At Saleswhale (YC S16), we help sales and marketing teams automate mundane and repetitive email follow ups. Since 2016, Saleswhale bots have helped over a hundred mid-market and enterprise teams eliminate boring work and uncover more sales opportunities. We’re a series A, 30-person startup funded by Y Combinator, Monk’s Hill Ventures, Wavemaker and GREE Ventures.
Our culture is our pride and joy at Saleswhale. Our employees tell us we are the most transparent company they’ve ever worked in. Our CEO insists that “life is too short to hate your work; or to do shit work.” We believe in Radical Candor, we look for curiosity and intellectual rigour, we appreciate grit and growth mindsets, and we absolutely do not hire assholes (yes we actually practice it).
We believe in being frugal but generous, with our customers and employees alike. We have a large office in downtown Singapore (Suntec) where we enjoy hosting events for the community, we invest in good chairs (Aeron) and good equipment regardless of your role in the company.
You will work in an autonomous & cross-functional feature team to scope, design, implement and ship new product features. Some of the technical problems we solve with our feature teams include modelling the intricacies of a human conversation and enabling automated human-like responses by mapping the context of an email conversation.You are expected to write, document and test clean & maintainable code, and deploy this code to production. You will build APIs and contribute to micro-services powering the entire Saleswhale engine which is designed for processing & parsing millions of email conversations per month.At Saleswhale, we value transparency, open communication and collaboration. You will play a role in shaping the engineering process through discussions on architectural decisions as well as code reviews.
Our Tech Stack
Ruby on Rails
AWS (EC2, RDS, SQS)
What would make you a strong fit
Good at solving problems and even better at asking questions
Healthy approach toward the trade-offs between shipping fast and technical debt
Extensive experience in backend technologies such as Ruby on Rails (or equivalent web development language/framework) and databases
Experience collaborating across product & design, infrastructure, and other engineering teams
Can handle the occasional whaley bad pun
Engineering at Saleswhale:
At Saleswhale, open communication and transparency is embedded in our DNA. There are no silos. Teams work cross-functionally and we feel it's a key multiplier for effectiveness.
We also enable engineers to drive wider team impact by working on enhancements that impact the entire product & engineering process as well as provide support to the Customer Success team to investigate & fix user-facing issues.
We believe that a diverse, equitable and transparent workplace makes us a more relevant, more competitive, and more resilient company. Saleswhale is a place where everyone gets an equal opportunity to excel, so however you identify and whatever background you bring with you, please apply if this is a role that would make you excited to come into work every day.