Careers at Burner
Hello. We’re Ad Hoc Labs, the makers of Burner. We're a mobile software company focused on creating tools to empower consumers by giving them better control of their privacy, communications, and identity. We're passionate about this mission.
We’re an early startup based in Silverlake, Los Angeles. We’re proud to be located in the heart of Los Angeles's burgeoning east side culture. We value excellence, independence, ownership, and trust in each other. We strive to keep a culture of collaboration and learning to grow both our business and technical skills.
We are looking for exceptional individuals who can bring their skills and passion to the team. We strive to create excellence in our product and also want it to reflect the personality of our team. Hence, we want people who are both technically strong but also authentic, unique individuals.
In all technical positions, we are looking for people with software development experience and strong Computer Science fundamentals. As part of a small collaborative team, effective communication skills are important, and we will both encourage and expect you to exhibit ownership in our application stack.
We have excellent perks and benefits, including:
- 100% health insurance coverage for employees, dependents & domestic partners
- creative, dog-friendly work space in a converted industrial building in a walk- and bike-friendly neighborhood
- collaborative but autonomous work environment (and we use slack, trello, and other low-friction collaboration tools), with an emphasis on good communication
- kitchen stocked with craft coffee and beer from east-side and other local purveyors
Senior Platform Engineer
Burner is empowering people to take control over their primary channel of communication – the phone number. As Platform Engineer, you will be a key member of a team building the next generation of mobile privacy tools. You will work closely with the mobile and product teams to architect new features and build out fast, scalable backend services.
Our team members are encouraged to embrace new technologies/frameworks and find the best tool for every problem. We are currently making use of Scala, functional programming, and TDD to develop new services.
Build fast, scalable features on the server side to support the Burner mobile app
Work closely with the mobile engineers and product owners to move quickly on new projects
Maintain and improve existing infrastructure, and be willing to jump in when things break
At least 5 years experience working with JVM languages
At least 2 years experience working with Scala
Experience with Postgres and Redis
Experience designing highly responsive REST APIs
Experience building microservices and distributed systems
QA Automation Engineer
Burner is looking for a motivated QA Automation engineer to join our group. You are passionate about ensuring our users have an excellent experience along all dimensions and will take ownership of working with the mobile and backend teams to drive the quality of the entire Burner stack, from mobile apps through backend services.
Develop and administer automated UI testing on mobile clients and integration tests on back-end REST APIs
Maintain accurate defect tracking records
Work closely with mobile and backend developers to address coverage gaps and resolve issues
Constantly iterate and improve procedures and tools that help us test our products
Computer Science Degree or equivalent experience
3+ years of related experience
Proficient with scripting languages (Ruby/Python/Shell)
Experience writing automated UI tests for iOS / Android mobile applications using Calabash
Experience writing automated tests for REST APIs
Comfortable working with Git for source control
Experience using and administering Jenkins
Growth Manager, Mobile
The Manager of Marketing & Growth will be responsible for building and leading a center of excellence around user engagement, and retention, as well as leading development of the tools, infrastructure, measurement and insights to support it end to end.
This is a new role and will be a mission-critical part of the team that manages the growth and optimization functions for one of the top-grossing apps in the Apple and Google app stores and will work closely with stakeholders across business, product, design, marketing and technical teams.
This role will report directly to the Chief Revenue Officer and will have a significant impact on revenue and growth metrics for the category-leading Burner app, representing an opportunity for qualified and passionate candidate looking to build a practice from the ground up or level up from a more specialized role.
The successful candidate must have a strong background in mobile.
Overall responsibility of the strategy for growth and engagement, from inception to execution, including measurement and reporting
Develop insights and lead ideation, evaluation and implementation of a queue of a/b tests and other optimizations across acquisition channels, product elements, and communications touchpoints that drive improvements in user activation, engagement, retention, and conversion metrics
Measure and iterate user engagement, behavior, and conversion in funnels using tools like Google Analytics, MixPanel, and Adjust. Serve as a “key customer” and help guide specifications for instrumentation, tagging, and other analytics implementation elements
3rd-party tool sourcing, evaluation, and selection
Develop and communicate metrics and reports to a wide range of stakeholders including the Board
Assess personnel and agency needs to grow and support robust, scalable channels
Work closely with senior leadership team to close communication loop on competitive and market trends in your channels
Track and own KPIs around this role’s goals of growth and conversion
Dedicated to becoming a world-renowned growth expert
1-2 years of mobile marketing experience
The courage to take risks, we want you to have an opinion
Proven analytical skills and attention to detail
- Be super-cool and fun to spend time with (seriously)
If you are interested in one or more of these positions or would like to be considered generally, please drop us a line at email@example.com. Include your resume and note specific experience. Also send any links or information that represents you technically and as a person: Github, Linkedin, photos, favorite hobbies or reading topics.