Here's the tl;dr:
- At Rise, we are on a mission to help teams get more important work done. We do that by building a calendar that gives teams more time to focus on what matters.
- We're experienced people, have built companies before and we've raised $3M from top tier investors like Stewart Butterfield (founder Slack), Adriaan Mol (founder Messagebird, Mollie) and Lachy Groom.
- We're focussed on doing great work and letting you do just that. We're distributed, do almost everything async and are super flexible about when we work (we're all parents of young kids so you can probably find us on the playground whenever we're not working).
- We'll offer a competitive salary in the range of €80 – 120k plus stock options.
This is Rise
We set out to build a company that helps teams make the most of their time. Why? Because time is the most valuable asset we can spend only once. Becoming more aware of the fact that we have limited time is one of our key beliefs. And, not coincidentally, the central point in Rick’s bestselling book, launching internationally in February 2022.
The Rise web app is written in TypeScript using React and Mobx. It is using websockets to receive real-times updates from the backend. We are looking for a product engineer that works on all of it, but primarily focusses on building a fantastic user experience.
What you'll be working on
You'll focus on building new features and enhancing user experience in our calendar product. Some examples:
- Implementing delightful small animations that help our users orient and get things done
- Researching and implementing features that help users save time when using the product
- Implementing accessibility features, like keyboard handling and shortcuts
- Improving and expanding the Rise onboarding flow that helps new users and teams get started
What our ideal candidate looks like 💅
- Extensive experience with CSS
- Extensive experience with React and/or Angular
- Cares a lot about high quality, readable, structured code. Advocates best practices and architecture patterns. Is able to make trade-offs between extensibility, optimization and execution speed. Empowers others by reviewing code.
- Proficient with different types of testing (integration, unit, stress, etc)
- Has a habit of being paranoid about security and privacy (input validation, network encryption, authentication, authorization)
- Is autonomous, able to independently pick up tasks and full projects and work through them end-to-end
- Is product and user minded: is always focused on how their work will impact or optimize the experience of Rise users
We realize that as a founding team we're from similar backgrounds, that we have unconscious biasses and that we have work to do here. This is why we explicitly want to invite and encourage people from underrepresented groups to apply.
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Your Future Colleagues
Emiel Janson (left)
Designed digital products that are used by millions of people. Worked for companies like Tidal, Palantir, Blendle and designed the Dutch COVID notification app.
Shipped 8 of his own Mac/iOS apps before. Many of which became a top paid app.
Rick and Emiel worked closely together at Blendle for almost three years.
Rick Pastoor (middle)
Authored a bestselling book on productivity (GRIP, sold over 75.000 copies in the Netherlands). Rights sold to the US, UK, Spain and Finland, Israel, Germany, more to come.
Led product and engineering as CPO at Blendle (millions of users, consumer product, micropayments and subscription). Blendle was sold to Cafeyn in 2020.
Has engineering background with CS degree.
Willem Spruijt (right)
Engineer with a keen eye for detail and skilled in balancing quality and speed of development.
Responsible for large parts of the payments infrastructure at Uber and building out the Amsterdam engineering site from 7 to 220 engineers in 5 years.
Found and sold 2 companies before that: Yunoo (personal budgeting, sold to AFAS) and Fosbury (digital ticketing platform).