org/discover/) into the core of our product. Currently, we are (partially) integrating Matrix through a Ruby-SDK but will be seeking to push the boundaries using Matrix as the core of our backend infrastructure.
As we are building on React Native, you will be building our product for both iOS and Android, implementing native dependencies (and perhaps rewriting natively, in due course).
Engineers are not siloed into simply writing code. We love and encourage everyone in the company to contribute to design.
Working at Circle Technologies
As an early-stage company, we listen to what people have to say and make it a priority to integrate the feedback.
Work from Home
Social impact driven
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