Senior Android Engineer

$90k – $120k + options*


Staance Engineering is a team-focused high-performance culture marked by creativity and hyper-productivity. We’re looking for team players with natural product intuition who can work harder, faster, and smarter without sacrificing technical excellence. Our organizational challenges are immense, so you should be comfortable in uncharted territory and pumped to build sophisticated systems that can support millions of people and engagements packaged in a deceptively simple end-product.

To be clear, we aren’t just developing an app; we are building an Android solution from the ground up. Internationally, Android dominates, and we want to take advantage of this. You will have the opportunity to the product from day one. The user experience is central to our brand and you will work with talented designers, and backend engineers to deliver a beautiful world-class product to the world.

Are you up for the challenge?

HERE ARE THE KINDS OF SKILLS WE’RE LOOKING FOR: 

  • Fast learner. We’re looking for software engineers who thrive on learning new technologies and don’t believe in one-size-fits-all solutions. You should be able to adapt easily to meet the needs of our massive growth and rapidly evolving business environment. You have some knowledge of or are eager to learn some backend technologies: Redis, Mongo, ElasticSearch.
  • Results oriented. We are 100% user focused. This means that you will only build software that furthers user experience. You must always think in terms of results.
  • Fearlessness. You see a working proof-of-concept as the best way to make a point. You strive on proving that speed and quality are not conflicting; that you can achieve both at the same time.
  • Versatility. In addition to having an intimate knowledge of the whole web stack, you understand how all the pieces fit together (front-end, database, network layer, etc.) and how they impact the performance of your application.
  • Strong architecture chops. You know how to build highly scalable, robust, and fault-tolerant services that support our unique rate-of-growth requirements. You stay up-to-date with the latest architectural trends.
  • Passion for Android. You feel ownership over everything you ship and you love everything that Android stand for. You pride yourself on efficient monitoring, strong documentation, and proper test coverage.
  • A team player. You believe that you can achieve more on a team — that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. You rely on others’ candid feedback for continuous improvement.
  • Design and business acumen. You understand requirements beyond the written word. Whether you’re working on an API used by other developers, an tool consumed by our internal team, or a feature used by millions of users, your attention to detail leads to a delightful user experience.

PERKS:

  • Employees are showered with attention.
  • Offsite socials.
  • Sharp, motivated co-workers in a fun office environment.
  • The rare opportunity to work on a product with potential to impact how people all over the world discover and interact with today’s stories. We’re enabling real people to take a stand on the stories that matter to them, influencing real-world conversations – and hopefully outcomes!

BENEFITS (U.S.)

  • Everyone loves free food so while you’re in the office, food and drinks are complimentary.
  • Catered lunches.
  • Paid holidays.
  • Medical/dental/vision package to fit your needs.
  • Unlimited vacation policy; work hard and take time when you need it without duress or guilt.

We’re bringing Staance to every person in the world with local-focused stories and international expansion. We need brains, passion and energy to make it happen and to do it with style.

[For a glimpse of what we do, visit http://www.Staance.com or download our app: http://bit.ly/staanceapp]

Junior Software Engineer – Front End + Visualizations

$70k + options*


[For a glimpse of what we do, visit http://www.Staance.com or download our app: http://bit.ly/staanceapp]

We want to meet talented junior front-end engineers and information design and presentation fanatics to build out both user facing visualizations of our platform insights and connections but also our internal analytics tools and shared visualization components. Data is at core of what we do. We want to help people communicate better with words and numbers. What better way to achieve this goal than to first help people understand the issues and stories that matter to them. Beautiful intuitive visualizations can be enlightening. Internally, as a small team, quick insights into what our users are doing on the platform are essential to productivity and growth. You’ll play a critical role at Staance.

 

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR:

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Community Manager – San Francisco

$50k + options*


[For a glimpse of what we do, visit http://www.Staance.com or download our app: http://bit.ly/staanceapp]

Staance San Francisco is looking for a Community Manager.

The Community Manager must be a hybrid of a social (media) butterfly and a caterpillar who can work diligently in his or her cocoon. The Community Manager at Staance will often be one of the first interactions a new user has when they sign up for Staance and … that’s a huge deal. We are looking for someone to take charge and build a community on Staance.

Like with all of our positions, the Community Manager will be asked to wear many hats. This person should be comfortable reaching out digitally to new users, and he or she must be able to communicate in a friendly, creative and direct way. This person should be the first name and face a new user sees when they register.

A typical workday will include coming up with creative ways to make every new user feel valuable and to help each user understand the value of Staance. We are very proud of our platform, and we expect the Community Manager to be our No. 1 cheerleader. This involves constructing creative plans for bringing on and retaining users. Parts of the day will include mapping out the ideal first days of a new user, creating fun and interesting subgroups so users see where they belong on Staance or even throwing a party and inviting users from the area. The position demands creativity. Every day will be different. The quality of what’s said about Staance from the public will be the result of your excellent work.

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Marketing Manager – San Francisco

$70k + options*


[For a glimpse of what we do, visit http://www.Staance.com or download our app: http://bit.ly/staanceapp]

Staance San Francisco is looking for a Marketing Manager to lead partnership and contributor marketing across the West Coast.

Marketing Managers at Staance wear many hats. You should be as comfortable giving a 15-second elevator pitch about Staance as you are digging deep into data to analyze past efforts and outcomes. A typical workday might include chatting with a pro athlete’s publicist, working an event to interact with national bloggers or reaching out to local personalities about partnering for mutual network effect and positive branding. As a Marketing Manager, you will take ownership of content host acquisition. The quality of what’s said on Staance will be the result of your excellent work.

 
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Data Science – Insights & Prediction

$160k + options*


[For a glimpse of what we do, visit http://www.Staance.com or download our app: http://bit.ly/staanceapp]

Staance seeks innovative data scientists prepared to take on interesting, even unique, challenges in algorithmic modeling and prediction.

Are you excited to take on cold start problems? Are you eager to engage in real-time, constantly evolving, sentiment data to help discover insights about the world today. Wonder how you could predict real-world outcomes from our ever-growing sentiment data set? When you have cracked the code, are you ready to move to a new challenge?

We are interested in a wide variety of backgrounds. Our interest and application areas include:

  • Opportunity: Market segmentation and clustering
  • Anomaly detection, regime change analysis, concept drift
  • Machine learning, NLP, OCR, sentiment analysis
  • Causal inference, propensity score matching, sequential testing
  • Frameworks for scalable or streaming machine learning

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Senior Website Producer

$140k + options*


[For a glimpse of what we do, visit http://www.Staance.com or download our app: http://bit.ly/staanceapp]

Staance is seeking a skilled producer / project manager who is excited to own flagship properties like staance.com and the experience of the millions of visitors who will frequent it every month from around the world. You should have the perfect mix of business savvy, technical experience, project-management leadership and creativity to ensure projects finish on-time, on-budget and with exceptional results. You love data and are able to think technically to prioritize projects and inform every decision they make. You are an excellent communicator and natural connector, able to bridge teams to create the best possible result. This position is full-time and based in San Francisco.

We need a strategic thinker with a love of design, content and business results to:

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Brand Designer

$120k + options*


[For a glimpse of what we do, visit http://www.Staance.com or download our app: http://bit.ly/staanceapp]

As a growing early-stage startup, Staance remains in some ways a near-blank canvas. We’ve found early success with people across the world, but nothing is entirely set in stone. Culturally, it is absolutely day one for us. We’re seeking a small group of unbelievably talented and thoughtful designers to define and execute against a giant vision that builds upon what Staance only just started.

If you have the right stuff to join the Staance Design team, you’ll work among design-oriented engineers, experienced eyes from the media world and directly with the CEO, an engineer, who enjoys every day at the helm of this thriving upstart.

 

We are highly user-centric and we believe we are building a platform with potential to influence real-world events on the ground. The role demands great execution, bold innovation, obsession with quality, fearlessness and optimism to be inspired by the unknown and never settle, solving problems with creativity while keeping the user in mind and ambition to take projects to the finish line. 

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Software Engineer – Front End

$120k + options*


[For a glimpse of what we do, visit http://www.Staance.com or download our app: http://bit.ly/staanceapp]

Staance is a company that deals in emotion. We want users to firmly connect with our product. Delivering a beautiful, minimalist and intuitive experience will reinforce our brand in the hearts and minds of our valued community. Let’s deliver new and innovative solutions to millions of people on every continent so that they can interact with one another and share personal opinions on the stories that matter. We are challenging people to think concisely, speak up and be heard.

The web platform team builds the front-end tools and web experiences that empower Staance’s core web properties, which include Staance.com, social presence platforms, blogs and business tools to manage our content. These web properties must not only scale to support millions of unique visitors a month, but they must also handle rapid change and experimentation in a sustainable fashion.

As a senior engineer on the web team, you will be working on the front-end, where most people first encounter Staance. You’ll have cutting-edge technology at your disposal to make a powerful first impression. Your passion and expertise in all things HTML, CSS and JavaScript, and your ability to work closely with designers, will bring the best experiences possible without being hindered by legacy browsers.

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Software Engineer – Front-End & Visualizations

$120k + options*


[For a glimpse of what we do, visit http://www.Staance.com or download our app: http://bit.ly/staanceapp]

We want to meet talented front-end engineers and information design and presentation specialists to build out both user-facing visualizations of our platform insights and connections, but also our internal analytics tools and shared visualization components. Data is at core of what we do. We want to help people communicate better with words and numbers. What better way to achieve this goal than to first help people understand the issues and stories that matter to them. Beautiful intuitive visualizations can be enlightening. Internally, as a small team, quick insights into what our users are doing on the platform are essential to productivity and growth. You’ll play a critical role at Staance.

 

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Senior Software Engineer – Backend

$140k + options*


[For a glimpse of what we do, visit http://www.Staance.com or download our app: http://bit.ly/staanceapp]

Staance Engineering is a team-focused high-performance culture marked by creativity and hyper-productivity. We’re looking for team players with natural product intuition who can work harder, faster, and smarter without sacrificing technical excellence. Our organizational challenges are immense, so you should be comfortable in uncharted territory and pumped to build sophisticated systems that can support millions of people and engagements packaged in a deceptively simple end-product.

As a member of our back-end application team, you’ll have a direct impact on the customer experience for both influencers, hosts and users. This team is responsible for core business logic, which includes recommendation engines, content retrieval algorithms, handling and storing thousands of engagement actions, developing intelligent content creation tools that dazzle and scale, and ensuring that push and email notifications are reliable and effective.

As a Staance engineer, you will be immersed in everything we do. This is not a company with silos. You will never be put in a box. Instead, you’ll be exposed to an experience that sometimes feels like a technology and people-driven newsroom. Responding realtime to breaking events is a thrill.

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