Telepath

remote, sf
11 - 25 Employees
< 10 Engineers
$5M - $10M Funding
Pre-Series A

Telepath (site: telepath.com) is founded by a team that brings together decades of experience building social products. We’re building a new social network focused on conversation — a space where people can make friends who share their interests.

The early internet was a really good place to do this, but the incumbent social networks don’t serve this purpose anymore. They promote unkindness by rewarding conflict and hostility, distribute disinformation rapidly, and algorithmically promote polarization. The only way to solve this problem is to make something better.

This isn’t another boring SaaS startup — we’re making a consumer internet product that people really love. Expect to work with a tight-knit team, to love your job, and to have the opportunity to earn a significant equity stake in an exciting early stage company. You won’t be a cog in a machine — you’ll own your own projects and be able to make meaningful contributions as a part of a highly creative and inclusive process.

We’re committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of our product and company and especially in our hiring.

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Telepath: Strategy & Overview by Richard Henry, CEO https://telepath.quip.com/WpReAV2a0TBT/Telepath-Strategy-Overview

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Read about us in the media:

The Verge https://www.theverge.com/interface/2020/9/25/21454441/telepath-app-beta-richard-henry-marc-bodnick-quora-content-moderation-kindness

Bloomberg https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-09-24/tech-veterans-try-to-build-a-kinder-more-thoughtful-facebook

Protocol https://www.protocol.com/telepath-social-network

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Why join us?

  • Telepath is funded by top VC firms and well-known angel investors, including early backers of Uber, Square, Slack, Robinhood, etc.

  • Play a key role in building a world-class product experience and engineering team

  • Collaborate in product and strategy discussions as part of a small team with a shared vision for a new kind of social network


Engineering at Telepath

Engineering team and processes

We have a small engineering team. Projects are typically lead by an engineer working closely with the CEO and our Head of Engineering. We have a quick twice daily check-in via video chat to raise issues quickly and get people unblocked. You'll be a collaborator in our weekly product meeting and have a stake in our roadmap and product decision making. We want working at Telepath to be a shared creative and highly inclusive experience.

Technical Challenges

You can help improve our client-side model abstraction that propagates updates to views, our asynchronous backend that batches database fetches from MySQL and Redis, our asynchronous iOS rendering framework that draws a buttery smooth feed at 60fps, our caching abstraction that synchronizes cache data between web workers, our custom Redis module that significantly speeds up common set operations, and so much more.

Projects you might work on
  • We’re looking for an experienced Android engineer to lead the development of our native Android app from the ground up; working with a team of engineers to build out Telepath on an entirely new platform and to drive our Android development processes

  • We’re looking for experienced iOS engineers to help build out new features in our native iOS app, including video, image editing, a text editor, and more

  • We’re looking for generalist engineers that are comfortable building out a feature all the way from the backend API in Python or Go to the frontend in our native iOS app, Android app, or using React on the web

  • We’re looking for engineers with experience working on ranking and relevance to work on our feed and recommendation systems

Tech stack
Python
Swift
iOS Development
MySQL
Redis
Google Cloud

Working at Telepath

Our company brings together cumulative decades of experience building social networks. We’re singularly focused on building something we really love and feel good about. Everyone at the company is involved in our product decision making process, including in our weekly product meeting. We're building a world-class product and team, and have a high bar for both engineering and product design.

Diversity and Inclusion
Perks & benefits
  • Health Insurance

    We have excellent health, dental and vision coverage.

  • Generous Vacation

    We want everyone to take time to recharge. We offer 3 weeks of vacation per year, U.S. holidays, and a holiday shutdown between Dec 25 and the New Year when everyone is off the grid at the same time.

  • Work from Home

    You can optionally work from anywhere as long as you can be available for video meetings from 9 AM–3 PM Pacific Time. Our primary headquarters are in San Francisco, CA and — once the pandemic is over — you can choose to work out of our office.

  • Relocation

    We are able to sponsor U.S. visas and assist with immigration including green card applications.

  • Free Food

    Free lunch and dinner is delivered to the office from local restaurants in San Francisco every day.


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