We’re not perfectionists, but we care about quality. Each of us own our work and are empowered to make decisions. When we make mistakes, we learn from them and make quick corrections. We continuously improve our company, our product and ourselves.
We have high expectations of every member of our team and you’ll have a significant voice in the direction of the product and full access to business metrics and strategy. We value transparency and encourage our team to openly share their opinions and ideas.
Full Health Benefits
Full medical and dental coverage for you, plus the flexibility to customize a plan for you and your family.
Open Vacation Policy
Take off or work remote when you want. We trust you to decide as long as you’re working effectively with your team on our collective goals. We encourage our folks to have a strong work-life balance.
Invest in your future. You are eligible to enroll in the 401K plan with your first paycheck.
We want you to learn new things and work on projects that expand your skills. If there is a conference, tool, or stack of books that will help you grow, tell us!
We just renovated our new office in South Austin. Enjoy adjustable standing desks, cold brew on tap, locally roasted coffee, delicious snacks, natural light, and friendly people.
Want to see our growth metrics, strategic plans or how much cash we have in the bank? We’ll show you.
Learn to Run Up Walls
Really! We encourage you to share your hobbies. Get a small group together and the company will pay for it, from game nights and rock climbing to parkour and karaoke.
We have a handful of tickets to each taping of the Austin City Limits TV show. Let us know which bands you want to see.
Why We Work Here
I joined Pingboard in May of 2015, and the first thing that struck me was how focused and sharp the entire team was. From Product to Development to Sales, it’s definitely a more experienced crew than most startups, and it gives you the sense that it’s a company firing on all cylinders. It’s also a weirdly transparent company; ever since I joined, I’ve learned more about the intricacies of sales numbers, marketing strategies, cryptic fundraising acronyms, and our present financials than I thought could be possible. Which is a great thing, by the way—I never feel like my intelligence is questioned or that I’m being kept in the dark. Bill is the rare CEO that has one foot in the trenches of product development, one foot in the future of business development, one foot in VC-world, and pretty much every other part of the company where we’re growing. Bill has many feet.
As for the day-to-day workplace culture kind of stuff, it’s pretty hard to complain. We have our own house-like office in a cool part of town, no vacation policy, a coffee shop tab, and it’s just lovely, in general, working with the people here. We love to laugh!!! HAHAHAHA!”
At Pingboard, I get to spend the day making work better for people at organizations everywhere. It’s inspiring to help companies and their employees thrive by bringing a modern approach to how information is shared inside the workplace.
Plus, I get to work with a focused, talented team of people who genuinely care about the experience of each person who interacts with Pingboard. We have high standards for the work we do and the way we do it. At the core is trust, transparency, and respect. We’re tackling difficult problems together and constantly learning how to make Pingboard the product and Pingboard the company even better.”
It’s rare to find such a young company with so much talent and expertise. I was drawn to Pingboard because of the team here and the opportunity to build something new from the ground up. I joined at the end of 2014 and now with a few years under my belt, I can tell you that joining Pingboard has been the best decision of my professional career. We have a diverse team with different perspectives, experiences and most importantly – opinions. We don’t always agree, but we always respect each other’s opinions. I find it invigorating to be able to have the ability to offer my opinions to all aspects of the business and for those opinions to be valued by the rest of the team. From sales to marketing to product to design to culture – literally I feel comfortable to add my perspective to any aspect of the business.
Three words: transparency, humility, and support. In 2016 I had been a customer support contractor and consultant for several years. I was ready to put down roots, and I'm so happy that the place I chose to plant was Pingboard. I was sold from my very first conversation with Bill about joining the team permanently after my first few months – his confidence and knowledge, the team's obvious work ethic, and the honesty of that conversation made a big impact, but the support I immediately felt made an even bigger impression. If I had questions, he wanted to answer them. If I had goals, he and the rest of the team wanted to help me achieve them. Even my growing family was included in the conversation since I wanted to make sure I could maintain a healthy work-life balance for them. Pingboard is a team determined not just to do great work, but to do great work together. We consistently support and encourage each other to grow as individuals just as much as we're growing the business. Things have moved rapidly and consistently over my past 2 years here, and we're always working towards bigger and better things. There's a great level of responsibility and openness that comes with that scaling, though. I never feel like I'm out of the loop thanks to my team's leadership and open communication, and especially thanks to Bill's transparency when it comes to how we're doing, how we want to grow, and how we do and do not want to get there. At Pingboard I feel challenged to my best work because I know everyone else is doing the same, and because I know I'm supported in the work I'm doing. The lines of communication between every single team are always open, and there's never a question as to whether or not someone is doing their best. Egos are kept in check, and there's a level of trust that keeps everyone honest to continue their growth in their part of the product. And, of course, we value our customers just as much as we value our teammates – that's a mandatory value for any customer support professional, and it's 100% a cornerstone to the Pingboard team.
I first heard of Pingboard as a customer, so I knew its value firsthand. It has been an awesome opportunity to make that transition and work on improving a product that I already enjoyed. Everyone here has the same positive outlook and wants to cooperate to make the best product we possibly can. Working together like that, with members from other teams, keeps things interesting. I get to hear the latest updates on funding and share victories with sales, and it's been great to feel like I have a real impact on the company. I can see how the code I commit makes a difference for our customers and how it contributes to their—and our—success. There's a great balance of helping one another out but still having the freedom to dive in and get things done, and this combination of collaboration and independence makes for an exciting, dynamic work environment, and guarantees that every day is interesting.
When I first applied for a role at Pingboard, I wasn’t convinced it was the right fit for me—but I am happy to report that joining the team was one of the best decisions I’ve made yet! I’d only worked at fairly large companies before Pingboard and was concerned that a small startup would lead to constant low-grade chaos, uncertainty, and overwork. But at every step along the way of my interview process, I was consistently impressed and joyfully surprised by the Pingboard team. Everyone is incredibly thoughtful, empathetic, mature, and collaborative. I love how many of my coworkers are parents—it means a lot to me to be someplace where people understand that as important and exciting as the work is, it’s not the most important part of my life. I understand all the decisions we’re making as a company, and I feel welcome to ask questions when I don’t. There aren’t any big surprises or sudden pivots that come from nowhere; the leadership team has a lot of startup experience, and they’re able to act with intention and foresight while making space for flexibility. Overall, working at Pingboard means being part of a friendly, welcoming team that makes decisions together and empowers each other to build a beautiful product. What more could any engineer ask for?
I started as a contractor to create Pingboard iPhone MVP. I enjoyed the whole process so much that I decided to come on board as mobile developer in 2014.
In past I have worked with startups where everything is a closed book and no one but the upper management knows what is happening. This company, on the other hand, is completely opposite. We get to geek out on all the growth metrics, funding terms and product strategy.
Also, the best part and this is a crucial one, if it hadn't been for Pingboard I would not have the chance to do parkour. I call this a win-win.
As a software developer, it was a breath of fresh air going from a 5000+ person company, where I have been the past 10 years, back to a startup. There's no 6+ levels of hierarchy with VPs and managers of managers, superfluous meetings, or roles that become out-of-touch with the product or people. Here, everyone is passionate about the quality and craftsmanship of the product, the experiences our customers have, and how the company is doing. We celebrate each new customer win and each code deploy. It is very exciting to travel this path together with everyone at Pingboard. Your work and decisions matters here, and everyone know each other individually, from other developers to the funny sales guys and gals, to the visionary designer and product manager, and our intelligent and friendly CEO Bill, who is a technologist at heart and knows the startup landscape well, but also understand the importance of individuals and building a great team that will do great things. Pingboard will feel like your extended family, including a few crazy but cool uncles and aunts ;)
I love the opportunity I had here at Pingboard to make an impact on the product. My two big projects and a dozen small ones over the summer are all in production now. I got to be part of meetings where the team made decisions collectively. I’m always impressed by how much the team cares about improving performance, attention to detail, and addressing customers’ needs.
The team has high standards and the code review process is strict. I learned so much from reviewers’ comments and suggestions. Pingboard also gave me the freedom to make decisions and experiment with different technologies. I also learned so much by joining our (almost) weekly office hours where developers with different expertise introduced something new related to development.
Everyone here is SO friendly and our slack channels are filled with positivity. My team gave me the freedom to go explore, make an impact, and learn from failures. The weekly meeting with Marie helped me so much to reflect on myself and learn things from her. They are always there, ready to offer a hand if I need, and stepping back so that I can grow faster!
Bonus fact: cute puppies at the office!