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Ask HN: Who is hiring? (April 2021)

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  1. Quality custom socks for your company

  2. Ceros is a browser based platform that empowers designers and marketers to create beautiful and...

  3. Open source product analytics on your infrastructure.

    PostHog | Remote (US/Europe timezones) | Senior full-stack engineer / SRE |

    PostHog is open-source product analytics. Graduated YC W20, we were the most popular B2B software HN launch since 2012. Our GitHub repo [0] has 4k stars and a growing and active community. We've raised significant funding with 10 years of runway and are growing quickly....

  4. IFTTT for DevOps

    Relay by Puppet | Senior Software Engineer | Portland, OR or remote (5 hour overlap with Pacific Time) | Full-time | and


    Relay is Puppet's fast-moving SaaS/PaaS endeavor into the cloud-native arena. Relay is an event-driven workflow execution engine that helps connect service...

  5. Reflect is automated web testing that anyone can use. It requires no code, and no installation. Record once, run anytime.


    Relay by Puppet | Senior Software Engineer | Portland, OR or remote (5 hour overlap with Pacific Time) | Full-time | and


    Relay is Puppet's fast-moving SaaS/PaaS endeavor into the cloud-native arena. Relay is an event-driven workflow execution engine that helps connect service...

  6. Translate websites and web apps into any language with the all-in-one solution that automates localization and streamlines workflows.

    paid Free Trial $50.0 / Monthly (Starter)

    Localize | | REMOTE (US / Canada) | Full-time | Backend & Full Stack Engineers

    We're hiring Full-Stack Engineers to join our remote-first team. As a core member of our engineering team, you’ll be responsible for implementing new functionality within Localize’s core product, maintaining existing code and functionality, and improving...

  7. LaunchDarkly is a powerful development tool which allows software developers to roll out updates and new features.

    LaunchDarkly | Oakland, CA | Onsite |

    LaunchDarkly is a Feature Management Platform that serves over a trillion feature flags daily to help software teams build better software, faster. Feature flagging is an industry best practice of wrapping a new or risky section of code or infrastructure change with a flag. Each flag can easily be...

  8. Logos Bible Software is a digital library application for Bible study.

  9. Programmable open source interface that securely authenticates, controls and audits non-human access across tool stacks, apps, containers and cloud environments.

  10. A diagramming tool for software architecture

    freemium $4.99 / Monthly

    Terrastruct | Engineering - Go, React | SF Bay area (remote during covid only) | Full-Time |

    Terrastruct is modernizing software architecture diagrams. Diagrams and diagramming tools are essential to software teams, but most are stuck all-purpose tools meant for HR, marketing, and engineering, even though engineering diagrams are much...

  11. Relayr enables device manufacturers, app developers, and software companies to leverage the power of the internet of things.

  12. The leader in Artificial Intelligence powered content analysis solutions.

    AYLIEN | Front-end Developer (React) | Remote (Ireland, EU timezone) | Full-time | Visa |

    Hi! :)

    AYLIEN is an NLP company providing a News Intelligence platform that converts the world's news data into a rich, real-time and reliable source of information for businesses. Our customers include Wells Fargo, Moody's Analytics, Revolut, and...

  13. Modern SQL editor for teams

    PopSQL (YC S19) | Head of Engineering | REMOTE |

    Hi HN, I'm the founder of PopSQL, a collaborative SQL editor for teams.

    We just had our best month ever at PopSQL, and it's time for us to hire a Head of Engineering to own the function. The ideal candidate is hands on enough that they can spend 50% of their time contributing to our Rails and...

  14. Unlimited music for video

    Soundstripe | Lead Software Engineer (Frontend - React) | Remote US | Full-time | Soundstripe provides an unlimited subscription service to tens of thousands of video creators, from YouTubers to freelance videographers, nonprofits, and Fortune 1000 companies. We've experienced significant growth and have been incredibly capital efficient...
  15. Aptible is a secure, private cloud deployment platform built to automate HIPAA compliance.

    Aptible (YC S14) | | REMOTE (PT through ET Timezones) | Senior to Principal Software Engineer

    Aptible helps create a more trustworthy internet by improving data security and compliance. We make it simple for modern businesses to manage compliance so that they can build customer trust.

    To learn more about who we are, our culture, and whether...

  16. Measuring and improving employee satisfaction.

    - SREs -

    The team & company is remote (Canada) and will continue to be so post-covid.

    A bit more about the company:.

  17. Canny helps you collect and organize feature requests to better understand customer needs and prioritize your roadmap.

    $50.0 / Monthly (100 tracked users)

    Canny helps software companies keep track of feature requests to build better products.

    * Early-stage startup, 10 person team, $1m+ annual recurring revenue

    * Over 900 customers, including industry-leading companies like Ahrefs, Bench, and Compass

    * 100% remote, distributed across US, Canada, Argentina, Turkey, and Estonia

    * Bootstrapped and profitable

    We're hiring a full-stack engineer to help us build...

  18. Last minute sports, concert and theater tickets.

    Gametime | San Francisco, Portland, Remote (US only) |


    Our team is on a mission to connect people through incredible shared experiences. We build technology that gets people out into the real world to enjoy their favorite events at a moment's notice.

    With live events returning, our team has been busy and we are growing again. Come...

  19. Host, manage, and track your videos with the best video marketing tools in the (known) universe.

    Wistia | Cambridge, MA | Full-Time, Onsite + Remote |

    We're a profitable, long-term thinking oriented company serving up our business customers' videos and shows. Read more about what we believe in here:

    Open engineering roles:

    * Director of...

  20. JustWorks is a software for business owners to take control for and manage effectively their payroll and human resources policies including compliance, payroll, and benefits. Read more about Justworks.

    Justworks | New York City ONSITE (when we return to the office, TBD) | Full-Time | Many Software Engineering, Engineering Manager and Product Manager roles |

    Justworks is an online platform for companies that need to manage payroll, benefits, and government compliance. We’re helping businesses get off the ground by enabling them to focus...

  21. A crypto wallet & gateway to blockchain apps

    MetaMask | Senior Mobile Engineer (React Native) | Full-time | Remote |

    MetaMask Mobile's user base and feature set are growing fast, and our team is growing too. We are looking for engineers to join us on our mission of democratizing access to the decentralized web.

    We aspire to give the world empowering, secure and delightful access to...

  22. Stores your medical records in one place

  23. multi-channel inbox service for collaborative teams

    Front | Engineering Roles | SF + Paris + Remote (various locations in US/Europe) | Front is growing fast, and reinventing how work gets done. With $138M in funding, Front is backed by Sequoia Capital, and other leading venture capital firms, as well as independent investors including top executives of Atlassian, Okta, Qualtrics, and Zoom. Front...
  24. TalkJS is a messaging API enabling users to add buyer-seller chat to their online marketplace or platform.

    Our stack is mainly React, TypeScript, Elixir and PostgreSQL. Nearly the entire company is product people, founders are a designer and a programmer.

    TalkJS touches millions of people and is growing quickly. We want to be the tool that every developer thinks of for building communication features, a bit like what Stripe has become for payments. Our secret masterplan to make this happen is giving great engineers...

  25. Simplest, most secure app for buying and storing Bitcoin

    Casa ( | Android & iOS Engineers | REMOTE | Full Time | Cryptoassets & Cybersecurity

    Casa is the secure home for your bitcoin. We help people around the world secure their bitcoin by holding their own private keys, without the headache, and anxiety about losing their funds.

    -We are looking for a mid-to-senior level Android Engineer. As a member...

  26. Scrape Google search results from our fast, easy, and complete API.

    SerpApi | | Senior Backend Engineer | Austin, TX | Full-time | ONSITE or FULLY REMOTE | $150k 1099

    SerpApi is the API to scrape and parse search engine results. We deeply support Google, Google Maps, Google Images, Bing, Baidu, and a lot more.

    Our current stack is Ruby, Rails, MongoDB, and React.JS. We are looking for a senior web designer, a...

  27. PingThings' PredictiveGrid™ platform offers a time series database purpose built for industrial scale deployments of high rate sensors (1Khz+).

    Pingthings is a startup built around a custom high performance time series database, focusing on improving the way that the energy industry monitors the grid. We have won grants from the Department of Energy, ARPA-E, and the National Science Foundation. If you have ever wanted to join a startup whose management is primarily technical and who has market traction before the Series A, this is that opportunity.


  28. Airtable works like a spreadsheet but gives you the power of a database to organize anything. Sign up for free.

  29. Smart social video creator for your business

    Lumen5 | Senior Fullstack and Senior Frontend | Vancouver, BC, Canada or Remote | Fulltime | $119,650 - $143,580 |

    We're a startup (40 people so far) that is growing quickly! We're writing software that uses machine learning to automate the creative process of producing video content. We've found that what we're building is very attractive to...

  30. Fast, simple & secure messaging. Privacy that fits in your pocket.

  31. Online treatment to change your relationship with alcohol

    Monument | Senior Software Engineer | Based in NYC, Remote Friendly |

    Monument is an alcohol addiction treatment platform for those looking to change their relationship with drinking. Designed for sobriety or moderation, Monument plans are personalized to members’ goals and lifestyle, and available entirely online. Plans include...

  32. Flexible multi-platform sports league management

    LeagueApps | REMOTE(US) | Washington, DC | New York, NY is the operating system and community for youth and local sports leaders, providing them with the tools they need to manage and grow their organizations, and deliver amazing experiences to their members. A fast-growing, venture-backed company, we count professional leagues, teams,...

  33. Formative is a web-app for classrooms that allows teachers to give live assignments to students, allowing instant teaching adjustments and long-term student growth tracking.

    Formative ( is hiring for a Senior Full Stack Software Engineer (REMOTE)

    more details and application:

    Our web-app, Formative ([](

  34. Alloy is the modern data and analytics platform for consumer goods brands. Evaluate, predict, and respond to true demand with agility and efficiency.

    Alloy | Full-Stack Software Engineer Berlin, Germany / Vancouver, BC, 65 - 120k EUR / 85 - 165k CAD |

    At Alloy, we work with consumer goods companies that make the products we eat, wear, and use every day, as well as the ones we occasionally splurge on. We’re tackling a real and complex problem for them—managing supply and demand in the face of...

  35. Havenly designs your room. We connect you with professional interior designers and help you get everything you need for a beautiful room, for one flat fee. No hassle, fun decorating.

    Havenly | 3D Lead Engineer | Full-time | Headquartered in Denver but REMOTE ok |

    Havenly, Inc. Is a funded and fast growing consumer services startup located in the heart of Denver (raised Series C in 2019). We offer online interior design services that make decorating your home simple, affordable, and accessible for everyone.

    We are...

  36. Sensor Tower is a platform for app store optimization and app industry intelligence.

    Sensor Tower | North America, South America, and Europe | Full-Time, Remote |

    Sensor Tower provides key metrics for everyone involved in the mobile ecosystem. Whether you’re a mobile app developer, a financial institution performing mobile market research, or a large brand thinking about your mobile initiatives, we provide your one-stop...

  37. Apply to New York City’s top startups in 60 seconds | New York | Remote |, a talent marketplace, is hiring a backend engineer. This role will have ownership over backend and DevOps on our Python (Flask) and JavaScript-based stack. is a small, revenue-funded company where everyone’s contribution and decision-making is directly impactful. Ideal candidates have...

  38. Cisco is the worldwide leader in IT, networking, and cybersecurity solutions. We help companies of all sizes transform how people connect, communicate, and collaborate.

    Cisco | Vancouver, San Jose, Remote |

    The product growth team leads growth initiatives for the Cisco product portfolio. Our mission is to measure, understand and optimize the Cisco experience for customers (CX Cloud) and partners (PX Cloud) across enterprise, mid-market and growth segments.

    We are a small data-driven team passionate about...

  39. Together's mentorship software makes it simple to start a mentorship program in the workplace or for your organization's members

    Together Software | Toronto, Canada or Vancouver, Canada | Full-Time, Hybrid-OK | Together Software helps large companies solve their pressing people problems (career development, skills, diversity) with mentorship programs. We pair relevant mentors and mentees within the company for career-building discussions, and provide...
  40. Substack makes it simple for a writer to start an email newsletter that makes money from subscriptions.

    Substack (W18) | Full stack engineer | San Francisco | Onsite/Remote |

    Substack lets writers start their own subscription publication - think paid blog/newsletter - where writers' and readers' incentives are aligned.

    Over 500k people pay to subscribe to publications, and top writers are making seven figures.

    We use Node, Express, and...

  41. Springshare is the SaaS platform for libraries and educational institutions.

    Springshare | Intermediate/Senior Full Stack Software Engineer | Remote | Full Time

    EdTech SaaS with millions of users around the world (7000+ institutions in 90 countries as customers) – We've been around since 2007.

    Requirements: 5+ years experience with PHP or Angular. MySQL/Redis experience a plus. Experience in OOP/MVC concepts....

  42. Autonomous endpoint protection platform

    SentinelOne | Backend Developers | Remote (US) | Full-Time |

    After the successful launch of the new Singularity Marketplace, we are looking for an exceptional engineer to join our small Apps engineering team in the United States. We want somebody that has been in the trenches working with medium/big systems, loves functional programming...

  43. Biteable is an online video and animation maker.

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  45. Reinventing the vitamin, delivered monthly

    Ritual | ( | On-Site (Los Angeles) or Remote (US) | Full Time

    Ritual is a direct-to-consumer health brand that believes it’s crucial to know not just what you’re putting into your body, but why you need it in the first place. We’re transparent about our ingredients, where they're sourced from, and have spent years conducting extensive research...

  46. A platform for better user onboarding. Build, manage and improve product tours without code.

    Chameleon | Full Stack Rails Engineer + React | Remote before it was cool | Full-time |

    Remember those modals, tooltips and checklists you have built but never really wanted to?! With Chameleon, the Product team can WYSIWYG those into your application with just a few clicks.

    We're a great, growing team looking to hire 2 Full Stack...

  47. Slab is a knowledge hub for the modern workplace. We help teams unlock their full potential through shared learning and documentation. Slab features a beautiful editor, blazing fast search, and dozens of integrations like Slack, GitHub, and G Suite.

    Slab | Software Engineer | San Francisco, CA or Remote | Full-time | REMOTE

    At Slab (, we are on a mission to make the workplace a source of learning and purpose. Our product is a knowledge base, reimagined to be powerful enough for engineers and remain intuitive enough for the entire company. The founding team has previously started and sold a...

  48. Intruder is a security monitoring platform for internet-facing systems.

    Intruder ( | Mid + Senior Software Engineer | Full-Time | London | REMOTE optional (UK or nearby timezone required)

    Intruder is a SaaS platform that helps companies easily identify their cyber security weaknesses, and fix them, before they get hacked. We're a fast growing startup, over 1000 customers from around the world love our...

  49. Dataiku is the developer of DSS, the integrated development platform for data professionals to turn raw data into predictions.

  50. Create beautiful rich process documents in a simple to follow checklist format. Fast, free and incredibly simple to use.

    Process Street | | REMOTE

    We believe that the way most teams capture their knowledge today is broken. Knowledge belongs where the action happens – not in documents hidden in a virtual filing cabinet.

    Process Street is where teams bring their operational knowledge to life using rich, automated playbooks. Often described as checklists with...

  51. ProcedureFlow is a cloud-based knowledge management product that helps employees become experts faster.

    ProcedureFlow | Senior Full Stack .NET Developer | Saint John, NB, Canada | ONSITE | REMOTE in Eastern Canada | Full-Time |

    ProcedureFlow allows you to turn your company's procedures and expert information into small, hyperlinked flowcharts that are easy to follow and maintain. We're like GitHub but for visual...

  52. Careersaas is a revolutionary software as a service platform that is the largest remote work job search engine on the Internet.

  53. Wireless HDMI for everyone

    Airtame ( | Romania, Portugal, Hungary | Full-time, Onsite

    Airtame is a young Danish company that develops a wireless streaming product for businesses and education. We are based in windy Copenhagen but have offices in New York and Budapest. We are also open to hiring engineers based in Portugal and Romania.

    We're currently hiring:

    * Senior...

  54. Authenticate people, not passwords with UnifyID 2FA. Now you can elevate consumer experiences and improve security.

    UnifyID | Redwood City, CA | Full-time | Onsite | Competitive |

    UnifyID, a Security and AI startup, is building a revolutionary identity platform based on implicit authentication. UnifyID’s mission is to replace today’s vulnerable and cumbersome security techniques (passwords, one-time passcodes, etc.) with passive, behavior-based authentication....

  55. All-in-one live streaming software

    - What we do today: make tools for live streamers who broadcast on Twitch/YouTube/Mixer (core business today) + expanding to new content verticals (ex.

    - Mission: empower creators to do more

    - Results: used by 70% of Twitch streamers; paid out $750M to creators since...

  56. Sandbox operates as a middle-layer between fin-tech providers and legacy banking systems.

    Sandbox Banking (YC W17) | Software Engineers | Full-Time | Remote |

    Sandbox provides a universal adapter for banks. It helps institutions quickly and securely integrate new software from vendors and fintech startups. We're growing quickly, are backed by Y Combinator, and possess enviable runway.

    Our team is looking to hire...

  57. Continuous deployment cloud hosting | REMOTE | Full-Time | is an idea-to-cloud application platform that simplifies cloud infrastructures.

    We give developers the tools they need to experiment, innovate, get rapid feedback and deliver better-quality features with speed and confidence thanks to our unique rapid cloning technology.

    We want people who are...

  58. A video conferencing tool that makes meetings better.

  59. Create your virtual world in one click

    Hi! I am CTO at Fluxon. We are a global software product development company, based in SF, focused on full-lifecycle product development with team members all over the world. Our recent customer launches include and We are actively hiring for Software Engineer, Mobile Developer, Software Engineering Lead, Senior Product Manager and Design Lead roles. Please reach out...
  60. Auth0 is a program for people to get authentication and authorization services for their own business use.

    Auth0 ( | Seattle - Buenos Aires - London - Sydney - Tokyo - Remote | Full-time | Engineering Auth0 is a Series E/650 employee company with major growth plans for 2020. Our vision is to provide the simplest and most secure identity platform for developers, to make the internet safer. Ultimately, we strive for an internet with fewer passwords. We're looking for people to join us on this journey....
  61. SMX – Cloud-Based Email Security.

    SMX ( | CBD, Auckland, New Zealand, GMT+12ish | Full-time | C++ Developer SMX aims to be a global leader in managed email security, analytics and deployment solutions. We deliver enterprise-grade email security, analytics and messaging as-a-service, with a unique focus on the Australasian and Trans-Tasman threat landscape. As a Microsoft Co-Sell Partner and NZ All-of-Government supplier, a...
  62. Muck Rack is a public relations and communications software built for the digital, traditional and social media world.

    Muck Rack ( | Remote | Full-Time | Senior Django Developer Muck Rack is the leading SaaS platform for public relations and communications professionals. As a Senior Django Developer you’ll work alongside the CTO, fellow software engineers, product managers, and designers, to execute major technical projects on Muck Rack, lead the building of new features, and help shape our engineering...
  63. Advanced error tracking & crash management solution for C/C++ applications running in every environment.

    Backtrace ( | Full Stack Engineer (frontend, backend) | REMOTE or New York City is hiring for a full stack engineer. Ideal candidate should have a strong knowledge of React and Javascript, as well as interest in or experience with ReasonML / ReScript. If you’re interested in applying or have any general questions, please get in touch with me at [email protected] FULL-STACK...