About Us:

Common Room brings companies closer to their communities. Today’s most successful companies are driven by thriving communities of end users. As a result, companies of all sizes are investing in their communities, but software hasn’t caught up yet. Until now. We’re building the first community intelligence platform that identifies the people, topics, and organizations that matter most. With Common Room, teams can finally realize the true potential of their communities and build stronger relationships with their users than ever before. 

We’ve raised over $50 million from top-tier investors including Greylock, Index, and Madrona to build the community platform for modern SaaS companies. Additionally, we’re backed by 25+ operators from community-first organizations such as Figma, Stripe, Airtable, Slack, Notion, Loom, and more.

You + Common Room? You’d be joining a team that revels in asking hard questions, collaborating gladly, and making decisions quickly—a team that values simplicity, passion, trust, each other, and our customers above all. 

So hello! Please, knock on our door. We'd love to meet you.

Why we need you:

Building a product that solves customer problems is critical to our success. Your ability to understand a problem, and fully own building a holistic solution, is your superpower. You understand product implications, technical tradeoffs, and can navigate the entire tech stack with ease. Your craft and experience might influence whether you spend more of your time on the front-end or the back-end, but ultimately, you drive impact by delighting our customers. Your breadth of experience helps you design elegant, simple solutions to hard product problems with unrivaled speed. Along the way, you help other engineers, designers and product managers around you get better at their craft.

Outside of this, you also identify and participate in important company-building initiatives that a fast growing startup needs

You would enjoy being a member of our team if you:

  • Have 5+ years of experience, or consider yourself either a stable anchor or an untapped genius ready to flourish
  • Revel in your craft, are excited by and capable of owning large projects 
  • Collaborate effectively with other experienced engineers, designers and PMs
  • Are experienced with building at startup speed, or excited to experience and embrace it
  • You have good judgement on tradeoffs and tools needed to solve the problem, and don’t over index on trendy/fashionable tech; you generally prefer supported, stable technologies
  • Are comfortable with navigating ambiguity
  • Are motivated by customer problems, and find joy in creating simple, elegant solutions that avoid unnecessary complexity
  • Bring your authentic self to work, and engage in candid + respectful feedback
  • Build sustainably, and are capable of managing your time and priorities as best suits your needs
  • Enjoy the journey as much as the destination, but never lose sight of the destination
  • Demonstrate pride, ownership, and accountability for your work, and expect the same from those you work with

Our current tech stack:

We choose tools that help solve the problem at hand efficiently. For our current set of problems, we prefer to primarily use TypeScript with Node.js. We use TypeGraphQL for our API endpoints, Apollo/Express as our web server, and Postgres (hosted on RDS) as our database. We use React for front-end, and AWS for our infrastructure needs.

Our values:

  • Be Customer-centric - We work backwards from the needs of our customers. The crisp articulation of customer value guides our decisions.
  • Strive for Simplicity - We choose simplicity over complexity whenever possible. We seek to identify and understand the essential quality of what we are building.
  • Craft Excellence - We take pride in our craft and are relentless in our pursuit of excellence. But we also know real artists ship.
  • We’re In this Together - We measure personal success by the success of our customers and teammates. Relationships matter, and the strongest ones are built on the foundations of trust, enablement, and transparency.

Our benefits:

Our investment in caring for our employees and their families is a key part of our values and culture at Common Room:

  • Competitive base compensation with meaningful equity ownership
  • Health insurance including medical, dental, and vision
  • We pay 100% of your employee premium and 50% of your premium for any dependents
  • Unlimited Paid Time Off
  • 10 Paid Company Holidays
  • Work from home policy including a laptop and support for your home office needs
  • 401(k) self contribution (coming soon)
  • Opportunity to join a diverse, passionate, and fun team at a pivotal time in the company’s lifecycle
  • Remote friendly (west coast only)

Common Room provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

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