We’re looking for entrepreneurial people with the right mix of hunger, experience, and cultural fit to help us realize our vision of ‘re-imagining how work gets done’.

About the Opportunity

You will join the team as a "Product Engineer". We believe that in early stage startups, there are no Engineering teams. There are only Product Teams. What it means is that not only are you responsible for "how does it work technically", but also "should we make this?", "how well should we build this?", "is this what the user/customer needs?". We like to focus on outcomes vs output.

You will work in cross-functional teams - Strong products aren’t built with engineering silos. We truly believe in engineers collaborating within a cross-functional setup & contributing with valuable inputs towards the product outcomes.

You will be responsible for owning features that you build end to end, starting from "how to solve it" to "is it creating the impact we thought it would?". From a technological perspective, you will be responsible in making sure your solution is appropriately performant and scalable for the problem you are solving, and that it meets Squad Engineering's functional and non-functional requirements (like code quality, speed, flexibility to change etc.).

You will also be responsible for the platform's infrastructure in general. We don't have a separate devops team and divide all the devops work in a round robin and voluntary fashion.

We are majorly a Python shop and use Django and PostgreSQL to power our backend. We are running on AWS and, other than EC2, S3 and RDS, also use Athena, API Gateway, SQS and Lambdas in production. We also use Redis and RabbitMQ for caching and queuing needs.

If you are interested, Kevin from our Engineering Team wrote a blog that offers a comprehensive window to the coding culture and ethics at Squad: Squad takes the Joel Test.

About Squad

Humans + AI = Future of Work

SquadVoice: Traditional relationship-driven high-ticket consumer sales (like real estate) has zero intelligence and lacks sales acceleration tech. As a result, conversions are poor. We fix exactly that and enable teams to close 2-4x more deals on the same spend.

SquadVoice bridges the gap between marketing and sales by driving more qualified leads to sales-reps, increases ‘active pipeline’, making reps more productive and accountable, thereby driving a 2-4x increase in deals. We’re improving our funnel with every transaction that’s going through the system as we’re sitting on top of CRM data which no one’s using.

After scaling this product in India, we launched SquadVoice in the US, targeting the Real Estate industry, and are looking to scale this further. Here’s the latest deck.

It’s an exciting time at Squad. 6 months into our launch in the US Real Estate market, we are really blowing up (growing 50%+ MoM)! As we venture into our next phase of growth, we are looking for passionate individuals to be a part of our journey and co-build Squad with us.

What's in it for you?

People who have joined us in the past have experienced tremendous growth. You will not only become a better software engineer, but we believe that you will have a much more well rounded growth where you will learn more about devops, databases, frontend and backend technologies.

Being part of a small team, you will also work directly with the founders and have good transparency into the business strategy, and get to see how a business is built. People who join Squad are extremely smart and you will end up forging lifelong bonds here. :)

Here are a few pieces our Engineers have learned and written about it in the past:

  1. Experience of a startup from a developer’s desk
  2. Two years with celery in production
  3. Lessons I learned to help keep software simple
  4. How I stopped being awful at managing
  5. More at Squad Engineering's Medium Publication

Basic Requirements

  1. 1.5 - 4 yrs relevant experience building technology powered products
  2. Education: Graduate in a relevant domain (preferably).
  3. Traits & culture: Entrepreneurial & willing go the extra mile. Manager of one. You can read more about our values and culture at: https://www.squadplatform.com/careers/.

Core responsibilities

  1. Own modules & plan milestones in close collaboration with the product team.
  2. You’ll be responsible for taking each module to its logical conclusion based on OKRs. Solve complex problems with simple elegant solutions.
  3. Brew clean & simple code which is easily extensible
  4. Take active part in code reviews, design reviews & architecture reviews
  5. Refactor existing code when things get a little too hairy
  6. We are looking to more than double our engineering team in the next 6 months. You will actively take part in building & recruiting from time to time.
  7. Be an active agent towards strengthening the technology team & culture

Logistics

  • Compensation: 14 - 20 LPA + ESOPs up to 10L
  • Location: Noida, NCR
  • Joining Date: Tomorrow ;)

Why should you consider us seriously?

  • We believe that longer term, people >> product & profits and prioritize culture over everything else. Check out http://bit.ly/culture-deck-squad. See Glassdoor reviews.
  • We have an audacious vision of reimagining how work gets done! We’re one of the few applications of AI/ Machine Learning that actually has a massive market and business model to create a long term valuable business rather than a short-term acquisition play!
  • We have plans to grow 10x in the next 1.5 years.
  • We are a well-balanced team of experienced entrepreneurs and are backed by top investors across India and the Silicon Valley (Blume Ventures, Abstract Ventures, Emergent Ventures; Senior execs at Google, Square, Genpact & Flipkart; Co-founders of Infosys, Snapdeal, Slideshare, Zomato, etc)
  • Our platform empowers stay at home mothers and grey collared workers as a stable source of income across India and US. For us, this is truly impactful. Every day, we see success stories such as - how a single mother is sustaining herself. Empowering our contractors to be financially independent is a strong part of our vision!
  • Other benefits
    • All meals are on the house :)
    • Unlimited vacation policy, which means you are not entitled to a specific number of leaves per year. You can take time off from work according to what suits you the best. Needless to say, the system works on trust and we expect you to make fair decisions based on the team's needs.
    • You can read more about our values and culture : https://www.squadplatform.com/careers/

This is just the beginning and we're here to change the world. :)