Rally is Zoom for social events

Senior Engineer/Future CTO for Realtime Video-streaming Platform at Rally

$100k - $150k / 5.00% - 15.00%
Toronto, ON, Canada / Remote
Job Type
3+ years
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Ali Jiwani
Ali Jiwani

About the role

Rally is in the early days of building a great remote work company. We started during the pandemic as a way to bring people together to truly connect. Loneliness was a problem before we started, but it quickly became apparent when everyone was locked down at home. Rally allowed our friends to throw online parties, our families to celebrate big occasions, and our customers to hold kick ass events again. It was arguably one of the best solutions, built at the right time.

As the vaccines were announced, we started to hone in on remote work. We noticed many of our customers using Rally for collaborative meetings, standups, team building and workshops. While these use cases are still broad, our challenge is to experiment and find product market fit with a core use case. We're looking for someone very senior, who is willing to roll up their sleeves and willing to take some risks with us (while still being fairly well compensated of course). This is not an easy challenge but there is significant room to shape the company's culture, operations and product. Rally is backed by Bain Capital, Pioneer Fund (YC's Alumni Fund, Toy Ventures, and more). We also have a number of terrific customers, some of which are household names and are extremely easy to talk to. Finally we really value culture, autonomy, transparency and curiosity, if this matches what you are looking for, please read on!

We are looking for a talented, entrepreneurial engineer who can be productive on day one. Our requirements are as follows:

  • Must think logically and be a self-motivated problem solver.
  • Ability to work independently and to determine workload priorities
  • 4+ years relevant commercial experience
  • A strong passion for coding

Ideal Tech Stack:

  • 🎥 WebRTC (not a must have but ideal)
  • 🌐 Kubernetes
  • ⚙️ NodeJS
  • 🗄 PostgreSQL
  • 🗃 Redis
  • 🔌 Websockets
  • 🛠 Apollo GraphQL
  • 💻 ReactJS

If your area of expertise skews more backend/webrtc/infrastructure, we're open to having someone to take full ownership over that area.

The recruitment process will include a practical test in which you will be required to develop some relevant software functionality to meet some stated requirements.

Your Background / Previous Roles may Include:

  • CTO/Senior/Lead - Software Engineer, Front & Back End Developer, Full Stack Developer.

Ideal candidate will have:

  • Prior experience in a fast-growing tech environment a plus
  • Keen analytical skills and a creative problem-solving approach
  • Data-driven to the core with a focus on rapid experimentation
  • Experience leading teams at high-growth startups.
  • Github Version control
  • Some product management experience
  • Eye for detail, and UX/UI

In all cases, you'll be working very closely with the founding team, interfacing with customers directly, and will be a major contributor to the voice and direction of the company. Eventually we anticipate building a team around you so you can lead, mentor, coach and build the engineering culture at Rally! Let's make it happen! 🎉

Why you should join Rally

Rally is a video conferencing platform enabling multiple conversations in parallel. You no longer have to take turns to speak, and can hop in and out of conversations with a click. This is perfect for happy hours, networking, and other social gatherings. We are being used by institutions like MasterCard, Harvard and a multitude of startups across North America.

Learn more about us: TechCrunch: https://techcrunch.com/2020/09/16/rally-wants-to-make-big-group-video-calls-more-fun-more-real-and-maybe-less-exhausting/ HackerNews: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=24109523