We're looking for mission-driven individuals eager to address some of the world's most challenging problems.
We want people to thrive at Development Seed. We believe you do your best work when you feel your best.
How we work
We're remote friendly, because wonderful teammates can come from anywhere. We have 3 offices, and trust that people will use the offices or work from elsewhere depending on what works best for them. We’re flexible with hours.
It’s not a strict 9 to 5 workplace. People can work hours that fit their schedules, which has been invaluable during COVID-19. We're always improving how we communicate across time and distance, and do our best to respect the working hours of everyone in our wide-ranging set of time zones where team members live.
We give clear guidance on minimizing notifications from services like slack and github, including turning off notifications during non-work hours. We offer parental leave that gives substantial time for parents to spend with their families.
Ideas that improve how we work and what we produce can come from anyone, and we trust each other to make decisions. With that decision-making power comes the responsibility of clearly documenting decisions before acting on them, as well as documenting the results of that work.
We approach building the organization much like we approach building projects with our partners. We conduct user research to better understand the goals and challenges of team members.
We scope out potential directions collaboratively, encourage input from the whole team, and build a vision for what we want to achieve together. We organize small teams to execute quickly on that vision.
We actively examine how we work, what issues team members are facing, and how to best support and encourage the growth, confidence, and safety of everyone on the team. We use recurring 1:1s, mentorship, and learning plans to encourage personal and professional growth.
Team members are encouraged to learn new skills, lead projects, and are given the space and autonomy to make decisions about their work. When possible, we form project teams in part based on the learning goals of individuals, allowing them the opportunity to learn while doing. We also have internal labs projects that can be used to try new things that advance the growth of individuals and the organization.
We believe that diversity within our team is of utmost importance. With a diverse team comes a unique set of perspectives, talents, insights, and experiences. This makes our people, company, and tools stronger in how we can support our team, reach users and communities, and develop ideas. We believe the lack of diversity in the technology industry is a harmful problem that needs our attention.
At Development Seed, we strive to make our diversity initiatives careful, long term, and intentional. We need to eliminate unconscious bias in hiring. We need to ensure that our workplace is supportive and inclusive. We need cement cultural shifts in our organization to align with our diversity goals.
Who we want to join the team