We are Sourcetable


Backend Engineer
Product Designer (Contract)


Why Spreadsheets?

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.)

Simple is hard

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.

Bay Area Company — Remote Welcome

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.

Customer service first

Everyone answers support tickets. We have found this is the best way to generate product alignment and empathy for the user.

Ship it

Make it work, make it right, make it fast.

Backend Engineer

The Job

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.

Performance Objectives (you will own)
  • Architect and spec how the system will interact with customer databases, Saas tools, data warehouses, and our Node/React app
  • Write tests for data pipeline solutions
  • Write tests for how data pipeline will interact with our Node/React app
  • Provision resources with Terraform for data warehouse
  • Implement code that passes tests for data pipeline solution
  • Write application code as needed to assist other team members
  • Define metrics for errors, load, performance, storage, and develop dashboard for monitoring
The Technology (we currently use)
  • Node
  • Postgres / Redshift / MySQL
  • Redis
  • Terraform
  • CS Degree, or comparable technical experience
  • 5+ Years Work experience
  • Demonstrable experience in backend development and database management
  • Preferred: Experience with cloud services (AWS)
What we value
  • Startup experience; ex-founder or founding team member (<20 employees)
  • 10x team members > 10x individuals
  • Strong communication skills
  • Familiarity with Unix / Linux environments
  • Use engineering best practices Gitflow, CI/CD, Testing, Docker
  • Familiarity with open source technologies and communities
  • Experience with Python
  • Familiarity with Node.js and proficiency with another backend language
  • Demonstrated ability to learn continuously, work independently, and make decisions with minimal supervision.
  • 100k - 160k
  • Meaningful equity
  • Benefits: Health insurance, flexible PTO, etc.
  • Must be U.S.-based and legally permitted to work in the U.S.
  • Remote-first, Sourcetable works on Pacific-time

Interested? Get in touch

Product Designer (Contractor)

The Job

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.

The Technology
  • Figma. We like using Figma. It's not a hard requirement, but we do like Figma best.
  • Full stack coding experience. You won’t actually be doing any coding, and you don’t have to be very good, but it is important that you have at least modest coding experience. The reason is because the core of our product is giving users persistent data access in a spreadsheet. Design discussions frequently extend from the UI right down through to the database schemas and integrations. Please do not apply if you do not have at least basic coding experience.
  • 3+ Years design experience
  • Design portfolio (please send when applying)
What we value
  • Startup experience preferred
  • Demonstrable spreadsheet experience
  • Experience designing Business Intelligence (pivots, summarizations, dashboarding flows, etc.), analytics, or other internal tooling or data introspection solutions.
  • Contractor rates

Interested? Get in touch