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Founding Head of Engineering

RealtimeX

RealtimeX

San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, June 2, 2023

Founding Head of Engineering

Realtime empowers GenZ to discover and be a part of communities that matter to them. We make forming community instant, authentic, intimate and easy. We’re firm believers in authentic expression, inside jokes, diverse interests, and genuine connection.
Our vision is that Realtime will be the dominant way in which the entire world translates online social interactions into IRL communities. A lot of amazing builders and creators believe in this vision.
💰 Realtime is backed by:
Alexis Ohanian (Co-founder of Reddit, former Partner at Y Combinator, founding partner 776)
Sam Altman (CEO at OpenAI, former President of Y Combinator)
Kevin Lin (Co-Founder, former COO at Twitch)
Kun Gao (Co-Founder of Crunchyroll)
Just to name a few...other investors include founders and senior leaders at some of the dopest orgs, like Snapchat, Behance, Adobe, Kickstarter, Meetup, Tinder, Facebook and many more! Check out the full list here.
📰 We're catching some headlines too:
WHO WE ARE
Our Founder considers himself more of an artist than a technologist. As a college dropout he knows that the best people and ideas come from unexpected places. You can read more about him and his vision on Medium.
WHAT YOU’LL DO
Joining the team as a Lead iOS engineer, you’ll be an integral and vital part of the team. You’ll blur the lines between engineer and product designer at times, brainstorming and executing on the best ways to foster community and authenticity on Realtime. Plus you'll use a modern tech stack and utilize the best tech available (full tech stack here).
We have high standards of quality, so this job will be fast-paced and collaborative, with an emphasis on “getting things done right,” and not just getting them done.
This role is hybrid with a combination of remote work and in-person work based out of our NY location. Candidates should either be located in the NY area, or be willing to relocate.
WHO YOU ARE
5+ years experience in iOS and Swift
Led a team of 5 or more engineers and colleagues should feel they can learn from you
Built, shipped and iterated on products from 0 to millions of users (at minimum hundreds of thousands)
Experience with Firebase (Auth, Realtime DB, FCM, Crashlytics)
Able to take a feature from spec to completion (UI, Data/Backend, Testing/QA, Future reworks/iterations)
Attention to detail in product development
Able to learn new technologies as we grow/scale; open to working frontend and backend
Collaborative approach to building; able to work cross-functionally with CEO, marketing and operations teams
You’re hardworking but don’t take yourself too seriously
Experience building consumer products
Understands the basics of web3
NICE-TO-HAVES
Manage & scale APIs built in node.js
1+ years experience with node.js
Experience with Elasticsearch
Has built social apps
Experience building in-app messaging
Video call technologies (Twilio, Agora, WebRTC)
UI/UX design knowledge, experience, or at least interest
Experience writing on chains or smart contracts
An eye for design
WHY YOU'LL LOVE WORKING HERE (CULTURE & BENEFITS)
We’re deadline and goals driven and thrive on moving fast and working hard. You will be an early team member at Realtime, and as such, will have significant influence over the direction of the company. We will compensate you well, invest in your development, and you will have fun every day! We value our team and want to ensure they’re rewarded for their hard work. We offer the following to help support this goal:
COMPETITIVE SALARIES & EQUITY
We work hard and expect you to as well. We’ll compensate you well and want you to have “skin-in-the-game” to reap the rewards of our team’s efforts and success!
GENEROUS VACATION TIME
Unlimited PTO
HEALTH INSURANCE
Comprehensive and competitive healthcare coverage for you and your family, including medical, dental, and vision
GYM DISCOUNTS
Realtime partners with GymPass to offer our team amazing discounts at some of the nation’s hottest gyms
MONTHLY HAPPY HOURS
Work hard, play hard. Employees located in our New York office are invited to join us for a monthly Happy Hour.
HOME OFFICE STIPEND
Full time-remote roles come with a stipend to help spruce up your home office space
Ready?
👉🏾 To apply, send us an email with your CV.
Don’t see a job listing that perfectly matches your skill set? Check out more jobs here or email us anyway! We’re more interested in finding great people than filling a specific role.
💸 PS: we're offering a $2500 referral bonus for this position (and more), so send your smartest/coolest/weirdest/waviest friends our way and get that bag. 💸
BENEFITS:
We value our team and want to ensure they’re rewarded for their hard work. We offer the following to help support this goal:
COMPETITIVE SALARIES & EQUITY
We work hard and expect you to as well. We’ll compensate you well and want you to have “skin-in-the-game” to reap the rewards of our team’s efforts and success!
GENEROUS VACATION TIME
Unlimited PTO
HEALTH INSURANCE
Comprehensive and competitive healthcare coverage for you and your family, including medical, dental, and vision
GYM DISCOUNTS
Realtime partners with GymPass to offer our team amazing discounts at some of the nation’s hottest gyms
MONTHLY HAPPY HOURS
Work hard, play hard. Employees located in our New York office are invited to join us for a monthly Happy Hour.
HOME OFFICE STIPEND
Full time-remote roles come with a stipend to help spruce up your home office space