HubSpot engineering highlights:
- Looking for smart folks who get things done
- Strict “no jerks” rules. You won’t have to work with “that guy” (or girl)
- We don’t have specific requirements on level of experience, education, language expertise, or most of the usual HR nonsense.
$4,000 shopping spree
Any developer that joins HubSpot gets to go on a $4,000 hardware/gadget shopping spree. They get to pick out stuff that they can somewhat rationalize will make them more productive and/or happy. Popular options include the new Macbook Air, a big second monitor and one of the cool new Android phones (which we hear, can actually make phone calls).
Full job description (from http://www.hubspot.com/careers/ )
HubSpot seeks a supremely talented Engineer to join one of the best engineering teams in Boston.
We develop and release new features fast.
We give a ton of initiative to everyone on the team.
Everyone can get real work done, every day, with measurable results.
You: thrive on attacking hard problems backed by a top-notch team.
You are eager to learn: not just about the latest technology but also what makes the business tick.
You are a brilliant Engineer and you will be able to dig into new problems and new technology.
You want to solve for users and love having real feedback from paying customers (HubSpot has more than 3,500).
HubSpot is attacking a big problem — transforming the way that the world does marketing. The development team is central to that vision. We need your help.
If this sounds like the kind of challenge you would
be up for every day, we would love to hear from you.
Please NOTE: This position is in our office in Cambridge, MA.
Sorry, no telecommuting.
We use Java (Struts, Hibernate, Freemarker)
C#, VB.NET, Python, PHP, and MySQL.
We do not hire based on a specific technologies skill set,
or a buzz-word resume.
Day to day game plan:
Every day will be different and exciting;
You will own and lead many projects;
You will develop and iterate on features in one of our SaaS products;
You will join a SCRUM team of talented Engineers;
You will collaborate with Marketing, Customer Operations and Sales to
build the most effective solution;
You will work on ideas from different team members as well as your own.
Self-learner, hacker, technology advocate who can work on anything;
Amazing engineering skills, you are on your way to being the one of
the best engineers you know;
Experience working with interesting and successful projects;
Excellent written and spoken English communication;
Permanent legal right to work in the US.
HubSpot culture in general:
HubSpot has a strict NO JERKS policy;
Our culture is fantastic.
We have nearly ZERO turnover in three years
of engineering; At HubSpot, data leads decisions — we measure everything, all the time;
This is a position with growth potential;
You will not be isolated as an Engineer, HubSpot is an open and
Your brain will be used;
Your ideas will be implemented;
Our compensation model takes into consideration that you have to pay the bills, save some money and have some fun — stock options are part of the package, but not the only part;
Benefits are excellent, better than many start ups at our stage;
We are a flat organization and politics are at a minimum;
Life is short, apply now:
Need even more reasons to apply NOW?
Reasons You Or Someone You Know Should Interview (At) HubSpot
1. A compelling vision that helps millions of people: Great developers like building products with broad appeal and wide reach. They like to have impact and influence. We do that at HubSpot. Our marketing software has been built for small businesses. We’re rallying against old-school marketing like junk mail, spam and cold calls. The message is resonating really well. We reach millions of users every month, and have 4,000 customers. With this kind of scale comes great challenges. Like figuring out how to store and analyze terabytes of data (and heading towards petabytes alarmingly fast). Or, creating a user experience that your Uncle Leo could use (because someone’s Uncle Leo does).
2. Shiny, Happy People: Last year, we were voted one of the best companies to work for in the Boston area by the Boston Business Journal (our friends at Google were #2). We asked people why the heck they were so happy (besides the spiked slushies), and they said, somewhat recursively, “…I’m happy because I get to work with other smart, happy, passionate people.” We have the reverse Lake Wobegon effect. Several times a week, you will walk into a room and feel you brought the average IQ down. Seriously, you will.
3. A Real Salary: We’ve raised $33 million in venture capital from some of the best VCs on the planet. We have millions still left in the bank and revenues are growing like wildfire. So at HubSpot, you don’t have to be paid in hugs and options and work on the “deferred compensation plan” (which is basically, “we can’t really afford to pay you right now — but just as soon as we get those customers/investors/grandparents/governments to give us some cash, you’ll be first in line!”). You actually get a real salary, making your friends and family proud and/or envious. We’ve heard that money is useful for buying stuff. So, come help us spend some of those venture capital dollars towards a good cause.
Note: I’m not suggesting that it’s not a good idea to work for an early-stage startup — they’re totally cool. But if you do, it should either a) be your own and/or b) be one that you are totally passionate about.
4. Options/Equity: Yep, we have those too. Every developer at HubSpot gets a stake in our future. The difference between options at HubSpot and most other startups, is that the share price has just kept going up and up and up. And, we think our best years are still ahead of us. It’s a bit like joining Facebook in the early years, only not.
5. We don’t want to just build software, we want to build entrepreneurs: We want to build a big, successful company in the Boston area. Obviously, creating great software is a big part of that. But, we’re also passionate about seeding the next generation of entrepreneurs. If you have the entrepreneurial gene, we fully expect that you’ll meet and work with your future co-founders at HubSpot. We also have one of the best startup networks imaginable.
6. We’ll Raise Your Currency: HubSpot has an exceptionally strong reputation. We’re known for hiring kick-ass people and not suffering fools. So, if for some silly reason, you decide to leave us someday, the fact that you’ve been on the HubSpot team is going to wonders for your credibility (not that you needed help on that front).
7. Strict “No Jerks” Rule: We don’t hire jerks. Period. If your normal disposition is to be negative and cranky, and it can’t be explained by a temporary lack of caffeine, you won’t fit in at HubSpot. We’re intense at HubSpot, but it’s a good intense. The reason for the “no jerks” rule is simple — for those of us that are not jerks, working with jerks is a whole lot of suckiness. Life is short. Why work with jerks?
8. Cool Stuff Shopping Spree: We got tired of arguing about whether this MacBook Pro or that Thinkpad was better. Or whether big second monitors really did help productivity (they do). So, every developer that joins HubSpot gets $4,000 to go buy stuff. You decide what’s going to make you super-productive. [Oh, and if you just happen to want to buy that latest Android tablet because you’re thinking about doing a side project some day, I say go for it. ]
9. Office Space For Happy Humans: The nice thing about having lots of customers and fast growing revenues is that we can afford to invest in great working conditions. We work in a well lit, comfortable, fun, cool office space. Don’t take our word for it, check out some photos, or just come visit [we have HubSpot.tv every Friday at 4pm — and there’s free beer].
10. Hyper Transparency: One of the core components of HubSpot’s culture is hyper transparency. Every employee in the company has access to most of the company’s critical data — including financials. This includes customers, revenue, burn-rate, cash in the bank, valuation of last venture round, notes from “strategic” meetings, plans for future financing. Just about everything. Our default position is: “Unless you have really good reason to keep it secret, don’t make it a secret.” We trust ourselves to use all of this information wisely, and so our default mode is “open”.
11. The “Take What You Need” Vacation Policy: Over a year ago, the topic of a vacation policy came up in a management meeting. We didn’t have a policy, and someone suggested we should have one. Our CEO pushed back, with a “why”? Net result: We decided our policy would be to have no policy. Members of the team take as much vacation as they need. There’s no approval, no paperwork, no tracking, no accruing — nothing. Contrary to what some outsiders may have believed, the company did not die. It’s working great.
12. Friends In Cool Places: We believe in being an active member of the startup community inside and outside of Boston. As such, we’re well connected with a bunch of startup celebrities: Drew Houston (DropBox) — he’s on our advisory board. Jason Fried (37signals). Joel Spolsky (Stack Overflow), Mike McDerment (Freshbooks). Adam Smith (ex-Xobni). Alexis Ohanian (Y Combinator, Reddit) — also on our advisory board. Eric Ries (we’re major lean startup fans). Rand Fishkin (SEOmoz, and SEO Extraordinaire). Hiten Shah (KissMetrics). Dan Martell (Flowtown). If that isn’t enough name dropping for you, we’ve got more. So, what’s the point of all of this (other than showing off)? Well, we learn from all of these great entrepreneurs. We hang out with them for beers. They come do guest talks at HubSpot. It’s awesome.
13. Ping Pong: Yes, we have a table, that’s not a big deal. What we’re proud of is that our CEO, CTO, our VP Platform, VP Customer Happiness, VP Sales all play ping-pong. Heck, even our CFO can play ping pong and chances are he can kick your ass. [Feel free to challenge him, but don't let him charge you for a beer -- they're free at HubSpot].
14. We’re Good Peeps: I know this one’s a tad subjective, but ask around. If you know anyone that knows HubSpot (and you should), ask them about the people. Chances are they’ll say good things.
The time, is now