Tech Lead Senior Startup Engineer Fellowship
Commit is building the remote-first community for software developers. We’re VC-backed, fully remote, and looking for Entrepreneurial Startup Engineers to join Commit.
If you’re selected, we’ll pay you during our 3-month program to explore roles at startups you’re passionate about as a Commit Engineering Partner.
Join the most ambitious startups, without going through their normal technical interviews. We take care of all the friction, so you can focus on finding the right fit. We hire you directly into Commit, pay you to find the right startup from a pool of vetted opportunities, let you skip those startups' normal interviewing processes, and then you get to test out startups for three months at a time until you find the perfect fit.
Members of our program have access to all of our Engineering Partners from past cohorts. Curious about what it's like to join a startup as the first engineer? Looking for the best course on Rust? Running into an issue with Terraform that you can't solve? Someone in the community has been in your shoes and can help. We’re run by engineers for engineers.
If you have 4+ years of experience in software engineering, and ambitions of excellence in your craft, apply on our website or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org!
Read more about us:
- Our guide to what you can expect from our program
- What it means to be a Commit Engineering Partner on our blog
- Our website
What we offer during the program:
- Full time paid employment as an Engineering Partner
- Extended health and dental plan, for you and for your family
- The right equipment to do your best work
- Access to your own career coach and a mentor for your job search
- We provide 15 vacation days, on top of statutory holidays while you're part of the Engineering Partner program. There is no limit on Sick Days or Personal Days
- Invitation-only events with technical leaders. We’ve been lucky to have guests like Katie Wilde (VP Engineering @ Buffer), Armon Dadgar (CTO @ Hashicorp), Gokul Rajaram (board member at DoorDash, Coinbase, Pinterest and The Trade Desk) and many others join us for private learning sessions.
We are a fully distributed, remote-first community, launched in Vancouver, with posts in Toronto, San Francisco, Mexico City, and more. We raised $6M from Accomplice, Inovia Capital and Jason Warner (former CTO @ GitHub).
- 4+ years of experience in software engineering (non-internship)
- Experience working on SaaS, marketplace, consumer or infrastructure
- Entrepreneurial mindset
- Growth-oriented attitude
- Ambitions of excellence in your craft. Some of our past EPs have grown into CTOs, principal engineers, and/or joined companies as the first engineer
Our Preferred Tech Stack
- FE: One/some of: Vue.js, React, Redux
- BE: One/some of: Golang, Node.js, Ruby/Rails, Python/Django (MVC!)
We believe that language is a tool. It’s more important that you have experience with one or more modern coding languages, than that you have experience with any particular language itself.
You might also have:
- Understanding of basic DevOps: AWS, GCP, Docker, Kubernetes/Terraform, CI/CD
- Understanding of RESTful APIs and/or GraphQL
- Understanding of cloud-native distributed systems and microservices
Our Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:
As an early-stage startup, we know it’s critical to build inclusive processes as a part of our foundation. We are committed to building and fostering an environment where our employees feel included, valued, and heard. We strongly encourage applications from Indigenous peoples, racialized people, people with disabilities, people from gender and sexually diverse communities and/or people with intersectional identities.
So what are you waiting for? Join Commit, unlock the next phase of your career. Apply on our website or by emailing email@example.com!
Apply now and work remotely at CommitApply
Tech Lead CTO
The salary range is so wide because I would like some of the compensation to be variable or performance based (such as bonuses when new apps and or meaningful features are launched). I know money is the most important thing to you. It is for me too. I am prepared to pay the right person a lot of money, especially for a remote job. This is up to you and I to discuss. If you want equity I am willing to do that after a standard vesting cliff period. In fact I would love if you really wanted equity and were that type of person -- one that cared about the long-term.
Saga Ventures is hiring for the role of CTO/Tech Lead. We’ll give you any title you want if you get things done.
As CTO/Tech Lead you will be responsible for the oversight of, the hiring process of and the development of multiple web and mobile applications.
Saga Ventures is a startup based in Switzerland that builds products that solve its founder’s problems. Basically the founder is solving his own problems with software. The founder is technical but has too many ideas and wants to implement more than one idea at a time. Your job is to lead the development of these software projects. Whether that is outsourcing hiring on freelance websites or hiring full time employees, that’s your choice (almost entirely; I may push back on a decision to see how well you’ve thought it out or something like that).
Top 5 reasons to work with Saga Ventures.
The person you report to (me, the guy writing this) wants as minimal contact as possible. This means you will be working autonomously almost the entire time. You will be asked to give a weekly report of the progress made each week on each application. This is how I will judge your performance. I will track budgeting with you. We may need to have calls, especially at the beginning of the job, but I generally do not like having calls. I am not one of those bosses who insists on doing things for the sake of doing them.
This is not a role where you will learn from others, technically speaking. You should be confident and familiar with all aspects of web and mobile application development (React Native specific). You should be comfortable with and desire to work independently.
The ideas and applications we are working on are not pie in the sky ideas. They are all intended to solve current problems of the founder. For some of the ideas, competing applications exist. For others, the problems we will be working on are not currently realized by the public. They are new. One example problem is how to easily share only the code that a remote developer needs to work on a repository of code.
Two of the five ideas have partially developed apps. They need love and attention from someone focused.
The themes of the products are:
Investing and Finance
All of the above themes are passions of his and industries he is highly experienced in (except longevity, that is a mere passion with a missing website ;).
Things I Care About
Your ability to work independently on full feature sets bringing product specifications to life.
You should basically never ask me a technical question. I am trying to not code at all here. I do product, design, strategy, finance, business stuff. You do and lead everything else.
Be able to take ownership of problems with a determination to solve them (this sentence was from a boilerplate job description from another one that I copied but it sounded good.
Things I don’t care about:
Agile development or any other development styles and how you get things built. [I may steer you towards certain development approaches though (such as using the same tech stack and directory structure across apps to maximize development efficiency)].
Where you live
When you work on a daily basis. If we don’t have to speak with one another, we don’t. It would be great if we could be a text-only company. Automattic is. Why can’t Saga Ventures be?
React/React-Native/React-Native-Web for frontend
Experience leading development projects or the confidence and ability to do so
Would be nice if you had a good understanding of AWS with some devops experience
As CTO/Tech Lead you must be highly proficient in React Native. We share as much code as possible between mobile and web applications by using the React Native Web package.
Our backend is the classic Express, MongoDB/Mongoose.
Apply now and work remotely at Saga Ventures