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What's all this about shaping the future of humanity?

We build software that increases rather than decreases human agency.


Designed to be friction-free.

Function as a seamless extension of ourselves.

Easy-To-Remember User Flows.

Amplify our transcription fluency.

Change only when necessary - only when beneficial.

Sacrifice short-term economic gains for long-term customer value.

That's not just corporate talk, it comes at a price

AE is composed of only 10x developers, data scientists, and designers that will pave the way instead of being in the way.

A 10x developer is not necessarily someone who works extra hours. They're someone who actually likes their work and is able to accomplish many things.

We only hire applicants that fit our core values and provide them with the external structures they need to grow the environment at AE.

People with the right mindset are able to grow the equivalent of years in a few months with our onboarding process.

You will be hands-on from day 0 and making an impact working on agency increasing products and supporting highly effective charities through AE's giving back initiative.

Our Core Values

Growth Mindset

We believe everyone can grow and evolve. We look for ways to improve ourselves and things around us and enjoy rising to the challenges in front of us.

Acceleratingly Larger A/B Tested Baby Steps

We don’t believe in leaving things that can be better stagnant or reinventing the wheel. We take bigger and bigger baby steps that start small and are continually tested until they work. Compounding, accelerating progress is more powerful than people can imagine.

Overcommunicating (rather than undercommunicating)

We believe in effective communication with clarity and generosity and its ability to prevent most problems, both between individuals through things like feedback, and on teams through great tools, processes, and practices that encourage overcommunication.

External Structures

We understand the value of and create structures as an extension of ourselves that allow us to be fully present, like notes, lists, an optimized laptop, or great people, to augment our own thinking, productivity, and happiness.

Be a Good-Tripper

We believe that if everyone does more than their fair share, figures out what needs to be done and does it with ownership mentality, and encourages others to do the same, we will go faster, further, and defeat the prisoner’s dilemma, as the best, happiest versions of ourselves.

Balance Steelmanning with Working Plans

We believe the best decisions come from empathizing, articulating, and improving counter-arguments to ourselves and others from a place of excitement and generosity. We consider all ideas hypotheses while moving forward with ideas that get the job done.

With great work comes great rewards!

Multi-Company Equity Plan

We receive equity from amazing clients whose MVPs we help assemble (and who we help raise their next round). We also generate equity from the Skunkworks projects we incubate. Every year, we share some of this equity with our team as “profits interest.”

Equity in Different Baskets

Rather than putting all your eggs in one basket, become a mini-VC (as long as you are part of the AE team) and earn additional equity each year. Our team doesn't ride out 12-18 months until their equity vests so they can quit… they continue building amazing, agency-increasing tools for themselves, our clients, and humanity.

Unique Equity Model

And remember, the number of client projects and incubated skunkworks grows as a function of the number of AE team members. The upside is large. The risk is diversified. The model is unique.

Becoming a founder

Our clients offer an incredible perspective on the landscape of development and data science. When client work shines a spotlight on opportunities to increase human agency with technology, AE's employees can found startups internally, often with the first customer already sold!

Incubated Skunkworks

These incubated Skunkworks projects offer founder-level equity to those who build them and additional equity to all AE employees. Found a startup where you know your co-founders are phenomenal, your product is desired, and your support network is an incredible team of experienced founders, developers, data scientists, and designers!

Company Retreats

Once or twice a year, we try to gather the team together and we have a lot of fun with drinks, Hackathons, and other team activities. But don't be scared, we are aware of the introverts!

This is how we work

Remote work

Have more freedom, more time. But we also have offices that you can work in, and we do like to interact with people and clients in person.

Flexible schedules

Work out a schedule that fits with your team and you’re good to go. We know that forcing night owls to start work at 6am isn’t the best for productivity.

One on One

Short weekly meeting where you can talk about various things. You can find ways to grow, share feedback, improve processes, and share exciting things that you’re working on.

Highly collaborative

We help each other out. We have a network of amazing developers and data scientists working on different projects who are always willing to share their knowledge. There are no egos here.

Agile + Product Focused

Effective communication & collaboration that’s not annoying and actually helps get work done. Our processes work, and they make sure you constantly know you’re headed in the right direction.

Clean Code

Separation of Concerns, Don't Repeat Yourself, Avoid Mental Mapping, Unambiguous Names, and more. These are just some of the things we do to make our code great to work on right now and in the future.

Clean Agile

We work fast and get things done! At the same time, we keep our codebase healthy. In the long term it makes it easier to maintain, make changes and implement new features. A clean code base makes everyone happier and increases everyone's Agency!

This is some fun stuff we do

Skunkworks

Some of the coolest tech products started out as fun side projects. We actively encourage our team members to build out their own ideas and spend time learning new technologies and expanding their skillsets.

Open Source

We like to hire people who contribute to open source and we contribute to open source ourselves.

Hackathons

Twice a year, we come together and spend one entire day coding. Many great ideas start from something small and silly that can be fully released in a single day.

Rocks

Every quarter everyone brainstorms ideas for things that we can do to improve ourselves and the company, growing and moving towards our goals together.

you'll potentially meet with

Bruno
FULLSTACK ENGINEER
Director of Hiring
  • 90k+ reputation on Stack Overflow ~18M people reached
  • Gold badges in JavaScript and C#
  • Top ranked on CodeWars and Codersrank
  • Created a Google Chrome extensions with over 300k users
  • Blog with thousands of views
  • Creator of many tools and some old relics
  • TDC talks, lunch talks
  • One time MVP on C# Corner
  • 15+ years of experience
Melanie
CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER
  • Former CTO at To The Tens, co-founder of ELIX, and Full Stack Developer and leader at several LA-based start-ups
  • TDC talks, lunch talks
  • Blockchain expert
  • Product Focused Development
  • 10+ years of experience building products and leading teams
Mortaro
HEAD OF PRODUCT FOCUSED DEVELOPMENT
  • Creator of Nullstack. A stack with no stack, it's feature-driven, just get things done without overengineering
  • Director of Skunkworks, helping developers to get s*** done
  • An entrepreneur by nature, created its first company when Ruby was the hottest language and contributed to multiple NGO projects over the years
  • 15+ years of experience
Ed
HEAD OF DATA SCIENCE
  • Interested in opportunities involving machine learning, deep learning, and distributed computing as a means of processing and analyzing large datasets.
  • B. Magna Cum Laude in Chemistry & Physics from Harvard College and Ph.D from Cal Tech in Experimental High Energy Particle Physics.
  • 15+ years experience using statistics and machine learning
Alex
FULLSTACK ENGINEER
  • Got his first job as a programmer at the age of 17
  • Built his own Linux distro using Arch Linux Experienced in multiple languages, such as JavaScript, TypeScript, C#, and PHP
  • Helped rewrite the front-end of one of the largest Brazilian retailers using React and Next.js
  • 10+ years of experience
Rafael
CHIEF PEOPLE OFFICER
  • Managed a business that impacted the lives of over 150k people
  • Experience working with startups
  • Great Facilitator/Mentor
  • 15+ years of experience
Cristian
PRODUCT DESIGNER & MANAGER
  • Experience in multiple verticals such as SasS, E-commerce, Fintech, Mobility, and Healthcare
  • A life-long learner with a growth mindset, he's passionate about improving himself and creating thoughtful and high-impact work
  • 10+ years of experience

Oh, finally the job titles!