Shogun Enterprises

sf, east_bay, silicon_valley
101 - 250 Employees
< 10 Engineers
$25M - $50M Funding
Series B

Shogun is a fintech company building software to empower home improvement contractors (roofers, GCs, plumbers, etc) to level the playing field with the larger players and help them bring their businesses into the digital age. Our subscription software platform — Hearth (www.gethearth.com) — provides contractors a competitive way to sell more jobs by offering financing options to their customers and has expanded to offer digital invoicing, payment collections and other financial tools. We are building an end-to-end financial toolkit to SMB contractors that underpins their entire business.

Backed by 8VC, Founders Fund, and other prominent leaders in Silicon Valley, Shogun has raised $28mm to date and is one of the fastest growing tech companies in the home improvement space. Shogun has originated hundreds of millions of dollars of financial products since launching under three years ago, grown to over 100 employees and we’re aiming to profitably grow 300% YOY in 2021. We’re looking for smart, ambitious people to join our team. Build something amazing with us and join our rapidly growing company!

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Why join us?

  • We have over 10,000 Home Improvement Contractor companies on our platform originating over $10m in financing loans per month.

  • We are closing our Series B valuing us at over $250m.

  • We're backed by top VCs like 8VC and Founders Fund.


Engineering at Shogun Enterprises

Engineering team and processes

Currently, every engineer on the team is a generalist and can take on the highest priority projects that come down the pipeline. As we scale, engineers are starting to have particular focus areas of the product where they have become the owners of that area. As project owners start to own more and more things, they will become the lead in that area and potentially build a team around them.

We operate on two week sprints in Asana where we draw from our product and engineering roadmaps. Each week we discuss ongoing projects, the roadmap and brainstorm ways in which we can iterate and improve upon our current processes. We also carve out time each week for Brain Gainz in which we learn something new outside the scope of our current tasks, be it a new frontend framework, cool new library we could use, or even learn Rust.

Technical Challenges

1) As our user base grows and that user base performs more actions, we're starting to see and tackle some scalability issues. We're investing in our data pipelines, isolated services, and frontend code splitting.

2) We're planning to have $100m in payments as well as originate $300m in loans via our platform. We're investing in our core foundations to be able to handle that sort of scale.

Projects you might work on
  • Build a Payments product in which Homeowners can pay Contractors for a home improvement project. Utilize Stripe Connect for the payment gateway but build out the concept of invoices, payment options, line items. And do it in a week... :)

  • Build an Invoice customization tool. Sit in on customer calls to listen to the problems areas Contractors have with existing software and determine a simple, elegant solution with product. Spearhead its implementation and keep track of how it performs once launched.

  • Create an external facing API for our customer data. Other software providers have expressed interest in integrating our services for shared customers. We've outgrown the manual hand hold and want to send them to our docs.

Tech stack
Rails
React
React Native
AWS

Working at Shogun Enterprises

Our company values are:

Slope: We choose people that have a high learning potential. Employees solicit and give constructive feedback to better themselves and others.

Mutual Benefit: Not only do we want your skills to benefit the company, we'd like to equally benefit you on your journey. We allocate time for growth and want to see our employees leave Shogun in a dramatically better spot then when they arrived.

Truth: We hate the bureaucratic nature of larger companies and would rather be honest, open and empathetic with our co-workers. No posturing, just real growth.

Diversity and Inclusion

As we grow we are striving to have a diverse top of funnel candidate pool and run the exact same interview process for everyone.

Part of the reason I've stayed at Shogun for over 4 years (since month 3 of the company starting) is that you won't find a better group of people. Talk to anyone here and you'll find them to be friendly and inclusive, humble and intellectual. - Zak

At this time, Shogun does not have specific initiatives in place for those in underrepresented groups. We take pride in the culture we have built over the years but know that we have some work to do in order to make diversity and inclusion a larger focus at Shogun. Our HR team has committed to making progress on this front with goals of implementing tangible initiatives in 2021.

Perks & benefits
  • Generous Vacation

    Unlimited PTO

  • Free Food
  • Beautiful Office

    We are currently office shopping in downtown SF. One of the requirements is that it is Beautiful.

  • Pet Friendly
  • Flexible Hours
  • Health Insurance
  • Company Retreats
  • Team Activities
  • Work from Home
  • Visa Support
  • LGBTQ+ friendly
Our Team by the Numbers
Engineering team
LGBTQ+
29%

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