💻 Software Engineer, Discovery
Remote (US-based) or San Francisco, CA /
Engineering & Data Science – Engineering /
Clubhouse is a place where you can hang out with friends, meet new ones, and talk about anything in real-time. It’s like an always-on dinner party. We believe that good friendships are the foundation of everything, and we built Clubhouse to make it easier to fill your life with them.
We launched in 2020 and have grown quickly in the time since. Each day, millions of people are now exploring the hallways of Clubhouse, creating rooms about every topic imaginable.
We take pride in being a small and productive team, with a relentless focus on our product and the community. As a company we are well funded, with backing from a16z and dozens of the best angel investors in the world, providing us with years of runway.
We love what we do and have a lot of work ahead of us. So if you’re a talented builder, come join the club!
Clubhouse is looking for an experienced backend engineer to join the discovery team. You will be one of the first few engineers building the discovery systems at Clubhouse. These are systems that power what rooms users see in their hallway, what notifications users get and what suggestions they see. You will work closely with our founders, ML Engineers, Data Scientists, Product Designers and other engineers to build recommendation systems, data pipelines and discovery features to help connect users to the most relevant rooms on Clubhouse.
During the pandemic, we are working remotely. This role will be open to both local and US-based, remote candidates. We will have an office in San Francisco when we are able to safely reopen our office for those who prefer to work in person.
Who you are
You are experienced. You have deep expertise in building distributed systems and are comfortable working with Data and Machine Learning systems. You care about the end user experience and are comfortable switching between building features, digging into data and architecting large scale systems to build product experiences that power our growth. You are excited about driving changes that move metrics, but you have a healthy skepticism about data and know when to dig deeper into problems.
You have the technical skills to work independently. You are comfortable taking an open-ended problem, designing and evaluating solutions, running experiments and shipping improvements without much guidance.
You bias towards action. You like to build and ship - favoring practical choices, speed and a respect for sequencing. You focus on the things that matter and push back on things that don’t. You make deadlines for yourself and you move fast.
You’re scrappy and entrepreneurial. You thrive in fast-paced environments and are comfortable with not knowing the answer to something. You are willing to roll up your sleeves no matter what the challenge is.
You take pride in what you do. You care deeply about your work. You read through details and think about every bit of the user experience. If something seems off, you come up with a good solution and fix it without being asked to do so. You’re proactive with suggestions and people know they can count on you to get things done.
You enjoy your work. You love what you do, think about it in your free time, and often find yourself building at strange hours—not because you feel you have to, but because you’re so excited to create something big for the world. Your favorite thing to do is to take on a huge challenge and pull it off.
You care about doing the right thing. You value diversity and go out of your way to ensure others feel welcome. You enjoy hanging out with your teammates, have a low-ego, and make the workplace more fun for everyone.
What you will do
You’ll ship product. As part of the Clubhouse team, you will move fast. Whether it’s shipping a quick experiment or designing a whole new system, you’ll constantly be building and shipping. Along the way, you’ll write clean and efficient code, unit tests, follow best practices, improve our infrastructure and tooling and have the benefit of working with others who share your enthusiasm.
You’ll grow and improve rapidly. At Clubhouse you’ll be working with an incredible team, who love to learn from and teach each other. You’ll find yourself stretching to new areas, immersed in feedback, challenged by your teammates, and growing your skills on a daily basis.
You’ll shape the product strategy. You will get to use your own product (and talk with others while they are using it) everyday and have significant input into its development. Your ideas will always be heard.
You’ll be an owner. We believe in hiring people and giving them as much responsibility as they can handle. Whether it’s shipping an experiment or architecting an entirely new recommendation system that will help users find relevant rooms, we’ll make sure you are always pushing yourself to new levels.
You’ll create something meaningful. Social products allow people to connect in ways that were never before possible. When the telephone was invented, it suddenly allowed people to speak with others across the world. Thanks to FaceTime, grandparents everywhere can now watch their grandchildren grow up. At Clubhouse, you’ll be figuring out something entirely new for the world—a positive product that brings people’s voices together for deep and meaningful conversations, creates new relationships, builds empathy across cultures, entertains people, and helps people develop ideas that change the course of their lives.
As an early team member at Clubhouse you will be a critical voice and have significant influence over the direction of the company. We will compensate you well, invest deeply in your development, and ensure this is the single best work experience of your life. If you think you might be a good fit for our team, we’d love to hear from you!