Ashby (W19)
All-in-one recruiting software

Engineer Who Can Design

San Francisco Or Remote / Remote
Full-time
About Ashby

We’re building the next generation of enterprise software and we’re starting with a suite of products that help talent leaders, recruiters, and hiring managers run their hiring process significantly better (we haven’t shared much publicly about what we’re building yet, but we’ll be more specific once we meet).

We are well funded and backed by great investors, including Y Combinator, Elad Gil and Lachy Groom.

We have not launched publicly yet, but we're already working with amazing companies, such as Plaid, Airtable, Snyk, Benchling and SalesLoft (and many others which we cannot name yet).

About the role

About Ashby

We’re building the next generation of enterprise software and we’re starting with a suite of products that help talent leaders, recruiters, and hiring managers run their hiring process significantly better (we haven’t shared much publicly about what we’re building yet, but we’ll be more specific once we meet). 

You will enjoy working with us if you’re passionate about making people more productive with software and if you believe that many of the most promising productivity improvements have not materialized yet.

We are well funded and backed by great investors, including Y Combinator, Elad Gil, and Lachy Groom.

We have not launched publicly yet, but we're already working with amazing companies, such as Opendoor, Plaid, Airtable, Snyk, Benchling, and SalesLoft.

Our Philosophy

Here are a few key points that should give you an idea of what it is like to work with us:

  • We invest a lot in common building blocks that allow us to build powerful and customizable products fast. At the core of Ashby is a set of common components (analytics modelling and query language, policy engine, workflow engine) which we are constantly improving.

  • We put a lot of effort into designing products that are approachable to beginners but can be mastered & extended by power users. In many ways, spreadsheets set the bar here.

  • We strongly believe that small teams with very talented people (and the right work environment) deliver much better performance than teams with large headcount. We hire and compensate accordingly.

  • Our users’ pain is our pain. We have deep empathy with customers and prospects and think hard about how to build the best tools that fit their use cases.

We value a strong sense of ownership, principled thinking over experience, and thoughtful communication (we put a lot of effort into using the right communication channels) - we’ll get into these and other values during the hiring process.

About the Role

We believe the best designs come from engineers with an eye for visual design; we don’t have pure designers at Ashby. In particular, we love people who have a deep understanding of CSS and experience building reusable and extensible components.

As a design engineer, you will lead the visual and experience design of our design system, its translation to React components, and consult or lead design for new features. We love to work with engineers who are product-minded and we expect to work without dedicated PMs for quite a while.

We use React, TypeScript, and SCSS with CSS modules, but we only expect experience with CSS, React-like frameworks, and familiarity building CRUD APIs.

You could be a great fit if

  • Empowering other engineers to build well-designed features through a design system excites you.

  • You believe great visual design balances usability and beauty; you’ll, for example, pick a less appealing interface that packs more information on screen over one that doesn’t.

  • You lean heavily on design patterns and systems but know when a feature needs bespoke work.

  • You believe great design comes through iteration, collaboration, and responding to customer feedback.

  • Every time you see a great design or interaction on the web, your first reaction is to open the developer console.

We know this kind of talent is rare and we're excited to pay top of market to have you join us!

Benefits

  • You’ll get the time to do things the right way; we put a lot of emphasis on high quality work and avoid quick hacks as much as possible

  • Competitive compensation

  • Health insurance for you and your dependents

We're looking forward to speaking with you!

Ashby provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetics, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. We are committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce and welcome people from all backgrounds, experiences, perspectives, and abilities.

Technology

Our technology stack is: TypeScript (frontend & backend), Node.js, React, Apollo GraphQL, Postgres, Redis.

We don’t require previous experience with these, but experience with and a love for typed languages are helpful!

We care a lot about optimizing our tools and automating workflows as it allows us to work with smaller teams. You should share that enthusiasm and be excited to contribute.

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