We've already been doing this more than seven years, so we've realized it's a marathon, not a sprint.

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We work hard, but we do it for a sane number of hours every week. We use our own products obsessively, which means we both understand them in our bones and can get even more done. We provide paid vacation and take federal holidays off to recharge. Everyone does customer support. In September, we took the whole company to Hawaii to step back, get a fresh perspective, and eat our weight in poke.

Our office is in downtown Mountain View, where the weather is always beautiful. Our neighbors are fellow startups, coffee houses (we pick up the tab) and dozens of restaurants with much better food than you can get from a catering company. We're also right next to Caltrain, so driving is 100% optional.

We like jigsaw puzzles, food, Bananagrams, cooperative games, coming up with game show ideas, ridiculous holiday parties, our french press, espresso machine, and Blue Bottle subscription, company-provided laptops and giant monitors, birthday surprises, stuffed animals, and... food! We eat together as a team almost every day.

In addition to having millions of users, we're also profitable. So we get to do things like giving back a portion of our profits to support education in Burma.

What gets us out of bed in the morning is productivity.

So if Lifehacker is your first stop on the Internet in the morning, you have strong opinions (either way) about Inbox Zero, you once wrote an ode to the Pomodoro method, or you've convinced all your friends to use [insert to-do list software or calendar software] or better yet, convinced them all to use Boomerang, we'd love to meet you!

BENEFITS


Just like most tech companies, we offer competitive salaries, paid vacation, and a fun office environment. We also help you take care of your teeth and plan for the days when you'll be toothless!

  • Full medical and dental insurance
  • IRA with company contribution
  • Annual conference budget
  • Relocation assistance

If what you've seen so far sounds fun, here are the positions we're looking for. All positions are full time and based in our office in Mountain View.

    ENGINEERING POSITIONS

  • iOS Engineers

    Boomerang has a thriving presence on Android, but none on iOS. We'd love for you to help us change that! You'll have the opportunity and responsibility to build an amazing experience from the ground up, with an already battle-tested server infrastructure and APIs along with a lot of institutional knowledge about what works well on mobile email.

    Building our mobile experience on iOS will provide opportunities to get experience with a ton of different aspects of iOS development - from building gestures to facilitate easy email triage to optimizing layouts to make the app feel snappy and quick to exploring location and geofencing APIs!

    Requirements:

    • * A computer science or engineering degree from an accredited university with some experience building iOS apps
    • * OR at least 3 years of experience professionally developing iOS apps with very strong knowledge of computer science fundamentals
    • * An interest in productivity software

    Please send your resume, a link to your Github (if available), and a cover letter that includes a paragraph of your thoughts on Boomerang's mobile app (currently available only on Android) to i.want.to.work@baydin.com to apply!

  • Python Backend Engineers

    Email is a never ending stream of exciting, challenging, customer-impacting software problems. We could use your help to solve them!

    We have an existing infrastructure that's been through the wars for the last four years, but we're looking to make it much more powerful, make it fully cross-platform, and to make the user experience screaming fast. You'll work with both our web team and our mobile teams to provide the infrastructure to make Boomerang even more powerful.

    In addition to interesting scaling problems (we already have millions of users), and instilling a love/hate relationship with IMAP libraries, we'll be doing some experiments with deep learning over the next couple of years. There will be plenty of research and data projects to work on. It should be a blast!

    Requirements:

    • * A computer science or engineering degree from an accredited university with at least one year of professional Python development
    • * OR at least 3 years of experience developing professionally in Python with very strong knowledge of computer science fundamentals
    • * An interest in productivity software

    Please send your resume, a link to your Github (if available), and a cover letter that includes a paragraph of your thoughts on at least one of our products to i.want.to.work@baydin.com to apply!

  • Android Engineer

    Boomerang already provides the best email experience available on Android. Now that we've built a mail client that is functional and powerful enough for our customers to use every day, we get to start building the fun stuff - new ways of interacting with our email, features that help new users discover the value of the product, and features that make email so much smarter.

    You'll be working with our engineering team to create these new experiences and work on some speculative apps to test out new experiences as well! You'll get experience with all kinds of APIs, from basic networking and layouts to location and geofencing to profiling and performance tuning. And you'll get to do it on an app that's used daily by hundreds of thousands (and soon millions) of users!

    Requirements:

    • * A computer science or engineering degree from an accredited university with some experience building Android apps
    • * OR at least 3 years of experience professionally developing Android apps with very strong knowledge of computer science fundamentals
    • * An interest in productivity software

    Please send your resume, a link to your Github (if available), and a cover letter that includes a paragraph of your thoughts on Boomerang's Android app to i.want.to.work@baydin.com to apply!

  • Web Frontend Engineers

    Mobile is changing the way we use email, but the desktop experience remains the most productive way to handle the majority of our messages. We're going to be building a lot of exciting things over the next few years in this space, and we need talented web developers to help us get things done!

    From working on our browser plugins (Boomerang is the most-installed Gmail improvement) to reverse-engineering Gmail to figure out crazy new ideas to helping implement best practices and the latest HTML5 tech in our Email Game, you'll never be bored.

    Requirements:

    • * A computer science or engineering degree from an accredited university with at least one year of professional development experience in Javascript
    • * OR at least 3 years of experience professionally developing in Javascript with very strong knowledge of computer science fundamentals
    • * An interest in productivity software

    Please send your resume, a link to your Github (if available), and a cover letter that includes a paragraph of your thoughts on at least one of our products to i.want.to.work@baydin.com to apply!

  • Senior Engineer

    Email and personal productivity software are a never ending stream of exciting, customer-life-changing challenges. We're looking for veteran engineers who want to use knowledge gleaned from years of working in software development teams to help us overcome them!

    We have apps that millions of customers use every day (and pay for), and the infrastructure to support them efficiently and reliably at a reasonable cost. Our technology choices prioritize solving real user problems - when possible, we try to minimize complicated architecture and dependencies, but when it was necessary, we built our own hybrid machine learning architecture that shares computational load between the client and the server.

    We need your judgment and experience to help us shave months of development time off critical projects, help us keep the servers alive a few extra nights a year, and mentor our newer engineers so they can learn some of that judgment and experience from you.

    You'll be able to work at an expert level in one of the languages or frameworks we use at Boomerang (JS, Angular, Python, Django, Swift, or the Android dialect of Java). You'll be able to share stories of mistakes you've made and learned from in past work, and you'll be able to identify the same mistakes as they are being made here. You already know how to interface with a product team, support team, marketing team, and leadership team to make everything run more smoothly.

    You can differentiate between when new platforms, frameworks, and design patterns solve real problems and when they're just shiny objects, and even more importantly, know how to communicate that knowledge to everyone who needs to know it. You're comfortable expressing your thoughts clearly in writing. You're collaborative and enjoy teaching people what you know, but also are receptive and open when something you know just ain't so.

    In return, you'll work in an environment that welcomes responsibility, where your work will help millions of people focus on the most rewarding parts of their jobs, and as part of a friendly, fun, elite team.

    Requirements (position is full-time, on-site at our Mountain View office):

    • * A computer science or engineering degree from an accredited university with 6+ years of experience professionally developing software as part of strong engineering teams
    • * OR 8+ years of experience professionally developing software as part of strong engineering teams, with very strong knowledge of computer science fundamentals
    • * Deep knowledge of one of the technologies we use at Boomerang (see above)
    • * An interest in productivity software

    To apply, please send the following to i.want.to.work@baydin.com:

    • * Your resume
    • * A link to your Github (if available)
    • * A cover letter that includes a paragraph about why you're excited about what we do.

  • GENERAL

  • Product Marketing Manager

    Boomerang is looking to bring on a product marketing manager to help us tell the stories of how our productivity solutions brighten days and make organizations more effective.

    Over the last seven years, Boomerang has built a profitable, multi-million dollar business by virtue of making remarkable products that people love using and are willing to share. During that time, we’ve run successful projects in many areas of marketing: partner marketing, press, paid advertising, content marketing, email marketing, social media, video, and more. We’d love to work with a great product marketing manager to see that list of successful projects grow even faster over the next seven years.

    You’ll work with our partners to find opportunities to tell stories together and to make the most of the marketing resources they have available. You’ll figure out ways to spread our original, often data-backed content far and wide. You’ll build relationships with journalists, then help us and our PR vendors to figure out which stories from our business will resonate with them. You’ll connect with our customers over social media, through creating case studies, and through conversations with enterprise points-of-contact. You’ll help us organize the marketing efforts around launches, draft headlines, collateral, and copy for landing pages, and interface with contractors. You’ll also need to have or develop enough of a comfort level around paid marketing platforms (i.e. Facebook, AdWords, etc.) to run messaging experiments. And if you take to it, you can feel free to run with it and develop profitable advertising campaigns.

    If you consider yourself a branding guru, don’t need any data or any context to tell us how to change our pricing to make 5x as much money, or interpret the responsibilities listed above to mean “tell our engineering and product teams what changes they need to be making in the product,” we’d love to introduce you to our competitors. On the other hand, if you're excited about telling stories, writing persuasive copy, building relationships, keeping a bunch of balls in the air without dropping the important ones, and signing up a million new customers, you might be a perfect fit! In other words, we're looking for someone biased a lot more toward doing stuff over thinking up stuff for other people to do. Especially if that stuff you like doing is writing.

    Requirements:
    • * 3+ years of experience in product marketing
    • * Strong writing skills. Even stronger persuasive writing skills
    • * The ability to handle rejection when doing outreach, link building, etc.
    • * Good judgement and a solid moral compass
    • * An interest in productivity software in general, and email productivity in specific
    • * Curiosity and appreciation for technology
    • * Creativity and earnestness
    • * Enough forcefulness to push contractors and partners to deliver, but enough politeness to not make them feel bullied
    • * The ability to take responsibility for driving projects to completion and the level of organization and competency to track those projects
    • * A working knowledge of Cialdini’s research in persuasion
    Advantages:
    • * Some kind of skill/talent that translates to viral things. Writing, video-creation, comic books, anything goes. Persistence and hard work are more important, but viral traffic is free traffic.
    • * Some experience running paid marketing campaigns is a plus, though not required.
    • * Experience owning a significant portion of a successful launch is also a plus.

    Please send a resume, a thoughtful cover letter (including a description of a project you’d be excited about working on with us), and and a marketing-focused writing sample (landing page copy, press release, app store description, etc.) to i.want.to.work@baydin.com to apply.

  • Senior Product Manager

    Boomerang is looking for an experienced product manager with a copywriting bent to help us organize our processes around creating brilliant productivity software.

    You’ll be the interface between designers, engineers, customer support, marketing, partners, and most importantly customers. You’ll organize and prioritize bugs and feature requests, balancing the impact and reach of a new feature against the opportunity cost of not fixing a customer-reported issue.

    You’ll collect and analyze user feedback and plan and execute user research, developing a narrative about what we should learn from it but presenting it without an agenda. You’ll know your way around a conversion funnel and be comfortable determining which part of that funnel should receive attention at what time.

    You’ll need to be relatively technical; maybe not able to ship and scale a feature on your own, but capable of understanding why a technical bottleneck exists and of use in coming up with ways around it. You need to have a love for productivity software and at least a liking, if not a passion, for email. And you need to be excited about reading latest academic research papers in UX and in productivity.

    You’ll have a strong sense of ownership, and you’ll want to ensure that you and the whole organization will be proud of what we ship to our customers under your watch. You’ll also need to find the right amount of both perfectionism and pragmatism, understanding that a great product needs polish but also that only products that ship can ever be great.

    In addition, the perfect candidate for this position is a skilled copywriter, able to discern exactly what information a user needs to know and when they need to know it. You should delight in the way that the words you write shape the user’s understanding of the product and appreciation for the experience it gives them. You should also be flexible enough to adapt your writing to our house style.

    Responsibilities will include:
    • * Collaborate with engineering and design teams to ship new, impactful features.
    • * Measure success of the features after the launch and collect user feedback to iterate.
    • * Manage JIRA boards and keep track of sprints and prioritize bugs. Plan ahead of our development teams and clear any roadblocks and dependencies.
    • * Be in charge of our early beta programs and manage the beta user community.
    • * Work closely with product marketing, customer success, and users to deeply understand, document, analyze, and synthesize user needs into product priorities, roadmap plans, and detailed specifications.
    • * Collect, organize and analyze customer feedback from support emails and product analytics.
    • * Conduct usability testing and user surveys to understand how people are using our products to identify areas of improvement for existing products.
    • * Plan and design A/B tests to measure the impact of improvements and new features.
    • * Own the product lifecycle from requirements gathering through development, product launch and post-launch iteration.
    • * Write copy for the product (in-product language, error messages, communication with the users, and work with marketing and support to develop supplemental page copy).
    • * Develop a deep understanding of personal productivity and how people manage their work day.
    Requirements:
    • * Any of the following:
    • - BS or MS in computer science or electrical engineering, with 3+ years experience as a Product Manager, UX Designer, or similar role
    • - OR 5+ years experience as a Product Manager, UX Designer, or similar role
    • - OR 3+ years as a full-time startup founder in a product role at a single startup
    • * Deep understanding of and empathy for users
    • * Excellent writing skills
    • * Demonstrated ability to work with engineering and design to create delightful products
    • * A passion for productivity tools and helping teams work better together
    • * Strong project management skills, including the ability to keep track of complex projects simultaneously
    • * Perfectionist tendency and a sense of ownership and pride in everything you ship
    • * A doer who’s comfortable with leading
    • * Good at prioritizing and organizing across multiple projects at once
    • * Ability to commute to our office in Mountain View, CA

    This is a full time position based in our office in Mountain View. To apply, send a resume, cover letter, and a writing sample (ideally, a review of a productivity app) to i.want.to.work@baydin.com.