< 10 employees
< 10 engineers
$500k - $1m funding
Pre-series a

We create digital spaces for friends to hangout.

Why join us?

  • We're backed by Y Combinator (S20 batch) and founders/leaders at Figma, Snap, Postmates, and others.

  • The founders (Product/Design, iOS, Backend) worked together at Secret and have built experiences at FB/Instagram, Houseparty, Postmates, Medium, and Kamcord (YC S12).

Engineering at Sonar

Engineering team and processes

We're a small engineering operation comprised of an iOS and backend engineer (both cofounders). Our workflow is flexible and variant based on the size of the features we're tackling - but we typically operate on a weekly shipping cadence. We work closely with tight iteration cycles with our product design cofounder. You'll have a large surface area to make an impact with our fast and flexible team.

Technical Challenges

The core of what we're building is an MMO. This means low-latency and real-time are the name of the game. We make heavy use of websockets and our greatest challenges will come from scaling stateful game servers with highly variant world sizes (1 to thousands participants).

Projects you might work on
  • You'd get to work on our user placement service which is responsible for autoscaling game servers and orchestrating user placement across them as they scale up and down.

  • You'd be building services which ingest movement and proximity data of users to augment a relationship graph between users.

  • You'd be helping us monitor and manage our infrastructure on AWS - giving us deep observability into our systems. And making sure we're following best practices with IaC and CI/CD pipelines.

Tech stack

Working at Sonar

We highly value autonomy. If you think it's important and we can see how it contributes to our overall team goal, you'll have time to get it done. We sync on a relaxed cadence and operate with a high degree of trust that we'll get the things done that we need to.

Diversity and Inclusion

We're currently a 4 person all-male team. Diversity will be a consideration in our hiring process.

We care about your empathy for our users and the problem space — not your background, personal or political beliefs.

None in the short term — but providing outsized opportunities for individuals from underrepresented backgrounds will come into focus as our capacity to support such opportunities grows.

Connect with our team during your hiring process

As part of our commitment to an inclusive workplace, we are happy to offer prospective engineers the chance to connect with our engineering employees who come from underrepresented backgrounds. It’s a way to get a better sense of our team and what it might be like to work with us.

If you’re interested in connecting with our team, be sure to bring this up during one of our introductory calls!

Perks & benefits
  • Generous Vacation

    Mandatory 2 week. Unlimited otherwise.

  • Pet Friendly

    A corgi and pomsky are often in the office.

  • Flexible Hours
  • Health Insurance

    Medical, dental, and vision.

  • Work from Home
  • Prioritizes diversity in hiring
Our Team by the Numbers

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