- We each work in any country we want (We’re in Canada, Ghana, US, Israel, one of us lives on a farm, and one of us is about to backpack around southeast Asia with their laptop)
- We each work any hours we want (we can’t see each other and don’t really care)
- We take the money we save on office rent and use it to fly to Canada to surf and hack on a beach, Norway to kayak and hack with partner startups, San Fran to… you get the idea.
- We went through 2 startup accelerators. That’s like being the tallest kids in third grade.
- We offer unlimited vacation.
- We have paying customers (not just our moms)
- Our team page make us sound like assclowns but we still managed to raise an angel round to pay your salary
And yet, we’ve survived it this far and are looking for more to join us.
We want you to work at Ecquire and get your own baseball card. However, this is not for all personalities. Make sure you know what you’re getting into first.
What Technologies Do You Play With?
Want buzzwords? We have all of them: CoffeeScript, Backbone, Node, Chrome APIs, and lots and lots and lots of well-structured AJAX.
Okay, I Still Want My Own Baseball Card
Great. We don’t care about your resume or stackoverflow points or your github. We’ll pay you to do some quick freelance project that will go into production. This way you can decide if you really want to work with us, and vice versa. We move fast so any job offer would come quickly after. Either way you just made some money.
Email tal at ecquire dot com
We mostly care about your personality and if you fit our culture, so instead of a resume tell us in 2-3 sentences what your baseball card bio would say (and what sports team of course)
Thanks. I just emailed you guys. What’s a typical day like?
You just got back from surfing because the waves were beautiful today and starting work late. But no one notices or cares because they easily trust you and know you get your work done anyways. You boil some Turkish coffee.
Your morning’s email contains three email messages:
The first email is from a SalesForce product manager in San Francisco who wants us to be the “headline startup” for their new payment technology. You start reading the docs and figure out if it makes sense for us to participate. You see Paul is pulling a late night in Vancouver, so you gchat him to get his thoughts.
The second email is from Ben who noticed Chrome just released a new webRequest API and wants to brainstorm about how this can help our customers and perhaps hack out a demo.
The weather is nice so you decide to spend a few hours later co-working at the Hub TLV (or whatever your local coworking space is), where Ecquire pays for your membership. Usually you work wherever you feel like it. Last week you went to your family’s farm and worked on the porch. (The rest of your team members are in San Francisco, Vancouver, Tel Aviv, Philadelphia…you could be in Ulaanbaatar or Quito)
The third email is from a paying customer. She thanks you for quickly fixing an issue she had because she uses Ecquire every single day and can’t imagine life before it. Like all the customers you’ve helped around the world, you can sense they are in love with our company because they know we give a damn.
But that’s it. You don’t have to manage a lot of emails because we use Flow to collaborate cleanly and asynchronously anywhere we are in the world. You love Flow because it lets you spend more time being creative instead of mucking around in your inbox. You open Flow and see the next task you assigned yourself to work on is implementing a PDF parser in the browser.
Your coffee is still piping hot. You take a sip, put on your headphones, and the fun begins.
What people say about Ecquire
Interested? Email me at tal at ecquire.com.