Founding Engineer at Pyn

Sydney sydney engineering
Posted 25 days ago

Have you ever wanted to know what it is like to build a startup from the ground up? If you’ve ever wanted to found your own company, or just get experience of scale at this unique stage - this is the role for you.

In this role you will do many things that might be familiar as a Principal, Full-Stack, or another type of Engineer. What’s different about a Founding Engineer is you’re first building a company and a culture. And the customer and product follows that.

What we really want in a Founding Engineer is someone who wants build something great from the ground up. More importantly, someone that wants to share the experience with a great team.

Who are we?

Our mission is to create calmer organizations. With Pyn, employees get more of the messages they need, and fewer of the ones they don’t. We do this by providing companies with tools for targeted, tailored communications.

Our founders are Jon Williams and Joris Luijke. Jon previously co-founded the technology company Culture Amp. Joris helped scale the culture of Atlassian and Squarespace as their Head of People. Pyn is backed by Accel; an early investor in Facebook, Slack, Dropbox, and many more great companies.

Pyn originates from Sydney, Australia. However, we have employees and customers across the globe. While we work remotely, we still love to get together if and when we can. Ideally our employees have good overlap with the Australian Eastern or Pacifictime zones.

Your impact

As Founding Engineer, you will champion new features all the way from ideation to implementation. As this champion, you will be talking to our customers every day.

At Pyn, you will work across the whole organization. Everything from building our Web Application, to helping customers, mentoring engineers, and building our culture.

In terms of nuts and bolts: The Pyn Application uses React and GraphQL. The codebase is largely TypeScript and deployed on a serverless AWS infrastructure.

We expect this architecture to evolve considerably as we grow. As a Founding Engineer, you’ll be responsible for technical direction in this evolution. You will be a key part of Pyn shipping fast, scaling up, and staying secure for our customers.

What we offer

At Pyn you will:

  • work directly with the Founders on product direction, strategy, and execution.
  • be part of forming our values, and a leader for the culture we are building.
  • work with Jon and the team on the software architecture and strategy.
  • have regular, direct contact with our customers to understand their needs.
  • use your experience to mentor and grow other team members.
  • be in a dynamic remote-work environment, with flexible hours and parental leave.
  • exercise your curiosity and grow technical, product, and people skills.
  • continue to ship code daily (if not hourly!) to get value to customers hands as soon as possible.

… change the way companies communicate with their employees.

What you bring

We recognize that people and careers are a unique journey. Recognizing this, we do not have strict skill and education requirements. Whilst there will always be specific skills we see as useful, we value the whole of what you can bring to Pyn.

As one of our most senior hires, we want to draw upon your experience. As such it’s likely you’re a number of years into your career (or careers!). Whilst a traditional engineering background will suit this, so will many others.

We’re striving to create a diverse environment and encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply. If you’re curious and passionate about improving employee communications, then we’d love to hear from you.

To apply, email us at [email protected]