Sourcetable.com

east_bay, la, ny, remote, seattle, sf, silicon_valley
< 10 Employees
< 10 Engineers
Private Funding
Pre-Series A

Sourcetable is a networked spreadsheet that makes it easy to connect, sync and query your data, without needing to know how to code.

Our users are typically non-technical knowledge workers (growth, operations, finance, marketing) who are doing analysis work in spreadsheets. They need to model data and do data mashups from a variety of sources (SaaS tools, Databases and APIs), and have those models update automatically.

They need solutions that are more dynamic, more networked, and more collaborative than present solutions on the market. They need Sourcetable.

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Active Roles

Why join us?

  • Spreadsheets are one of the hardest things you can build — right up there with compilers. To succeed, you need technical excellence on the backend, paired with utter obsessiveness on the frontend, partnered with a genuine empathy for users.

    As scaffolding for the mind used by more than 1 billion people, spreadsheets are one of the few applications that can have a universal impact on people's daily lives.

  • Experienced Team: Everyone has 10+ yrs experience in tech/startups, including Hipcamp, Twitch, Bebo, Narvar and Hipmunk. Founders have been working together for 7 years. Everybody codes.

    You would be hire no.4, so it's pivotal that you enjoy and thrive in an early-stage startup environment.

  • Fully remote team. You do you.


Engineering at Sourcetable.com

Engineering team and processes

Our engineering team consists of three engineers. You will be the fourth. The engineering team consists of Jeff (co-founder/CTO), Ivan (product engineer), Chad (lead backend engineer), and myself, Eoin (CSS guy).

We strive for test driven development (although we don’t always succeed!), we pair program when the occasion calls for it, and we review each other's commits before pushing to production. We use gitflow with a branching structure (feature development and master).

Technical Challenges
  • Building a real-time spreadsheet.

  • Creating a bridge between relational databases and spreadsheet interfaces.

  • Optimizing performance to minimize latency and maintain spreadsheet magic over increasingly large and complex datasets and queries.

  • Data warehousing and security to ensure our customer’s data always stays secure.

  • Making everything consistent, performant and reliable through devops work.

Projects you might work on
  • Real-time collaborative spreadsheet:

    Lead the architecture of a spreadsheet that allows for real-time collaboration at least better than Excel, and on par with Google Sheets (e.g. multiplayer editing and real-time updates).

  • Functions & Formulas:

    We handle some types of queries on the sever side. This allows us to remote-compute large and complex data queries and exceed client-side limitations. You would be responsible for architecting a system that determines what should be handled by the client, and what should be sent to the backend.

    Keeping latency low across the system is core to the user experience.

  • Spreadsheet modeling from live database data.

    One of the core pieces of usability for Sourcetable is that users can model from database data (using structured referencing notation), and that these models will update automatically when the source table data updates. These data sources currently include databases and SaaS tools, and will likely include external APIs in the future.

Tech stack
JavaScript
React
Azure Cloud
AWS
Terraform
Docker

Working at Sourcetable.com

We place a strong emphasis on shipping. If it doesn't ship then we haven't learned anything, and the faster we can learn the better. Customer service is important to us, as is a focus on building a business and solving people's real-world problems.

Everyone on the team has worked at multiple startups, so it's a big plus if you have experience working at an early stage startup (<20ppl).

Diversity and Inclusion

Honestly, we're a small team and haven't put as much intentional work here as we'd like to. We do have a documented anti-harassment policy in place. Our general philosophy is that everybody is welcome, and we want to be welcoming to everybody.

Perks & benefits
  • Health Insurance

    We provide excellent healthcare. We don't have many benefits, but this is one place we don't skimp.

  • Work from Home

    Push code from wherever you like. We co-ordinate on Pacific Time.

  • Other

    401(k). Equity


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