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Ben Botvinick
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About the role

About Hyper:

At Hyper, we are building a platform that enables anyone to begin accepting payments in a matter of minutes. We believe that businesses are, at a fundamental level, problem-solving vehicles, and are convinced that the most high-leverage problem we can solve in the world is to make basic tools for entrepreneurship available to everyone. Our culture is based on the principles of adventure, optimism, experimentation, listening, and passion.

  • We are mission-driven and dedicated

  • We believe in community

  • We embrace challenge

  • We are customer-obsessed

  • We believe deeply in the world we are trying to create

We are backed by Y-Combinator, General Catalyst, and Stripe. And we're seeking listeners, executors, and those who take initiative. We never underestimate our colleagues, and we never underestimate our customers. We treat every customer as if they could be making hundreds of thousands of dollars within their first week using Hyper — because we've seen it happen.


In this role, your work will range from designing elegant interfaces in Hyper’s APIs to building great user-facing UIs that are optimized for performance and conversion – all in service of minimizing the engineering and operational effort of Hyper’s customers. This is an exciting opportunity to partner our small in-house team to build the best merchant, developer and end-user experience.

What you'll do:

  • Work with a wide range of systems, processes and technologies to own and solve problems from end-to-end
  • Build experiences for businesses that range from high growth startups to leading global companies providing them actionable insights they need to be able to scale their online business
  • Craft new products and features that impact millions of people and businesses around the world such as building the fastest and most seamless checkout flow
  • Explore creative opportunities for next-gen payments experience that leverage the depth of our payment technology
  • Uphold our high engineering standards and bring consistency to the many codebases and processes you will encounter

Competencies & skills:

  • Has an entrepreneurial mindset that’s comfortable and enthusiastic about change
  • Enjoys being a generalist working whatever takes to solve problems and delight users
  • Thrives in a highly collaborative environment involving different stakeholders bringing projects to successful completion involving a wide variety of technologies and systems
  • Has empathy for customers and operates as a steward of crafting great experiences
  • Seeks out diverse groups of people with different expertise and cultivates an environment where all employees can thrive 
  • Knows Javascript, Typescript, React, Node.JS, and MongoDB. Bonus points for experience with Rust

Why you'll love working at Hyper:

  • Amazing team culture of supportive, kind, and smart colleagues
  • Beautiful office in Palo Alto
  • Competitive salary and equity packages
  • Unlimited time off, with 3 weeks minimum taken each year
  • 15 days sick leave (and more if needed!), voting leave, bereavement leave, and jury duty leave
  • Comprehensive Medical, Dental and Vision benefits
  • Commuter Benefits
  • 401k
  • Lunch and Dinner via Uber eats

Physical Characteristics of Work Environment:

  • Office-based work environment
  • Typing and computer usage throughout the day
  • Typical working hours Monday-Friday, with ad hoc weekend work
  • Travel requirements: as requested

We're looking for passionate people who strive to have leverage over the world around them. If you think you’re fit for the role, don’t worry if you’re not an exact match for the description—apply anyway. You never know what might happen :)

We are unable to sponsor employees ineligible to work in the US, meaning we are not able to sponsor visas.


Hyper provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.

Why you should join Hyper

At Hyper, our mission is to empower the next generation of entrepreneurs by building everything they need to start businesses on the internet. Thousands of online communities, indie hackers, and other online businesses rely on Hyper to process payments and manage their customer bases. Working at Hyper puts you at the forefront of a global movement of solo entrepreneurs. We are backed by Y Combinator, General Catalyst, and Stripe.

We're seeking listeners, executors, and those who take initiative. We never underestimate our colleagues, and we never underestimate our customers. We treat every customer as if they could be making hundreds of thousands of dollars within their first week using Hyper — because we've seen it happen.

Team Size:12
Location:Palo Alto
Ben Botvinick
Ben Botvinick