|We're an unannounced YC company, but you may have heard of us (millions have). We're profitable, and we're looking to hire a smart all-around programmer as our first hire. It's a cliche, but we want people who like tackling complicated problems. Not all the problems we face are complicated or hard, certainly, but we like doing weird new things that haven't been tried, and that usually requires some elbow grease.|
We like pragmatic people who get things done. Those things shouldn't blow up down the road, but they also don't have to be theoretically optimal, especially if it's something experimental that might end up being a waste of time anyway.
We're profitable, make the lives of hundreds of thousands of people better every month, have a rapidly expanding user base, and napping is an encouraged part of our corporate culture. Even better, this is a company run by smart programmers, so you'll never have to explain the obvious to a pointy haired boss. The majority of customer emails you answer will mention how much they love the site.
Basically, you'll get to be the first employee of a small successful startup, while getting a paycheck and equity, and feeling good about the impact you're having on the world.
If you're interested in building something great, and you live in Silicon Valley, send email about yourself to firstname.lastname@example.org.