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We are a bunch of geeks who love to solve tough problems that others would cringe to go anywhere near. Technology is just a tool for us. What brings us closer is our deep belief in collaboration, quality and continuous learning. We try to keep things simple and transparent.

Our engineers are our leaders. They are high achievers but remain grounded. We trust, challenge, teach and celebrate their successes. We care less about titles, team hierarchy and even where someone works out of.

We want to be known for our kickass team that sets a very high-bar for software development and product ownership. We hold a high technical bar for our new hires but equally care about the culture and compatibility.

We grow future technology leaders and entrepreneurs at Kickdrum.

About Us

Kickdrum was founded in 2012 in Austin, TX by six industry veterans with over 20 years of experience building software products and transforming businesses. Our global team has worked with over 100 of the Fortune 500.

We are a product development and technical consulting company. We combine senior-level corporate strategy with innovative design-driven engineering to create enterprise-grade products that transform businesses. We ideate, design, and build our own products as well as custom products for our customers.

Our ideal customer is one that has a critical/urgent need to make a discontinuous change - supercharge growth, hike up a valuation, jump start innovation, or take out drastic amounts of cost.

Our successful clients include AMN Healthcare, Envision Healthcare, Smile Brands, IBS Software, Atlassian, uShip, Swimtopia, and Smartlabs. We work across multiple domains such as Healthcare, Retail, Travel and Logistics, IoT solutions, and others.

We also work with Private Equity companies to conduct technology and product strategy assessments. The Private Equity part of our business is path-breaking in the technology consulting business. It gives us opportunities to explore new business domains and customers. Our Private Equity customers include, Marlin Equity Partners, Clearlake Capital, Clovis Point Capital, Updata Partners, and Allomer Capital.

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Kickdrum is a self-funded company that also invests in its own products. In 2018, we had a successful exit for a product that we designed and built from scratch. Kickdrum’s current products include Team Secrets and Handraiser. Right now, we are in the plannings stages for our next product.

Kickdrum began India operations in Bangalore in 2017. We only hire top-notch enterprise-grade engineers with proven experience and provide them technical and business mentorship to grow into world-class technologists and entrepreneurs. We plan to double our India team in the next 12 months with the goal to be recognized as a kickass company to work for in India.

Our team has deep technical expertise in the latest technologies including backend, web, and mobile development, IoT, machine learning, etc. We leverage the cloud (primarily AWS) on all our projects and initiatives.

Software Engineering Positions

 

Software Architects

Work Location: Bengaluru, India
Reporting to: Director of Engineering
Experience: 10+ years

You like to roll up your sleeves to solve problems of any size and domain. You are passionate to deliver game-changing value. You love to mentor and coach super smart engineers.

As a Software Architect at Kickdrum, you will:

  • Be an engineering leader with deep technical expertise working at the core of everything we build

  • Get exposed to several business domains such as Travel, Logistics, Healthcare, IoT Automation, etc.

  • Apply cloud architecture using AWS to power great user experiences for web, mobile, and desktop enterprise applications

  • Work closely with our founders to design and deliver game-changing value to our customers and users

  • Work with our customers to finalize architecture and technology choices

  • Lead an exceptional team of smart and driven engineers as their coach and guru

  • Be part of the Kickdrum India Leadership team to strategize and grow Kickdrum’s footprint in India in terms of people, business and products

  • Be exposed to all aspects of running a business while still staying technical

You’d make a great Software Architect at Kickdrum if you are:

  • Experienced in architecting and building high availability enterprise-grade systems with at least a decade of industry experience

  • Ready to roll up your sleeves to solve business and technology problems of any size and domain. (Please note: We don't want you coding regularly, but we want you capable of coding if/when needed on something new or complex)

  • Passionate about applying a design-driven approach to problem-solving

  • An advocate of delivering game-changing value to our customers and users

  • Extremely passionate about code reviews, engineering best practices and mentoring/coaching the engineers to make them successful

  • Love being in charge of designing and architecting original and innovative multi-layered, complex, highly scalable and resilient systems

  • Experienced in effectively working with remote/hybrid teams

  • Obsessed with customer success and a complete sense of ownership and accountability

  • A cloud expert with a mastery of AWS

 
 

Software and Principal Engineers (full-stack, frontend, backend, mobile)

Work Location: Bengaluru, India
Reporting to: Director of Engineering
Experience: 4-10 years

You will:

  • Tackle the hardest problems, applying design-driven development

  • Build software that delivers game-changing business value

  • Work on cloud-based architectures that are highly scalable, available, and performant

  • Create software products with industry leading user experiences

  • Deliver minimum viable products in weeks, not months

  • Learn from and working with software industry veterans

You are one among us if you…

  • Are excited to work with top-notch engineers and leaders with decades of experience in building great software

  • Love to learn and get your hands dirty with new technologies and architectures

  • Are excited to go after the most complex technical challenges thrown at you

  • Enjoy building software that delivers business value continuously

  • Are experienced or like to work with remote/hybrid teams

  • Bring energy and excitement in the team, foster collaboration, promote an open exchange of ideas

We are technology agnostic in our approach. Having said that, here are the technologies we are currently working with:

  • Backend: Java, .Net

  • Frontend: Angular, REACT, Node.js

  • Database: Relational (SQL) and Non-relational (NoSQL) DBs

  • DevOps: AWS, Atlassian

  • Mobile dev: iOS and Android app development using native and hybrid frameworks

 

Technical Project Managers

Work Location: Bengaluru, India
Reporting to: Director of Engineering
Experience: 8+ Years

You will…

  • Manage one or more software projects with distributed teams across time zones comprising of Kickdrum engineering teams, product owners, design teams, principals, software vendors, and customers

  • Manage scope, schedule, resources, quality, and business value for each of your projects.

  • Maintain and manage risks, issues, assumptions and dependencies for the projects

  • Play the role of a scrum master driving sprint planning, backlog grooming, standups, and retrospectives. Coach and help engineers on agile methodologies, communication and leadership skills related to software development and delivery

  • Coordinate scoping and high-level estimation activities during pre-sales or for incremental projects

  • Review and validate development and QA estimates, detailed plans, assumptions and dependencies

  • Communicate directly with the customers, internal product owners and Kickdrum founders to set expectations and provide detailed status updates on the project

  • Schedule and drive meetings and action items for requirements definition, status reporting, demos, dependencies, RCAs and issue resolutions

  • Use project metrics and iterative software demos to measure and report project progress, estimated completion dates, team productivity, and business value

  • Design, adapt and contribute to the software development and management best practices at Kickdrum

You are one among us if you…

  • Love to own all aspects of managing software products and projects

  • Are excited to work with top-notch engineers and leaders with decades of experience in building and delivering great software

  • Curious, love to learn and get your hands dirty on new technologies, trends, and frameworks

  • Are passionate about software quality and delivering game-changing value to customers and users

  • Are detail oriented and methodical in your approach

  • Bring energy and excitement to the team, foster collaboration, promote an open exchange of ideas

  • Believe in communicating for action and synergies of geographically distributed teams

  • Like to dabble with new technologies and tools

You are skilled at...

  • Driving software development projects with distributed and cross-functional teams using Agile methodologies

  • Measuring, monitoring and achieving business value through project execution

  • Communicating statuses, plans, issues at the CXO levels of the organization

  • Detail oriented project planning and monitoring and metrics driven project management

  • One or more project management planning and tracking tools

  • Collaborative tools such as Jira, Confluence etc.

  • Code versioning and CI/CD tools such as GitHub/bitbucket, Jenkins/bamboo etc.

 

Benefits

  • Flexible leave policy - You don't have to look at your leave accrual when planning that road-trip or a vacation with your family

  • Flexible work hours and telecommuting - No prior approvals needed. Just keep your immediate team and customers informed

  • Learn a new skill every six months - Sponsored professional certifications for job-relevant skills (e.g. AWS Certification)

  • Bring your own ideas - If you have a cool idea for a product that Kickdrum decides to invest in, you will get a stake in it

  • US trips to visit our customers or attend industry events/trainings

  • Bring your own device (BYOD) - We pay you a rent of Rs.4000 per month for using your personal Macbook (device)

  • Medical insurance - You and your family get Rs.5,00,000 coverage for hospitalization. Kickdrum pays the policy premium.

  • Formal patents / intellectual property program with cash awards

  • Free food, cab rides, and gym allowance - We are working on more lifestyle benefits

  • Awards and celebrations - Kickdrum drummer of the month, Spot awards, peer recognition, monthly team lunches, and weekly team activities are part of our culture

  • Referral awards - Choose your colleagues using our employee referral program with cash awards ranging from Rs.1 lakh to Rs.2.5 lakhs per hire

 

Case Studies

Kickdrum combines senior-level corporate strategy with innovative design-driven engineering to create software that transforms businesses. Here are a few business problems we have solved recently:

  • A mid-tier digital marketing company was struggling with an aging product line that was behind the competition. Following a UX design-driven approach, we built a cloud-based personalization engine that harnessed the power of data to provide descriptive and prescriptive insights for their customers on devices of their choice. Using real time data analytics, data science and machine learning algorithms, the company now has state of the art campaign management capabilities.

  • A healthcare company had to scale to handle 5X cases (roughly 6M patient cases) within a few months. We redesigned their legacy single server architecture to a cloud-based multi-tenant serverless architecture while also modernizing the UI/UX for several applications. This was that typical use case and an opportunity to revamp a huge monolith system to a microservices based architecture.

  • A healthcare staffing company had to rapidly scale up their operations to drive growth and capture new markets. We built a serverless engine using AWS lambda that helped them automatically fill staffing requirements in seconds versus several hours or even days.

  • Private Equity firms need to perform due diligence on their target acquisitions. This includes a full review of the technology products, people and processes. We developed a proprietary model to assist with the technical and product assessments and have conducted over 20+ projects in the last year. We plan to build a new software toolkit to support technical assessments in the future.

 

To learn more about Kickdrum, please visit https://kickdrum.com/.

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How To Apply

If we got your juices flowing, send your resume to jobs@kickdrum.com.

While you are at it, tell us why you are excited to join us.