Pull Requests as a Service
You're the no. 1 priority hire🏅! The product sells itself (75%+ conversion upon trial, 2 days in a row on HN frontpage, ProductHunt Product of the day), clients spend in the 6 figures yearly and we have millions in the bank to fix the bottleneck: getting demos! This means you’ll get
◯˚GitStart is a technical product so you must have written code professionally (at least 2 internships, ideally a couple years as a dev) and/or marketed devtools before. Also, remote is welcome!
Here’s a bit about GitStart before diving into the role:
Our mission is to give everyone a chance to change their life with code, no matter where they’re from. We let promising engineers get real-world experience by working on our client apps, which allows our clients to turn more of their ideas into reality. And it’s working:
More the story here.
We are supported by the best investors in our field, Neo, YC, Bonfire VC, and the world’s best engineering leaders:
🔥 >50% former founders, many of mission driven organizations like mPharma (Africa’s best health tech startup, 1k people $100m raised) and CodePhenix (Europe’s largest coding bootcamp for inmates)
🧑🔬 Patents holders
🧠 A national math olympiad winner and former Typescript team member
🌍 ~16 nationalities for ~20 people
🤫 And more: a published poet, a sailing world champion, a cricket team coach, two musicians drawing hundreds for concerts, etc.
Also, the number one thing newcomers notice is that people are truly kind 😇. More on this when we meet!
Your mission is remove the bottleneck on growth, aka to get so many people to try the product or book demos that together as a team, we can grow tens of thousands of aspiring engineers across the globe, gather millions of diffs to train AI models, and build a meaningful success story. Concretely, you will:
We love people who can ship an experiment end to end, learn from it, and scope next experiments, which requires:
Finally, you’re excited to create your team in a small startup, meaning you’ll have a disproportionately high impact on the company and its mission of accelerating engineers worldwide.
⚖️ 10 years options exercise windows — most startups employees never exercise their hard-earned equity options because the standard clause forces them to buy it within 3 months of departure. We care so much about equity that on top of giving offers way above market, we switched to a new legal documents software solely because the old one didn’t support changing the default “3 months” to “10 years”.
🛂 We’ll sponsor your visa — to wherever you want. We already support a long list of countries. If your dream country isn’t on the list, we’ll go the extra mile to make it happen.
👋 “We got your back” budget — If you need daycare for your kids, new headphones, or a taxi ride, we got your back. Even if it doesn’t fall into a predefined “perk and benefit” category.
🌱 Growing you plan — we’ll help you build your growth plan and support you with all our resources. We’ll intro you to people from Neo, YC, and our own networks, support you with budget to hire coaches and join communities, etc.
🌎 We are a fully remote company — We hire the best people in the world without restriction. Work wherever and in whichever timezone you want, and travel around the world to meet the team during quarterly onsites (pictures here).
📈 Equity for everyone
🌏 Quarterly onsites (last ones: Greece, Turkey, Thailand)
🏝 Unlimited Paid Time Off
💰 Contributions to a retirement savings plan
🐣 Parental leave
🍽. Meals with fellow GitStarters
🧑🏻💻 Remote work budget
📞 Something missing? Tell us
Also, we're flexible about the title. Founding Growth Engineer, Founding Growth Marketer, Founding Growth Lead, Growth Founder, etc. Whichever you prefer!
Finally, we offer competitive compensation and meaningful equity along with a chance to make a significant contribution to changing the lives of millions of engineers across the world.
We are weird about hiring. We’re skeptical of resumes and we don’t trust interviews (we’re happy to talk though!). Since nothing beats working together, we love inviting people for a hackweek (or hackweekend) - come hack on a problem with us and see if you like it!
It’s compensated, of course. And fast: we typically extend offers within 3 working days, starting from the end of the hackweek.
Not sure whether this is for you? Read this candidate's feedback!
See, I've been in the industry for quite a long time. And I had lots of interviews and interviewers throughout my career. Some were good, while some sucked big time; as usual. HOWEVER, and I'm not even exaggerating when I say this - interview experience with GitStart was not even ONE OF the best, but absolutely THE BEST I ever had in my 15 years career. Every person that I spoke to in the process was EXTREMELY charismatic, really eager to learn about myself and, what's more, it was absolutely obvious that they LOVED GitStart. I have NEVER EVER EVER seen anything even remotely like this. So how was the process? Amazing! I actually enjoyed it and was looking forward to more of it :D
Job description changelog (So you're not surprised the JD changed in between the time you reached out and our call)
2024-02-09, Friday - added "you must have written code professionally and/or marketed devtools before" to ease self-selection
2024-02-08, Thursday - heavily edited the "helpful skills/experiences" to make self-selection easier, and modified the title to attract former founders on top of growth marketing profiles
GitStart automatically manages AI models and developers to turn tickets into pull requests.
After years in R&D, we launched and are growing fast.
Join us if you want to work on difficult problems and change lives in 20+ countries.