New Vector is the open source software development startup which employs the core team behind Matrix.org – the leading project for secure open decentralised communication. Matrix’s mission is to create a universal open network and protocol for real-time communication. New Vector builds flagship apps for Matrix such as Riot.im as well as contributing to the core Matrix open source clients, SDKs, servers, bridges and the protocol itself.
We believe that the future of the internet should be decentralised and open, that previously siloed communications platforms should be interoperable and that individuals should control their own data and choose who they share it with.
Ultimately, our aim is to make it as simple to message or video call anyone in the world as it is to send them an email.
Our products are for everyone and we know we cannot succeed without a diverse team. Our hiring process is designed to be humane and give candidates the best possible chance to show us what you can do. If we ever fall down on this, please let us know.
This roles covers all aspects of operational support for New Vector managed infrastructure. Our approach is that developers own their services and have responsibilities for operations and maintenance, including out of hours. The ops team focus on building out tooling and base infrastructure to make operational support of these systems easier and more efficient. They work with the rest of the engineering team to introduce new practices and support existing ones.
Example projects include:
Since almost everything we do is open source you can get a good feel for exactly what it would be like to work on these projects, and similarly joining dev-centric channels such as #matrix-dev:matrix.org provides a window into the core team and the community. Come and say hi!
The most important thing is that you believe passionately in the mission of decentralisation of the internet. More specifically that you believe that communications should not be concentrated in the hands of a small number of very large organisations and instead individuals should control their own data and choose who they share it with.
Additionally, we are looking for someone who:
We don’t have hard requirements for the role, we just want to build the best possible team, but as a bonus it would be great if some of the following are true.
Our general approach is to treat people like adults and acknowledge that by being flexible we create an environment for people to do their best work. For more details here is our manifesto. That said specific points that differentiate us.
New Vector does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, colour, religion, age, national origin, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other reason prohibited by law in provision of employment opportunities and benefits.