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Astro Technology (acquired by Slack)

Windows Desktop App Developer at Astro Technology (acquired by Slack)

Palo Alto · Full Time
At Astro we're on a mission to enable people and teams to focus on what’s most important by bringing intelligence to workplace communication. Read More
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Job Description

We seek an engineering team member, experienced in developing native apps for the Windows desktop OS, with a broad range of skills, ideally including expertise or interest in application design, sync and messaging.

Among our 11 team members, several have previously been company founders or founding engineers. The startups in which we've been co-founders and founding engineers have had several successful outcomes, such as multiple acquisitions ranging from $100M to $850M. Along with those startups (or as a result of them) we've also worked at Google, VMware, LinkedIn, Cisco, BEA and Stanford University.

You'll need to be comfortable in a high-performing team -- collaborating, contributing, learning, leading -- in a fast-paced and well-funded startup. We're collaborative in discussing what we're building, and accountable to our collective high standards. We have a relaxed but productive workplace & style.

As a company, we run lean (although we provide top-notch healthcare, and a couple other interesting benefits), to ensure we have plenty of runway to achieve our mission. Nearly every dollar we spend goes to (a) hiring & compensating great people, and (b) ensuring we have the software & hardware to be productive & satisfied in our work. Also at present we have a designated work-from-home day each week when developers can work heads-down with a minimum of distractions.

The sponsoring partner at our VC firm is also a successful founder (having founded and sold an enterprise software company for $350M) an accomplished engineering leader, and passionately engaged in our vision.

We’re an equal opportunity employer and welcome applicants of diverse backgrounds and experiences.

PS: we're an end-user app, so we expect applicants to try it before contacting us. You can download our iOS app from the iOS App Store at, or our Mac app from our homepage,

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What We're Building

Astro has been acquired by Slack! We’ve shut down our Astro apps as of October 10, 2018, but you can find us over at Slack making email and channels work better together. For more information, please visit

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Astro Technology (acquired by Slack) Team

Roland Schemers
Founder at Astro Technology Labs, Mumbo, Zimbra
Ross Dargahi
Co-founder Astro Technology, Zimbra, Mumbo, Principal Volt Ventures
Anthony Lee
Currently Android @Astro Technology (acquired by Slack) . Formerly Android TLM @Google • Founder @Spotivate • Worked @Zimbra@University of Waterloo • AngelPad Spring 2012
Zach Buechler
Passionate problem solver with a creative edge. Health, education, and the intersection of tech in our lives. Experience shipping IoT, wearables, iOS, Android.
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