When you're building anything from the ground up - a financial services platform, a team, a culture - your values are the very foundation of the structure. Here are the Stronghold Values which guide our San Francisco, CA and Christchurch, New Zealand offices:
The world is moving faster than ever. We strive to build product that keeps pace. We value curiosity, creativity, and especially ambition.
Everyone is here because they’ve spent years studying and working hard. We approach discussions with humility and an open mind to guarantee that we’ll learn something new or appreciate a problem from a new perspective. And that in turn leads to better outcomes.
We’ve witnessed our share of both transparent and opaque corporate cultures, and we choose transparency. Everyone deserves to know what’s going on, especially when their career and livelihood are on the line.
We are building something ambitious and noble. Being bold to make great strides in the world around you is in our DNA. Everyone on the team has had a bold life moment and is comfortable with doing the unknown.
Trust & Accountability
Flexibility in working hours and vacation is a valued and central component of our culture, and they are made possible with trust that colleagues are diligently applying themselves to the problems at hand, face-time be damned. And there’s no surer way to build trust than every “stronger” striving to hold themselves accountable to the same high standard.
Do it Right
At Stronghold, we insist on building high quality, technically sound solutions. Years of building applications against the grain of database capabilities have given us a singular appreciation for doing things the right way. We’re embracing the challenge of building infrastructure that frees developers to build applications, not workarounds.
Joining the team building Stronghold means employer-paid, AWESOME health insurance and packages; commuter benefits; and lunch throughout the week. Other perks include:
Culture & Benefits
Having everyone at the office is our preference, but we care most about teamwork and results. If you can be productive, you are free to arrange your work schedule to meet your individual circumstances.
Food for All
Like many startups, we provide lunch throughout the Stronghold work week. Weekly, we head out to grab lunch as a team at one of San Francisco or Christchurch's outstanding restaurants.
Flexible Time Off
Miserly vacation schedules are so…1990s. We care about productivity, not face time. Alert minds and open perspectives are our most valuable assets.
Life Long Learning
We encourage curiosity in our culture and learning new things or deepening an understanding in a favorite subject is who we are. We offer a fun environment to learn and share our latest passions.