OwnLocal is a fun-loving and hardworking Austin-area startup with a crazy plan to help local media companies survive in the digital age. We built this fancy tech to automatically generate digital advertising campaigns for their small business advertisers. OwnLocal powers digital services for more than 2,600 local media partners across North America, Europe, and Australia to drive success for local businesses.
We're backed by Y Combinator, 500 Startups, and tons of other awesome SV and ATX investors. We're profitable, cash flow positive, and have found our product market fit.
You possess strong technical and programming skills, and a passion for applying them within a QA context. You have held positions in development, QA, and support. You have built a QA organization and engineering culture from the ground up within an existing development environment. You enjoy sharing your knowledge and expertise with junior personnel and are good at doing so.
You have a knack for defining processes that minimize effort and redundancy while still producing optimal results. You accept accountability for your team’s failures, but give them the credit for their successes. You keep perfection as a constant target, but know what good enough looks like.
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You should apply if you meet these minimum requirements:
You should really seriously apply if any of the following applies to you:
About OwnLocal Culture
OwnLocal has a culture of ownership, humor, and mastery. Our team is small enough to allow you to see how your work affects the bottom line and large enough to be stable. We appreciate that work schedules can be personal, but we very much value the time we spend together as a team. You’re an adult and we treat you like one.
We like to experiment. We're proud to make mistakes (but more proud of our successes). We're always improving. One of our least favorite phrases is, “That’s how it’s always been done.” We encourage an inquisitive and curious spirit at OwnLocal, knowing that the only certainty is change.
About Our Developer Team Culture
Our tech is scaling rapidly. Everyone gets to own something. This is an exciting time to solve engineering problems at OwnLocal. We value the ideas and feedback of every engineer on our team. From planning to code review, there are plenty of opportunities to collaborate to ensure the production of software we can all be proud of.
OwnLocal builds applications in Ruby, Golang, and Node. We do original research and development in areas such as natural language processing and computer vision, and we are transitioning our tools to a microservice model using containers.
We pride ourselves on our “no assholes” hiring policy. Our engineering team values collaboration over competition and solving problems rather than blaming people.
We’ve raised money from prestigious investors such as Y-Combinator and Baseline Ventures, but continue to grow over 100% every year out of a cash-flow positive and profitable business—which makes us accountable to our customers, rather than chasing investors.
This position offers a salary of $85,000+ per year, depending on experience, and includes company stock options. We do not accept any emails or phone calls about this position.
We’re looking to fill this role immediately.