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Joyous

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Employee Feedback Software

Joyous is on a mission to make life better for working people. By helping people talk about work openly and honestly. And by helping organisations actually use employee feedback: to fix problems, celebrate successes, offer support, and just generally make work better.

Location
Auckland
Website
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Founded
2017
Employees
11-50
Industry
HrTech
Funding stage
Seed

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Matchstiq's take on Joyous

Joyous is on a mission to make life better for people at work.

The Market Opportunity Ahead for Joyous

The primary target market for Joyous is large enterprise organisations worldwide, with a cohort of customers on the Fortune 500 list and almost limitless opportunity for growth.

Diversity and Inclusion at Joyous

Diversity is core to the culture of Joyous and they have taken a proactive approach to ensuring their doors are wide open to everyone. Some examples of the initiatives and progress to date include:

  • A very forward thinking parental leave policy that they developed as a team in-house. They have kindly open sourced this policy, making it easy for others to replicate within their organisations, helping to help make life better at work for parents as well as support women in tech.
  • They aim for 50/50 gender diversity split across the organisation and within each department - overall we currently sit at 40% female.
  • They sponsor the Homework Center for Engineering students run by Halaevalu Tuipulotu in the Panmure Community Hall in Auckland.

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Values

  • Grow together

    We’re always open to new ideas and new ways of working. Joyous is a safe place for everyone to be curious, to experiment, to share knowledge and collaborate across teams to make magic happen.

  • Progress over perfection

    We pool our knowledge, creativity and tech smarts to get results fast. We identify quick wins, prioritise adding value, and challenge ourselves to work smarter. We’re not afraid of making mistakes; we are afraid of not making progress.

  • Make work joyous

    We take our jobs seriously, not ourselves. We check our egos at the door and make Joyous a happy, fun, and positive place to be. We embrace playfulness and bring a sense of child-like wonder to work with us every day.

  • Be excellent to each other

    We are a community that cares for each other. We embrace our differences and value our unique perspectives. We bring our best selves to work, make everyone feel welcome, and celebrate our successes as a team.

 
 

Senior Software Engineer

Description

We're looking for a Senior Software Engineer to join our cross-functional engineering team.

In this role you will:

  • Work in a full-stack JavaScript environment on cloud based SaaS software
  • Be involved across the entire software engineering cycle, including technical design, development, testing, deployment and supporting the production system
  • Collaborate within Engineering and Product to ensure high quality solutions

You'll be working with a modern JavaScript stack. React, NodeJS, GraphQL, TypeScript, Styled Components, MongoDB, Google Cloud and AWS.

This role is an opportunity to make a difference. We are on a mission to make life better for people at work, with ambitious goals and an exciting journey ahead. Provide your ideas and effort into a world class enterprise product. Share your expertise with the team and our customers.

Challenge yourself in our tight-knit cross-functional environment. Be involved in the entire development cycle. Develop forward thinkinglearn at pace, and give new things a go.

Requirements

  • Modern JavaScript experience
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Motivated to learn and mentor others
  • Thrive in a collaborative team with excellent communication skills
  • Have a get-stuff-done attitude
  • Willing to be cross functional and full stack

Benefits

  • rare opportunity to join a venture funded, hyper growth company near the beginning.
  • Be part of the solution. Work on a product that improves the lives of thousands of workers.
  • Advance your skills. Work on a modern stack. Be surrounded by talented people focussed on learning and personal growth.
  • Flourish. Help to drive the direction and implementation of the product. Room to progress your career as our company evolves.
  • Don't burn out. Flexible. Non-corporate. Supportive culture.
 

Data Scientist

We are looking for an experienced data scientist who is passionate about all things data and machine learning to help us on our mission to make life better for people at work.

To be considered for this role you must be an expert in natural language processing, semantic analysis, and be experienced in both the science and ML engineering aspects of delivering insights through data.

We are building our data science function from the ground up, and are ready to transition from using other people’s models to building our own. Your knowledge and experience will be suited to helping us make key decisions on how to make this transition and then follow through.

Alongside this, we will conduct a steady stream of experiments. Leveraging data science across the board to find innovative ways to uplift employee feedback and enable authentic conversations in large organisations at scale.

From theme analysis; to measuring change, empathy and trust; to suggesting real time advice to employees as conversations are happening between leaders and their team members; and heaps more!

You will also act as a data evangelist and share your knowledge and experience with the rest of the team.

In this role you will:

  • Design, develop and implement machine learning models to analyse large amounts of unstructured textual data
  • Use programming languages such as Python or Java to analyse data
  • Use mathematics, statistics, and machine learning techniques to develop algorithms to extract information from textual data
  • Test and enhance models for accuracy
  • Support integration of the solutions into the product
  • Work closely with and incorporate feedback from product managers, engineers, and subject matter experts
  • Remain up to date in the rapidly changing field of machine learning

Requirements

  • Possess a deep understanding of NLP and text classification techniques
  • Experience analysing large complex unstructured data and applying semantics
  • Experience building and training NLP models
  • Experience in any one of the following programming languages: Python/Java/R
  • Experience with ML frameworks like Tensor Flow/PyTorch
  • An analytical mind with problem solving abilities
  • Thrive in a collaborative team with excellent communication skills
  • Comfortable in a changing environment

Preferred but not necessary:

  • Familiar with data frameworks, e.g. Hadoop/Spark
  • Experience in data driven quantitative/qualitative research environment
  • Skilled in linguistics
  • Strong background in statistics
  • Knowledge of data visualisation tools like Power BI/Tableau

Benefits

  • rare opportunity to join a venture funded, hyper growth company.
  • Be part of the solution. Work on a product that improves the lives of thousands of people on a regular basis. Our mission is to make people’s lives better at work.
  • Advance your skills. Be surrounded by talented people focussed on learning and personal growth.
  • Flourish. Help to drive the direction and implementation of data science. Room to progress your career as our company evolves.
  • No burn out. Flexible. Non-corporate. Supportive culture.
 

Intermediate Software Engineer

We're looking for an Intermediate Software Engineer to join our collaborative, cross-functional engineering team.

In this role you will:

  • Work in a full-stack JavaScript environment on cloud based SaaS software
  • Be involved across the entire software engineering cycle, including technical design, development, testing, deployment and supporting the production system
  • Collaborate within Engineering and Product to ensure high quality solutions

You'll be working with a modern JavaScript stack. React, NodeJS, GraphQL, TypeScript, MongoDB, Redshift and AWS.

Our software helps people start conversations that drive change at work. Joyous sends regular conversation starters via SMS and email - questions or statements that get people talking about work-related topics. Leaders can get involved in these conversations, to ask questions, suggest solutions or say "hey, good job!". All of this happens in Joyous's conversational web app. It's like using a chat-style interface with the added benefit of generating really useful insights for the organisation.

This role is an opportunity to make a difference. We are on a mission to make life better for people at work, with ambitious goals and an exciting journey ahead. Provide your ideas and effort into a world class enterprise product. Share your expertise with the team and our customers.

Challenge yourself in our tight-knit cross-functional environment. Be involved in the entire development cycle. Develop forward thinking, learn at pace, and give new things a go.

Requirements

  • Modern JavaScript experience
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Motivated to learn and mentor others
  • Produce high quality, maintainable, scalable code
  • Thrive in a collaborative team with excellent communication skills
  • Have a get-stuff-done attitude
  • Willing to be cross functional and full stack
  • Test focused
  • Comfortable in a changing environment

Benefits

Joyous is a great place to work! We provide a product that improves the lives of thousands of workers, and we focus with as much enthusiasm on improving the lives of Joyous people too.

We've found that people grow faster at Joyous than they would elsewhere. We've created a safe place for everyone to experiment, share knowledge, and collaborate in an equal opportunity environment. You can help to drive the direction of Joyous and progress your career as our company evolves.

We take our jobs seriously, not ourselves. We check our egos at the door and make Joyous a happy, fun, and positive place to work.

We also want to shout from the rooftops about the Joyously joyful benefits available to all employees:

  • JoyStock – Stock options give you the ability to participate in the success of Joyous
  • Joyous Home Office – Joyous will cover the cost of a comfortable home office
  • Health insurance – Personal health insurance paid by Joyous to help you stay happy and healthy
  • Counselling Services – Access to free, confidential counselling
  • Joy Days and Joy Trips – Six more long weekends during the year! Road trips with the team!
  • The Joyous Parental Journey – Additional support and flexibility for people with children
  • Merch! – Free and discounted merch from the Joyous merch store

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