Do you feel overwhelmed by the amount of stuff to learn? Do you have hundreds of books in your to-read list and articles saved in Pocket, but wish you could extract the main ideas faster?
The goal of Shortform is to make the world's best ideas more accessible. Right now we create the world's best book guides, with in-depth chapter-by-chapter summaries, original insights building on the book's ideas, and distillation of the book into actionables. They're like superpowered book summaries.
Eventually, we want to summarize and contextualize every meaningful idea published each day, in every form of media (books, articles, podcasts, videos). Imagine you had a magical Chrome extension that takes any page you're viewing (like a top HN article) and gives you a high-quality summary, along with summaries of alternative viewpoints. That's a vision of what we're building.
Company status: We launched 2.5 years ago. Shortform was funded by the founder (who has built multiple bootstrapped profitable companies in the past) and has taken on no outside investment. We "could be profitable" but are reinvesting in growth. Engineering team consists of 4 full-stack engineers.
Technology: Vue.js on frontend, Flask/Python on backend.
(Keywords for searchers with tech flexibility: Angular, React, Django)
About the role: Ideally you're fullstack on the web, and comfortable on both front-end and back-end. Position is remote (current team is worldwide). Fulltime / parttime roles available. We're able to pay competitive market salaries (i.e. not decreased by equity).
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to get more details about the company, what we're building, and the application process.