Payroll, benefits and compliance for remote teams.
A bit about who we are
Pilot helps companies handle payroll, benefits and compliance for their remote teams. We believe that your opportunities in live shouldn’t be dictated by where you’re from or where you happen to live, and we’re helping our customers live by that too. We’re a team of 15 backed by Sam Altman, Y Combinator, Credo Ventures, Automattic, Kyle Vogt and many other amazing investors.
What you will be working on
You’ll lead a group of 2-3 developers inside our product team oriented towards a specific feature set (such as international payments, employee benefits, technical infrastructure) and report directly to one of our founders. We’ll expect both technical leadership (designing software architecture, ensuring high code quality) and a bit of management (one-on-ones with your direct reports, managing scope of features, planning).This role is not a strictly management role. We want you to be able to build our product, make decisions about the software architecture, and utilize your technical leadership skills to ensure successful deliveries made by your team.
Most of our code is in Ruby—we use Rails 6.1 with bits of React on the front-end. Our primary database is PostgreSQL with Redis as a worker backend and RabbitMQ as a message queue broker.
We have a distributed data model with multiple applications communicating with each other using both asynchronous(events) and synchronous means. We deploy our apps to Heroku.
We have a pretty lightweight process: 1-week sprints, weekly planning sessions and asynchronous progress updates. We use Slack, Linear, Tandem, and Zoom to communicate and plan our work. We enjoy working together as a team, but there’s also a lot of opportunity to work autonomously.
We’d especially like to talk to you if
We try to hold all most of our team meetings between 7am–9am PST / 3pm–5pm BST / 11pm–1am JST to accommodate as many time zones as possible.
We are Pilot, a Y Combinator-backed startup after a successful seed funding round, with a small distributed team working remotely from Poland and San Francisco. Our mission is to create a more open worldwide job market. Today, we’re doing that by helping companies hire and pay remote international staff.