Plaid for Construction
tl;dr: back-end/full-stack founding engineer (third hire) at seed-stage API startup in Construction.
What we’re looking for:
More about us:
Phone Screen (30 minutes): This stage is a more informal call for you to learn more about the role, and for you to evaluate whether it’s a good fit for you.
We're looking for people with a strong interest in joining an early stage startup and working on complex technical challenges in a hard industry (Construction). In this chat, you’re welcome to ask lots of questions about whether working at Agave makes sense for you.
This conversation will also cover some light technical discussion about your past projects. Mostly, we want to know that you can code and ship fairly involved systems, and speak to them with clarity on the details. This tends to be a good indication that a software developer had strong ownership and showed autonomy in making product or technical decisions.
Technical Assessment (5 hours take-home exercise or 1-2 hour screen): The next step of the interview process is a fun take-home exercise. Completing this exercise helps accelerate our decision and allows us to focus later interviews on discussing your solution and a couple “systems design” questions. We make ourselves available to answer any questions for this challenge to make it feel collaborative and ensure you get something out of it.
If you do not have the bandwidth to complete the take-home exercise, we're open to scheduling at least one, one-hour technical screen instead where we will cover a systems design questions and a white-boarding/coding exercise.
Interview (5 hours): The interview is a deeper dive into technical abilities and overall fit.
For the "technical" portion, we will cover
For the “fit” portion, we look for examples of ownership and autonomy, but also dig deeper into communication (i.e. how you communicate your approach, solutions, and overall thinking).
Each interview is 1 hour long, with 50 minutes allocated for the technical portion, and 10 minutes for Q&A.
We will make decisions quickly (i.e. 1-2 weeks) between the Phone Screen and Interview.
Agave is the Unified API for Construction. Like Plaid does for banking, we offer a single API to read/write data across software used in construction and real estate (project management, accounting/ERP, scheduling, cloud storage, etc.).