Trainual

remote
26 - 50 Employees
< 10 Engineers
$5M - $10M Funding
Series A

We're a SaaS platform that enables small and medium sized businesses to build and digitize their playbooks. Most things in life come with a manual, and we think businesses should be no different! Our platform is the one, clear place for businesses to build their source of truth for everything they do.

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Why join us?
  • In 2019 we grew 450% year over year, in 2020 so far we have grown 110% year over year (through a pandemic! Since going remote our team has grown by 14 people and we're only going up from here)

  • We have a 99% customer retention!

  • When we went to raise a seed round, there was so much interest that without even needing to go out pitching Trainual to VC and investment groups, we ended up raising a $7M Series A in a round lead by MATH Venture Partners and 4490 Ventures.


Engineering at Trainual
Engineering team and processes

We structure our Engineering & Product team using the Squad model, made popular by Spotify. You can read more about this here: https://www.atlassian.com/agile/agile-at-scale/spotify

Basically we have 3 different squads, which includes 1 Project Manager, 1 Designer and 3-5 Engineers. One of the Engineers within the squad is designated as the tech lead, who is responsible for the the technical planning and implementation of all initiatives from the technical perspective.

Each squad operates on two-week cycles, which we call sprints. Before we start a sprint, we will run a grooming session which involves everyone from the squad, and additionally we have a grooming intake session afterwards which includes only engineers. We use Jira to create and track tickets through-out the development lifecycle and use Pull Requests on Github to conduct code reviews. All Engineers conduct peer reviews of PR’s, but the tech lead from each squad is ultimately responsible for code merged from members of their squad. We typically release to production at the end of each sprint and often a few times throughout the sprint.

Technical Challenges

Our platform allows small and medium sized companies to create a playbook for their business, and a big piece of that is documenting of their processes, policies, and processes.

One of the biggest challenges that we face currently is that not everyone is great or even good at documenting. This is often seen as homework or in general not a priority unless they are actively hiring or changing their processes. The challenge here is to create technology that can document their processes for them . Essentially take what is in their brain and turn it into Trainual content that can be easily searched, assigned, and referenced by the members of their team.

Then, there is the challenge of adapting our product to allow for the sheer number of users that will be using it as we grow. That means making sure that while we are tackling new ways to enable our platform to build content for our customers, we are also working to make sure it can support the growth that those new features will bring.

Projects you might work on
  • You will get to work on modifying our current WYSIWYG text editor to allow for collaboration and commenting with a similar experience to Google Docs but with more flexibility.

  • As a platform that will be used as the playbook for their business, we will need to integrate with many other HR and communication platforms. For that, you will get to work on custom integrations with many other services over the next 12 months.

  • As a part of our engineering team, you will be exploring implementing micro-services to handle our heavy processes and AI initiatives.

Tech stack
Ruby on Rails
JavaScript
React
TypeScript
PostgreSQL

Working at Trainual

Our team is made of high performers that put a premium on collaboration and everyone having a voice. Because of that, we value pulling together to put out incredible work and making our company and our product the best it can be. We believe in a work life balances and collection experiences both in and outside of the workplace - we even give every full time employee an experience fund to encourage them to go out and try new things!

Generous Vacation

We have 20 days of paid vacation a year (with the option to roll over 5 from the year before if you don't use it all!) as well as 5 sick days (with the same option to roll over 5 from the year before) and 11 paid holidays! All in all, each employee has access to over a month of paid time off per year.

Free Food

We stock our office with LOTS of awesome snacks, local cold brew, and have catered celebrations on holidays!

Gym/Fitness

Our office in Scottsdale has a private gym, and 2 of our health plans come with a wellness credit to use on whatever makes the most sense for your health (e.g. gym membership, mental health visits, meditation app, etc).

Beautiful Office

We are located in a beautiful office part in Scottsdale, Arizona. Our office is large with lots of windows for natural light, and socially distanced desks during COVID!

Pet Friendly

Our office is dog friendly! Sign up to bring in your pooch whenever you'd like (limit 1 dog at a time because some dogs are not interested in sharing the attention with other furry friends)

Company Retreats

We have an annual retreat each year! During COVID, this was virtual (and SO fun) but when travel is an option again we try to choose a new and exciting location to bring the team together.

Maternal/Paternal Leave

We have 8 weeks of fully paid parental leave, regardless of what your path to parenthood looks like. Both birthing and non-birthing parents can also flex addition paid time up to 12 weeks with their PTO! They can also optionally flex an additional 4 weeks of unpaid time if they do not have enough PTO stored.

Flexible Hours

We don't have any hard rules on start or stop times during the day. As long as you are able to make it to your team meetings and get your work done, no one is tracking what time you logged on or off!

Health Insurance

We have 4 amazing health plans designed to accommodate a range of different needs. 3 of the 4 plans are covered 100% for employee only coverage, with the fourth being only $29/month for employee-only coverage. Employee+spouse and Employee+family plans are also significantly subsidized!

Team Activities

We have regular, fun times to connect whether that takes the form of a 90-day challenge to help each other accomplish personal goals, Donut meetings every couple of weeks for unstructured hang time, or holiday celebrations!

401(k) Contribution

We offer a 401(k) through Guideline with up to a 3% match!

Work from Home

We are currently completely remote during COVID with the option for a limited number of team members to work from the office as much as they need to. After COVID, we will have a hybrid of working from home and in the office as much as it makes sense for you!

Relocation

We offer a $2000 relocation bonus for anyone looking to relocate to Phoenix, Arizona (or any of the surrounding suburbs).


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