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Director of Engineering (Series B, social network / marketplace)


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Contra is a professional network for freelancers. We allow you to showcase your skills through projects, not roles and build a trusted community of people you actually love to work with and want to work with again.

Why Contra

  • Differentiated business model. Contra is upending the marketplace model by charging 0% commission on users services, empowering users and incentivizing quality.
  • Recently funded, well capitalized. Adding to strong reserves, Contra closed Series B in Jul 21' led by NEA. This followed their Series A in Jan 21' led by Unusual Ventures with Cowboy Ventures and Atelier Ventures.
  • Rapid and consistent growth. Since its soft launch in March 2020, hundreds of thousands of independent workers have joined Contra with profile creation increasing 50% month to month in Q1 21'.
  • Young and growing customer base. Freelancers are young. 63% are under the age of 34 and 39% are under the age of 24. Of Contras 120k MAU, 40% are GenZ, putting them ahead of the trend.
  • High value, high signal community. Profiles display users skills through the projects they’ve worked on rather than the roles they held.
  • Fully Distributed. Work anywhere in the United States in a natively distributed team.

Who we are looking for

  • Technical credibility based on tech chops and/or prior career wins.
  • Background in social networks or marketplaces.
  • Experience working in a similar stage startup.
  • Willingness to be "hands-on" with many tasks.

How you’ll add value at Contra

  • Recruit, coach and develop a team from the ground up in a remote-first environment.
  • Instill processes to maximize team engagement, velocity and excitement.
  • Collaborate with founders to define and implement great engineering culture.

How Contra can add value for you

  • Opportunity to scale a startup and drive business
  • Remote-first culture
  • Health coverage
  • Competitive salary + equity
  • Generous vacation policy + paid holidays off
  • Flexible parental leave
  • No Meeting Wednesdays
  • Half day every third Friday of the month (throughout Covid)

Interview Process

  • Complete a self-assessment form (5-10 minutes)
  • Non-technical (introduction & culture) interview (30-45 minutes)
  • Interview with our CEO (30 minutes)
  • Interview with our CTO (30-45 minutes)
  • Interview with our Head of Product and Lead Engineer (30 minutes)
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