Company
Peony
Location
Europe, Remote, London
Date
4 March 2024

Founding Engineer

Peony is a passionate and dedicated team creating the next generation of file systems. Their goal is to forge a new paradigm of human-computer interaction on an OS level that embraces the internet reality and feels just right. They work closely with creative agencies, and their first demo has received overwhelmingly positive feedback. Peony is supported by a stellar network of investors, including the co-founder of Twitter and the founder of Behance.

Your new workplace

Peony is a passionate and dedicated team creating the next generation of file systems. Their goal is to forge a new paradigm of human-computer interaction on an OS level that embraces the internet reality and feels just right. They work closely with creative agencies, and their first demo has received overwhelmingly positive feedback. Peony is supported by a stellar network of investors, including the co-founder of Twitter and the founder of Behance.

Your new role

As Peony’s Founding Engineer, the right candidate will play a crucial role in shaping the success of the product by shipping an exceptional product that feels simple, authentic, and refreshing in an exciting fast-paced environment. They will work closely with the CEO and the founding team to launch ground-breaking features, moving all aspects of the product in unison. The responsibilities include:

Architecting and solo shipping breakthrough products from ideas to production, and eventually building their team in the next 9 - 12 months

Pushing for speed in execution whilst keeping the quality of the product high

Providing accurate estimates and making sound technical decisions that serve the business priorities

Hitting delivery timelines and knowing when to cut corners and when to prioritize quality

Seeing engineering as a function that exists to serve business prioritize and coming up with innovative solutions that fit the constraints

Collaborating closely with the founding team to rapidly launch new product iterations.

What you'll need to be a success

To thrive in this role at Peony, candidates must be passionate about creativity, engineering, and positively impacting millions of lives. They are looking for someone who is ready to connect deeply through a shared passion for creating amazing products. The successful candidate should also have:

  • Deep expertise in delivering complex frontend experiences whilst maintaining competence across the stack
  • Track record of delivering high quality products on time as the lead IC in a small team under tight constraints
  • Track record of rapidly producing prototypes and iterating on product experiences based on abstract descriptions
  • Skills and confidence to course correct when sprints / engineering initiatives go off course
  • Excellent communication skills especially when it comes to saying no

Experience with the following technologies:

  • Typescript
  • Svelte & SvelteKit
  • Cloudflare Workers
  • PostgresQL

What you'll get in your new role

Peony understands the leap of faith required to join an early-stage startup and wants to support the successful candidate and their family in feeling comfortable and cared for. In addition to working on an innovative and exciting product, they will also enjoy:

  • a competitive salary of £90K - £110K and up to low single-digit % options package
  • a creative partner dedicated to understanding the complex nature of the engineering process
  • an emotional vision focused on making and connecting through authentic experiences
  • a supportive network of professionals, including their experienced founder CEO and the wider network
  • Peony is based in London but open to the possibility of working fully remote
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Mockup of peony workspace
Mock up of peony workspace

Are you the candidate we seek? Please reach out to:

Christian Rannes
Recruitment Business Partner

christian@adveniopeople.com