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Doug Safreno
Doug Safreno
Jan 14, 2021 - 3 min read
Careers

πŸ›£οΈ Overview

Roles

To apply or learn more about any role, please reach out to [email protected].

πŸ₯° Mission

We're on a mission to make remote work less lonely and more effective. We do this by building Pesto: an all-in-one, avatar-based communications tool for teams.

🧱 Values

Positivity & fun: we believe in our ability to create positive change and have fun while doing it. We create a product that inspires the same in others.

Inclusiveness & diversity: we are committed to creating a diverse workforce where all people feel welcome. We create a product that inspires the same in others.

Empathetic honesty: we speak our minds and have hard conversations without being jerks and while staying open-minded

Pragmatic craftspeople: we take pride in the quality and volume of our work, but not to the point where we become jerks, lose focus on our mission, or harm our personal lives.

Trust: we trust our co-workers to make the right decision and expect their trust in return. We don't add process where trust will suffice.

Healthy & happy: we put time and energy into our own mental and physical health, our friends and family, and other personal goals / responsibilities.

πŸ“ˆ About Us

  • We’re 10 people, fully distributed across the US, coming from places like Uber, Palantir, Asana, Dropbox, Twitter & more
  • Recently raised $5M seed with investors/advisors from Figma, Carta, Handshake, Alchemy & more
  • Have significant early traction with over 10,000 teams, logging 100,000,000 minutes

πŸ– Benefits

  • Fully remote team
  • $5K budget for your home remote work setup
  • Healthcare, dental and vision insurance
  • Unlimited PTO
  • Team "onsites" (eg Boulder, Honolulu πŸ˜ŽπŸ– )

❓ Interview Process

Our interview process is simple:

  1. We have a quick initial 15-30 min call to establish mutual interest
  2. Then, for certain levels and roles of experience, we may conduct a technical 1 hour interview
  3. Then, we conduct a 2-3 hour interview consisting of cultural interviews with co-founding CEO, Doug Safreno, and co-founding CTO, Vivek Nair + 1 technical screen, typically conducted by the hiring manager
  4. Finally, we conduct a "work trial" - where we pay you to work with us for a few (typically 3-5) days.

πŸ–ŒοΈ Product Designer #1 (remote, US)

βœ… What we're looking for

  • Minimum 2, ideally at least 4 or more years of product design experience
  • Excellent visual and interaction design skills. Strong ability to express ideas through wireframing and high fidelity mockups (e.g. on Figma). Ability to balance speed of execution with thoughtfulness.
  • Product and design systems thinker who designs with scalability and reusability in mind
  • Strong design portfolio
  • Remote, based in US timezones
  • Collaborator, doesn't take feedback and critique personally

πŸ’» In this role, you will...

  • Be the first design hire! You will craft our product experience and design the future of remote and hybrid work
  • Contribute as an individual with potential to grow the design discipline at the company over time
  • Balance high execution speed with thoughtful crafting of our design systems
  • Significantly impact our brand strategy and identity

What's next?

To apply or learn more about any role, please reach out to [email protected].

Our referral bonus program:

Additionally, we’re excited to announce our first-ever referral bonus program!

If you refer someone we successfully hire (meaning: they accept our offer to join Pesto), you have the option to choose the following:

  • πŸ’° $10,000 cash bonus
  • πŸ“ˆ "right to invest" in our next round (must be accredited). To clarify: you are responsible for your own cost basis

More info on how to qualify here: /blog/referral


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