Most Common Requests:
💜 Kind & Thoughtful Team: Not jerks / rude/ dismissive through the interview process
🌈 Diverse Team: Good ratios of women (trans & cis), non-binary folks, and URM
🧘🏽♀️ Flexibility: Valuing work-life balance and reasonable hours.
☀️ Mission-Driven: Commitment to societal change and social good.
📝 Real World Interviews: No leetcode preferred.
📣 Diversity in Tech Initiatives: Promoting engineering inclusivity.
💰 Market Salaries: Clear compensation ranges and bands.
🥊 Experienced Leadership Team: Managers and teams with a proven track record.
🏡 Some indication of Stability: i.e. the company won’t go out of business tomorrow
🙌 Collaborative Environment: Emphasizing teamwork.
⏰ Flexibility in Hours: Catering to various routines and time zones.
❤️ Emphasis on Mental Health: Addressing well-being.
🏠 Remote Work Opportunities: Flexible work locations.
🏳️🌈 Non-Binary Inclusion: Recognizing non-binary contributions.
🦋 Career Progression: Career pathing, step-up roles, etc.
🧠 Constant Learning Culture: Emphasis on continuous technical learning.
📈 Transparent Promotion Criteria: Clear paths for promotions.
🎖️ Valuing Non-Traditional Experience: Recognizing experience beyond schooling.
🛤️ Clear Career Pathing: Helping employees navigate their journey.
🤫 No-Meeting Days: Days dedicated only to coding.
🌱 Internal Growth: Promotions prioritized from within.
📈 Non-Management Career Pathways: Defined growth paths from junior to principal.
💰 Learning & Development Budget: Funds for courses, conferences, etc.
🎉 Recognition of Achievements: Celebrating milestones.
📘 Continued Education Support: Encouraging studies and certifications.
🔄 Feedback Culture: Regular retrospectives and improvements.
🛡️ Safe Failure Environment: Valuing mistakes as learning opportunities.
🔍 Transparent Decision Making: Involving team in decisions.
🗺️ Transparent Roadmaps: Clear vision of projects.
🕊️ Healthy Conflict Resolution: Constructive disagreement solutions.
📔 Accessible Documentation: Easy documentation access.
⏳ Tenured Engineers to Learn From: Stability with experienced members.
⛑️ Not Always On-Call: Diverse engineers handling tasks.
📚 Practical Interviewing: Real-world skills over theoretical.
👥 Pair Programming: Collaborative coding.
💼 Blameless Postmortems: No finger-pointing issue analysis.
🌍 Open Source Contributions: Time allocated for open source.
♿ Championing Accessibility: Product accessibility for all.
🧭 Emphasis on Ethical Coding: Ethical software development.
🌱 Engineering Mentorship: Guidance from senior engineers.
🔥 Thoughtful Burn Rate: Preferably 2 years+ for collaborations.
🎯 Product-Market Fit: Matching market demands.
💡 Highly Differentiated Value Proposition: Unique market offering.
💁🏽♀️ Focused on Their Users: Prioritizing customer needs, not just chasing hype.
🚀 High Output Team: Regular new feature/product releases.
🌱 Organic Growth: Referrals, word of mouth, people love the product.
✍️ Positive Reviews & Testimonials: Glowing user feedback.
💰 Revenue Growth: Steady earnings increase.
🔒 Hard-to-Replicate Tech: Valuable patents or trademarks.
🌍 Climate Tech
🧘♂️ Consumer Health
❤️ Social Impact
💻 Software as a Service (SaaS)
🤖 Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Machine Learning (ML)
☁️ Cloud Computing
🌞 CleanTech & Renewable Energy
🌱 Agriculture Tech
🚗 Transportation & Mobility Solutions
📈 Data Analytics & Big Data
🔧 Dev Tools / Infrastructure
🚛 Logistics & Supply Chain
Are you currently hiring software engineers? Let us know why you would be a great fit for Leopard (such as DEI advocate, awesome values, etc) and we'll reach out!