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 Role:

Clay is looking for a fullstack engineer to be a utility player and leader across our product. You’ll help out wherever our most pressing opportunities are: 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.

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.


About You:

  • 4+ years of experience working across the stack on consumer-facing, high-quality products with high-availability services and infrastructure
  • Experience in tradeoffs and performance optimizations for frontend features and backend databases and caches
  • Experience writing understandable, testable code with a goal of maintainability over time
  • Ability to build end-to-end design and product process and own large feature sets, while collaborating with others doing the same
  • 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, and provide technical guidance and mentorship for other engineers.

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:

  • Competitive compensation
  • Excellent health and wellness benefits to help you stay at your best: 100% covered medical, dental, vision for you + 50% for spouse/dependents; One Medical membership; Kindbody Fertility (dependents included); Talkspace membership; Teladoc Virtual Health
  • 8 week paid parental leave
  • Generous paid vacation: Minimum of 20 days of paid time off to use however you like (vacation, national holidays, etc.)
  • Education stipend: You’ll have a monthly budget to buy books, courses, and other resources you need to continue learning and developing
  • Company sponsored 401k plan
  • $500 work from home allowance to use on building out a workspace
  • Best in class software/tools: Superhuman, Linear, Notion, etc.
  • 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