We’re looking for exceptional talent with entrepreneurial spirit, who want to join the early journey and help us build ObjectBox into one of the greatest developer tool for mobile and IoT.
Good advice, hard to execute. So, I am going for a little experiment here and do some brainsourcing with you guys. If you are reading this you are very likely an early ObjectBox user. It would be great if you could let us know why you even tried us in the first place. I mean, SQLite is kind of pretty established…
We’re looking for a very strong C++ developer who wants to build exciting new technology to bring mobile to plaid mode!
We’re a really small team, in fact, “team” currently means Markus and myself, Vivien. Still, we’re looking to change the mobile developer world.
You may think that we’re a little crazy. We’re not. We’re totally crazy and…
…about to bring ludicrous speed to mobile app developers – in every respect.
- a really new and exciting project from one of the leading Java Github accounts
- a flat organization… 😉
- remote work as suits you best (or join us in London for summer)
- flexible working time
- the benefits of being a Techstars company
- shares of a brandnew and growing business
If you’re heart is in coding, you will love working with us. Then there are just a few additional things we are looking for:
- “Equivalent to” 7 years+ professional software development experience
- Professional C++ skills
- Deep experience with network programming and OOP
- Professional iOS and Swift project experience is a plus
- Deep CoreData knowledge is a plus
- Experience with Node.js is a plus
If you’re still reading, chances are you are the right person to join us in some way. Then, please send us an E-Mail (join[at]objectbox.io) and let’s have a chat. We’re very open for all kinds of collaboration.
We’re bringing plaid mode to app developers. To do that, we have already implemented the fastest object database on mobile – but that’s only the beginning. We just joined Techstars London, one of the top accelerator programs in the world, to get a performance boost building ObjectBox and we’re just having a typical Scotty-moment:
“Hours instead of days! Now, we have minutes instead of hours.” [Scotty]
Now, we want to get you involved!
Join the team now and be part of our Techstars journey (if you’d like, we’re definitely open for remote work):
- we’re currently looking for a Senior C++ Developer with a strong background in data persistence
- we’re also looking for a developer advocate/evangelist who wants to help writing tutorials, spreading the word about ObjectBox, etc.
And if you just have a bit of time to spare:
- add open source projects, like e.g. further CompatLayers to ObjectBox
- check out release candidates and give us feedback
- provide support to other ObjectBox users
- tell others about ObjectBox
- send us database jokes on Fridays 🙂 #dbjokeFriday
- translate our documentation into Chinese
- write tutorials for ObjectBox
And these are only the ones that are obvious to us at the moment…
“So much universe. And so little time.” [T. Pratchett]
Please send us an E-Mail, if you would like to join our journey (join[at]objectbox.io). We’d love to hear from you and take this journey to the next level together.
Days to official Techstars DemoDay
- Thanks to www.marlodeedesigns.com for sharing the upper plaid image for free use.
- Thanks to Karen Arnold for sharing the second plaid image for free use.
- Thank you to Margarida for feedbacking and proofreading our writing efforts.
Following Techstars #givefirst spirit, I decided to write a blog post that helps early stage startups and other less experienced entrepreneurs, like ourselves, when considering such programs. It’s been a week since ours started and our schedules are busier than ever, especially as we’re not the typical founding team, but family founders with a three-year old daughter. Sorry for stressing this; it is just something that is on our minds a lot lately.
For all those wanting to start this journey with Techstars (or maybe another well-known accelerator), for us it came down to:
- Demonstrating some early traction in our written application
- Re-working the application every time we applied (we actually had applied to YC earlier and to Techstars twice and interviewed each time, I think; so only got to 2 final Techstars interviews)
- Just being ourselves in the video and going with its first version (it wasn’t actually the very first one, but nearly): team and product (yes, we were on holiday… ;))
During our almost 20 interview rounds, including 2 onsite, I would simply recommend:
- Being relaxed and yourselves in the interviews (something we didn’t manage in all of them!)
We also found helpful:
- To research anyone to whom you will be talking to. To give you an example: Jens Lapinski really started his interview with the question he said in this talk he would start every interview with… “Who are your customers?” – Not preparing would have been a wasted opportunity.
- To make the most out of the interview – because that really is already a huge opportunity for you to grow – reflect on weaknesses and the feedback received.
- Prep with the questions for YC interviews that you find on the Internet.
We had agreed early on that we would be honest. But obviously there maybe topics you would rather like to skip. So in the beginning, that sometimes caught us in inconvenient corners, time spent searching for the right words, etc. So eventually, we decided to not give a f*** and just tell them whatever they asked in the most straightforward way we could, which actually led us to telling them at one point:
“We do not make any money on this and despite the traction we have on our other open-source software, we never made a penny with that either.”
“We don’t have a concrete sales strategy. We have a business model idea, but we are clueless when it comes to implementing it.”
When I think about that, they probably took us in, because we are a challenge.
I would like to follow-up on this one and share some of the questions they asked at the various stages, but you would find most of these on the Internet already anyways. Just do your homework before you go into any interview, Techstars or other, which is probably something that is generally helpful 🙂