Wednesday, October 16, 2019

NOW HIRING: Senior Application Security Engineer

Company: Zapier
Headquarters: San Francisco, California, United States

Hi there!

We're looking for someone to join our Engineering team at Zapier as an Application Security Engineer Are you interested in helping build and secure a powerful automation tool? Then read on…

We know applying for and taking on a new job at any company requires a leap of faith. We want you to feel comfortable and excited to apply at Zapier. To help share a bit more about life at Zapier, here are a few resources in addition to the job description that can give you an inside look at what life is like at Zapier. We hope you'll take the leap of faith and apply.
  • Our Commitment to Applicants
  • Culture and Values at Zapier
  • Zapier Guide to Remote Work
  • Zapier Code of Conduct
  • Diversity and Inclusivity at Zapier

Zapier is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace dedicated to pursuing and hiring a diverse workforce.
Even though our job description may seem like we're looking for a specific candidate, the role inevitably ends up tailored to the person who applies and joins. Regardless of how well you feel you fit our description, we encourage you to apply if you meet these criteria:

You care deeply about building secure products in secure ways that simplify the lives of millions of people through automation.

About You

You have web application and infrastructure security experience. Keeping the core Zapier web application secure is at the heart of this role. Zapier is a SaaS product, so experience building software and managing infrastructure under a similar model is a big plus.

You know what makes browsers and sites secure. The web browser is practically the operating system of the internet; these days nearly everything that happens online, happens in a browser. You’ll help us continue to keep customer data safe by ensuring the “first mile” is trouble-free.

You love writing software and building infrastructure. Most of what you’ll do each day is guiding, building and maintaining Zapier's infrastructure and product. You'll focus on high value, high risk portions of Zapier. You'll use code to automate and improve the more mundane parts of auditing and monitoring of internal processes, as well as in the product.

You have worked with teams before on large Python, AWS, & Kubernetes projects. You’re also familiar with some common frameworks for languages like Django, Flask, or Rails as well as React/Backbone.js.

You've also worked extensively in cloud providers like AWS, GCE, or Azure.

You love doing things efficiently. At Zapier, the work you do will have a disproportionate impact on the business. We believe in systems and processes that let us scale our impact to be larger than ourselves. You'll be in a unique position to find and eliminate "insecure and painful" experiences and replace them with "secure and joyful" experiences.

You love learning. Engineering is an ever-evolving world. You enjoy playing with new tech and exploring areas that you might not have experience with yet.

You love to set your own direction. At Zapier, we have one team meeting each week and one-on-one meetings every month. Between those we chat in Slack and then go make things happen.

You are friendly and patient, welcoming, considerate, and respectful. Learn more about these attributes in our code of conduct.

Things You Might Do

Zapier is a small, fast-growing, and remote-first company, so you'll likely get experience on many different projects across the organization. That said, here are some things you'll probably do:
  • Write some Python!
  • Identify where we can add more layers of defense in depth and implement them.
  • Periodically embed with product teams with to help with security sensitive projects.
  • Build internal tooling to ensure safe data access patterns for Zapier employees.
  • Review code across Zapier's product and infrastructure.
  • Locating weak points across Zapier and strengthening them.
  • Ship code to millions of users every week.
  • Experiment: this is a startup so everything can change
  • As part of our All Hands Support initiative, help customers have the best experience with Zapier as possible.

How To Apply

We have a non-standard application process. To jump-start the process we ask a few questions we normally would ask at the start of an interview. This helps speed up the process and lets us get to know you a bit better right out of the gate.

After you apply, you are going to hear back from us, even if we don't seem like a good fit. In fact, throughout the process, we strive to make sure you never go more than seven days without hearing from us.

About Zapier

For the past six years, Zapier has been helping people across the world automate the boring and tedious parts of their job. We do that by helping everyone connect the web applications they already use and love.
We believe that there are jobs a computer is best at doing and that there are jobs a human is best at doing. We want to empower businesses to create processes and systems that let computers do what they are best at doing and let humans do what they are best at doing.

We believe that with the right tools, you can have big impact with less hassle.

We believe in small teams. Small teams are fast and nimble. Small teams mean less bureaucracy and less management and more getting things done.

We believe in a safe, welcoming, and inclusive environment. All teammates at Zapier agree to a code of conduct.

The Whole Package

If you want to work remote, that's great. If you want to work near others, that's cool too. Our team of 100+ is distributed because it lets us work with the best people. You don't have to be located in the USA either. Some team members live in the United Kingdom, Thailand, India, Nigeria, Taiwan, Guatemala, New Zealand, Australia, and more! You just need the skills and drive to succeed in this role and the ability to work from anywhere.

  • Competitive salary (we don't use remote as an excuse to pay less)
  • Great healthcare + dental + vision coverage*
  • Retirement plan with 4% company match*
  • Profit sharing
  • 2 annual company retreats to awesome places
  • 14 weeks paid leave for new parents of biological or adopted children
  • Pick your own equipment. We'll set you up with whatever Apple laptop + monitor combo you want plus any software you need.
  • Unlimited vacation policy. Plus we require you to take at least 2 weeks off each year. We see most employees take 4-5 weeks off per year. This isn't a vague policy where unlimited vacation means no vacation.
  • Work with awesome companies around the world. We partner with great software companies all over the world and you'll constantly get to interact with people from these great companies
*While we take care of our international folks as best we can, currently, healthcare and retirement plans are only available to US-based employees.

Optional: Share anonymously some demographic information about yourself to help us better track trends related to the backgrounds of candidates interested in working at Zapier in order for us to build a team that represents the users at Zapier and the broader world population.

Zapier is an equal opportunity employer. We're excited to work with talented and empathetic people no matter their race, color, gender, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, physical or mental disability, or age. Our code of conduct provides a beacon for the kind of company we strive to be, and we celebrate our differences because those differences are what allow us to make a product that serves a global user base.


Source: Remotey, Zapier

NOW HIRING: Windows / UWP Engineer

Company: Sherpany
Headquarters: Zürich, Switzerland

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Sherpany's mission is to give back time by turning formal meetings from time-wasters into value-creators. Our team is building a mobile and web based platform that allows effective choice making by digitally transforming meetings and decision making process. In cutting administrative, organizational and repetitive work. Sherpany's platform is actively sparing resources like paper, shipping and transportation. Our headquarter is located in Zurich and we have offices in Lisbon, Berlin, Paris, Milan and Wroclaw.

User Experience is our core concern…

Our Boardroom ist currently available on Windows, iOS, Android and Web and we are very successful on these platforms. As our Windows Engineer you will be working 100% on this mission critical project from the first day on. You will work closely with our experienced Windows developers as part of the Mobile Dev. Team. Your skills contribute to the success of the software and enable us to create a perfect product. You will be involved both in backend as well as UI development with our internal designers and UX experts. Finally we will tightly work together to raise the potential of our technologies.

  • At least 4+ years of Windows (UWP) app development experience
  • Experience with REST APIs
  • Passionate about improving user experience and delivering customer values
  • Strong understanding of Windows UWP fundamentals, architecture components, and best practices
  • Experienced with writing testable code and unit tests

Who we are:

We are growing quickly, continually strengthening our teams and therefore offer fast career tracks. We love the digital world, we are inquisitive, appreciative and trustworthy. Our work is service oriented and result driven. You share our passion, want to work for a young company without rigid hierarchies, that offers flexibility and a chance to make a difference?

If yes, check out our perks:
  • Work within a collegial and striving work environment where your ideas and initiatives are heard and highly welcome
  • Work for a dynamic company with multinational employees and flat-hierarchy
  • Choose to be a digital nomad or work in one of our office either in Zurich, Berlin, Lisbon, Wroclaw
  • Take part annual company-wide retreats
  • Work in a company that gets involved in initiatives that make a change
Looking forward having you on our team soon! 😃


Source: Remotey, Sherpany

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

NOW HIRING: Senior Python Developer

Company: Xapo
Headquarters: Palo Alto, California, United States

Xapo is a fast-growing, global fintech company with a mission to build a safe and global way to use money. We’re a fully distributed team, with 250+ Xapiens working from 50+ countries.

We’re seeking a collaborative, proactive problem-solver to join us as Full Stack Developer at Xapo. This full-time position is planned to be remote, meaning you can work from anywhere!


At Xapo, we embrace our differences and actively foster an inclusive environment where we all can thrive. We’re a flexible, family friendly environment, and we recognize that everyone has commitments outside of work. We have a goal of reaching gender parity and strongly encourage women to apply to our open positions. Diversity is not a tagline at Xapo; it is our foundation.


As a Senior Python Developer, you will work with a highly specialized, multidisciplinary team that handles the complete development lifecycle of a product, from envisioning to production deployment. Your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
  • Building high-quality software components that fulfill defined functional specifications and fit within architectural designs.
  • Working autonomously, following a defined plan and achieving goals according to schedule.
  • Participating in the design, testing, and deployment of your code.

  • 7+ years’ experience in software development.
  • Backend development.
  • Excellent proven Python development skills.
  • Good development and tuning skills for MySQL and Redis.
  • Flask, uWSGI and NGINX experience.
  • API building and consuming experience.
  • Self-motivated, with initiative and enthusiasm, willing to work hard within a remote team.
  • Experience working by plan and objectives in autonomous mode.
  • Good communication skills and remote teamwork experience.
  • Strong communication skills in English.
  • Experience within Fintech and knowledge about Bitcoin would be ideal.

  • Frontend development;
  • React.JS proven application development experience.
  • Platform and libraries;
  • Experience using Linux, Docker.
  • Experience using Git, BitBucket, Jira.
  • Capable of documenting and diagramming functional flows and architectures.
  • Experience with other major development language and frameworks like C, C++, Java or .NET, Node.js.
  • Experience with other front-end frameworks like Prototype, Undersore.js, etc.
  • Mobile development knowledge.

  • A dedicated workspace.
  • A reliable internet connection with the fastest speed possible in your area.
  • Devices and other essential equipment that meet minimal technical specifications.
  • Alignment with Our Values.

  • Shape the Future: Improve lives through cutting-edge technology, work remotely from anywhere in the world.
  • Own Your Success: Receive attractive remuneration, enjoy an autonomous work culture and flexible hours, apply your expertise to meaningful work every day.
  • Expect Excellence: Collaborate, learn, and grow with a high-performance team.


At Xapo, we’re building a way for users all over the world to send, receive, spend, and store their money globally and safely. We're firm believers that no matter who you are or where you're from, you deserve easy access to digital financial services.

Launched in 2014 by Wences Casares (CEO) & Federico Murrone (COO), Xapo has made an unparalleled investment in security infrastructure, assembled a renowned advisory board, and raised $40M from top venture capital firms in Silicon Valley & the world.

Xapo is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe a team that represents a variety of backgrounds and perspectives is critical to our success as a global company. A diverse, inclusive workplace enables us to create products that best serve our customers all around the world. It is the foundation of Xapo.


Source: Remotey, Xapo

NOW HIRING: Sales Development Representative

Company: Chili Piper
Headquarters: Brooklyn, New York, United States

All Roles at Chili Piper are remote.

Chili Piper helps businesses help their buyers.

People interested in your business typically have to wait hours or days after filling out a form. Not anymore. Our intelligent assistant offers them a simple way to book a meeting or start a phone call immediately upon form submission.

Unlike the traditional method of inbound lead management, Chili Piper uses smart rules to qualify and distribute leads to the right reps in real time. Our software also allows companies to automate opportunity distribution from their SDR’s to their AE’s, and book meetings from their marketing campaigns and live events.

Companies like Square, Twilio, DiscoverOrg, SalesLoft, and SiriusDecisions use Chili Piper to create an amazing experience for their leads, and in return experience higher conversions for their business.

Chili Piper is focused on helping Businesses help their Buyers - building a new category we call Buyer Enablement

Job Description

The ideal candidate is an energetic self-starter with the ability to identify influencers and key decision makers within accounts. You will discover qualified opportunities by responding to inbound interests and targeted outbound prospects to build rapport and establish long-term relationships.

  • Drive top-of-the-funnel lead generation for account executives and sales managers
  • Update and manage all sales activities, opportunities, and account information in CRM
  • Consistently achieve monthly quota of qualified opportunities

  • Bachelor's degree in Business or a related field
  • At least 1 - 2 years' of relevant work experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task, organize, and prioritize work

Additional Information

How We Work

Freedom and flexibility. We’re a 100% distributed team working from around the world. Our team members can work from wherever they want in the world, as long as they show up on our weekly all hands meeting on Zoom.

Solve interesting problems. The software landscape has exploded. There are dozens of solutions for each problem. We want to be different. We come up with new angles on existing problems or invent better solutions to help companies with their sales and marketing. Then we turn these ideas into beautiful, smart software.

Autonomy and ownership. Working on a distributed team means you don’t have someone micromanaging you or looking over your shoulder to make sure you’re getting things done. We’re a team of do-ers who take full ownership for their results.

Be helpful. Our first value as a company is help. Help our customers be successful. Help our prospects get the right information and make the right decision whether or not it includes our products. Help our team members reach their full potential.

The Perks
  • Unlimited Vacation
  • Company Offered 401k Plan
  • Generous Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • WeWork membership so you can work from anywhere
  • Any equipment/software/tech that you need to do your job

Source: Remotey, Chili Piper

NOW HIRING: Software Engineer/Architect (C, C++)

Company: CodeLathe Technologies Inc
Headquarters: Austin, Texas, United States

At CodeLathe, we are building the world’s most powerful enterprise file services platform that organizes enterprise data, enhances collaboration and productivity while providing ironclad data protection. Our product FileCloud is quickly becoming the standard in Enterprise File Services space and it is widely used by Global 2000, Fortune 500 and world leading organizations in city, state and federal governments. We are based out of Austin, Texas, USA and looking for talented people anywhere in the globe. For more info please check our website.

Top Ten Reasons to Join Us
  • Work with a world class engineering team that is out to change the world
  • Fast growing company with lots of growth opportunities
  • Strong engineering and product focused culture
  • 100% Remote Job – Work comfortably from your home office and avoid the commute
  • Unique, customer driven software development process
  • Work on the most challenging technical problems – File Systems, Search, AI, Distributed Systems.
  • Work on widely used cutting edge tech stack
  • Gender diversity – Men (60%), Women (40%)
  • Part of a huge 10+ Billion $ and growing market space
  • Competitive compensation based on experience and location

  • Develop multi-platform desktop client server applications (for example: FileCloud Drive and FileCloud Sync)
  • Develop expertise in File System operations and working under constraints of size, bandwidth, and latency
  • Prioritize work to reduce technical debt and create a coherent and powerful design.
  • Write stable, robust C++ applications and libraries for a variety of OS platforms.
  • Audit and code review peers for potential flaws and security concerns.

Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, or in related discipline with 4 or more years of professional software engineering experience
  • 5+ years hands-on experience in C++ development
  • Experience in C/C++ libraries such as boost and POCO
  • Strong knowledge of Web Technologies including HTTP protocol, XML, REST is required
  • Strong knowledge of Object Oriented Programming, Design Patterns etc is required
  • Strong knowledge of client server architecture is required
  • Experience in WxWidgets or Qt is nice to have
  • Experience with FUSE file system is nice to have
  • Self starter, highly motivated and works with little or no supervision
  • Passionate in software development, takes ownership and pride in their job

Location: Remote (Work from Anywhere).

If you are interested, please send your resume to Please note the Job ID:SEC4 in the email subject. Compensation is based on experience and location.

Source: We Work Remotely, CodeLathe Technologies Inc

NOW HIRING: UI / UX Designer

Company: Awesome Motive Inc.
Headquarters: Palm Beach, Florida, United States

As a UI / UX Designer at Awesome Motive, you will be responsible for transforming ideas into beautiful “user-focused” designs that are optimized for conversion and ease of use.

To love this role, here’s the type of person you are:
  • You’re a self-starter who loves taking initiative and seeing things through to completion.
  • You’re an excellent communicator who makes sure nothing slips through the cracks.
  • You’re a creative thinker who has the eye for visually attractive design.
  • You’re comfortable working with minimal direction.
  • You’re confident in accepting critical feedback without taking it personally.
  • You have the curiosity and desire to learn and grow your skills.
  • You’re passionate about leaving your mark on the web for all to see.
  • You take pride in the quality and craftsmanship of your work rather than just doing it to get it done.

Here are some skills that will come handy:
  • Minimum 5+ years work experience.
  • Absolute proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite and standard design software.
  • Excellent wireframe skills to break down big ideas into easy to use interfaces.
  • Ability to hand-code standards-compliant HTML and CSS (you won’t be coding, but you need to know this so you can communicate with developers).
  • Understanding of web design and typography trends, browser compatibility issues, and web design constraints when it comes to speed.
  • OCD in your attention to small details.
  • Talent to generate creative ideas in a highly interactive environment.
  • The ability to iterate and ship ideas quickly.
  • The ability to juggle multiple projects and timelines.
  • Excel in a team environment and be able to communicate clearly with your peers.

What we offer:

Working for a fast-growing bootstrapped company is a rare opportunity, one we consider a lifestyle choice rather than a job choice. Our positions are challenging, but also come with amazing advantages and fulfillment to those who earn them. Here’s what we offer:
  • Competitive Salary.
  • Health Insurance benefits for full-time U.S. employees.
  • Flexible Schedule – Work from your home. We’re spread out all over the world – United States, Canada, Singapore, Ukraine, India, Pakistan, and more.
  • Unlimited PTO (after 90 days of employment). We encourage employees to take the time they need for vacation, to stay healthy, and to spend time with friends and family.
  • Paid maternity and paternity leave.
  • We happily provide or reimburse software you’ll need as well as books or courses that promote continued learning.
  • We give you the opportunity to solve challenging and meaningful problems that makes a difference.
  • Custom Branded laptop at your five year anniversary.
  • We cover all costs of company travel (including our annual all-company retreat and mini-team meetups).
  • Ability to work with some of the best people in the business through frequent, if not daily, interactions.
  • And in case you were wondering: no politics, no b.s., and no jerks.

Source: We Work Remotely, Awesome Motive Inc.

Sunday, October 13, 2019

How to Write a Proposal to Market your Service to Potential Clients

Written By: Rosanna Webb

Image source: Marketing Land

As freelancers, our primary approach to getting clients is sending a proposal which is normally through an email. A proposal is a document that specifies the services that you will be delivering. It plainly outlines what a client can expect if they choose to hire you. A strong proposal tends to make clients think that you fully grasp their needs and targets and that you are providing a high-quality product or service. It also comes with an in depth outline of the client’s concern and how you are going to resolve it. Furthermore, it comprises the deliverables of the job, a time frame for completion, a breakdown of charges along with a number of terms and conditions.

Through a proposal, you are persuading people to hire you. Crafting a very good proposal is your only opportunity in getting the client’s attention. Given that more people are going freelance, your proposals have to do an excellent job in promoting your services. In this particular competitive environment, you have to stand out from the crowd. Adhering to these strategies in creating your proposal template brings you favourable results in obtaining a freelancing job.

1.) Create a brief and catchy subject line.

The subject line is the short summary of your email. It gives you the chance to make sure your email gets read. Consider it as your email’s headline that consists of 3-8 words. To make your email get noticed, keep the subject line short, concise, and customized. Amanda Augustine, a career expert at TopResume stated in Business Insider that a standard inbox shows around 60 characters of an email's subject line whereas a mobile phone displays just 25 to 30 characters. Get direct to the point in about 6-8 words. Position the most significant words in the beginning.

In addition to this, Dmitri Leonov, a cofounder at an email management service called SaneBox, explained to Business Insider that 50% of emails are read on mobile phone devices. Since you have no idea of just how much of the subject line will be seen in a smartphone, it is advisable to place the most significant information at the start. Otherwise, necessary details might get cut off. Furthermore, customize the subject line with the recipient's name or business name. You need to know who you're submitting to. Using their name or company name makes the recipient more likely to open the email.

2.) Start with a professional greeting.

Be ethical and maintain professional etiquette. Your greeting must be professional and brief. It is usually more suitable to address the recipient using their name, however it might not often be the case. Begin with Hi [Name] or Dear [Name] as an introduction. If you don’t know the name of the recipient, you may just say Hi or Hello in your greeting.

3.) Customize your proposal for each client.

Research your prospect. Know something about them and use that as a reason why you are contacting them. Include that in your first paragraph and introduce yourself as well. This is an attempt to build an instant connection to the client to spark their interest. You can create an email template for convenience but always customize them to each prospect. This may take time but this has higher chances of getting your email to be opened by a client.

4.) Sell your skills with relevant samples that solve their problems.

This is an opportunity to present your portfolio on how your experience can help them. Select a few of your projects in the past and illustrate the ways on how you can apply your experience to resolve their dilemma. Emphasize your specific skills or area of specialization. Incorporate a live link to your portfolio or previous publicized samples of work. Ensure you choose only the best and most relevant samples to include in your proposal. Concentrate on the skills they are looking for to market yourself that makes you the best fit for the job. If you’re new to freelancing and don’t have any relevant samples to send over, produce a few of your own. Create a portfolio website, write a blog, design your own logos, etc. Likewise, positive testimonials from your previous work guarantee the clients that you can execute high quality services.

5.) Outline the scope of work and your rates.

The Scope of Work (SOW) plainly documents the tasks that you will provide for the client with an estimated timeline including your rates. This set the expectations straight to avoid future disputes. Also include the payment terms. You can ask for a down payment for the total cost of the project before working to avoid non-payment issues for your labor.

6.) Include a call to action to receive response.

A call to action (CTA) is a declaration made to get an immediate response from the recipient. It's typically used in business as part of a marketing strategy to get your prospect to react through action. It's usually placed at the end and serves as a short sales pitch to convince potential clients to hire you as soon as possible.

7.) End the message politely.

The closing message merely signifies that the email has finished. Although it is not a prerequisite in contemporary email writing, a short, courteous phrase will properly complete your email. Phrases like, ‘Thank you for your time,’ ‘I look forward to your response,’ and ‘Kind regards,’ are normally used in any proposals.

8.) Include related attachments for reference and to back-up your proposal.

Any referenced attachments needs to be included in the email just like resume or work samples. Label the files to distinguish them clearly after you mentioned them in your email. Make sure that the files are included and correct. Neglecting to add an attachment calls for an unnecessary response that can delay the job and waste some time.

9.) Include an email signature with your contact details.

Your email signature is a form of an electronic business card that is supplemented to your email. It should contain the most essential contact information. Attach your picture and logo if you have a website for the client to recognize you and your brand along with your contact information such as your mobile phone, website or social media accounts to give the client numerous venues to reach you. There is a free email signature generator online such as that you can use to create your email signature.

10.) Proofread your proposal.

Before sending your proposal, make sure your letter is devoid of grammar and punctuation errors and flows properly. Typos and incomplete sentences signals that you had written the letter in a rush or aren’t careful in what you do which affects the client’s perception about you. A simple fast proofreading plays a role in your professional representation.

NOW HIRING: Senior Application Security Engineer

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