Sleeper

sf, silicon_valley
< 10 Employees
< 10 Engineers
$5M - $10M Funding
Series A

Sleeper is a ​messaging app for one of the last true social networks - sports.

People use Sleeper as a way to spend time with friends, family, and co-workers around sports.

A quarter-million active users are already on Sleeper, and we are growing virally. ​We are initially using fantasy leagues to cluster friends around a shared desire to compete. By offering the best fantasy leagues on the planet, we are able to establish a beachhead in sports, leveraging viral, invite-based, organic growth without having to rely on paid user-acquisition.

Our goal is to own the entire social graph in sports.

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Why join us?
  • App is growing virally via word of mouth

  • Retention and engagement is in the top 100 globally across all apps, and #1 in sports

  • Recently closed $5m+ Series A with General Catalyst

  • 100% employee retention


Engineering at Sleeper
Engineering team and processes

Our engineering team is 4 people, consisting of 2 front-end and 2 back-ends.

We don't do agile, scrum, etc. We sync up once per week to prioritize what's important, then we go do that. We communicate closely to keep each other updated throughout the day, but we rarely hold official meetings at our size.

Everyone is pretty driven and mission-focused, so we've never had the need for a formal process.

Technical Challenges

We have a high bar in terms of the user experience, so nailing down the micro-interactions takes a lot of engineering focus.

We're always looking for ways to be efficient with less number of people, and don't plan to grow headcount, so we have to find ways to work smart. Think Whatsapp and Instagram teams (20-30 people companies serving hundreds of millions of users).

Projects you might work on
  • Web app redesign.

  • Mobile app features and improvements.

  • Backend scaling and features.

Tech stack
Elixir
Cassandra
React Native
Redux
React
JavaScript
Objective-C
Java

Working at Sleeper

We value people who:

  • Trust each other
  • Have a bias to action
  • Are honest, even when it's not convenient
  • are macro optimist / micro pessimist
  • reason in first principles
  • seek discomfort
  • understand that failure is okay
  • make themselves vulnerable
  • value idea meritocracy
Generous Vacation

3 weeks. We don't do the unlimited trick like other companies.

Flexible Hours

11am-5pm are the core hours, but you can do anything you want as long as you get stuff done.

Health Insurance

We provide full medical + dental coverage.

Company Retreats

Portugal or Thailand this year.

Beautiful Office

We're in the process of shopping for our new office.

Team Activities

Mostly going to bars right now, or watching games together.

Relocation

We offer a $5000 relocation stipend.

Work from Home

Flexible with work from home if need arises.


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