Hello everyone!

I'm honestly so excited to introduce you all to Instacart for the first time and gush about some of the other companies on Key Values today that want to jump right in. 😜 There are so many things to learn and uncover about each of these teams, and I hope you'll take the time to explore them with me.

Shall we?!

🤝 (that's us holding hands, exploring together btw)

Instacart (profile) 📍 San Francisco, CA and Toronto, ON
Provides relocation support. Sponsors work authorizations.
Instacart is making grocery delivery convenient, affordable, and accessible to everyone. Many of you are already familiar with Instacart, but you probably didn't consider the many interesting problems they have to solve for as a four-sided marketplace. They serve consumers, shoppers, brick and mortar retailers, and consumer packaged goods companies in a dynamic marketplace that requires a tremendous amount of cross-functional collaboration.

They're also big on internal mobility at Instacart. Ten percent of their full-time employees started out as shoppers on the platform, and they also created Carrot University, an internal coding bootcamp, to help employees without technical backgrounds learn how to code and apply for open engineering positions.

As someone who has changed careers many times and also attended a coding bootcamp, I absolutely love how Instacart helps people like Jeremy go from shopper to software engineer. 🙌

Airtable (profile) 📍 San Francisco, New York City, or Remote
Provides relocation support. Sponsors work authorizations.
Airtable is a horizontal toolkit for software creation. Everyone at Airtable communicates proactively, and as a result, they've built a strong written culture –– everything is well-documented. (Ps. That's why they ask for a writing sample in all of their job applications.) A close friend of mine recently joined Airtable after a decade at Google, and he has only had great things to say! 🤗

Signal (profile) 📍 Remote (US)
They haven't needed to relocate anyone yet –– they're remote!
Signal is the encrypted communications application adopted by WhatsApp, Facebook messenger, and Google Allo. Backed by grants and donations, they are not a profit-seeking entity and can truly focus on the privacy and security of their users. They are an open source project, believe in shipping code > meetings, and their team members typically work between 9am and 6pm in their local timezone.

Handshake (profile) 📍 San Francisco, CA or Denver, CO
Provides relocation support. Can transfer existing visas.
Handshake is a career network college students and recent grads. They raised a $40M Series C last year and have been growing quickly ever since. Many of their most impactful features came from individual engineers who had ideas and brought them to life (like their job role exploration pages, integrations with applicant tracking systems, and newest UI for job searches). Ownership is huge at Handshake!

Nylas (profile) 📍 San Francisco, New York City, or Remote (US)
Provides relocation support. Sponsors work authorizations.
Nylas is a REST API that makes it easy to add email, contacts, and calendars to any app. Their product is built for engineers, by engineers. They hire from all backgrounds to create a diverse team and have an engineering team that is equal by identified gender. 👏 There are no secrets at Nylas either. Anyone can read about their policies, mission, and goals in their employee handbook. #transparency

Plastiq (profile) 📍 San Francisco, CA or Boston, MA
Provides relocation support. Sponsors work authorizations.
Plastiq makes it easy for people to pay their rent, taxes, and tuition with credit cards. They're an international team (more than half of their engineers were born outside of the U.S.) and they fully support non-traditional career paths and backgrounds. They're also proud to have high employee retention, especially on their engineering team. Trevor, their Head of Technology, elaborates on it here.

And in case you didn't notice, it is officially October! Of course, I hope you'll find your dream team on Key Values, but if they're not there, try looking through the companies who posted in Hacker News' "Who is hiring?" October thread. For those planning to change jobs before 2020, there's no better time than now to start perusing. 

I'll see you all next Thursday! Until then, stretch your legs, eat green things, and stay awesome!
Lynne (@lynnetye and @keyvaluesio)
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