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Software Engineer – Founding Team

Cloudthread is an analytics platform that helps engineering teams build in the cloud with cost and environmental efficiency.



Cloudthread is an analytics platform that helps engineering teams build in the cloud with cost and environmental efficiency. We were behind Lyft's internal cloud cost management system and now we use that deep expertise to help organizations save hours of engineering time, reduce cloud bills, and prevent costly re-architectures.

The cloud's agility and scalability have transformed software, but it comes with a growing financial and environmental cost. We're looking for incredible teammates that want to shape the future of cloud computing by making it more accessible, cost-efficient and environmentally-friendly.


We launched our MVP during Y Combinator's S21 cohort, achieved Product of the Day on Product Hunt, partnered with some of the world's top investors, and are now focused on building and executing relentlessly. You have a chance to set the direction of the product and contribute to Cloudthread's foundation.


🚀 Join a seed-stage, fast-growing startup.

💼 Backed by top investors including Y Combinator, Peak State VC, Soma Cap, and more.

⛅ Ambitious goal to transform how engineering teams get value from the cloud.

🗺️ Join us from anywhere as part of a fully-distributed, world-class team.

Description of the Role

We're looking for a Founding Software Engineer to join our growing Engineering team.

We are looking for a strong and ambitious technical person who is passionate about cloud computing, is not afraid to be creative, loves to take ownership, believes in iterating quickly, and wants to build the culture and technology from the ground up with us.

What you'll do

  • Set the tone for future engineers about how Engineering approaches its technical roadmap and how we operate as a team to tackle that roadmap.

  • Drive the technical direction of Engineering to ensure our platform can scale and deliver value for years to come.

  • Own execution and delivery of projects related to data engineering, backend APIs, data science, frontend, and design.

  • Create mechanisms for engineers to engage with high quality metrics without friction or confusion, driving our Engineering workflow integrations from personal experience and customer interviews.

  • Work directly with our customers and design partners along all parts of the product.

What we look for

  • You’re interested in early stage startup experience and growing a company culture

  • You've built something from scratch before, as a founder or for a big side-project

  • You can handle Python and AWS if needed

  • You have a high quality bar but can embrace MVP mindset when needed

  • You want lead the development effort and are able to form a team

  • You have strong English communication skills – verbal and written

  • You want to have a huge impact on our product and cloud computing domain as a whole

  • You are resourceful, move fast, and have a strong bias to action

Our stack

  • Python & AWS at back

  • Typescript and React at front

  • Athena and Clickhouse + Airflow for data

Hiring Process

  • Application - Apply here and our team will review your application. We're looking to see how your skills and experience align with our needs.

  • 15 minute initial chat - Our goal is to explore your motivations to join our team, learn why you'd be a great fit, and answer questions about us.

  • 2 hours of interviews - Four separate 30 minute interviews you'll schedule at your convenience. . With each founder (3x) and with a member of the team you're joining (1x).

  • Cloudthread Ride Along (Paid) - For an entire day. You'll join a standup, meet the team, and work on a task related to your role. This gives us and, equally important, you a realistic sense of what it's like working together. We'll pay you $500 for the day.

About this role

July 10th, 2022

May 11th, 2022

Full Time

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About Cloudthread

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Cloud computing has transformed software infrastructure.

We are transforming how teams get value from the cloud.

When it comes to the cloud, the incredible agility and scalability given to your engineering teams comes with a responsibility. We exist to help engineering teams make cloud costs a first class metric.

Our success is measured by the confidence you have in your cloud cost efficiency.

Our Team has been helping companies grapple with cloud costs as FinOps practioners, IT consultants, and engineers. Ilia, our CPO, established the FinOps practice at Electronic Arts and led  the cloud cost management effort at Lyft ahead of the company's IPO which resulted in a 40% decrease in AWS costs.

We’re excited to help.


  • Accountability: Accountability is the foundation of autonomy, pride, personal growth, and speed.

  • Curiosity, optimism, and growth: Curiosity and optimism together foster individual growth and growth towards Cloudthread’s mission.

  • Make it Happen: Think a change should be made? Make it. We believe in iterating quickly.

  • Universal inclusion: We value an environment that empowers everyone to bring their whole self to work with confidence and pride.

  • Take Pride, Be Humble: Execute relentlessly with pride. Know that the best idea from a group will win, not the loudest voice.

  • Trust: Give trust and earn trust. Instill trust in your teammates and in our customers.

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Benefits and perks

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Free lunch

Lunch while you're working shouldn't be a burden. Make it easy and nutritious on Cloudthread. Free, daily lunch delivery.


Gym stipend

Whatever you enjoy doing to keep mentally and physically fit, it should be easily accessible. Monthly gym stipend.


Carbon offsetting

Travel for work can be important but flights are egregious carbon emitters. We offset carbon from work travel.

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Unlimited time off

Time to recharge is important. Unlimited paid time off (15 day minimum required!).

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