VividCortex offers exciting careers in a fast-growing, well-funded tech startup with huge ambitions and solid business fundamentals. We come to work each day at VividCortex inspired and challenged by the knowledge that we're changing the way people think about and manage their high-scale database systems. We're making life more fun and productive for our comrades, the developers, DBAs, and operations staff who make the Internet work. At the same time, we're saving their companies huge amounts of money and time.
VividCortex is headquartered in beautiful Charlottesville, Virginia, which has been rated one of America's top cities for many years running. We hire locally in Charlottesville, and we have a remote team in Montevideo Uruguay as well. We're open to remote work elsewhere for the right person and the right position.
We know that our team is our greatest strength, and we support our people with excellent benefits including generous leave for any purpose (including vacation, maternal/paternal, sick, etc). We care about diversity, and we care about working with people who help us grow and learn.
Are you having fun? Are you challenged? When you finish something, do you feel a sense of impact on the world? Are you learning, and are you helping your colleagues learn? Does your workplace frustrate you and slow you, or is it a high-execution environment where you can do the best work of your life? Do your leaders hire well and surround you with a team of high-achievers who impress and inspire you? Does your company truly invest in your personal and career growth?
Or is it time for a change?
We recognize that everyone does their best work when their basic needs are taken care of. VividCortex pays competitive salaries and offers many other benefits:
Life is too short for your career to be "work." It should be what you love doing.
We're a young, lean, energetic company with a great get-it-done culture. We move fast, deploying to production dozens of times daily. We DevOps with the best of them; we're highly automated, with practices such as continuous integration, automated deploy, infrastructure-as-code, and ChatOps at the core of what we do. We use and contribute to open source heavily. We're fanatical about our product, focusing on excellence in execution from low-level optimizations, to a huge test suite, to the smallest details of design and user interaction.
We call ourselves "Brainiacs," which sums up how we feel about the combination of the characteristics we look for in team members. When we polled internally, we found that our team members consistently said they valued the following in their colleagues and environment:
We prioritize a top-quality team of high-achievers who are top-decile performers. Everyone says they do this, but if you go through our interviewing process you'll see how we do it differently. We invest a huge amount of time in defining roles and their purpose, defining what's needed to succeed in the role, and evaluating whether the company, role, and candidate are a good mutual fit. We use a very structured interviewing and feedback process, as well as tools such as personality assessments, which we spend a lot of time reviewing with candidates to ensure we all understand each other well. (We care just as much about not setting you up to fail, as we do about finding a great hire). We also pay in a fair, principled way that is based on actual contribution, not things like ability to negotiate.
Great companies do not happen by accident. We set out with a clear picture of our goal. Before we even founded the company, we documented our intention: who are we, what do we do, how do we do it, and why?
Our mission is to promote the mastery of data-driven performance optimization. Our vision is a world where systems run better, people use evidence instead of hunches, and teams collaborate to ship better code faster.
You'll notice that we are not caught up in chasing fads, such as saying "we're a technology company that just happens to do database monitoring." We're not "just happening" to do anything. We're using technology in service of our goals; it's not part of our identity!
Our Core Values guide our long-term and day-to-day decisions. They are non-negotiable statements that encapsulate our strongly-held beliefs about right and wrong conduct.
Talk to us and you'll find these are not hollow marketing fluff.