Hi friends!

Short weeks always get me. There's just too much to do in too little time. Plus, we unexpectedly started potty training our toddler (I say this because she initiated interest in the process and is leading us, not the other way around), which has thrown an "interesting" wrench into our daily lives that we are inadequately prepared for. 💩😂

On top of that, it's almost as if my writing about hiring slowing down last week triggered it to slow down even more. I'm very fortunate that ever since I launched in 2017, nearly all of the companies on Key Values have been inbound. So simply based on the number of submissions I receive, I can get a good read on the technical hiring landscape. And y'all, it's been gettin' pretty quiet...

But don't worry! This doesn't mean that everyone has stopped hiring. In some cases, companies are realizing that with so many other companies pausing their recruiting efforts, they have less competition and no longer need to invest in any new tools, strategies, or channels.

Unlike when the pandemic first started, I think the "plot" will develop over a longer time period this time around. The tricky part is that there's always a bit of a delay from when executives and leaders make decisions, and when that information trickles down or gets implemented. So we'll just have to wait and see...!

While we stand by, I will do my very best to follow up with all of the teams we work with and communicate as clearly (and honestly) as possible with all of you. Please feel free to shoot me an email if you have any specific questions you think I can help with! Until then, here are six teams that are putting out alllll the right signs and still eagerly awaiting your call (err, application 😉):

Modern Treasury (profile) 📍 San Francisco, New York, or Remote (US)
Provides relocation support on a case-by-case basis. Sponsors work authorizations.
Modern Treasury is a money movement platform that enables businesses to move and track money at scale. They announced a $50M second close of their Series C at the end of March (following $85M in October) and have grown to power $34 billion across 12.9 million transactions in four years! Two thirds of their founders are engineers, so code quality matters, but work/life balance is important to all three.

WorkOS (profile) 📍 Remote (Americas and European time zones)
No need to relocate folks –– they're remote! Does not sponsor work authorizations.
WorkOS is creating an API platform that enables developers to quickly build and ship enterprise features. They announced their $80M Series B (and acquisition of Modulz) just yesterday, which will help with their work on UI components and supporting the open source community. They care about sweating the details when it comes to code and documentation, and became fully carbon neutral last month. 🌎

Sphinx Defense (profile) 📍 Remote (US)
Does not provide relocation support. Does not sponsor work authorizations.
Sphinx Defense builds software to solve complex national security problems for America and its allies. After working as senior government employees at the Department of Defense running an in-house software consulting agency for the Air Force, they realized how dependent we all are on GPS and how fragile its infrastructure is. To be an early hire on their Space Communications team, look here!

Repeat (profile) 📍 Remote (US)
Does not provide relocation support. May sponsor work authorizations.
Repeat helps consumer packaged goods brands increase customer retention. They encourage folks to voice their thoughts whether it's about technical decisions or just sharing, "I'm having a bad day." Many are passionate travelers (who've shipped features from various countries and even a boat!), but they also have an office in LA. In fact, they're hosting an event for engineers there on June 15th and you're invited!

Zapier (profile) 📍 Remote (Global)
No need to relocate folks –– they're remote! Does not sponsor work authorizations.
Zapier makes it easy to automate your work across 4,000+ app integrations without code. They're OGs when it comes to remote work with team members spanning 17 time zones. They offer 14 weeks of paid family leave (which matters given that 1/3 of their employees are parents or caregivers!), and they care so much about work/life balance, they publish blogs about the importance of naps –– this all speaks to me! 

Lever (profile) 📍 San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, Toronto, or Remote
Provides relocation support. Sponsors work authorizations on a case-by-case basis.
Lever helps companies recruit and hire top talent. There are never solo projects and when thinking about new features and tools, they use customer feedback to drive engineering roadmaps. Two notable things about Lever: they (a) have a company-wide goal to fill 25% of new roles with internal candidates, and (b) consistently hit their quarterly goal of 95% employee retention. 👏 (I think they're related.)

For those of you looking for new jobs right now, don't fret! There really are plenty of opportunities out there. The "game" has updated it's rules a bit, so it's just a matter of adjusting your approach, too. And in case you aren't finding what you're looking for on Key Values, don't forget that you can look at Hacker News' "Who is hiring?" thread, which was posted just yesterday. 

May you all spend your weekend talking and thinking about poo poo and pee pee less than us!

Lynne (@lynnetye and @keyvaluesio)
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