Kraftful (S19)

Software for connected devices.

First Engineer (Full-Stack)

Location
 
San Francisco, CA, USA
Job Type
 
Full-time
Experience
 
3+ years
About Kraftful

Internet connectivity is coming to every object around us. Our goal is to make these connected products usable by more people so that they are truly useful.

In the past few years, smart home adoption has been driven by smart speakers, which have already reached over 40% of US homes. More than half of those homes now also have other connected products, like smart lights, thermostats, and doorbells.

Connected products can assist people in their homes in powerful ways. But the interfaces that come with these products tend to only be usable by techie early adopters. As a result, most smart home apps have fewer than 3 stars in the app stores and many products are returned because users can’t figure out the app. The exciting opportunity for us is to make connected products usable by everyone, whether they’re tech savvy or not.

Backed by Y Combinator, Google Assistant Investments Program, F7 Ventures, Cleo Capital, and many great angels, we’re building a diverse team to keep Kraftful focused on our important goal of making technology more accessible.

About the role

Skills: Android, iOS, JavaScript, React Native, Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Internet connectivity is coming to every object around us. Our goal is to make these connected products usable by more people.

Backed by Y Combinator, Google Assistant Investments Program, F7 Ventures, Cleo Capital, and many great angels, we’re building a diverse team to keep Kraftful focused on our important goal of making technology more accessible.

It's a team that puts users first. We make hard, pragmatic decisions, focusing on value and people over process. Constant iteration is at the core of our product and company. Empathy is our superpower.

About the Role

As Kraftful’s first engineering hire, you’re sure to have a big impact. You’ll collaborate with our founding team to refine our product and technology direction, as well as support an engineering culture that empathizes with our customers, users, and other team members.

Help us deliver ✨delightful✨ mobile apps and voice assistant integrations for connected products—things like smart lights, locks, and thermostats. We’re obsessed with what makes a great user experience and we’re developing tools that allow us to ship amazing experiences at scale.

Our tech stack: React Native, Node, GraphQL, PostgreSQL, AWS

What you’ll do:

  • Build features that span our mobile and backend applications
  • Integrate external APIs using techniques like feature flags and circuit breakers
  • Adopt (or invent) tools to help us scale our engineering efforts
  • Develop subject matter expertise in areas like wireless networking and embedded systems
  • Pitch in on many surprising, daily challenges that come up in an early-stage start up 😅

What you’ll need:

  • BA/BS degree (or equivalent work experience)
  • 3+ years experience building production software in a team environment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills - a great writer, speaker, and listener
  • Fearlessness - ready to take on new challenges that may not have clear solutions
  • Dedication to customer happiness - hardware is hard, so we make software easy for our customers
  • Flexibility - we’re in constant iteration mode
  • Curiosity to become an expert on the smart home space

In the past few years, smart home adoption has been driven by smart speakers, which have already reached over 40% of US homes. More than half of those homes now also have other connected products, like smart lights, thermostats, and doorbells.

Connected products can assist people in powerful ways, but the interfaces that come with these products tend to only be usable by techie early adopters. As a result, most smart home apps have fewer than 3 stars in the app stores and many products are returned just because users can’t figure out the app. Our exciting opportunity is to make connected products usable by everyone, whether they’re tech savvy or not.

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