Impressive Team Members
Our team is pretty stacked.
In the beginning, we were an ex-Google /Twitter/Microsoft /SendGrid team building the most advanced marketing automation platform. Since then, we’ve only fortified our engineering team further especially with the addition of our VP of Engineering, Harold Giménez, who was at Heroku prior to joining Iterable. Our most senior engineers were previously founders and co-founders of other startups, helped build the initial product at Salesforce, or managed hundreds of engineers at large companies. Today, they are all part of the Iterable family focusing on programming and bringing yet another company to success. We also have incredible talent outside of engineering, including our CMO Stephanie Robotham who was previously the VP of Marketing at Optimizely and Senior Director at Heroku.
We are also a very cash flow efficient business. In our early days, Andrew and I (Justin) had to be very mindful in how we spent our money because it wasn’t easy for us to initially raise funding. Three rounds and 4 years later, we’re doing really well but still maintain the same discipline we had in the beginning in how we spend our money. We are dedicated to building the best product possible and we want to make sure we control our own destiny. Today, we have 8+ years of runway and believe we have the right investors, the right advisors, and most importantly, the right people on our team to continue growing on this exciting trajectory (we have have been featured multiple times on the SaaS1000).
If you’re interested in joining us in this exciting stage of our company, please reach out. We welcome junior and senior engineers alike!
Our mission is to empower growth marketers, giving them access to the growth marketing and user engagement tools built at companies like Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest.
We have three main channels that drive our product’s direction. The first is our internal vision for where we think the future of growth marketing should go. The second is from directly from our customers, who give us feedback all the time. Our customers work directly with our engineers, with our customer success team, and through Zendesk Intercom. The third channel is through our sales team who are tuned in to the market and hear what potential customers are asking for.
We try to synthesize the information we get from these three channels to prioritize and balance out the features that help our internal teams (CS, sales, and engineering) better serve our customers. While receiving feedback from current and potential customers is critical to building the best product, we are not purely reactive. Understanding our user needs helps us develop forward-leaning products that will provide value but that our customer may not be directly asking for.
Learn more about our marketing tools.
We only have two meetings each week. One on Monday and one on Friday.
Every Monday we discuss what we’ll each be working on for the week and then on Friday, we go over what we worked on and talk a little bit about what to expect the following week. We keep it simple. People can call in for meetings and we’ll never schedule meetings at unreasonable times.
As Jonathan (engineering lead) explains it, “Iterable has a very strong engineering culture because both of our founders are engineers who sit amongst the rest of the team and still write code every day. We don’t cut corners, know when it’s necessary to be lean and agile, and our work culture (light meetings, flexible hours) reflect that.”
Founders Justin and Andrew.
We have ambitious goals for the company, but we also know that at the end of the day, it’s not worth doing if you’re not enjoying it.
Note: We talk specifically about our flexible work arrangements and how we support physical wellness elsewhere.
It’s important to us that everyone connects with their manager and peers at work, because we all need to know that the people we’re trading time with every day are looking after our careers and personal ambitions too. We always make time to celebrate our wins together and have social outings twice a quarter across the company (as well as other events within each department). We want to share this experience with the people we care about most and often invite our close friends and family to our events. We have an open vacation policy that allows you to take 2-4 weeks off entirely, and we sincerely function with a tremendous amount of support and trust in one another, both as professional coworkers and friends.
Flexible Work Arrangements
Come in late, leave early, work from wherever.
We have lots of people who work from home two days a week. It’s totally fine to dial in to meetings and come in later or leave the office early. We’ve had engineers take 3-4 weeks off for vacation and while we hope you’ll stay disconnected when you’re on vacation, sometimes people end up working remotely before fully returning home. No one should be in the office on the weekends.
Eats Lunch Together
We really enjoy one another’s company.
We cater healthy lunches and always eat together. Lunch is an important time for us to spend time together and catch up on non-work things. In fact, every candidate will eat lunch with the team during their interview and get to chat with other company members and learn about who we are as people.
We will be adding a machine learning stack using Spark.
We use Scala at Iterable. One of the many benefits of using Scala is because many of the new technologies for machine learning uses Scala libraries. While you may not have experience with Scala, as long as you are open to learning it, we are open to bringing you on and teaching it to you. (Some of our earliest team members built the growth systems that powered Twitter’s massive early growth using Scala.) We also use Elasticsearch (a cutting edge search database) and we’re on top of AWS, which makes it easy for us to to scale up and incorporate new technologies. We also use Redis, Postgres for our accounts database, and AngularJS on the frontend.
Supports Physical Wellness
Don’t sit all day or put bad food into your body.
When you walk into our office, you’ll notice that everyone dresses comfortably and that we’re very casual. Everyone has a standing desk and people often stretch at their desks. We have equipment in the office for yoga, mobility, and stretching as well. In terms of snacks, we make sure to have healthy, nutritious snacks and drinks and we only cater healthy lunches. We’ve really refined our meal plans to be low carb and maximize high quality ingredients. We were very thoughtful in selecting our office space too, and made sure to invest in a good location, bike parking, rooftop access, access to showers, and optimizing for as much natural light and space as possible. Outside of the office, we provide everyone with a $160/month gym membership stipend and are setting up sports groups (like having a basketball team at the office).