Founded by engineers, Qualia’s priority has always been to develop truly great products. We’ve fostered a culture of high autonomy and alignment, enabling our engineering team to lead innovation and build products from the ground up.
To ensure our engineers have what they need to move fast and ship high-quality code, we also have powerful internal libraries and tooling to help our team explore options and solve problems quickly. For example, one of the many tools used by our team, Reval, (which lets you see front-end changes in real time as you make changes to code), was built by one of our co-founders, Lucas Hansen.
While the team has evolved over time, maintaining our core values has remained our top priority even as Qualia has continued raising funds (our Series D in late 2020), growing well beyond a $1B valuation. Our engineering team still sits center-stage, and we provide the tools and support needed in order for them to drive product development and guide the roadmap.
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When our co-founders first started learning about different types of leave and what a huge problem it was, they were baffled – how could something that seems so incredibly common be so painful? After hearing countless stories, however, such as one friend being wheeled into a C-section while simultaneously trying to fill out disability paperwork on her laptop, they knew something had to be done. Whether it’s taking parental leave, caring for a sick family member, or dealing with a personal medical issue, Cocoon was founded to make what has traditionally been a cumbersome, bureaucratic process easy and stress-free for both employers and employees.
We’re not building software for software’s sake. Rather, we’re leveraging technology to have a direct, positive impact on people’s lives. The empathy we share for our users, and our passion for what we’re building, inherently puts the product at the center of everything we do. Engineers play a large role in defining our product roadmap and obsess over the details – whether that’s writing code, supporting marketing of new features, or working with customer support to better understand users’ pain points. It’s safe to say we’re a team of doers who are excited to roll up our sleeves, dive into the nuts-and-bolts of how things work, and thrive on having a high level of craftsmanship.
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As an early hire on our Space Communications team, you’ll have a large impact in determining what we build and how we work. Our leadership team does a great job at communicating our vision, but since we’re building an entirely new platform, there’s no rulebook or ‘one right way’ to execute. To that end, we place a large emphasis on hiring smart, motivated people, and trusting them to get the job done. You’ll have the autonomy to hit the ground running and the tools needed to confidently and easily test and release code multiple times a day.
As we grow, engineers will be responsible for mentoring more junior talent and continue to have a large say on our roadmap. It’s an exciting time to join the team, as we’re looking to triple in size by the end of the year!
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Julianna (co-founder and CTO) was previously an engineer at Plaid and Strava, and a product manager at VGS. Reed (co-founder and CEO) was a product manager at Plaid. Together, they bring invaluable insights into our customers’ pain points. What’s more, two thirds of the team is engineering, product, and design.
At Stytch, product requirements are largely led by engineers. In fact, for the first year and a half since we were founded we didn’t have any product managers. Senior engineers defined product requirements in addition to the technical specs. As we build out our product management function, engineers will continue to play an important role in defining products and setting the roadmap. After all, we are building tools for developers!
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