Spreadsheets are one of the hardest things you can build — right up there with compilers. To succeed, you need technical excellence on the backend, paired with utter obsessiveness on the frontend, partnered with a genuine empathy for users. As scaffolding for the mind used by more than 1 billion people, spreadsheets are one of the few applications that can have a universal impact on people's daily lives.
Sourcetable is a spreadsheet that syncs to your data. Our goal is to democratize information access so everyone can understand their data and make better decisions. We are a group of experienced founders, engineers and designers on a mission to build products to reach this goal. Execution will demand focus, resourcefulness and creativity. (A good sense of humor helps, but is not required.)
For most people, accessing their data in a spreadsheet is just far too hard using existing solutions. This is such a common yet overlooked problem that we're rebuilding spreadsheets from the ground up with data as a first class citizen. Some might call this excessive, while many simply won't understand. We know it's worth sweating the small stuff when it comes to making things simple.
Push code from anywhere you like, just keep the bar high. We coordinate on Pacific Standard Time.* Applicants must be based in the United States.
Everyone answers support tickets. We have found this is the best way to generate product alignment and empathy for the user.
Make it work, make it right, make it fast.
We are looking for an engineer who is passionate about programming to lead the design and implementation of core backend data services at Sourcetable. If you think like a hacker but push code like an engineer, then you might be the right person for the role.
The responsibilities include the creation of data pipelines, a data warehouse and API services that power a large production scale web application. As an early employee you will be responsible for key parts of the engineering stack and directly involved in early engineering and product decisions.
This requires creative implementation of specifications while working with the entire team to ensure awesome outcomes. Sourcetable is an environment where developers can write clean, encapsulated and tested code that results in great products.
We’re looking for engineers who bring new processes and ideas to the organization and use open source and cloud technologies to solve technical challenges. Sourcetable’s mission is universal data access through intuitive design. We believe great design starts at the data engineering level.
Accessing data in a spreadsheet is still far too hard for most people. So much so that we’re rebuilding spreadsheets from the ground up with data as a first class citizen. We are looking for a contract designer whose primary responsibility will be to develop product-wide wireframing and designs to help bring the product to market, in addition to diving deeper into interaction design work for certain core parts of the app. You will also develop a visual language guide.
To succeed in this role you must be able to work quickly and have a natural love for data-driven systems. Initial engagement will involve working closely with the CEO and product team, with iterative design preferred over waterfall approaches.
You will be the first professional designer to work on Sourcetable and will have a meaningful impact on its design culture and trajectory.