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Employer: sTRIVE TALENT

Summary

  • Location: 440 A 9th street, San Francisco California
  • Founded: February 2017
  • Stage: Seed, $3.8M; Hitting profitability, well-known paying customers
  • Company size: 2 + 3 part time
  • Engineering size: 1 (only technical advisor)
  • Visa Sponsorship: No
  • Remote: No
  • Tech Stack: Agnostic. Javascript Frameworks (Angular, React, Ember) Node, RoR, Python/Django, NoSQL, AWS
  • Additional Links

HIRING PRIORITY

  1. Head of Engineering/CTO
  2. Full Stack Engineer

Interview Process

1. ~15 - 30 min Call with CEO, Will Houghteling.

  • Some explaining/selling of the opportunity Strive solves, asking a few questions:
  • Growing a startup, growing a team, Mission alignment (really believing in Strive's goals), No job hopping
    • For Junior Candidates: cognitive test + 30 min tech screen
    • For Senior Candidates: cognitive test + 30 min high-level tech screen

2. Onsite 4 hours.

  • 2 hrs give a problem, ask to build something
  • 1 hr Product oriented discussion. Given months how would you improve
  • 1 hr cultural team fit conversation

Quick Pitch

Strive Talent gives Candidates a fair shot at a great career! It's the fastest and fairest way to get the sales job you desire and deserve in 3 steps. Submit a 3 minute application, complete the objective cognitive test, and get hired! They piloted hiring for Uber and are working full time with First Republic Bank now!

Overview

The American middle class is shrinking and economic mobility is historically low. Yet, there are millions of open middle skill jobs that employers struggle to fill.

Strive helps companies hire stellar candidates for hard-to-fill middle skill careers, starting with sales roles. Strive does this by finding and evaluating candidates based on their competencies, not their credentials. By helping candidates show their true selves, Strive helps employers find better, longer-lasting people faster, and helps candidates fairly and easily access the careers they desire and deserve.

Strive has already reached profitability with a few great early customers, and recently raised a substantial seed round from top investors.
Learn more about the problem, solution, traction and more on Strive’s general careers page.

 

Position 1: Head of Engineering

  • Must have Skills:
    • Personal
      • A missionary, not a mercenary.
      • Long-term commitment to building Strive; think Co-founder, not Employee.
      • Persistent and resilient with a strong work ethic.
    • Strategic 
      • Customer/candidate/problem obsessed.
      • Eager to proactively improve Strive to reach Product Market Fit (PMF). 
      • Analytical thinker excited and able to contribute outside core domain.
    • Technical 
      • Well versed in web-based software architecture.
      • Excellent full-stack skills for web application development, with expertise in.
      • At least one front-end framework -- AngularJS/React/Ember etc.
      • At least one server side framework -- Node.js/RoR/Django etc.
      • Database architecture (SQL/NoSQL).
      • Expertise in cloud-based infrastructure setup/hosting (AWS) and basic DevOps.
  • What you'll do:
    • Work directly with the CEO to build the product, system and team to help companies hire for in-demand middle skill roles.
    • Build
      • Short-term: Create assessment platform to evaluate candidate’s cognitive, non-cognitive and job-specific skills. 
      • Medium-term: Develop last-mile training system (either using 3rd party system or built in-house) to provide candidates targeted micro-courses connected to employer demands. 
      • Long-term: Build system to match candidates to companies based on experience, skills, and interests.
    • Lead
      • Early on this is a player-coach role where you’re actively developing products as you’re simultaneously managing 1-2 more junior developers. 
      • As the company grows, you’ll hire and lead a team of developers, designers, and data scientists. 
      • As the team grows, your role will be more focused on product and eng. management than day-to-day development. 
      • This role will ideally be/grow into CTO.

     

    Position 2: FullStack Engineer - On Hold

    • Must have Skills:
      • Personal
        • A missionary, not a mercenary.
        • Long-term commitment to building Strive; think Co-founder, not Employee.
        • Persistent and resilient with a strong work ethic.
      • Strategic 
        • Customer/candidate/problem obsessed.
        • Eager to proactively improve Strive to reach Product Market Fit (PMF). 
        • Analytical thinker excited and able to contribute outside core domain.
      • Technical
        • 1-4yrs of experience at a start-up or tech company.
        • Well versed in web-based software architecture.
        • Excellent full-stack skills for web application development, with expertise in.
        • At least one front-end framework -- AngularJS/React/Ember etc.
        • At least one server side framework -- Node.js/RoR/Django etc.
        • Database architecture (SQL/NoSQL).
        • Expertise in cloud-based infrastructure setup/hosting (AWS) and basic DevOps.
    • What you'll do:
      • Work directly with the CEO and Director of Engineering to build the products, systems and team to help companies hire for in-demand middle skill roles.
      • Build
        • Short-term: Create assessment platform to evaluate candidate’s cognitive, non-cognitive and job-specific skills. 
        • Medium-term: Develop last-mile training system (either using 3rd party system or built in-house) to provide candidates targeted micro-courses connected to employer demands. 
        • Long-term: Build system to match candidates to companies based on experience, skills, and interests.

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