Plastiq HackDay 2021
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We believe Plastiq Engineering is a unique environment for technologists. We are a small startup company, but we have to meet the security and reliability expectations of a large financial institution. We are a small Engineering team, but the software platform we are building processes billions of dollars in payments from millions of users. Our diverse team includes Engineers who just started their careers in the last few years working alongside startup and financial industry veterans who have been building great software for 15+ years. We have the lowest attrition rate of any startup we know in the area (only 1 Engineer has departed Plastiq in the last 2.5 years).
We are headquartered in San Francisco, the epicenter of technology for the world. We exist in an environment with intense competition from larger, well established companies who can offer high cash compensation, stability and brand name recognition. We differentiate ourselves by offering a great experience to Engineers that they cannot get at those large companies.
If you are a rockstar Engineer, consider this – you can absolutely join one of those large brand name companies, and you will have a good career – but, you won’t get to have a big impact. With large companies, the impact of any one individual is limited, and seeing/experiencing that impact is even more difficult. At Plastiq, you will get to see immediate linkage between your work and its impact on our company. Engineers work on software today that has an impact on our users today (Continuous Delivery is part of our key Engineering Principles). At Plastiq, our Engineers get great flexibility on what they work on – as a small, growing company, our Engineers get to change roles and responsibilities every few months, learning new technologies, building new parts to our system.
Here are some key aspects of our culture that differentiate us from all the other options great Engineers have:
At Plastiq we hold a regular “Plastiq Engineering Open House” event, where we welcome Engineers from all backgrounds to come and visit our offices, meet some of the team and talk tech over some beer/wine/pizza. If you’d like to come along, just reach out to our recruiting team and they will add you to the invite list for our next open house.