Product Engineering At AngelList Talent

We hire engineers with high intelligence, high energy, and—above all—high integrity. When you join AngelList Talent, we’ll treat you like a business partner and trust you with product ownership that other companies our size can’t. Here's what you'll do.

Contribute more than just code

We hire exceptional people, and we don’t ask them to choose between product management and engineering. Your team lead will be there to offer mentorship but won’t tell you what to build. You’ll ship code and refine skills in product management, growth hacking, and long-term strategy development.

“Because everyone has more than one skill, you can morph and fill gaps, and grow professionally in a way that’s unique. Six months in, I wanted to become a better engineer. So for three months, everybody covered for me on the product side, and I set out to make real changes to our codebase. Here, I’ve grown as an engineer, designer, product manager, and people manager. ” Kapil Kale, product engineer

Collaborate closely with designers

We carve out small teams of one-to-three engineers, plus a designer. Together, you’ll have the power to define products, spec features, structure solutions, and ship results.

“Our engineers and designers are driving product forward at all levels—from high-level strategic planning to requirements. In Q1, my team interviewed dozens of customers to understand their needs, prioritize quick wins for that quarter and plan our roadmap. All of this was done by engineers and designers. Being close to the code and the customer allows us to make better product and engineering decisions—nothing gets lost in translation—and ship more quickly.” Tiffany Wu, product engineer

Work full-stack

We hire engineers who can truly own a project. If you need help along the way, just ask. If you’re looking for advice, we’ll offer it. And when it comes to building a product or feature, play to your strengths—but be ready to write any code necessary to help your product succeed.

“AngelList engineers are really horizontal. They could be dealing with some database code one minute and, in another, trying to fix some CSS or the front-end layout of a page, and also writing a brief about the next thing they’re going to build. It intentionally removes all the barriers and artificial separation between roles, so you can grow without feeling constrained.” Herman Ng, product engineer

Make fast, impactful decisions

We keep teams small, quality high, and ship several times a day. You’ll spend 50%-70% of your time writing code. We’ll clear the path of red tape and empower you to take charge—scoping massive initiatives to an MVP and iterating nimbly to improve.

“When I first started here, I felt like: In the time it took us to decide if we should do something or not in my last job, we were done shipping it here. Maybe it didn’t work and we ended up killing the feature, but we also didn’t waste three months talking about whether we should do it in the first place.” Magnus von Koeller, product engineer

Serve our customers

We believe in listening to users and delivering products that work. You’ll monitor product performance, talk with customers for qualitative feedback, produce data-backed revisions, and learn when to compromise. You’ll also work closely with our sales and marketing teams to guide product growth.

“I did lots of data analysis on our search tool. It was two days of pulling numbers and running analyses to find correlations between rankings and conversions. The depth I dug into the tools was unusual, and I had to leverage my economics background. Not being a full-time data scientist, it was a welcome change, and it led to insights valuable to other work we do. I wouldn’t get to do this at other companies because it ‘isn’t my job.’” Thorben Starsy, product engineer

In short: You’ll work like a founder

...without the stress of being a founder. We’re a small team with a big footprint, growing fast. On top of owning products, you’ll spend about 30% of your time investigating challenges, dreaming up features, contributing to strategy, and more. You’re the reason we succeed, and we’ll make sure you do, too.

How it happens

The projects you work on at AngelList Talent are guided by leadership but defined by you. Your team chooses quarterly OKRs that map to broader business goals. As long as they do, you’ll have the space to choose what projects you pursue. The list is always changing. If an idea doesn’t work, we kill it quickly and move on. Occasionally, the data we collected will spark an idea we hadn’t yet considered. We embrace the flexibility to change gears as needed. Here's how we do it.

Every year

  • Set business goals: Our teams, board, and CEO set a year-long vision for AngelList Talent

Every quarter

  • Identify problems: Product teams research and discuss the issues our users face
  • Define OKRs: Team leads guide the conversation, but all members have input
  • Get signoff: Leadership approves quarterly OKRs (Meet our GM, Amit)
  • Research users: Teams study audience behavior and UXR sessions to identify valuable projects
  • Prioritize ideas: Team leads organize new initiatives among existing projects

Every day

  • Define: Projects start with an engineer and a designer distilling ideas into a brief
    • What problem do customers face?
    • What hypotheses do team members want to test?
    • What research can inform their approach?
    • How do they measure success?
    • Projects are cut right away if success seems unlikely

  • Experiment: Team members work closely to develop their approach
    • A designer specs multiple solutions
    • Engineers share feedback and seek more from customers
    • The team iterates on its idea
    • Projects are cut at this phase, too

  • Build: If the team can show its project still serves our customers or company, they build
    • The designer delivers initial mocks
    • Engineers begin to code, working full-stack
    • The team refines features and design as they go
    • They ship quickly and iterate often

  • Evaluate: Teams use qualitative and quantitative measures to determine if they've solved the problem
    • They collect data and create dashboards to track performance
    • They report metrics and takeaways to the broader AngelList Talent team

  • Improve: We never stop making progress
    • If things work: Do we move on or double down?
    • If they underperform: Can we fix them, or do we cut them?

Interested in learning more? See our open positions here.