$150k-$200K salary, 1-3% equity
Foster is a social network for writers.
On Foster, writers submit ideas and drafts for edits from interested and qualified contributors. Our collaborative approach to writing transforms seedlings of ideas into timeless, polished pieces of writing.
Today, Foster serves a fast-growing, tight knit community of online writers. Soon, we plan to serve millions of people who write on the Internet.
With that ambition comes a number of invigorating engineering challenges:
At bottom, we’re building a platform to facilitate mass collaboration on ideas. We need a Founding Lead Engineer who can craft and execute on a technical vision to bring this to reality.
As the Founding Lead Engineer, you’ll roll up your sleeves to design and implement solutions alongside our small team of engineers and designers. As the company expands, you’ll grow the team and lead the company’s technology strategy.
Foster is a social network for writers. Our platform provides better collaboration and editing for online writers at a fraction of the cost of a professional editor.
We’re building a writer’s room for the Internet. Writers submit drafts for edits from interested and qualified contributors. Contributors gain public recognition and build rewarding relationships as writers acknowledge and incorporate their suggestions.
Writers love Foster. In our first year, our users collaborated on more than 1,000 pieces together and publicly thanked each other in published work more than 1,400 times. On average, writers in Foster rate the impact of the edits they receive as a 8/10.
We are funded by top writers and VCs. We just wrapped up Y Combinator and a Seed round led by Slow Ventures, with participation from 20+ top online writers. Our founders Dan and Stew have built multiple companies from seed stage all the way through ~$100M exits.
Our team has deep design and product expertise. Before we build something, we spend countless hours talking to users and iterating on designs. We believe simplicity is a consequence of deep contemplation and experimentation.
If the following describes you, let's chat! Send an email with the subject line “Founding Lead Engineer” to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In your first 6 months, you will:
Thank you to the Foster members who contributed to early drafts of this: Rajat Mittal, Joel Christiansen, Joshua Mitchell, Jeremiah Lee, and Rob Hardy.