Update: Nov 21st – This position has been filled. We are excited to have Petr join feedly and lead our customer support group. More in this the first week of January. -Edwin
Hi. We are feedly. We are a small team located in San Francisco and Palo Alto. We are passionate about the web, personalization, and connecting people to the content they rely on to think, learn, and keep ahead. We serve million users and teams, connecting them to the subset of the web that matters to them. We love to listen to our users and iterate quickly – it helps us get details right. We are funded by our users and profitable. We are thrilled that our users are our customers – it helps us focus.
We have big ambitions for feedly. We are starting a new set of projects aimed at making feedly smarter, more collaborative, and more ubiquitous. We are looking for passionate front end developers to join our dev team and play key roles in this new chapter.
This is an excellent opportunity join the ground floor of a startup with great traction, revenue, and great customers. If you thrive in an entrepreneurial startup environment and want to be surrounded by experienced people who love their work, you might be a great fit for this position.
Why apply for this job?
- Work as a key member of a high-performance, lean startup team
- Stay in the forefront of software development – on both mobile and web
- Help build a startup from the ground up
- Contribute to improving the web and keeping it open
During your first year at feedly you will:
- Think about interesting problems around personalization and collaboration
- Work with the design team to define new features
- Architect new UI components
- Define RESTful web services
- Deploy to prod at least once a week
- Listen to user feedback and iterate fast
- Contribute ideas to the feedly roadmap
You should have:
- Degree in CS or related field
- Experience building a large scale web application
- Interest in solving hard problems
- (Plus) Experience working on an open source project
- (Plus) Experience leading a dev team
- Growth mindset
At feedly, we take care of our team. We provide competitive salaries, very generous stock option packages, and a full slate of benefits including health coverage and pre-tax commuter benefits. We also believe in work/life balance – we are in this for the long term. We have a flexible vacation policy, sponsor sports packages, and provide a monthly book allowance to encourage personal growth. Perks include the best equipment available on the market to help you get your job done. We pride ourselves on company get-togethers like our weekly lunches and our monthly Roadmap meetings, which reinforce our culture of collaboration and connectivity. We have offices in Palo Alto and San Francisco to help optimize commute.
Feedly’s core values and culture are built around embracing a growth mindset and being authentic, customer-focused, and collaborative. Joining the ground floor of a growing startup means that you will have control and direct impact on how feedly serves millions of users everyday. You will also get the unique opportunity to grow as feedly grows and reach your full potential.
Please send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and include a link to your GitHub, your LinkedIn profile or your resume.
If you are not the right person but know of someone who you think would be a perfect fit, we have a $20K referral program in place to thank you for your help. Just send us an introduction email to the right candidate with a link to their LinkedIn/GitHub profile.
“If we encounter a man of rare intellect, we should ask him what books he reads.”
–Ralph Waldo Emerson
As human beings, our lives are shaped by the collection of experiences we live and the people we know.
One of the ways we broaden what we learn from others is by reading. Reading shapes what we know, who we are, how we see, and how we think. Reading is our silent teacher and mentor. It parents us. It’s on our team when we are are alone. It builds our character. It grows our person and intellect, around life and our life’s work. It is an age-old tradition that has transformed societies, started revolutions, and raised world changers. Reading empowers us to be more and to do more.
This is why at feedly we believe that reading is so powerful, especially when it comes to our professional lives. Magic moments manifest when people connect to new ideas through reading — which becomes the fodder for new ideas, innovations, and paradigm shifts. With the explosion of great content all over the web, this type of transformation through reading will only continue to accelerate and help us get better and better at what we do. In this sense, reading is more powerful than ever.
So we’ve dedicated ourselves to facilitating the productive, seamless integration of ideas, knowledge, and creativity, full of magic moments.
With feedly, we are building the “work newsfeed” — the most personalized way for the content you rely on to come to you, so that you can read important stories efficiently and deeply collaborate with other people on the web’s best ideas and inspiration. This more productive reading experience provides people a way to deeply personalize the news that they rely on. When reading on the web is truly personalized, it empowers people to get better at what they do and then put that content to work through a multitude of integrations with other services.
The open web is the best place to see content grow and it is made rich by the creators who contribute to it. So we also build tools that help publishers — small boutique bloggers and news giants alike — nurture and thrill their loyal readers.
But what does it mean to design for people looking for a modern reading experience? One that makes today’s content renaissance on the web clear and accessible and one that works across platforms and screens. In this mode of work, we face some specific challenges:
How do you create a truly personalized experience?
The web is a vast place, exploding with rich content. These experiences on the web really become powerful when they are personalized to us, especially when it comes to getting better at our jobs. This is why our goal at feedly is to create the most personalized news reading experience for the content that is important to us.
This “work newsfeed”—as we like to call it—should not only be filled with rich, high-definition information, free from distractions and noise. It should also allow us to be in the driver’s seat—to fully control what we read and how we want to read it.
With the boom of great content on the web, the ability to control, personalize, and organize that experience is more important than ever, but no product has really delivered it.
We have specific sources we want to read from—we like and trust some more than others—and we can’t merely trust any random algorithm to throw at us a bunch of stories related to our interest. We are more granular. We are more specific. We are more opinionated.
Over the past few years feedly has become a place where you can follow close to any source of content on the web, whether it’s a well-known publisher, a blogger, a YouTube channel, or Google search alerts. As part of the feedly experience, we have also created algorithms that suggest to people great related stories and publications you might like.
But there is so much more we could do. We could supercharge our suggestions and allow even more personalization. We could enhance how we rank the most important stories. We could create new, useful ways to let people define even better what they are trying to achieve with their reading.
How do you design the future of collaboration?
Steve Jobs once said that, “Creativity is about connecting the dots.” We think that reading is about generating these dots.
The most successful people are those who use the stories, insights, and new ideas they discover as inspiration to spark conversation and create something new.
This is why we are building feedly as the news feed with richest personalization tools and the strongest integrations with other web sources, so that you can put content to work. Reading is powerful, and it should be easily streamlined with everything we do — whether it’s saving stories for future reference, sending them to your team or manager, collaborating on the same key internet searches, empowering employees with the right stories, or leading the inspiring others through content.
Today feedly is connected to hundreds of popular services, including Evernote, Dropbox, Buffer, and IFTTT—and we consider this just the beginning. Creating an awesome collaboration experience is core to our roadmap because we believe the future is all about working together and working in teams, and we are excited to take part into shaping this future.
How do you optimize the content experience for all participants?
The popular phrase is true: Content is king.
As online engagement with quality content has soared, brands are becoming publishers, and publishers are becoming brands.
As a reading platform, feedly is in the center of this global trend. It is the watering hole where people come for focused web reading and where publishers can find tools to grow and nurture their most loyal followers.
At feedly we want to support the open web as a thriving ecosystem in which the reader and the publishers are meeting their deepest needs.
How do you use typography, color, and spacing as an ally in creating the best reading experience in the world? How do you balance the need for a focused, uncluttered interface while also presenting publishers, boutique bloggers, and the feedly brand in a beautiful way? We want to help everyone thrive.
So, join us!
There is a lot that we’ve done. But there is still so much more to be done.
We are looking for a product designer who expresses her/his design thinking into clean and efficient visual design (check out the job description here). Please get in touch with email@example.com if you’re interested. Attach your portfolio, what excites you about working at feedly, and what challenges you like to work on.
We are looking forward to making feedly even better and better every day.
– Arthur Bodolec, feedly designer/co-founder
Are you a designer who loves to get inspired everyday and whose work is clean and helps people do things simply? Do you love to get feedback and iterate? Do you have experience working on desktop, iOS, and Android? Do you love building features no one else thought about from the ground up? Are you passionate about design and crafting beautiful things?
Let’s talk! We are looking for designers to join feedly.
feedly is your single place for all of the news, knowledge, and ideas you rely on to think, learn, and keep ahead. We build deeply personal web experiences by bringing the content that is important to you in your own work newsfeed.
T-shaped design skills
- Redefine what reading is on the web and mobile by pushing the boundaries of design.
- Bring innovative thinking, problem solving, and design solutions to the table.
- Conduct user research and user testing with potential and existing users.
- Design beautiful, clear, and consistent interfaces for our desktop, iOS, and Android apps.
- Generate pixel-perfect production assets.
- Generate comprehensive information architecture, wireframes, high-fidelity mockups, and interactive prototypes for iOS, Android, and desktop.
- Present your work effectively and articulately communicate design rationale to the team.
- Help craft the design team as it grows.
- 2+ years of applied product design experience.
- Ability to design for any platform (iOS, Android, mobile web, etc.).
- A passion for listening to user feedback and iterating.
- Strong information design skills with a solid foundation in UX design heuristics.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- You love making things beautiful, and you have a strong understanding of composition, balance, symmetry, and whitespace.
- Mastery of design tools: Sketch, Illustrator, Photoshop.
- Experience with prototyping tools such as Framer, Pixate, Origami, HTML/CSS/JS, After Effects, Swift.
- Ability to generate pixel-perfect production assets.
- Superb attention to detail.
- Ability to work well on an ego-free, highly collaborative, and cross-functional and very experienced team.
- Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic startup environment.
- You see yourself in our core values.
- Something magical happens when you find the right piece of content.
- Design like you are right, listen like you are wrong.
- See crisis as opportunity.
- Frugality is fun.
- Details matter.
- Be humble.
Nice to have
- Experience doing motion design would be great.
- Expertise with html and CSS absolutely amazing.
You will be working from our Palo Alto office, though you will be able to work from our San Francisco office two to three times a week or work from home some days.
Interested? Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and include a link to your work.
If you are not the right person but know of someone who you think would be a perfect match, we have a $20K referral program in place to thank you for your help. Just send us an introduction email to the right candidate with a link to their portfolio and/or LinkedIn/Dribbble/Behance profile.