This multi-billion-$ industry has comically-bad UX and near-zero innovation - it badly needs love, and we're going to give it.
We're profitable, well-loved, and used by engineers at Tesla, SpaceX, Apple, Google, and every other hardware manufacturer on the planet.
You would be one of the first ten employees, joining engineers who've built robots, web and mobile apps, SSE optimized data processing pipelines, and 14-layer circuit boards with FPGAs.
We'll ask for some code samples, references, etc. Also, it can often make sense to meet more extensively in person in a less formal way to assess mutual fit.
My brother Mark and I started Saleae in 2008 because a particular EE tool we needed to use - called a 'Logic Analyzer' - really sucked. From 2008-2015 we grew the company $3.5mm in sales, dominating its tiny niche.
Towards the end of 2015 we were looking for what to do next, and decided that we were still really passionate about this space, and needed to solve this much larger problem where most test equipment for electrical engineering has terrible UX and no innovation.
We're 100% bootstrapped, profitable, and have a pile of cash. We think with the right team, we can build a multi-$100mm business in this space.
We love shipping great product as a team. If you love working with smart people on hard problems and shipping great product that helps real people, then you'll fit in great here.
How a company operates is an extremely important aspect of selecting a startup to work with. Here is the table of contents of our Playbook - please ask us about any of this that's important to you.
Saleae Playbook TOC
Mission & Objectives
- What is Saleae’s Mission?
- What are Saleae’s Objectives?
- How are Objectives Set?
Values & Culture
- What exactly are Values?
- What exactly is Culture?
- What are Saleae’s Values?
- How are Values and Culture managed?
How is Saleae Funded?
How does Saleae Execute?
- Organizational Objectives
- Quarterly OKRs
How do OKRs work at Saleae?
How does Scrum work at Saleae?
What are Roles at Saleae?
How is Individual Performance Measured/Managed at Saleae?
- Immediate, reciprocal, unfiltered feedback
- Role Scorecard 360
- OKR Results
- Quarterly meeting with your manager
How is Compensation Managed at Saleae?
How is Hiring Managed at Saleae?
How do we Select Partners at Saleae?
How do we manage Partners at Saleae?
Values are beliefs (hopefully true) about what behaviors are most likely to achieve the success of our mission. Each week we score each other, 360-style, on a small rotating section of these.