Engineering first companys, ideally in NYC



Mar 29, 2018 11 Comments

What are some engineering-first companies in NYC? I say engineering first like Google and maybe Facebook in contrast to product-driven like Amazon or sales-driven like Salesforce and Oracle. I don wan’t to work in a place where tech isn’t the profit center.

Good indicators of this are: a highly technical non-commodity product, founders have a strong technical background, more devs than sales or product people, high pay, does tech for the sake of solving a cool problem.

Some ideas
-Dropbox (becoming less so since they pivoted to enterprise)

There are very few in NYC and they are a dying breed elsewhere.


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TOP 11 Comments
  • Lyft / Eng lIi
    Lyft is ramping up their NYC office but they're only looking for seniors ATM.
    Mar 29, 2018 1
    • Tinder / Eng

      Tinder Eng

      Seems like Lyft is only looking for mid senior in general...
      Mar 29, 2018
  • Bloomberg kpij38
    Mar 29, 2018 0
  • Microsoft kng
    Believe it or not... hedge funds and HFT
    Mar 29, 2018 1
    • Two Sigma / Eng jwchb
      Why's this hard to believe?
      Mar 29, 2018
  • Amazon / Eng vqXq75
    I left NYC for this reason. I had a great career there but after 21 years there felt I still needed west coast tech experience. I’ve been with Amazon in Seattle for a year now. I’m already thinking of my next move as Amazon is a dead end already, possibly stay here or to CA. I’ve already decided that I’ll likely head back to NYC area after a few more years because now the tech-heavy culture isn’t as great as I’d thought it would be. But when I’m back I won’t likely pursue full-time work, only contracting and teaching.
    Mar 29, 2018 0
  • Salesforce bjPx35
    They’re a dying breed because at scale they lead to shitty products and a toxic culture (exemplified by Google).

    As an engineer who sought out those companies for the first 10 years of my career - I get it. But a company where eng is an equal partner with the other parts of the business gives better long-term results.

    We on the other side will be happy to welcome you back to building real shit that matters, once you experience enough of it to feel the same way. Good luck!
    Mar 30, 2018 1
    • Salesforce NoOhana
      I guess you're talking about HQ and not NYC
      May 9, 2018
  • Amazon / Eng

    Amazon Eng

    Amazon is absolutely a tech first company, what the hell?
    Mar 29, 2018 0
  • LinkedIn / Eng

    LinkedIn Eng

    Amazon, IBM
    You mean companies who encourage writing code endlessly without making a product customers want to use?
    Mar 29, 2018 0
  • Uber YbWL84
    We're here!
    Mar 29, 2018 0


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