What we’re tackling 🪵
Rundoo exists to improve the marketplace for building materials. There are ~$1,000,000,000,000 of building materials bought every year in the US (a full 5% of US GDP is just transacting materials!), and the vast majority of these transactions happen over the phone or in-person and then live in 40-year-old point-of-sale (POS) systems. We aim to bring all these transactions online, thereby making it safer and more efficient to build.
Who we are 🤗
We’re currently 13 people & 4 dogs, in alphabetical order:
Andrew (CTO): studied computer science & humanities at Stanford; worked as a software engineer and head of engineering at Apple & Anova; danced with the SF ballet (where he met his wife)! 🩰
Brian (SWE): studied CS and applied math at NJIT and UC Davis; previously SWE & tech lead at Common Networks, Google, Cisco, and Snap. Loves jazz 🎷 and gaming 🎮
Emmie (SWE): studied math & computer science at Stanford; worked as a software engineer at Flexport; loves confetti cake 🧁 and almond croissants 🥐
George (SWE): studied computer science at Stanford; worked as a software engineer at Facebook; exclusively reacts on Slack with the shaka! 🤙
Joe (Growth): studied math & computer science at Stanford; worked as a consultant at Bain & Company; has been pulled over for speeding on a bicycle but never in a car 🚴♂️
Max (Growth): studied neuro at Dartmouth; worked as a consultant at Bain & Company and as a PM for RabbitHole; has broken his neck exactly one time (and coincidentally has tried parkour exactly one time 🤸♀️)
Nahom (SWE): studied neuroscience & computer science at MIT; worked on Ads for Amazon Music; self-proclaimed music historian 🎵
Nesh (SWE): studied electrical engineering at Kenyatta university; worked as a SWE at a variety of startups; big SpongeBob guy! 🧽
Nick (CEO): studied math & computer science at Stanford; worked as a trader at Bridgewater & Citadel and as a PM at Google & Enigma; distantly related to the founder of the Hershey company! 🍫
Santiago (SWE): studying computer engineering at University of Waterloo; worked as SWE intern at The Cooperators, Inflight, BitBakery, Replicant; played lots of soccer, loves rap and r&b 🎧
Shalon (SWE): studied Computer Science at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology; worked as a SWE at various startups; Rick & Morty enthusiast! 🪤
Shloka (SWE): studied Integrative Biology at UC Berkeley (Gooo Bears 🐻); worked as an EMT and a teacher for a CS bootcamp; likes to write poetry and play chess!♟️
Umer (SWE): studying computer science at National University of Singapore; worked as a SWE intern at Visa and an NLP chatbot startup back in Singapore; has an identical twin! 👯♂️
Zach (Design): studied product design at Stanford; worked in design at a few startups; currently wearing socks with cocktails on them! 🍹
Right now, we’re growing the team to 14 people, and we expect to grow to around 25 people in the next year or so.
What we stand for ⭐️
The values we hold most dear are learning and growth through candid feedback and frequent experimentation, enjoying our time together, truly empathizing with clients (we’ve worked at paint stores & lumber yards!), building a diverse team, and hustling to achieve great things as fast as we can.
How we’ve fundraised 💰
We raised a $2 million round in April 2021 led by Kent Bennett at Bessemer, and including investments from Plug & Play, Quiet Capital, and angels. We raised a $5 million round in July 2022 led by Matt Garratt at CRV and Kent from Bessemer.
What you’ll achieve with us 🥇
You’ll iterate on the entire software stack to ship exciting new features and fix bugs.
You’ll work closely with product & design stakeholders and talk to our clients to collectively define what we’re building.
You’ll help us execute on those product requirements.
You enjoy talking to customers and learning about their needs.
You collaborate well cross-functionally, especially with designers and product managers
You enjoy giving and receiving all types of feedback frequently.
You’re excited to work in-person at our office in Redwood City. At this early stage, we’re all friends and enjoy being together. Even more, we think there’s a magic that happens brainstorming around a whiteboard that we’ve failed to find working remote.
Icing on the cake 🎂
You have worked as a software engineer for 2-5 years.
You have worked in a fast-paced startup environment.
You have written frontend software using React, Redux, and TypeScript.
You have written backend software using Go and Postgres.
You have familiarity with construction or building materials.
Intro Call (30 min): Simply for us to get to know one another!
Take-Home Project: We believe take-home projects are the interview process most reflective of the day-to-day. Given our belief that someone’s "slope" is more important than their "y-intercept", we used to make a different take-home project for every candidate based on what they didn’t know. Now, we have a standard take-home project for each candidate.
Meet the team (~4 hours): This will consist of
Pair Programming (1 hour): Extending the take-home project.
Architecture (1 hour): Designing a new solution.
Lunch (1 hour): A meal eaten around the middle of the day [citation].
Culture (2x30 min): Asking some questions about your past experience.
Where we’re located 🏤
Our office address is 370 Convention Way, Redwood City, CA 94063. We’re a short walk from downtown Redwood City (including the Caltrain station) and right off the Whipple exit on the 101.
Benefits we provide 🩺 🌮 📈 💪 🚃 📚 🏝 🐶
100% covered health, dental, & vision insurance.
Lunch provided daily from local restaurants via Forkable.
401k provided via Betterment.
Gym membership at Undisputed Gym across the street.
Company Libro subscription for free audiobooks.
Do we sponsor visas? 🛂
Yes! Please let us know if you need visa sponsorship in the application.