Engineering

Want to join the Redox Engineering team? Read this first.

Posted March 13, 2019
By George McLaughlin

Joining a new company is almost always a leap of faith. You never really know what life will be like until you’ve officially joined and spent some time within the organization. As we ramp up hiring (this year is going to be pretty crazy) we want to help prospective employees better understand what they are joining. With that in mind, here is an overview of the values that drive our team.

Our Engineering Team Values

As a company, Redox has a core set of values that hire for and coach based on (they are listed on our Careers page for you to review).  

The Engineering organization within Redox has an additional set of values:

Security is the Baseline

When customers choose to work with us, they are trusting us with their success and their most sensitive data. Because they trust us, we have a moral, ethical, and legal obligation to be worthy of that trust, by doing everything we can to keep their data safe.

Context over Control

Decisions must be made quickly and by the people closest to the problem. That means we must share context instead of trying to exert control.

Individual Growth and Learning over Immediate Results

Developing strength on the team is always a primary consideration and it will often be in tension with doing what is expedient. We optimize for learning over marginal gains in speed or quality.

Ownership of Outcomes over Neatly-Defined Work

Teams are responsible for product and business-level outcomes, not checking boxes or satisfying requirements.

Team Productivity over Individual Productivity

Engineering is a team sport. Teams can produce larger outcomes than individuals so we optimize for the team.

Confidence and Safety over Speed

Confidence means we know that our product is working and will continue to work in the future. This means putting in the work to write tests, build in telemetry and alerting, and define and monitor KPIs. Safety means that our customers’ informed expectations of our system are correct. There is no safety without confidence.

Speed over Perfection

Once we achieve aimed-for business value and the project is safe and accessible to the team, we ship, even if there’s more we’d like to do. If it feels perfect, we wasted time.

Clear, Quick Decisions over Consensus

We cannot allow decision-making to slow us down. We must ensure we can make clear, quick decisions so that we can move to action.

Why values?

Values set the foundation we build upon. Our conviction about what is important removes ambiguity and allows us to operate effectively as a team.

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