Are you a technically-minded writer (or a coder with a passion for writing) with experience creating marketing content for a technical audience? Have you crafted case studies and whitepapers that have sold software products? If so, we’d like you to learn about Action Verb!
About Action Verb
We build two Infrastructure-as-a-Service Platforms that empower organizations worldwide: BrickFTP, a hosted file sharing service for business, and Vae Platform, a collection of offerings in the hosting and eCommerce space.
Our company consists of 14 (and growing to 35 by the end of 2018) full time USA-based remote employees, as well as sales and support outposts in Europe and Latin America.
Our products and services are used by over 2,000 enterprises and SMBs, including Target, Canonical, UPS, Leica, DirecTV, GoPro, Marriott, and more.
We’re Bootstrapped, Profitable, and Growing
Our success comes from building great products and services that are loved by our customers, and our growth comes from expanding and improving our products as quickly as we can.
We believe that great products can only be built by great people. So we’re on a quest to find the smartest, most creative, and most motivated technical people, and create an environment in which they thrive.
You Will Have Authority, Accountability, and Autonomy
At Action Verb, we follow a unique approach to management and company structure that draws inspiration from systems such as Holacracy and the unique approaches taken by Value and Google.
Our employees don’t have a single job description. Instead, you will fill many specific, focused roles that have very clear authority and accountabilities.
Some roles are big and some roles are small, but every role has a defined area of authority belonging exclusively to that role.
For example, as a Marketing Content Creator, you’ll be making all the decisions yourself: what to write about, who to feature, and even what publishing platform to use. You will not be micromanaged!
You will know your authority and accountabilities, and take action.
Roles are created, changed, and removed as our business grows, and the roles you fill as an employee will evolve over time.
We Are A Remote Company
You will work from home and have some flexibility to choose your working hours, allowing you to make time for family, recreation, vacations, or anything that is important to you.
You’ll take off 11 company-wide holidays per year as well as 20 days of PTO for vacations. Go have fun. Don’t work all the time.
Every quarter, you’ll travel to an in-person meeting with the entire team to meet and work together face to face. These meetings are in cities that are fun to visit. In the last few years, we’ve been to Austin, Orlando, New Orleans, San Diego, Las Vegas, and New York City.
Action Verb approaches recruiting like a major-league sports team. Just like a team in the NFL or NBA has only a limited number of picks in the draft, we only have a small number of slots available for new employees, and we want to maximize the chance that the people we draft have the highest possible chance of producing results for the team.
To further the sports analogy, getting a job at Action Verb starts with your stats.
When we need to fill a role, we look for people with a track record of success filling a similar role.
We do not hire interns, junior staff, or anyone with less than 3 years of experience directly related to the role. As a result, all your co-workers will be major-league players, and you will relate to everyone here as a peer.
For The Role of Content Creator, We’re Looking For Someone With This Track Record Of Results:
- Personally written a wide variety of engaging marketing, brochure, or blog-type content in the high-tech or software niche.
- Personally written case studies and/or whitepapers for the purpose of selling software or other high-tech products.
If these bullets describe your experience, please read on!
Salary, Pay, and Healthcare
Action Verb offers competitive salaries based on experience combined with unparalleled flexibility and other benefits to secure top talent.
We will provide you a $2,500 signing bonus to purchase a new computer, desk, or anything else that would help build or refresh your home office.
We’ll update your salary annually based on your performance, as reviewed by your peers. Over the course of your career at Action Verb, your salary can grow by 2-3x if you are one of our highest performers.
We fully pay base plan health insurance premiums (exact plan details depend on your state of residence), and we’ll pick up the tab for 75% of your spouse or dependents if they wish to join your chosen plan. We want your family to be healthy.
Plus, you can join Action Verb Risk Free because of our $7,500 Quitting Bonus Within Your First 90 Days.
If you don’t like working at Action Verb for any reason, quit within the first 90 days and receive a $7,500 quitting bonus. That should be enough to keep you and your family afloat while you decide on your next path. We hope that you won’t take us up on the offer, but we want you to feel good knowing that it’s there.
Our Core Beliefs
Here are just some of our Core Beliefs:
We believe that the best Engineers tend to be polyglots with a wide variety of programming language experience. We don’t hire for specific programming language skills, but rather look for engineers who are fluent in several programming languages. We want our staff to be adaptable and ready to evolve to what’s next.
We believe that open-source only works if companies give back. If you work on any open-source projects during the course of your work at Action Verb, you are encouraged to submit your improvements as a pull request back to the upstream project. And if you build something from scratch while working here that’s generic and not related to our core products, we want you to release that on GitHub too. We’ll also pay your travel costs to any conference where you can get a speaking gig.
We believe in building products that we actually use ourselves. We are our own toughest critics and we put all of our products through their paces every day.