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Make the mundane magical – that’s our mantra. Sunshine is focused on taking sophisticated technology and quietly solving everyday problems. If you are passionate about building technologies to help consumers navigate the practical, we would love to meet you!

Sunshine Contacts is the first product to launch in what will be a portfolio of apps. We are also eager to innovate in scheduling, group communication, event organization, and more.

While we’re obviously biased, the team at Sunshine is awesome. We’re a mix of
long‑time colleagues (Marissa and Enrique have been working together since our youngest engineers were in kindergarten!) and those newer to the mix. As we look to grow our team, we value diversity in the classic sense as well as a diversity of opinions, values, and ideas.

Above all, everyone on our team is smart, loves to learn, and is NICE. Because life is too short to spend time working with people who aren’t nice.

We are normally located in Palo Alto, California, but during the pandemic, we
are on Google Hangouts and Zoom (as you can see above).

You’re Brilliant. We’re Hiring.

Software Engineer, iOS

You are an amazing software engineer that loves taking new ideas and algorithms and applying them in creative ways. We are small, fast growing start-up, eager to build meaningful, everyday apps at scale. Our first product is Sunshine Contacts, but we are excited about building so much more with your help.
 
We are passionate about making the mundane magical: building everyday apps that put people first and quietly solve problems using sophisticated technology.
 
As an early team member for our iOS team, we want people who are excited to prototype end-to-end applications with very little formal direction. If working in a fast-paced environment where you will play a key role both in experimentation and in implementation sounds interesting to you, please consider applying!
 
Requirements
  • BS or MS degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience
  • 4+ years of relevant full-time iOS development experience
  • Interest in the consumer space, willingness to roll-up sleeves and do hands-on development on day one
  • Experience with quick prototyping and working through ambiguities. We are defining our product specs through innovation and improvisation from every member of team
  • Solid understanding of object-oriented programming and familiarity with various design and architectural patterns
  • Ability to think critically about products and to shape technical and product strategy
  • Good written and spoken communication skills

Under normal circumstances employees must be able to and willing to lawfully work out of our downtown Palo Alto, California office. However, under the current circumstances remote work is being accommodated in order to comply with safety measures.

Software Engineer, Systems

You are an amazing software engineer that loves taking new ideas and algorithms and applying them in creative ways. We are small, fast growing start-up, eager to build meaningful, everyday apps at scale. Our first product is Sunshine Contacts, but we are excited about building so much more with your help.
 
We are looking for hard-working, accomplished systems engineers who have an entrepreneurial mindset to join the team. You’ll design, ship, and maintain sophisticated systems that have multiple dependencies on external and internal systems, with millions of users in mind.
 
Requirements
  • Strong Computer Science fundamentals: data structures, algorithms, concurrency, and distributed systems
  • BS degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years of experience building large scale systems
  • Ability and experience writing maintainable Scala code that can be easily understood, refactored, and upgraded
  • Solid understanding of programming and familiarity with various design and architectural patterns
  • Ability to think critically about products and to shape technical and product strategy
  • Good written and spoken communication skills

Under normal circumstances employees must be able to and willing to lawfully work out of our downtown Palo Alto, California office. However, under the current circumstances remote work is being accommodated in order to comply with safety measures.

Software Engineer, New Graduate

You are an amazing software engineer that loves taking new ideas and algorithms and applying them in creative ways. We are a small, fast growing start-up, eager to build meaningful, everyday apps at scale. Our first product is Sunshine Contacts, but we are excited about building so much more with your help.
 
We are passionate about making the mundane magical: building everyday apps that put people first and quietly solve problems using sophisticated technology.
 
As an early team member, we want people who are excited to build applications with very little formal direction. We are not partial to specific languages or technologies. If you are a software engineering generalist, this is the role for you!
 
If working in a fast-paced environment where you will play a key role both in experimentation and in implementation sounds interesting to you, please consider applying!
 
Requirements
  • If you are a recent graduate or have 1-3 years of full-time work experience
  • BS, MS degree, or PhD in Computer Science or related technical discipline, or equivalent experience
  • Interest in the consumer space, willingness to roll-up sleeves and do hands-on development on day one
  • Full stack development experience preferred. Given we are a small team today, you should be willing to work across the stack and learn new technologies if needed
  • Experience with quick prototyping and working through ambiguities. We are defining our product specs through innovation and improvisation from every member of team
  • Solid understanding of object-oriented programming and familiarity with various design and architectural patterns
  • Ability to think critically about products and to shape technical and product strategy
  • Good written and spoken communication skills

Under normal circumstances employees must be able to and willing to lawfully work out of our downtown Palo Alto, California office. However, under the current circumstances remote work is being accommodated in order to comply with safety measures.

Software Engineer, Machine Learning

You are an amazing software engineer that loves taking new ideas and algorithms and applying them in creative ways. We are small, fast growing start-up, eager to build meaningful, everyday apps at scale. Our first product is Sunshine Contacts, but we are excited about building so much more with your help.
 
We believe that AI is transformational, but it hasn’t generally been applied to solve the most practical, everyday problems. We’re utilizing AI to build tools that help people spend less time on mundane tasks and more time on what they find valuable and inspiring.
 
We are looking for software engineers with strong backgrounds in artificial intelligence and machine learning (PhDs strongly preferred), who thrive in exploring new datasets and ambiguous problem spaces. NLP,  computer vision, deep learning, and even basic classifiers have useful applications on the everyday, practical problems we are tackling.
 
As an early team member, you should be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment and enjoy applying your experience to new domains to help find fresh ideas. If finding novel, potentially cutting edge, uses of artificial intelligence on everyday problems sounds interesting to you, please consider applying!
 
Requirements
    • PhD in Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning or a related technical field
    • 4+ years of relevant software development experience with one or more of the following: language processing, image processing, pattern recognition, classification, recommendation systems, ranking systems or similar.
    • Self-starting scientific thinker who loves to experiment with new datasets and enjoys inventing new solutions in the face of ambiguities.
    • Solid software development experience with one or more general purpose programming languages
    • Familiarity with deep learning frameworks such as Tensorflow, Keras, or Pytorch
    • Solid Machine Learning background, familiar with most machine learning methods and experience working with different types of datasets and varied domains
    • Good written and spoken communication skills

Under normal circumstances employees must be able to and willing to lawfully work in our downtown Palo Alto, California office. However, remote work is being accommodated in order to comply with safety measures.

UX/UI Designer

You are an accomplished UX / UI Designer who has an entrepreneurial mindset who likes to reimagine everyday tasks. We are a small, fast growing start-up, eager to build meaningful, everyday apps at scale. Our first product is Sunshine Contacts, but we are excited about building so much more with your help.

We are passionate about making the mundane magical: building everyday apps that put people first and quietly solve problems using sophisticated technology.
 
As an early team member, we want people who take initiative in exploring new ideas and work well independently in both experimentation and in implementation. We are looking for people who are excited to help us develop our design process as well as design end-to-end applications.
 
If working in a fast-paced environment that strives for excellent, intuitive and innovative design piques your interest, please consider applying!
 
Requirements
  • 5+ years of relevant full-time work experience
  • Interest in the mobile consumer space
  • Must be a self-starter and do hands-on, detail-oriented design on day one
  • Experience with quick prototyping and working through ambiguities.
  • We are defining our product specs through innovation and improvisation from every member of team
  • Familiarity with iOS and web design preferred
  • Experience with Sketch and Zeppelin a plus
  • Good written and spoken communication skills

Under normal circumstances employees must be able to and willing to lawfully work out of our downtown Palo Alto, California office. However, under the current circumstances remote work is being accommodated in order to comply with safety measures.

Business Operations and Strategy

You are a recent MBA graduate who enjoys breaking down complex business problems, developing hypotheses, driving analysis, developing compelling and insightful recommendations, and then driving implementation. We are a small, fast growing start-up, eager to build meaningful, everyday apps at scale. Our first product is Sunshine Contacts, but we are excited about building so much more with your help.

We are passionate about making the mundane magical: building everyday apps that put people first and quietly solve problems using sophisticated technology.

As an early team member, we want people who take initiative in exploring new ideas and work well independently. We are looking for people who are excited to help us build our strategy.

If working in a fast-paced environment where you will play a key role in both strategy and in implementation sounds interesting to you, please consider applying!

 
Requirements
  • Recently graduated from or nearly graduating from a full time MBA degree program
  • Ideally 3-5 years of experience in management consulting, larger tech companies, or startups in a “bizops” function 
  • Desired focus in the mobile consumer space
  • Ability to think critically about products, shape business operations, and go-to-market strategy
  • Developing and managing a new line of revenue
  • Experience with fundraising either professionally or personally
  • Good written and spoken communication skills

Under normal circumstances employees must be able to and willing to lawfully work out of our downtown Palo Alto, California office. However, under the current circumstances remote work is being accommodated in order to comply with safety measures.

Data Scientist

You are an accomplished data scientist that thrives in analyzing data and finding key insights. We are small, fast growing start-up, eager to build meaningful, everyday apps at scale. Our first product is Sunshine Contacts, but we are excited about building so much more with your help.
 
We are passionate about making the mundane magical: building everyday apps that put people first and quietly solve problems using sophisticated technology.
 
As an early team member, we want people who take initiative in exploring new ideas and work well independently. We are not partial to specific languages or technologies.
 
If working in a fast-paced environment where you will play a key role in helping us analyze and maintain large data sets sounds interesting to you, please consider applying!
 
Requirements
  • MS or PhD in a quantitative discipline (e.g., Statistics, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics) or equivalent practical experience
  • 3 years of relevant work experience, including expertise with statistical data analysis such as linear models, multivariate analysis, stochastic models, sampling methods
  • Experience with statistical software (e.g., R, Python, MATLAB, or pandas) and database languages (e.g., SQL)
  • Demonstrated creativity and self-direction
  • Willingness to both teach others and learn new techniques
  • Demonstrated skills in selecting the right statistical tools given a data analysis problem
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Passion for discovering solutions hidden in data sets and working with stakeholders to help build great products

Under normal circumstances employees must be able to and willing to lawfully work out of our downtown Palo Alto, California office. However, under the current circumstances remote work is being accommodated in order to comply with safety measures.

Software Engineer, Android

You are an amazing software engineer that loves taking new ideas and algorithms and applying them in creative ways. We are small, fast growing start-up, eager to build meaningful, everyday apps at scale. Our first product is Sunshine Contacts, but we are excited about building so much more with your help.
 
We are passionate about making the mundane magical: building everyday apps that put people first and quietly solve problems using sophisticated technology.
 
As an early team member for our Android team, we want people who are excited to build applications with very little formal direction. If working in a fast-paced environment where you will play a key role both in experimentation and in implementation sounds interesting to you, please consider applying!
 
Requirements
      • BS or MS degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience
      • 4+ years of relevant full-time Android development experience
      • Interest in the consumer space, willingness to roll-up sleeves and do hands-on development on day one
      • Experience with quick prototyping and working through ambiguities. We are defining our product specs through innovation and improvisation from every member of team
      • Solid understanding of object-oriented programming and familiarity with various design and architectural patterns
      • Ability to think critically about products and to shape technical and product strategy
      • Good written and spoken communication skills

Under normal circumstances employees must be able to and willing to lawfully work out of our downtown Palo Alto, California office. However, under the current circumstances remote work is being accommodated in order to comply with safety measures.

DevOps Engineer / Site Reliability Engineer

We are a small, fast growing start-up, eager to build meaningful, everyday apps at scale. Our first product is Sunshine Contacts, but we are excited about building so much more with your help.
 
You like solving problems! You are an amazing DevOps Engineer / Site Reliability Engineer who loves to help build and operate the infrastructure and tools to allow for the speedy development and release of software. You are adaptable and assist as the company’s goto IT expert as well — while we are working remotely, and eventually when we are back in our Palo Alto office.
 
As an early team member, you are comfortable working in a fast-paced environment and will be responsible for supporting both our production infrastructure as well as the IT needs of a current team of twenty. As the company grows, you are able to anticipate and architect the infrastructure needs of the company with minimal direction and oversight. 
 
In this role you partner closely with System Engineers, Security Engineers, and everyone else in the company, so we are looking for someone who likes to help others and enjoys solving our IT and production operations challenges.
 
Requirements
    • 5+ years of experience as a DevOps Engineer / Site Reliability Engineer
    • 3+ years of experience with Amazon AWS Security Groups, VPCs, CloudWatch, AWS CLI, Linux, Single-Sign-On, automation, containers, and security
    • Experience with IT systems — LANs, WANs, networking, computer systems, IT provisioning, network and system security, future upgrade recommendations, troubleshooting user IT issues, maintaining network facilities and individual machines, as well as deploying network servers and VPN gateway — is a plus
    • Partner with our Engineering, Talent, and Customer Support teams frequently, so there will be support as needed during nights and weekends. Set up the processes and write documentation for employees
    • Good written and spoken communication skills
    • BS degree in IT, Engineering, Computer Science or related technical field, or equivalent experience preferred, but not required

Under normal circumstances, employees must be able to and willing to lawfully work out of our downtown Palo Alto, California office. However, under the current circumstances, remote work is being accommodated in order to comply with safety measures.