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

Posted on: 09/21/2021

Location: (REMOTE)

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Tags: cowboy coverage

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)