Aleph

One source of truth for financial data.

Founding Frontend Engineer

$75k - $125k / 0.25% - 2.00%
Location
Remote
Job Type
Full-time
Experience
3+ years
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Albert Gozzi
Albert Gozzi
Founder

About the role

Aleph (YC S21) makes it easy for finance teams to build financial models in Excel/Google Sheets that are always up-to-date. Our main thesis is that, while specialized software abounds (Anaplan, Adaptive Insights, etc.), it's usually clunky, too expensive to implement and maintain, and takes people away from the tool they love the most — spreadsheets. This is a huge market that’s ripe for innovation, and we’re expanding our team to go after it. We’re participating in the current YCombinator batch and looking to move quickly, so we hope you’re the individual we’re looking for!

Aleph was founded by Albert Gozzi and Santiago Perez De Rosso, two technical founders with backgrounds from Stanford and MIT and experience working at top-tier companies such as Google, Microsoft, DocuSign, and Bain & Company.


🔍 What we're looking for

Aleph is searching for an experienced front-end engineer to join our six-person team (2 founders + 2 back-end engineers + 2 finance experts). You'll be our resident front-end expert, making sure our product delivers a great experience regardless of whether using our web, Google Sheets, or Excel interface. This is an exciting opportunity for someone to come in as an early member of the team and drive the development of the platform from the ground up.


👷 What you'll be doing

  • Own our multiple front-end interfaces (web app, Google Sheets add-on, Excel add-in) and ensure we deliver a delightful, consistent experience to our users.
  • Work hand-in-hand with our technical CEO, CTO, and other teammates to prioritize and execute on our product roadmap.
  • Help establish best practices (frameworks, testing, CI, code reviews, etc) to lay the foundation for a high-performing technology team and its culture.
  • Deliver robust, scalable, and well-tested code.

🙋 About you

Startup fit

  • You have an ownership mentality and have past experience owning a core aspect of the product (product design, technical architecture, infra, key features, etc). You seek out responsibility and aren't scared to have accountability.
  • You work effectively in a small and tight-knit team. You're comfortable with having little support structure, but you've seen what that looks like (CI/CD, refined roadmaps, etc) and you want to help build it.
  • You're a product-driven engineer. You're comfortable and eager to meet customers and develop an empathetic understanding of their problems to ensure we're building the right solutions with a delightful user experience.

Your tech skills / experience

  • 4+ years of front-end or full-stack dev experience. If necessary, you have the skills to single-handedly take a concept from zero to launch (backend, frontend, data, infra, etc).
  • 2+ years of experience working with React.

Bonus points

  • Startup experience, or experience thriving in an unstructured, ambiguous environment
  • Experience developing add-ins for Microsoft Office / Google Workspace products
  • Experience with a B2B SaaS product or building tools for Finance teams

Current stack

JavaScript, React, Node.js, MongoDB, BigQuery. We like to keep our stack simple, but we are open to fresh ideas that can help us move faster.


❓ How to apply

Please share:

  • Why you're interested in this role
  • What was the most impressive project you've done
  • Your resume or LinkedIn URL

Not sure you meet 100% of our qualifications? Please apply anyway - we look forward to hearing from you!

Aleph is an equal opportunity employer. No applicant will face discrimination based on race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, parental status, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.


🛣️ What to expect during the hiring process

  • 1. Take-home hiring challenge (1 hour)

    We designed a custom hiring challenge to mimic the type of work you can expect to do after being hired. This take-home test is designed to gauge two-way fit (do you find the work interesting? do you have the skills to succeed in the role?) and we'll be giving personalized feedback to everyone who submits.

  • 2. Meet the founders

    You'll meet with Albert (CEO) and Santi (CTO) for 45 minutes. There's no need to prepare anything in advance. Our discussion will be focused mostly on what brings out the best in you and what's next. We want to be confident Aleph can offer the environment (culture, responsibility, org structure, etc...) that's led you to the most professional success so far. We want to build conviction you'll succeed in this job the same way you've succeeded in the past.

    Finally, you'll have time to ask us anything! (I mean, mostly anything.)

  • 3. References

    With your help, we'll reach out to folks you've worked with in the past. This is mostly about learning from outside perspectives on how to manage and empower you to do your best work at Aleph.

  • 4. Paid 10-15 hour work trial

    As the final step of our hiring process, we'll run a short, paid work trial as a final check to make sure everyone is excited to move forward together. We know you're busy, so we're happy to accommodate you by running this over the course of a weekend or spread out over 1-2 weeks.

  • 5. Offer

    If you've made to this point, congrats on your offer! Accepting a new role is a big decision, so by now you should have a clear sense of what it will be like to work with us at Aleph. We can't wait to welcome you to the team 🙂

Why you should join Aleph

Aleph (YC S21) makes it easy for finance teams to build financial models in Excel/Google Sheets that are always up-to-date. Our main thesis is that, while specialized software abounds (Anaplan, Adaptive Insights, etc.), it's usually clunky, too expensive to implement and maintain, and takes people away from the tool they love the most — spreadsheets. This is a huge market that’s ripe for innovation, and we’re expanding our team to go after it. We’re participating in the current Y Combinator batch and looking to move quickly, so we hope you’re the individual we’re looking for!

Aleph was founded by Albert Gozzi and Santiago Perez De Rosso, two technical founders with backgrounds from Stanford and MIT and experience working at top-tier companies such as Google, Microsoft, DocuSign, and Bain & Company.

Aleph
Founded:2020
Team Size:6
Location:New York
Founders
Albert Gozzi
Albert Gozzi
Founder
Santiago Perez De Rosso
Santiago Perez De Rosso
Founder