Whywhywhy — We're hiring engineers

Join us to build the modern format for data storytelling
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About Whywhywhy
Whywhywhy is a powerful, browser-based tool for teams that turns data into compelling stories. Instead of building more dashboards, we believe teams should always start with questions, narratives, and asking “why?”
As a knowledge worker today, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed with the amount of data now available, and bombarded by emails and Slack messages from all sides. If you want to influence others and help your team make good decisions, how do you get your story to stand out from the crowd and rise above the noise?
Maybe you’re a founder telling the story of your company, a PM trying to get your team and stakeholders aligned, or a customer success lead who wants to convey impact to customers in a compelling way.
Whywhywhy helps teams use data to craft convincing, trustworthy stories that land with their audience.
About us
We’re a small team of passionate builders who love building high quality software and pushing technology boundaries to create unique and delightful user experiences.
We’ve closed a $2.4M seed round from top investors including South Park Commons, Box Group, WndrCo, and many angel investors (including founders of Dropbox, Airtable, Front, Pitch, and SoundCloud).
Our HQ is in central Boulder, CO, close to beautiful hiking trails and ski slopes. We’re very remote-friendly, hiring anywhere in the United States (or happy to help with relocation if you’re interested in living near the mountains).
We’re a team of second-time founders and experienced execs. We’ve built teams from scratch, led large organizations and taken companies to exits before.

was PM Director for Dropbox’s collaboration suite, Senior PM for Google Search, VP of Product at FullContact, and CEO of TapEngage (YC’S11, acquired).
He loves cheese, hiking, salsa dancing, and playing with his 2-year-old daughter.

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was Director of Design at Dropbox, Head of Design at Labelbox, and founder of Readmill (acquired). He studied HCI at Sweden’s Royal Institute of Technology.
His first job however was being a child actor. He also thinks that pie charts do have a right to exist.

was an engineer at Harvard Medical School, Apple, and a startup called Inkling. He went on to become the VP of Engineering at Inkling.
In his free time, he makes 3D animations, goes on hikes in the woods, and enjoys road trips with friends to beautiful places.

About the role
We’re hiring for founding Software Engineers to help us get the product to market, and build features customers love.
You’d be joining us as the 4th person on the team. We’re a close-knit team who loves working together to solve hard problems, and we’re excited to collaborate with new teammates who want to have a lot of impact and build something great. By joining us early, you’ll have an opportunity to see all aspects of our business, help us shape the product and company culture, and choose some of the core technologies we build on.
We’re looking for folks with expertise in either frontend or backend work, but also some flexibility and enthusiasm for learning technologies that may be new to them. No previous analytics experience required, just a passion for building software and an interest in helping people communicate more effectively using data.
You will:
Design, develop, and own new product features and services using modern frameworks and tooling (Typescript, React, Next.js, Apache Arrow, AWS)
Push the boundaries of what’s possible in the web browser, building an advanced desktop-quality web app capability of processing millions of rows of data
Drive key technology decisions that shape the tech stack we build on
Ship early and iterate based on usage data and customer feedback
Play a part in defining Whywhywhy’s engineering culture as we grow

You have:
At least 4 years of professional work experience as a software engineer
Enthusiasm about solving problems and learning new technologies
A track record of working collaboratively with a team
A passion for building software that’s valuable and delightful for customers
Benefits & Perks
Competitive salary and equity
Medical, dental, and vision benefits
Paid parental leave for all parents
401(k) plan
Unlimited vacation policy (3 weeks/year minimum encouraged)
Flexible work hours and location
Typescript, React, Vega, Vega-Lite, Web Workers, WASM, Next.js

Apache Arrow, DuckDB
Planned integrations with data warehouses and dbt

AWS, Vercel

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