Our Mission

Clay is carefully designed to help you be more thoughtful with people.

Almost everyone intuitively understands the importance (and positive impact) of thoughtfulness towards others—in fact, you’ve probably benefited from someone else’s thoughtfulness recently! However, it’s difficult, effort intensive, and time consuming to be conscientious all the time. We wanted a more streamlined and sustainable approach for thoughtfully keeping in touch with our ever-growing network. And after searching and searching for something better, we built it ourselves.

We believe that Clay is the most stunning, powerful, and beautiful way to remember who you’ve met—and what matters to them. We’re grateful that our mission has resonated with a passionate user base and prominent investors like General Catalyst and Forerunner Ventures, and we are eager to carry it forward. We’d be honored to have you join us.

Our Product

Clay is a beautiful and private home for all the people and relationships in your life.

After you link your accounts (email, calendar, LinkedIn, Twitter, iMessage, and more), Clay automatically builds a collection of everyone you know, creating a beautiful profile for each relationship. Clay populates photos, bios, education and work history, location, and social profiles automatically from available data, and keeps them updated over time.

Clay then helps you deepen your relationships by allowing you to find anyone with powerfully simple search, take notes from your latest conversation, set reminders for specific dates, see when a contact changes their LinkedIn or Twitter bio, be notified when a contact is mentioned in the news, and much more.

About the Internship:

Clay is looking for an engineering intern to be a utility player across our product. You’ll help our team with our most pressing opportunities : polishing existing user-facing features and building new ones, designing and implementing APIs, improving the performance and reliability of our systems as we scale, and introducing delight with attention to detail across the product. Along the way you’ll have the chance to demonstrate your skills, learn new techniques, and experience the culture and practices of a small, agile engineering team.

We build our product using tried-and-tested technologies including React, Typescript, Python, Postgres, RabbitMQ, and Redis, with our server infrastructure running on Kubernetes and other hosted & self-hosted services in Google Cloud. We believe in using the best tool for the job in hand, and don’t shy away from solving hard problems. You’ll work closely with a stellar team of passionate, experienced engineers, designers and others who love building great product and are eager to help you contribute to the team.


About You:

  • Interest and/or experience in working across the stack on consumer-facing, high-quality products with high-availability services and infrastructure
  • Experience writing understandable, testable code with a goal of maintainability over time
  • Eager to embrace ambiguity, ask questions, and dive right into helping the team fix bugs and implement new features
  • Understanding of security best practices
  • Great communication skills. You should be able to explain your approach and the impact of your work to non-technical stakeholders in a way that is clear to them

Nice to Haves:

  • Proficient with any part of our stack: React, Typescript, Python, Postgres, RabbitMQ, and Redis
  • Experience with Google Cloud
  • Familiarity with Electron
  • Bringing something new: built a cool tool? Open source contributions? We’d love to hear and learn about them.


What We Offer:

  • We’re a small, yet growing, team that moves fast and ships new products continuously, and you have a huge opportunity to shape Clay (ha!) from systems architecture to how we celebrate team wins. Our culture is defined but it’s not definitive, and we’re looking for smart, hardworking and passionate people to be culture adds at Clay. We offer team building activities on Fridays, and (when safe to travel) all-inclusive team offsites.
  • You have the opportunity to work with a team of best-in-class engineers who know how to run across their stack and architect beautiful products
  • We champion individual ownership, self-starters, and personal growth on and off the job. We’re a tight knit team that celebrates each other’s wins and improves one another through the losses