Onebrief makes military planning fast and collaborative. This type of planning is characterized by creative problem solving and high-stakes decision making, but currently it's unacceptably slow. Among U.S., NATO and allied countries, there are thousands of units where Onebrief is sorely needed now. As one of our customers said, “if we had Onebrief in 2001, Afghanistan would be in different shape today.” In 5 years, it will be unthinkable to present military options to the President in anything but Onebrief.
We are on track to be one of the first defense companies built in the model of modern SaaS startups to deliver a consumer grade user experience with real impact.
We are post-revenue and backed by a mix of Silicon Valley venture capital and former military officers. We’re also an AFWERX (US Air Force) SBIR awardee.
We are based in Austin/TX but operate as an all-remote company.
Onebrief makes military planning seamless and represents a shift in paradigm for future military decisions. It is an all-in-one tool that supports both the creative and process-oriented aspects of military planning. In Onebrief, planners use maps, boards, diagrams, timelines, spreadsheets, slide decks and text documents to create their plans—all while sharing a common database. Everything stays in sync, in real time. Our approach has been refined and validated through hundreds of user experiments.
We’re post-revenue (approaching $2M in ARR). We are backed by Y Combinator (S21) and top-tier VCs, including Caffeinated Capital (Affirm, Docker, Notion, and more). Our elite team combines the best of tech and military talent, including education and experience at Google, Adobe, Delta Force, TOPGUN, and more.
Given our current traction we can barely keep up with demand. This is an opportunity for you to join us with all the perks of a founding employee.
As a principal engineer, you'll act as a hands-on architect and tech lead. You'll have the opportunity to create and evolve technical solutions across our entire stack—from rich front-end interactions to how we secure our app—, working closely with leadership and together with a capable cross-functional team. You'll be responsible for coordinating and shipping end-to-end initiatives and for mastering the balance between time and scope.
You'll report directly to Rafa, our CTO and co-founder.
Core skills and technologies: Typescript, React, Node.js, Express, Redis, Postgres
The ideal candidate has led cross-functional teams working on B2B/SaaS projects where creating a killer user experience involved a great deal of technical challenges. We are especially interested in projects involving aspects of creative support, data visualization, or modern collaboration.
You are a trained and experienced (7+ years) all around engineer, who's worked extensively with React, Node.js, and relational databases
You have a comprehensive understanding of the current state of web technologies and best practices
You operate with a security and reliability-first mindset
You have a playbook for running agile teams with minimal overhead and shipping projects consistently on time
You have the skills to create simple solutions for complex problems quickly; often benefiting from tried-and-true techniques
You put user value before tech
You learn quickly, work iteratively and naturally seek collaboration
You communicate clearly and succinctly
You are a U.S. citizen
Finally, you are a manager of one—capable of setting your own direction, building something from scratch, and seeing it through
Our team shares a passion, seek excellence, and play to win, with the seriousness and camaraderie of an olympic team. We are in this together, not just because Onebrief will one day be 10x the size of Palantir. We are here to build the future of military decisions, so that the coming decades don’t repeat the previous ones.
Here’s what our team members value most about working here:
Product and vision
Leadership's ability to learn and adapt
Challenges and learning opportunities
Ownership and autonomy
No non-sense policies and processes
Remote-first, as opposed to remote-friendly
$190k - $220k salary/year
Remote work, flex time, and unlimited PTO
Health, dental, vision, and life insurance
Think of Onebrief as a hybrid of Miro and Notion. In Onebrief, planners use boards, conceptual diagrams, timelines, spreadsheets, slide decks and text documents to create their plans—all while sharing a common database. Everything stays in sync, in realtime.
Core Technologies: React, Node.js, Kubernetes, Postgres, Redis