Product Engineer

Remote • $100k - $150k • 0.1% - 1.0%

YEN


Role Location

  • Remote

Compensation

  • $100k - $150k
  • 0.1% - 1.0%

Employees

< 10 people

Address

1416 Saratoga Ave
San Jose, CA, 95129, US

Tech Stack

  • React
  • TypeScript
  • JavaScript
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Google Cloud Platform
  • Node.js

Role Description

We are building from the ground-up and are looking for someone who gets excited about translating a big vision into bite-sized chunks and has a clear bias toward action. This is a rare opportunity to have a leadership role in deciding not just the technology stack but is an equal partner in product design decisions.

We're looking for someone with experience interfacing with a lot of data, integrations with a ton of APIs, and has strong opinions (weakly held) about implementation, design, and user experience. They also care about building a product that makes money... especially when the product is empathetically-designed.

They also need to know how to operate fluently in a distributed-first culture and this person desires to not just contribute to the existing culture (process, workflow, behavior) but also design, nurture, and craft it as if it were their own (because, it is)! More specifically, they are world-class communicators and love sharing their work (and life) with others!

About YEN

We've built a community-building platform that our customers can install on their own website with one-line of JS code. This creates a real-time / async chat that allows website visitors to become community members, right on the customer's homepage.

It's kind of like having a Slack (or Discord Chat) right on your own website.

The biz model is B2B SaaS.

Here's a bit of our current progress: https://yenfm.substack.com/p/-a-commsaas-story-how-were-building

For those who are fans of Jobs to be Done, here's a little verbiage for you: Creators hire YEN to help them launch, grow, and monetize their community.

Creators is anyone who is using their audience and community to build revenue (e.g. bloggers, vloggers, influencers, newsletter publishers, podcasters, and technology-enabled SMBs).

Company Culture

We are serious about our work but we don't take ourselves too seriously. We like to share our work (and lives) with our customers and community.

We are the most transparent team and culture you've ever experienced... it is a wildly-different feel!

And we build in the open — sharing a ton of what we know as things are in-progress. This will be hard to fully understand and appreciate, but, you'll need to be a competent writer and communicator for this to work.

John, the CEO, blogs daily (http://john.do) about life, family, startups, and everything in-between and communicates daily with thousands of our community members through a variety of (social) channels on the internet. This is a unique competitive advantage that we have.

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