SnapStrat

< 10 Employees
< 10 Engineers
$500K - $1M Funding
Pre-Series A

We're an enterprise decision analytics tool that empowers users to improve the outcomes of their strategic decisions through data science.


Why join us?
  • Our CTO is highly experienced; he sold his previous startup to Talend and stayed on in an executive role there for 5 years before getting the itch to do it again.

  • The rest of our team comes from backgrounds at Apple, Bain & Co., McKinsey, and some other incredible places.

  • We're building a highly complex, cutting-edge platform with some fun and challenging problems that need solving.

  • Our seed round was led by Ravi Mohan at Shasta Ventures, who has an incredible track record in the enterprise analytics space.


Engineering at SnapStrat
Engineering team and processes

We're very collaborative; we love design by discussion and team members definitely set aside ego in service of the best output. We practice incremental development and expose work frequently. Other things that matter to us: continuous integration, diligent code reviews, strong code hygiene, test-driven programming, and an ability to discard work freely in favor of something better. We are taking agile programming to the next level: not working in fixed sprints, we do and review the work in a variable schedule. We are very committed to using new and effective technologies to allow us to work more quickly and with less code. In particular, the use of AWS AppSync with Serverless has been a game changer.

Technical Challenges

We are building a platform onto which data applications enabling strategic decisions can be made. It's a great technical challenge to build something that will quickly ingest different types of data, and then allow analytical processing to enable evaluation and decisions. We handle data ingestion/cleansing using standard technologies like Apache NiFi. We have our own metadata layer that's used to help build the data application. Doing this in a general way, making it easy to construct the data application by configuration, having the resulting application be beautiful, and doing it all fast are interesting challenges.

Projects you might work on
  • We are currently working on building our core technology, which has a metadata system coupled with a means of allowing our product team to develop our customer facing applications through configuration (we have a flexible means of programming through a pipeline mechanism where each stage can be things like a GraphQL Query, JMESPath, Javascript, HTTP request, etc.). We are designing as we go, and sharing our results with the company every couple of days. It's highly technical work, and it goes quickly. In this project (and all other matters) we are rigorous about DRY. For example, our core metadata is specified in YAML, which is automatically installed into the DynamoDB (from which is it executed), and all of the GraphQL/AppSync definitions are also automatically generated.

Tech stack
JavaScript
GraphQL
Apache NiFi
NoSQL
Event-based systems
Object-based system design
AWS Lambda
AWS
React
CircleCI
git
Node.js

Working at SnapStrat

Very scrappy, collaborative, and fun group. We aren't big on hierarchy. We are big on trusting each other. Our core values: always do what's right, lead our industry, care more, support our team, and never stop learning.

Generous Vacation

No cap on vacation; if you get your work done, you can take however much you need.

Free Food

Free lunches and snacks

Company Retreats
Flexible Hours
Health Insurance
Maternal/Paternal Leave
Team Activities
Pet Friendly

We have three dogs in the office daily.


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