Jobs

From time to time, NFX Guild hires exceptional individuals to join our team. Below are our open positions.

We are also always interested in hearing from very talented candidates who are looking to join NFX Guild or our portfolio companies. If that's you, please email us your resume and what you are looking for, to jobs@nfx.com

Software Engineer

Job Description
Software Engineer at NFX Guild

NFX Guild is a new type of VC with software at the core of its strategy. You will get to work with and learn from the four founders who have built large, successful software companies. You'll be part of a team working on a broad range of products that are both externally and internally facing. You need to be close to San Francisco.

As a full-stack developer at NFX Guild Labs, you'll play a key role in building out the software stack for a new type of venture capital firm. Our first product is Signal, a tool that helps founders find and get introduced to the right investors and helps investors attract the right deals. Over time, Labs will be developing a wide variety of external and internal tools, which will give you the opportunity to experiment with and learn about a wide variety of technology. Our goal is to both modernize and humanize how the VC ecosystem communicates and does business.

Here are some of the challenges we've been working on recently:

  • Our secret sauce is in helping members of the venture community (CEOs, investors, and advisors) leverage their networks. To do that, we need to know who knows who, and how well. How do we capture, store, and analyze tens of millions of email message headers to solve that problem?
  • We're aiming for Signal’s “BIG List” to be the world’s best directory of venture capitalists and angel investors. How do we combine technology and human intelligence to create a robust directory? And when those investors become Signal users, how do we reliably connect them with the information we've already collected to provide them a great first user experience (and avoid creating duplicate people)?
  • We've been building out a single page app in React with GraphQL (we were one of the very first apps to use the GraphQL/Apollo stack in production). We're proud that our website feels like using a native app. The patterns for working with this bleeding edge technology are emerging, and we're helping to figure them out!

We're looking for a self-motivated engineer who is excited to climb a steep learning curve. Our ideal candidate:

  • You think and move quickly, and are excited about shipping new features several times daily.
  • You aren’t phased by rapidly changing requirements.
  • You want to learn new things (fast!), and bring new ideas and technology to the team.
  • You can think through the technical and product ramifications of a new feature, and see design (both code and product) challenges two steps ahead.

Nice-to-haves:

  • Experience with any of the following: Ruby/Rails, React/Redux, GraphQL/Apollo, PostgreSQL, frontend testing
  • Experience managing devops for a simple web app (Heroku, Webpack)
  • Has launched a product on their own or with a small team

Perks:

  • Interaction with NFX Guild’s 60+ alumni companies, plus 20 new companies every class. See firsthand what the leading edge of Silicon Valley looks like.
  • Awesome office location near SF’s Montgomery Bart station
  • Work with and learn from NFX Guild’s world-class partners (see next section for their bios).

More about NFX Guild:

www.nfx.com NFX Guild’s partners are James Currier, Gigi Levy-Weiss and Pete Flint. Stan Chudnovsky is a Limited Partner and also the head of product at Facebook Messenger.

The Partners have personally founded or been CEOs of more than 10 VC-backed technology startups that collectively have raised more than $200 million in 20+ rounds of financing and had exits approaching $10BN.

They have also invested or mentored hundreds of others startups including Lyft, Houzz, Poshmark, House Party, My Heritage, Angellist, GoodReads, Playtika, and Flickr. The initial capital behind NFX Guild comes from the Partners and from some of Silicon Valley’s top VCs, including CRV, Greylock, Shasta and Mayfield.

The Guild has built a rich, rapidly-growing and connected community that shares insights and confidential tactics between each other in much the same way a traditional Guild works to help its participants achieve professional gain. Membership in the Guild gives founders an unfair advantage.

We aim to build exceptional and enduring companies that leave an impact on the world and our communities. We aim for this to be the beginning of an institution that lasts for decades after our departure. By building network effects into the business, by building great software to give us an unfair and enduring advantage, and by maintaining the world-best startup curriculum, we believe we can achieve that goal.

The name NFX Guild comes from “Network Effects” which is the primary driver of defensibility of many of the largest tech companies in the world, including Facebook, LinkedIn, Uber, eBay and PayPal. NFX Guild is focused on working with companies that are building or want to build, network effects into their businesses.

Assistant/Ops Manager

Job Description
NFX Guild (www.nfx.com) in Palo Alto is looking for a full time Assistant and Operations Manager

Who you are

  • You are smart, self-starter, detailed, friendly and willing to roll up your sleeves. You’re going to be interfacing with some of the top names in The Valley, so you have to be confident.
  • You're a quick learner and have the ability to quickly learn/adopt new technologies.
  • You can create processes and systems that help the organization move smoothly.
  • No job is too small for you and you'll happily tackle anything that comes your way.
  • You have the ability to interact with staff (at all levels) in a fast paced environment, sometimes under pressure, remaining flexible, proactive, resourceful and efficient, with a high level of professionalism and confidentiality.
  • You have 5+ years of experience working at an EA level.
  • You have strong organizational, written and verbal communication skills.
  • You're highly proficient in Office, Google Docs and CRM tools. You know your way around a blog and around Apple products.
  • You're resourceful and can work with minimal supervision and use your creativity to solve complex logistical or operational problems.

Some of the challenges you'll tackle include

  • Coordinating executive travel arrangements with the expectation of heavy travel and, often, significant changes on short notice.
  • Helping executives stay on track and organize and prioritize their schedules and running errands, buying gifts, etc.
  • Planning, organizing and managing multiple calendars.
  • Dealing with any outside vendors and managing office operations for our SF and PA offices.
  • Helping create processes and systems that help the organization move smoothly.
  • Dealing with anything related to the offices, real estate and managing venues for events.
  • Helping with all logistics for company ongoing events and helping run logistics for 3-4 NFX conferences per year for 300 people in the peninsula and SF.

This role will be supporting the team and helping manage our SF and PA office. This person will be primarily based out of SF, but will travel to and from PA/event venues.

We are looking to hire for this role immediately. This is a full-time, temp-to-hire role paying 65-95k per year. DOE.

How To Apply

Please submit your resume, along with a brief cover letter to Maria at jobs.opsmanager@nfx.com.

When you apply, extra points for figuring out how you are connected to one of the people involved with NFX so we can trace a personal reference. Sense of humor and pizzazz required! Oh, and brevity.

More about NFX Guild

www.nfx.com The Partners of the NFX Guild are James Currier, Gigi Levy-Weiss and Pete Flint. Stan Chudnovsky is a Limited Partner and also the head of product at Facebook Messenger.

The Partners have personally founded or been CEOs of more than 10 VC-backed technology startups that collectively have raised more than $200 million in 20+ rounds of financing and had exits approaching $10BN.

They have also invested or mentored hundreds of others startups including Lyft, Houzz, Poshmark, House Party, My Heritage, Angellist, GoodReads, Playtika, and Flickr. More info on the team here. The initial capital behind NFX Guild comes from the Partners and from some of Silicon Valley’s top VCs, including CRV, Greylock, Shasta and Mayfield.

The Guild has built a rich, rapidly-growing and connected community that shares insights and confidential tactics between each other in much the same way a traditional Guild works to help its participants achieve professional gain. Membership in the Guild gives founders an unfair advantage.

We aim to build exceptional and enduring companies that leave an impact on the world and our communities. We aim for this to be the beginning of an institution that lasts for decades after our departure. By building network effects into the business, by building great software to give us an unfair and enduring advantage, and by maintaining the world-best startup curriculum, we believe we can achieve that goal.

The name NFX Guild comes from “Network Effects” which is the primary driver of defensibility of many of the largest tech companies in the world, including Facebook, LinkedIn, Uber, eBay and PayPal. NFX Guild is focused on working with companies that are building or want to build, network effects into their businesses.

Software Product Manager

Job Description
Software Product Manager, NFX Guild

NFX Guild is building a new type of Venture Capital fund where software is core to our strategy. Because the four Partners are each successful software entrepreneurs, you might say we are building a software firm whose business model is investing in startups.

We need the PM who can bring this new type of venture firm into being with us.

The best software product managers/designers/developers have never wanted to join venture capital firms, and for good reason. At most venture firms, software is a side activity; the software isn’t interesting; the teams are too small to be enjoyable and good places to learn; and there isn’t really a chance for equity in a venture firm.

All these negatives are reversed at NFX Guild. Software is core to the strategy; the software is interesting, both externally and internally facing, intended to touch 100,000’s of users; there will be a real team of developers/designers/growth experts to work with and learn from; there is an opportunity to get equity in the fund if you turn out to be our long term head of software.

We don’t believe any VC has yet approached software the way we do, so there has never been a position like this for a software PM at a venture firm. In short, for the first time, there is the opportunity for a PM to do amazing things with software and get compensated for it like at a start ups and companies Facebook and Google.

You Are

An energetic, self-driven, and ambitious software leader. You’re curious. You don’t do things just because others do. You have a passion for solving problems. You move incredibly fast, making decisions and overcoming obstacles with speed. You’re a data lover…data data data. Strong E.Q. with the ability to clearly communicate. You probably have a degree in Computer Science, psychology, or business. You should be like us, a driven self-starter… and a good person. You should be someone who will only work with the very best.

The Work

You will report directly to the Managing Partners. Your primary responsibilities will be to spec and design product with the Partners, manage the development timeline and priorities, and to manage the building, deployment and scaling with the engineering team. There will be many tools for internal use, with multiple stakeholders. There will also be externally facing software products that will have launch dates, launch videos,

TechCrunch articles, just like a start up. You will own the roadmap of the various products; conceptualizing, defining and prioritizing features along with the Partners. There will be serious deadlines to hit and exceed. You will manage a team of engineers and design talent to pull the products together. You will need to relentlessly research and test customer needs and the competitive environment. You need to be based in near proximity to San Francisco or Palo Alto. You will also work closely with our Israel office.

Time

Full time. And when we say full time, we mean no side projects. This isn’t a punch the clock sort of thing. This is a “all my brain power to do something great during this period of my life.” All the Partners of this firm have been CEO’s and product builders of highly successful software products used by 100’s of millions of people. This is a great opportunity for you to dig in fully and progress rapidly in your craft. This is a chance to lay the foundation for an institution that will last for decades and make you proud.

Compensation

Market Competitive Salary. Benefits. Long term potential for carry in the fund (equity) if you turn out to be the long-term teammate.

More about NFX Guild

www.nfx.com The Partners of the NFX Guild are James Currier, Gigi Levy-Weiss and Pete Flint. Stan Chudnovsky is a Limited Partner and also the head of product at Facebook Messenger.

The Partners have personally founded or been CEOs of more than 10 VC-backed technology startups that collectively have raised more than $200 million in 20+ rounds of financing and had exits approaching $10BN.

They have also invested or mentored hundreds of others startups including Lyft, Houzz, Poshmark, House Party, My Heritage, Angellist, GoodReads, Playtika, and Flickr. More info on the team here. The initial capital behind NFX Guild comes from the Partners and from some of Silicon Valley’s top VCs, including CRV, Greylock, Shasta and Mayfield.

The Guild has built a rich, rapidly-growing and connected community that shares insights and confidential tactics between each other in much the same way a traditional Guild works to help its participants achieve professional gain. Membership in the Guild gives founders an unfair advantage.

We aim to build exceptional and enduring companies that leave an impact on the world and our communities. We aim for this to be the beginning of an institution that lasts for decades after our departure. By building network effects into the business, by building great software to give us an unfair and enduring advantage, and by maintaining the world-best startup curriculum, we believe we can achieve that goal.

The name NFX Guild comes from “Network Effects” which is the primary driver of defensibility of many of the largest tech companies in the world, including Facebook, LinkedIn, Uber, eBay and PayPal. NFX Guild is focused on working with companies that are building or want to build, network effects into their businesses.

Apply

To apply for this, please send resume to jobs.productmanager@nfx.com and include in your email why you think you are a perfect fit for this role.