I work at Whimsical as a software engineer. We’re trying to do two things:
- Build world-class visual communication tools that are fast and delightful.
- Create a company that does good in the world and that is a joy to work at.
We use Clojure, Postgres, Redis, and ECS on the backend. On the frontend, we use ClojureScript, re-frame, and Reagent.
A few things that I like about working at Whimsical as an engineer:
- You have high autonomy as an engineer at Whimsical. Engineers (and anyone else in the company) can write pitches for projects. If a customer reports a bug, you don’t need to wait three months for the next bug prioritisation meeting; you can just fix it!
- You can deploy whenever you want. We deploy many times a day, whenever work is ready to go.
- Whimsical takes a craftsperson approach when building software. In particular, that means we will delay or restart development on a feature to make the best possible version rather than shipping something sub-par to hit an arbitrary deadline.
- Whimsical is a calm company. No one is pulling all-nighters, on-call is usually uneventful, and we have a very low-stress company culture.
- Customers love the product. We get unprompted messages from customers multiple times every week about how much they enjoy using Whimsical.
If this sounds like a company you’d like to work at, check out our open roles, or get in touch to talk more. I’d love to hear from you!