ObEN is Hiring 37 Resources in Pasadena

Pasadena-based AI tech company ObEN is hiring 37 talent to join its team.  You’ll be working in small, agile teams (alongside world-class researchers in areas of speech, computer vision, machine learning, NLP, and blockchain).

Founded in 2014, ObEN is a Softbank Ventures Korea and HTC Vive X portfolio company and is located inside of Bill Gross think tank, Idealab. ObEN creates virtual identities for consumers and celebrities in the emerging digital world. ObEN provides Personal AI that simulates a person’s voice, face and personality, enabling never before possible social and virtual interactions.

Engineering Jobs

  1. Blockchain Engineer
    • Design and build the back-end blockchain functionality for ObEN’s online/mobile applications
  2. Full Stack Engineer
    • Design and build new applications, features, functionality, writing APIs, scalability, and maintainability improvements for ObEN’s innovative platforms
  3. Javascript Developer
    • Design and build new applications, features, functionality, scalability, and maintainability improvements for the WeChat mini program platform
  4. Lead DevOps Engineer
    • You’ll join a high-growth, agile engineering team focused on bringing cutting-edge Artificial Intelligence products to market
    • Working in a fault-tolerant, highly-scalable/available, high-traffic environment
  5. Sr. Full Stack Engineer
    • Responsible for building and extending our APIs (VR/AR/AI) and services for ObEN’s native iOS/Android applications and mobile/desktop web applications
  6. Sr. IOS Developer
    • Responsible for the development and maintenance of applications aimed at a range of iOS devices including mobile phones and tablets
  7. Sr. QA Engineer
    • Responsible to create and implement quality best practices processes and maintain test automation frameworks, and develop tools to ensure ObEN deliver an optimal end-user experience product
  8. Sr. Unity Developer
    • Responsible for the development and maintenance of mobile, browser and pc-based applications (VR/AR/AI) and their integration with back-end services

Machine Learning Jobs

  1. Deep Learning Scientist
    • Design, develop, configure and optimize deep neural networks for various tasks such as detection and classification
    • PhD, M.Sc. in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or Econometrics
  2. Machine Learning Engineer
    • Implementing ML models proposed and guided by ML Research Scientists and collaborating with other team members for data collection and pre-processing, and post-processing of data
    • MS in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Physics, or other related fields
  3. Machine Learning Research Director
    • Responsible for supervising research scientists and engineers, providing feedback for projects using ML, including those in other teams, developing and shaping ML projects with respect to the company’s needs, and managing the ML team
    • PhD in Computer Science, Statistics, Electrical Engineering, Applied Mathematics, or related field
  4. Machine Learning Research Scientist
    • Developing novel ML models for projects in the company, like a new TTS model, implementing and improving proposed/existing ML models, and supervising and providing feedback to ML engineers for projects using ML, including those in other teams.
    • PhD in Computer Science, Statistics, Electrical Engineering, Applied Mathematics, or related field
  5. Machine Learning Scientist With Audio DSP Background
    • Provide technical expertise and execution know-how to the design of machine learning algorithms/solutions to solve ultra-challenging problems
    • Doctorate (Preferred) or Masters degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Applied Physics, Applied Statistics or in Engineering
  6. ML Engineer for NLP in Chinese
    • Create the best Machine Translation solutions for ObEN’s algorithms in Chinese
    • Proficiency in Java/Android, Objective C/iOS, javascript, C#/Unity3D
    • Fluent in Mandarin Chinese and English
  7. ML Engineer for NLP in English
    • Create the best Machine Translation solutions for ObEN’s algorithms in English
    • M.Sc. in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or Physics, High proficiency in C++
  8. ML Engineer for NLP In Japanese
    • Create the best Machine Translation solutions for ObEN’s algorithms in English
    • Experience with data-driven statistical or machine learning methods.
    • Fluent in Japanese and English
  9. ML Engineer for NLP In Korean
    • Create the best Machine Translation solutions for ObEN’s algorithms in English
    • M.Sc. in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or Physics, High proficiency in C++
    • Fluent in Korean and English

Computer Vision, Art, NLP Jobs

  1. Computer Vision Research Engineer
    • Develop impactful and innovative computer vision technologies; Work closely with research scientists to deeply understand the developed research prototypes and transform them into production
  2. Computer Vision Research Scientist
    • Literature review and discussion with peer researchers to define clear research problems and propose novel solutions
  3. Senior Rigging Artist (Contractor)
    • Creating and developing fast elegant character rigs using Maya and proprietary tools. Working with modeling and animation departments to facilitate articulate realistic appealing characters.
  4. Chatbot Engineer
    • Build, improve and extend chatbot capabilities for ObEN’s Full Stack Personal AI. Produce deliverable results and take them from development to production in collaboration with our engineers
  5. Natural Language Processing Engineer
    • Build, improve and extend NLP capabilities for ObEN’s Full Stack AI. Research and evaluate new/different approaches to NLP problems
  6. Research Scientist (NLP)
    • Conduct research to advance the state-of-the-art technology in NLP and deep learning, like dialogue systems

Speech Jobs

  1. Research Linguist (Japanese)
    • Design schemas and label/tag sets to annotate recordings and text with phonetic, prosodic, semantic, and syntactic features
  2. Speech Research Scientist (ASR)
    • Develop and extend ObEN’s proprietary ASR systems for different languages (English, Chinese, Korean, Japanese), in view of improving the robustness against environmental and channel distortion
  3. Speech Research Scientist (Prosody Modeling)
    • Develop a new prosody models for different languages (Chinese, English, Japanese, Korean) to improve the naturalness and the similarity of the synthesized voice and to allow better control of its expressivity
  4. Speech Research Scientist (Singing Voice Synthesis)
    • Develop and improve ObEN’s virtual singing voice technology based on a novel voice model with improved glottal source modelingl
  5. Speech Research Scientist (Speech Synthesis)
    • Develop and extend ObEN’s glottal source model, in view of improving the quality, flexibility and control (e.g. voice quality, expressivity) of ObEN’s speech and singing voice synthesis system
  6. Speech Research Scientist (Text-to-Speech)
    • Develop and extend ObEN’s proprietary TTS system, in view of improving the quality and the naturalness of the synthesized voice as well as the similarity to the target voice and reducing the amount of data for speaker adaptation

Marketing, Product Jobs

  1. Community Manager (Korean Market)
    • Help build and grow a strong community in ObEN’s Korean market; someone who is passionate about advanced technology and possess superior communication skills
  2. Director of Marketing (AI & Blockchain)
    • Lead ObEN’s global marketing efforts. Develop, plan, and budget marketing initiatives that will drive the company’s strategic growth and community expansion across key verticals and operating regions
  3. Enterprise Product Manager
    • Lead product ideation, technical development, product testing, and product launch processes for ObEN’s products
  4. Marketing Associate (Blockchain)
    • Develop content for various internal and external communications, including blogs, social, and community engagement
  5. Marketing Associate (Japanese)
    • Develop content for various internal and external communications – Staying current with tech industry news and trends, especially for the Japanese community
  6. Marketing Associate (Korean)
    • Develop content for various internal and external communications – Staying current with tech industry news and trends, especially for the Korean community
  7. Product Designer
    • Create UX designs, including wireframes, storyboard, and prototypes during ideation and development phases.
    • Establish best practices and methodologies on how designs are documented and communicated
  8. Senior Product Manager
    • Lead the ideation, planning, technical development, product analytics, and launch of innovative Personal AI-based products

Benefits + Perks

  • Lunch, Dinner, Snacks & Bagel Mondays
  • Weekly Chair Massages and Yoga – NICE!
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K Plans
  • Open Vacation Policy
  • Company Happy Hours, Hikes & Retreats
  • Competitive Salary and Generous Stock Options

 

 

 

Founder, Editor-in-Chief
LAStartups.com, Schmoozd.com
A native Angeleno. John studied engineering at UCLA; founded Schmoozd, an offline social tech networking event in LA with 30,000 subs; ran a startup accelerator (StartEngine). Worked for several major brands like Toyota, DIRECTV, Hitachi, and Raytheon. A mentor at LMU Entrepreneur School. And advises a dozen local LA startups building amazing tech in various industries; also invested in some.
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LAStartups.com, Schmoozd.com
A native Angeleno. John studied engineering at UCLA; founded Schmoozd, an offline social tech networking event in LA with 30,000 subs; ran a startup accelerator (StartEngine). Worked for several major brands like Toyota, DIRECTV, Hitachi, and Raytheon. A mentor at LMU Entrepreneur School. And advises a dozen local LA startups building amazing tech in various industries; also invested in some.

FabFitFun Raised $80M to Grow, Hiring 60


LA-based subscription beauty box, FabFitFun has raised $80 million in a growth round of funding; geared up to hire 60 new resources in LA and Culver City locations.

I have shared with you a few dozen of great opportunities below, you can check out all others HERE.

Product Jobs

  • Product Manager – Mobile
    • Help define the strategy for our iOS and Android apps, and lead the execution of this new and rapidly growing channel for the business
  • Product Manager – TV
    • Manage the roadmap and development of the TV service across 6 different platforms including the website, iOS, Android, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, and Apple TV
  • Senior Product Designer
    • Work closely with Product Managers to translate initial concepts and requirements into wireframes; refine, iterate, and fully develop high-quality finished designs into hand-off to engineering.

Data Engineering/Science Jobs

  • Lead Data Engineer
    • Lead a team of Data Engineers to build, test and refine data pipelines for data analytics & business intelligence (BI).
  • Senior Data Engineer
    • Build, test and refine data pipelines for data analytics & business intelligence (BI).
  • Senior ETL Developer
    • Data modelling, process design and overall data pipeline architecture.
  • Director of Data Science
    • Lead a rapidly growing team of experienced data scientists and data science managers
  • Senior Data Scientist
    • Develop statistical models of customer, product, and operations data that will be used for decision-making throughout the company.

Engineering Jobs

  • Associate Software Engineer
    • Work closely with product managers, architects, and engineering to effectively design and develop FabFitFun’s backend platforms
  • Associate Software Engineer, Back End
    • Help define development standards, procedures, and guidelines to improve the overall development process
  • Associate Software Engineer, Full-Stack
    • Develop and own cutting-edge back-end services for FabFitFun’s consumer-facing applications
  • Senior DevOps Engineer
    • Contribute to the DevOps as a part of development not a service to development culture
    • 5+ years of relevant work experience
  • Senior Engineer, Back End
    • Work closely with product managers, architects, and engineering to effectively design and develop FabFitFun’s backend platforms
    • 7+ years of experience creating scalable object-oriented RESTful web services and applications in Java or PHP
  • Senior Engineer, Front End
    • Help define development standards, procedures, and guidelines to improve the overall development process
    • 5+ years of Front-end engineering experience
  • Senior Software Engineer
    • Expert (or better) knowledge of Java programming language concepts, Java EE and SQL
    • 7+ years of experience creating scalable object-oriented RESTful web services and applications in Java or PHP
  • Senior Software Engineer, Full-Stack
    • Design and develop clean, maintainable, and performant software
    • 7+ years of experience creating scalable object-oriented RESTful web services and applications in Java or PHP
  • Senior Software Engineer, Growth
    • Support marketing and acquisition efforts by integrating with Facebook’s API to manage campaigns as well as building out consumer-facing acquisition experiences.
  • Software Engineer
    • Enhance FabFitFun’s membership experience by creating new API services and real-time algorithms that work across large data sets.
  • Software Engineer, Back End
    • Work closely with product managers, architects, and engineering to effectively design and develop our backend platforms
  • Software Engineer, Full-Stack
    • Design and develop clean, maintainable, and performant software; work closely with product managers, architects, and engineering to effectively design and develop our backend platforms

Accounting/Finance Jobs

  • Accounts Payable Specialist
    • Responsible for processing all vendor invoices for payment, assisting with employee expense reimbursements and corporate credit card program
  • Business Analyst- Finance
    • Responsible for building reports and analyses that support the monthly financial close and annual budgeting processes
  • Director, Accounting Operations
    • Oversee all vendor procurement processes, systems, and relationships, the corporate credit card program, travel, and expense policies and analysis, and the monthly aging and reconciliation process
  • Director, Inventory Accounting
    • Lead all aspects of the Inventory accounting process, including supervising one staff and growing the team as needed to scale
  • Director of Finance – Style
    • Develop and lay the foundation for all aspects of financial planning including the strategic long-range plan, annual operating plan, and rolling projections
  • Director of FP&A – Revenue
    • Lead all aspects of modeling and forecasting the top-line growth of the company by creating annual revenue forecasts, quarterly forecasts, and rolling projections
  • Expense Administrator
    • Lead corporate credit card and employee expense program. Collaborate with all departments to ensure proper coding, support, and compliance with policies
  • Payroll Specialist
    • Accurately and timely process payroll for 400+ employees. Ensure that all non-exempt employee timesheets are approved by supervisors in a timely fashion
  • Senior Finance Manager – COGS
    • Own and manage unit economics for the entire eCommerce organization which includes product, packaging, shipping/distribution, payment processing, and warehouse fulfillment costs
  • VP, Accounting
    • Lead, inspire, and develop a team of accounting professionals that support an aggressively growing business as well as the performance of daily operational cadence towards meeting business goals and objectives

Marketing Jobs

  • CRM Marketing Analyst
    • Take data, develop inferences, and tell a story based on the numbers
    • 2-3 years of quantitative or statistical analysis experience in Email/CRM field
  • YouTube Specialist
    • Manages FabFitFun’s YouTube channel from content conceptualization to execution. The ideal candidate will be a YouTube expert who is at the cutting edge of the latest of beauty, wellness, and lifestyle trends.
  • Customer Acquisition Specialist
    • Help drive customer growth for FabFitFun’s VIP subscription membership via Influencer Marketing Campaigns
  • Manager, Offline Acquisition Marketing
    • Head FabFitFun’s acquisition marketing across traditional media channels of TV, Out of Home, and Direct Mail

Benefits + Perks

  • Full health care coverage
  • Dental and vision coverage
  • Catered lunch 2x/week
  • Kitchen stocked with great snacks and drinks
  • Generous vacation policy
  • Dog-friendly
  • Free FabFitFun subscription
  • Fun and friendly culture that promotes work-life balance

 

 

 

Founder, Editor-in-Chief
LAStartups.com, Schmoozd.com
A native Angeleno. John studied engineering at UCLA; founded Schmoozd, an offline social tech networking event in LA with 30,000 subs; ran a startup accelerator (StartEngine). Worked for several major brands like Toyota, DIRECTV, Hitachi, and Raytheon. A mentor at LMU Entrepreneur School. And advises a dozen local LA startups building amazing tech in various industries; also invested in some.
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LAStartups.com, Schmoozd.com
A native Angeleno. John studied engineering at UCLA; founded Schmoozd, an offline social tech networking event in LA with 30,000 subs; ran a startup accelerator (StartEngine). Worked for several major brands like Toyota, DIRECTV, Hitachi, and Raytheon. A mentor at LMU Entrepreneur School. And advises a dozen local LA startups building amazing tech in various industries; also invested in some.

Subscription Box Startup, SnackNation is Hiring 13 New Engineers in Culver City


Leading healthy snack subscription box startup, SnackNation is expanding, seeking 13 new engineers in its Culver City office. Founded in 2014, SnackNation curates and delivers healthy snacks for customers in thousands of member offices nationwide.

The company offers over 5,000 healthy snack options from brands such as Julie’s Real Cinnamon Granola, Yomms pecans, Crazy Go Nuts gourmet walnuts, LivBar nutrition bar, Simply Smart bar, a Grab The Gold Energy Bar, and many others.

Check out these 13 new engineering jobs …

Engineering Jobs

  • Jr. Data Analyst
    • Hiring a Jr. Data Analyst to join SnackNation’s Business Intelligence (BI) team with a robust analytical toolkit and ability to roll up their sleeves to help drive optimal business decisions.
    • You must have 2+ years of relevant analytical work experience in analyzing large, multi-dimensional data sets and synthesizing data insights into actionable recommendations.
  • Sr. Data Analyst
    • Hiring a Sr. Data Analyst to deep dive into current data and look for opportunities to automate insights and advocate change in processes to ensure clean data is collected throughout the different business processes.
    • Someone with 5+ years of relevant analytical work experience in analyzing large, multi-dimensional data sets and synthesizing data insights into actionable recommendations.
  • Sr. Data Scientist
    • Hiring a motivated Data Scientist looking for a new, exciting set of projects that will challenge you to demonstrate expertise & leadership in building out our advanced analytics models, while also helping millions of people across America live healthier, better lives.
    • You will need to have 6+ years experience developing production ML models to solve problems such as product recommendations, ranking, and matching
  • Lead Frontend Engineer
    • Hiring a Lead Frontend Engineer with a deep understanding of software technologies, you’ll leverage your technical expertise to architecture, frameworks, performance, automated testing, monitoring, and more.
    • You have 8+ years of professional experience with Javascript, HTML, and CSS.
    • You need 3+ years demonstrated expertise in one or more modern JS frameworks is required (ie. ReactJS, VueJS).
  • Lead Frontend Engineer (remote)
    • Hiring a remote Lead Frontend Engineer who will be responsible for aggregating millions of consumer data points to build world-class predictive systems, consumer trends systems, recommendation engines and more!
    • You have 8+ years of professional experience with Javascript, HTML, and CSS.
    • 3+ years demonstrated expertise in one or more modern JS frameworks is required (ie. ReactJS, VueJS).
  • Lead Software Developer
    • Hiring a remote Lead Software Developer to help SnackNation build out a rules-based decision engine that optimizes groupings of shipments and forecast just-in-time inventory so that customers can get ultra-customized snack curations (to be packed by robots).
    • You have 5+ years of professional experience with Ruby on Rails.
  • Lead Software Developer (remote)
    • Hiring a remote Lead Software Developer to help SnackNation build out an advanced “personalized snacking experience” in the industry. You will help develop a cutting edge recommendation engine using machine learning techniques to really understand our consumers’ preferences.
    • You have 5+ years of professional experience with Ruby on Rails.
  • Sr. Software Engineer
    • Hiring a Sr. Software Engineer to work closely with the rest of our engineering team, you’ll assist in creating the foundation for how we build data-driven applications, tools, and experiences for SnackNation’s subscribers, brands, and employees.
    • You have 5+ years of professional experience with Javascript, HTML, and CSS.
  • Sr. Frontend Engineer (remote)
    • Hiring a remote Sr. Frontend Engineer with a deep understanding of software technologies; you’ll leverage your technical expertise to architecture, frameworks, performance, automated testing, monitoring, and more. Working closely with the rest of our engineering team, you’ll assist in creating the foundation for how SnackNation builds data-driven applications, tools, and experiences for our subscribers, brands, and employees.
  • Product Manager
    • Hiring a Product Manager to join SnackNation’s Product Management team and help build the “Netflix for Snacks” and help reinvent how millions of people across America discover healthier food. You will focus on innovations in how we build data-driven applications, top-notch experiences to SnackNation’s customers, CPG brand partners and employees.
  • Project Manager
    • Hiring a Project Manager to coordinate and execute all aspects of all concurrent projects, from the concept stage to its successful completion. This includes generating project documentation, creating/tracking tasks and workflows, managing priorities and requests, managing risks and impact, providing project support/direction and maintaining a master schedule of all projects and activities.

Benefits + Perks

  • The office is equipped with a meditation room, ping pong, basketball, scooters, sports leagues, group yoga and more for active rejuvenation at work.
  • Offer discretionary time off that allows you to use the time when you need it.
  • Snacks, and offer free catered lunches every Thursday
  • Offer a full range of benefits so you’re able to cover all of your needs.
  • Dog-friendly
  • Individual development

 

 

 

Founder, Editor-in-Chief
LAStartups.com, Schmoozd.com
A native Angeleno. John studied engineering at UCLA; founded Schmoozd, an offline social tech networking event in LA with 30,000 subs; ran a startup accelerator (StartEngine). Worked for several major brands like Toyota, DIRECTV, Hitachi, and Raytheon. A mentor at LMU Entrepreneur School. And advises a dozen local LA startups building amazing tech in various industries; also invested in some.
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LAStartups.com, Schmoozd.com
A native Angeleno. John studied engineering at UCLA; founded Schmoozd, an offline social tech networking event in LA with 30,000 subs; ran a startup accelerator (StartEngine). Worked for several major brands like Toyota, DIRECTV, Hitachi, and Raytheon. A mentor at LMU Entrepreneur School. And advises a dozen local LA startups building amazing tech in various industries; also invested in some.

ServiceTitan Raised $165M, Hiring 15 Engineers


ServiceTitan is equipped with a recent raised of $165 million for its home services software; ready to expand by hiring 15 new engineers to speed up development. The company has confirmed that its valuation is now at $1.65 billion — making it the newest unicorn in Los Angeles.

Based in Glendale, CA – ServiceTitan is cloud-based software that helps home services companies streamline operations, improve customer service, and increase sales. ServiceTitan brings a fully operational modern SaaS infrastructure to an industry traditionally underserved by software.

Sounds very exciting … some gigs are located in the beautiful capital of Armenia, Yerevan – one of the largest city there.

Check out these 15 engineering gigs at ServiceTitan:

Engineering Jobs

  • Director of Engineering
    • Hiring a Director of Engineering who will help lead and expand the engineering organization at ServiceTitan. Seeking thoughtful, proactive leaders who support their teams, encourage growth and drive accountability through results.
    • You will need 6+ years of experience in managing a small to medium software development teams; and 3+ years of experience on senior engineering roles (designing APIs, abstractions, and tools used by other engineers)
  • Engineering Lead
    • Hiring an Engineering Lead who can lead all technical aspects of an engineering team at ServiceTitan. Need a highly technical, forward-looking, leader who will own the technical vision of a squad and be accountable for the successful execution of that vision.
    • You will need an equivalent of 5+ years of experience on senior engineering roles (designing APIs, abstractions, and tools used by other engineers); and ane equivalent of 8+ years of industry experience
  • Engineering Manager
    • Hiring an Engineering Manager who will help lead a team within the engineering organization at ServiceTitan.
    • You will mentor and guide engineers within your team(s) and occasionally cross team; and help your team to improve their performance, the quality of their work; make major design decisions
    • You will need 5+ years of experience in senior engineering roles (designing APIs, abstractions, and tools used
  • Engineering Manager (Yerevan, Armenia)
    • Hiring an Engineering Manager in Yerevan, Armenia – someone who will help lead a team within the engineering organization at ServiceTitan.
    • You will need 1+ years of experience managing small to medium software development teams; and 5+ years of experience on senior engineering roles (designing APIs, abstractions, and tools used by other engineers)
  • Principal Architect (Yerevan, Armenia)
    • Hiring a Principal Architect in Yerevan, Armenia to be part of the engineering team at ServiceTitan. You must have a strong background in responsive web application development and a proven ability to provide technical leadership and strong process management.
    • You will need 8+ years of industry experience, including with large scale enterprise web/saas applications; and 3+ years of experience on senior engineering roles (designing APIs, abstractions, and tools used by other engineers)
  • QA Automation Engineer (Yerevan, Armenia)
    • Hiring a QA Automation Engineer in Yerevan, Armenia to improve our automation coverage by working closely with Products, QAs, and developers on automating our test cases and scenarios.  You will maintain and extend ServiceTitan’s test frameworks as needed and develop new testing tools, and maintain and run automation scripts for new functionality and regression testing.
    • You will need 3+ years hands-on software quality assurance testing experience, preferably with web and mobile applications in the software development industry
  • QA Automation Engineer
    • Hiring QA Automation Engineer to improve our automation coverage by working closely with Products, QAs, and developers on automating our test cases and scenarios. You will assist in designing test strategies, developing test tools and implementing test cases to ensure the highest quality deliverable.
    • You will need 3+ years hands-on software quality assurance testing experience, preferably with web and mobile applications in the software development industry
  • Senior Automation QA Engineer
    • Hiring a Sr. Automation QA Engineer to maintain and run automation scripts for new functionality and regression testing. Assist in ongoing process improvement efforts to ensure test planning, execution, and reporting methods are effective, efficient, standardized, coordinated, and integrated. And, assist in designing test strategies, developing test tools and implementing test cases to ensure the highest quality deliverable.
    • You will need 5+ years hands-on software quality assurance testing experience, preferably with web and mobile applications in the software development industry.
  • Senior Database Administrator
    • Hiring a Sr. Database Administrator at ServiceTitan to identify and build scalable database solutions with reliability, predictability, and ultimate stability. You will collaborate with architects and software engineers to deliver a highly available and automated database infrastructure.
    • You will need 6 years of experience in operating large scale distributed MS SQL Database environments
  • Senior Software Engineer (Yerevan, Armenia)
    • Hiring a Sr. Software Engineer in Yerevan, Armenia to help architect, design, and implement user-facing features end-to-end; you will work with product managers, designers, and engineers to prototype and implement product features; and spend 60% development / 40% working on requirements, mentorship, supervision.
    • You will need 4+ years of industry experience with Microsoft .NET technology stack (C# / .NET, ASP.NET MVC, Web APIs) and SQL databases (Microsoft SQL Server or any other)
  • Senior Software Engineer
    • Similar role as the one in Yerevan, Armenia – a Sr. Software Engineer to help architect, design, and implement user-facing features end-to-end; you will work with product managers, designers, and engineers to prototype and implement product features; and spend 60% development / 40% working on requirements, mentorship, supervision.
    • You will need 4+ years of industry experience with Microsoft .NET technology stack (C# / .NET, ASP.NET MVC, Web APIs) and SQL databases (Microsoft SQL Server or any other)
  • Senior Software Engineer – Infrastructure
    • Hiring an infrastructure Engineering team engages the entire lifecycle of software development from ideation to operating predictably at scale.  As an Infrastructure Engineer at ServiceTitan, you will identify and build software improvements for scalability, performance, and overall customer experience.  You will collaborate with architects and software engineers to deliver a highly available and automated infrastructure.
    • You will need 4 years of experience in programming C#, and 4 years of experience in operating large scale distributed services.
  • Software Engineer
    • Hiring a Software Engineer will be part of the engineering team at ServiceTitan to help improve our products and build new ones. You will work with product managers, designers, and engineers to prototype and implement product features.
    • You will need at least 2+ years of industry experience; and experience with Git, unit testing, debugging, profiling, Visual Studio, JIRA, and other tools that are typically used by developers on Microsoft technology stack
  • Sr. Software Engineer, Front End
    • Hiring a Senior Front-End Engineer to help us build smart, compelling and intuitive client-side applications for our products. This is an exciting role for an engineer to come in and develop the major client-side features in a rapidly growing, fast-paced startup.
    • You will need a very strong understanding of core Javascript without third-party libraries and/or frameworks; especially prototypical inheritance and the orchestration of multiple asynchronous API calls via callbacks, promises, and async/await.
    • You will need 5+ years of JavaScript experience involving: heavy use of core, framework agnostic JavaScript
  • Sr. Software Engineer, Front End (Yerevan, Armenia)
    • Hiring a Sr. Software Engineer, Front End in Yerevan, Armenia to help us build smart, compelling and intuitive client-side applications for our products. You will be primarily responsible for creating and maintaining complex client-side applications for our mobile or desktop products.
    • You will need 5+ years of JavaScript experience involving: heavy use of core, framework agnostic JavaScript

Benefits + Perks

  • A culture of learning and development
  • Comprehensive health plans
  • Daily lunch and a fully stocked kitchen
  • Wellness program
  • Flexible vacation time
  • Parental leave program
  • Diversity charter groups
  • Offsites and happy hours
  • Annual family summer picnic and holiday party
  • Equity + 401k

 

 

 

Founder, Editor-in-Chief
LAStartups.com, Schmoozd.com
A native Angeleno. John studied engineering at UCLA; founded Schmoozd, an offline social tech networking event in LA with 30,000 subs; ran a startup accelerator (StartEngine). Worked for several major brands like Toyota, DIRECTV, Hitachi, and Raytheon. A mentor at LMU Entrepreneur School. And advises a dozen local LA startups building amazing tech in various industries; also invested in some.
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LAStartups.com, Schmoozd.com
A native Angeleno. John studied engineering at UCLA; founded Schmoozd, an offline social tech networking event in LA with 30,000 subs; ran a startup accelerator (StartEngine). Worked for several major brands like Toyota, DIRECTV, Hitachi, and Raytheon. A mentor at LMU Entrepreneur School. And advises a dozen local LA startups building amazing tech in various industries; also invested in some.

Dave.com is Growing, Hiring 8 More Resources


Dave.com is an AI tech startup based in LA, a mobile-based app launched to save you from expensive bank overdraft fees. Dave.com predicts your future expenses and unlocks your upcoming paycheck to prevent Overdrafts. Backed by a great group of investors: Mark Cuban, SV Angel, Skip Paul, Jonathan Kraft, amongst others.

They are looking to hire 8 more talented folks in LA.  Congrats to my buddy Paras Chitrakar on the success!

Check out these awesome gigs …

Product Team

  • Associate Product Manager
    • Seeking an Associate Product Manager who is highly analytical, organized and has experience driving projects in a fast-paced environment. You’ll help us maximize our current product’s potential, and effectively coordinate between engineers, designers, analysts, and stakeholders.
    • Executing on this will require strong qualitative and quantitative research abilities, with a creative mindset and a holistic approach to product management. You’ll work iteratively to ship and test features, partnering closely with research, data, design, and engineering to help improve our members’ relationship with money.
  • Product Designer
    • Seeking a Product Designer who likes tackling ambitious and complex problems. At Dave, our design aims for simplicity above anything else. Financial products are often intimidating and overly complex. Yet, our aim is to make financial data easily understandable and approachable.
    • Your designs have to do more than look good on Dribbble. While being pixel perfect is key, your design should focus on usability and accessibility. Your design will optimize the product for increased growth, engagement, retention, revenue, etc.
  • Product Manager – Growth
    • Seeking a Product Manager who is highly analytical, organized and has experience shipping products in a fast-paced environment. You’ll help us maximize our current product’s potential, and effectively coordinate between our Head of Product and Director of Engineering.
      You will own the product development lifecycle in a cross-functional team with a prioritized roadmap, clear milestones, and short iteration cycles.

Engineering Team

  • Full Stack Software Engineer
    • Hiring a Full Stack Software Engineer with a minimum of 2 years of experience in software development, and strong CS fundamentals and problem-solving skills. You will need to have experience programming in one or more general purpose programming languages, including but not limited to Java, JavaScript, Python, C/C++ or Go.
    • You will work closely with our PM and design teams to define feature specifications and build products leveraging frameworks such as React & React Native.
  • Senior Platform Engineer
    • Hiring a talented Senior Platform Engineer to continue building the foundation that empowers the engineers to build products that help millions of people improve their relationship with money. We’re looking for passionate software engineers interested in backend infrastructure, systems, and security. If you’re excited to join a tight-knit collaborative team with a mission of helping others, we’d love to hear from you!
    • You will need to have 5+ Years of Software Engineering Experience with a focus on Platform and Backend Infrastructure, and strong CS fundamentals and problem-solving skills

General

  • Talent Acquisition Manager
    • Hiring a Talent Acquisition Manager o help shape the future team during an exciting time of growth at Dave. Reporting to the Director of People Operations, this seasoned recruiter will lead and execute hiring efforts for all levels and functions across the company, with a heavy volume in Software Engineering.
    • The ideal candidate will play a critical role in protecting and evolving Dave’s culture by finding amazing talent to bring into the organization, building the employer brand externally, and improving overall selection capabilities.
  • Associate User Acquisition Manager, Social
    • Hiring a User Acquisition Associate to grow our user base. You’ll be focused on growing and scaling Dave’s accounts by driving lower customer acquisition costs and also increasing overall spend. As a member of the Marketing team, the ideal candidate is an asset Week 1, has a passion for optimization and efficiency, and has experience running successful performance marketing campaigns at scale.
    • We’re looking for someone who is driven, analytical, strategic, obsessed with marketing spend efficiency, and will love being part of our close-knit team.
  • Customer Success Associate
    • Hiring a Customer Success Associate with prior experience in tech support, banking or insurance is a big plus. Someone with excellent grammar and communication skills. And, a good human being.

Benefits + Perks

  • Premium PPO Medical and Dental Insurance plan for you and your family
  • A brand new computer/equipment of your choosing
  • Catered lunch 2x/week
  • 1UP Wednesdays where you can teach or learn something new from a fellow Dave
  • Flexible vacation time
  • Basketball hoop
  • Open and creative office space

 

 

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A native Angeleno. John studied engineering at UCLA; founded Schmoozd, an offline social tech networking event in LA with 30,000 subs; ran a startup accelerator (StartEngine). Worked for several major brands like Toyota, DIRECTV, Hitachi, and Raytheon. A mentor at LMU Entrepreneur School. And advises a dozen local LA startups building amazing tech in various industries; also invested in some.
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LAStartups.com, Schmoozd.com
A native Angeleno. John studied engineering at UCLA; founded Schmoozd, an offline social tech networking event in LA with 30,000 subs; ran a startup accelerator (StartEngine). Worked for several major brands like Toyota, DIRECTV, Hitachi, and Raytheon. A mentor at LMU Entrepreneur School. And advises a dozen local LA startups building amazing tech in various industries; also invested in some.

How the Stock Market Affects the Job Market

  • Cadre Talent is a quality over quantity boutique recruiting shop specializing in all things software engineering in LA
How the Stock Market Affects the Job Market

The recent stock market plummet has sent many people into wondering if the job market will follow suit, affecting their careers and livelihoods.

The good news is, even though the health of the stock market does have an impact on the job market, it’s often not a one-to-one correlation.

The Stock Market As an Indicator of Shareholder Confidence

The stock market reflects not only the strength of the economy at the moment but also the confidence that investors and corporations have in the future of the market.

If shareholders believe that a company is going to make more profits, then the stock price will bounce back and the organization will have more resources to expand and hire employees. If the market feels that a company’s earnings will remain stagnant or decline, then the stock price will drop and the organization will likely have to tighten its belt.

As such, how investors evaluate the economy will impact corporations’ resource allocation and hiring decisions.

Keep in mind that the stock market is a leading indicator while the job market is a lagging indicator. A single fluctuation in the stock market is unlikely to impact the job market significantly in the short run.

However, if the downward trend continues in the stock market and shareholder confidence starts to erode, the job market will likely suffer since a company’s stock value is based on investors’ projection of its future earnings.

One major reason that a bull market typically creates more jobs is the increased M&A activities. Larger companies have more cash and tend to expand more aggressively. On the other hand, M&A activities tend to slow down in a sustained bear market.

Also, VC money tends to drop off in a sustained bear market, which often results in a tight market, as well as a contraction in seed and Series A rounds. This, in turn, affects the hiring prognosis for startups while more candidates are holding onto their jobs at bigger shops. Such candidate-favored market could deter smaller companies from hiring.

How the Stock Market Affects the Job Market

How the Stock Market and Job Market Affect Each Other

Many factors, such as the global economy, political climate, and investor confidence can impact how the stock market and the job market affect each other as they’re intertwined in nuanced ways.

For example, the economy doesn’t have to decline to put CEOs under pressure. If shareholders start losing confidence for any reason and executives are forced to put a hold on spending, the job market could be affected.

Alternatively, when job seekers see signs of uncertainty in the market, they’re likely to stay at their current jobs and start banking more money instead of taking more risks or increase their spending. This will reduce their disposable income, impact the economy, reduce corporate earnings, and eventually affect the stock market.

There are other factors that will affect the confidence of the market and the outlook of investors in response to a plummet in stock prices, which can have a major impact on the job market.

For example, if investors are pessimistic about the political climate and the Fed responds by increasing the interest rates, global stock and bond market will continue to drop. Companies will be under pressure to tighten their spending by pausing their hiring or even laying off employees.

However, if the political climate instills an optimistic mood in corporate America (e.g., through deregulation and tax breaks,) stockholder confidence can stay high despite a momentary drop in stock prices. Businesses will feel empowered and continue to expand and hire more employees.

Last but not least, wild swings in stock prices could impact market confidence more significantly. As a result, the fluctuation is likely to be more destabilizing for the job market.


 

Cadre is a quality over quantity boutique recruiting shop specializing in all things software engineering, robotics, artificial intelligence, and autonomous vehicles. Cadre is building a talent network utilizing AI and Machine Learning to help solve the tech talent crisis across their portfolio of 85 startups throughout California, Seattle, and Austin.

 

Jason Stomel
Contributor
Cadre Talent, Santa Monica, CA
Jason is the founder and CEO of Cadre; a talent agency, recruiting software incubator and Angel Investor. He has been recruiting in LA for 12 years across a portfolio of startups ranging from Pre-Series A to publicly traded tech companies and Venture Capitalists.
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Jason Stomel
Cadre Talent, Santa Monica, CA
Jason is the founder and CEO of Cadre; a talent agency, recruiting software incubator and Angel Investor. He has been recruiting in LA for 12 years across a portfolio of startups ranging from Pre-Series A to publicly traded tech companies and Venture Capitalists.