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Reston, VA, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 9, 2022

About Us and The Hard Problems We Are Solving

At Stellate, we’re working to unlock the world’s data by building the global data graph. By making the global data graph a reality, we unlock the compounding effects of innovation by removing the inefficiencies of connecting poorly structured and documented APIs.

Our immediate focus is on making open GraphQL APIs ubiquitous. We’ll start by building a set of solutions that enable engineering teams to build fast, high-quality, open GraphQL APIs at scale. This will result in an explosion of open GraphQL APIs, broadening the global data graph. Inevitably, the global data graph will be the center of the digital economy.

How We Work Together

There are many ways to build an amazing company culture and we’re on our journey to define ours. So we ask you for your investment, participation, and intentionality in co-creating the unique culture at Stellate.

  • We believe in hiring the best talent around the globe, that’s why we are a 100% distributed company. The “distributed first” mindset is baked into our company and culture from day-one.
  • We’re a company full of global misfits, so it’s not in our DNA to believe in looking for those who are a “culture fit”. We intentionally look for those who are a value add to our culture.
  • We standardize on English as our primary language. As of February 2023, we are a fully distributed company across nine countries. We recognize that English is not the primary language for 90% of the people working at Stellate today. This is a meaningful recognition as it creates space for us to optimize for the effectiveness of the communication versus the correctness of language.
  • Our exec team is 33% women of color.
  • We have global pay parity and compensation transparency to ensure equal pay.
  • We default to asynchronous communication. By reducing the number of meetings, we can build a scalable asynchronous culture and enable us to collaborate across timezones.
  • Though we are distributed, we know that nothing replaces the connection that is created in person. That’s why we hold three company-wide offsites per year. In addition, each department is empowered and enabled with a healthy budget to hold department level offsites. We also have a perk for each employee to visit any other employee around the globe three times a year.
  • We believe, that the small things in work-life really matter and add up. Micro-moments of connection during our work days are essential.
  • We use quarterly OKRs that map to annual goals to ensure that we’re all focused on the most meaningful and impactful work that aligns with our business goals.
  • We operate async and record all interviews and meetings as a standard practice.

Check out our 2023 Benefits and Perks to learn more about how we support those in our company.

Our Shared Values

We believe that being aligned on our shared values is the foundation of how we build, belong, and how we show up for each other and to the broader ecosystem.

  • Win as one team: We can't win alone, we have to win together. Combining our unique experiences and skillsets allows us to achieve more together. By fostering an environment of trust, collaboration, and growth we can maximize our collective potential and do the best work of our lives.
  • Make an impact: The story of a startup has two ends: Change the world or die. To change the world, we need to build quality products that solve real problems in a way that is better, greater, and quicker than everything that came before. We can succeed in positively impacting people's lives by growing, learning, and elevating those around us.
  • Intentionality: Intentionality permeates everything we do. Our actions demonstrate our choices in the "how" and "why" of the way we show up to the broader ecosystem and to each other. Our actions build the foundation of trust, vulnerability, and accountability.
  • Iterate quickly: A startup is a race against running out of funds and market competition. The only way to win this race is to run fast in the right direction (velocity). We win if we discover ways to solve problems engineering organizations face at a speed greater than our competition and before the funds run out. We do this by testing our assumptions and quickly iterating upon our learnings.

You can read our open letter to all future team members penned by Sue Odio, our COO.

Compensation Philosophy

As a fully distributed company, we’ve made a bold decision not to anchor pay to employees’ physical location, no matter where they are in the world. You can find out more about our “One Job, One Pay” on our company blog.

We also believe that pay transparency is a diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging initiative, as well as the best way for a company our size to hold ourselves accountable to fair pay policy.

Don't Meet Every Single Requirement?

Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At Stellate we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.


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