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Devtool-Founder-Track (Intern)



San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, April 26, 2024
Go To Market skills are the difference between wasting years building products with few users and succeeding. Luckily for you, we’re short staffed so we’ll coach you to learn them at GitStart!

  • ❌ BS work → ✅ Lead high priority projects (launch our Ticket Writing LLM on ProductHunt, start paid ads, set-up a new funnel to promote integrations as a use-case, etc)
  • ❌ Glorified data entry to save money → ✅ Get unlimited budget to accelerate yourself with tools and contractors.
  • ❌ Lack of mentorship → ✅ Work directly with founders and mentors we pay to coach you.


In other words, this role's day to day will match that of the GTM-focused founder (usually the CEO) of a devtool company. Your mission will be to generate as many sign-ups and demos by launching new avenues for growth from scratch. You'll have a disproportionate impact because:

  • We're just starting the growth team, so all the low hanging fruits are up for grabs
  • You'll be working on the no. 1 priority of the company
  • You'll be surfing a huge wave: the future of engineering with AI is a top trending topic on virtually every platform

Concrete Project Example

"I learned that within a year of launching paid ads, 83% of the clients of a very similar company came from this channel. This could change the trajectory of the company. I found the person who set ads from scratch there and he agreed to coach us for a fee. Here’s the calendar invitation with him, a credit card with $3k, and a paid ads course recommended by veterans. Let’s go!"

Job Specific Perk

  • 🏡 Housing is covered - co-live with another 2-3 teammates (interns working on the same projects) in the GitStart House in center of San Francisco (15’ walk from SalesForce Tower), with sea-view and a great gym.
  • Meet people at YC interns only events - YC organizes events in SF for summer interns at YC companies. This internship is elegible for entry at those events.

Work on Hard Problems

GitStart.com Automatically Manages AI Models And Developers Across The Globe. Engineering Teams Assign Tickets And Get Back Ready To Merge PRs. This Requires Rebuilding The Entire Engineering Stack End-to-end, With Pieces Like

  • AI-first SDLC - split the software development life-cycle in steps where specialized AI models can generate code and loop in humans to make sure errors don’t propagate.
  • Ticket writing LLM - load context from the codebase and past tickets to write engineering ready tickets
  • GitSlice - securely share subsets of a codebase

Backed By the world’s best

We Are Supported By The Best Investors In Our Field, Neo, YC, Bonfire VC, And The World’s Best Engineering Leaders

  • Microsoft CTO Kevin Scott
  • Google VP Parisa Tabriz
  • Code.org CEO Hadi Partovi
  • Instagram VP Maria Zhang
  • Director of Google Bard Jack Krawczyk
  • Circle CTO Li Fan
  • Airbnb founder Nate Blecharczyk
  • Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi
  • Quora CEO Adam D’Angelo
  • Andela founder Iyinola Aboyeji
  • Gigster founder Debo Olaosebikan
  • Replit CEO Amjad Masad
  • Former Facebook CTO Mike Schroepfer
  • And more

Join An Amazing team

Team Includes

  • 🔥 >50% former founders, many of mission driven organizations like mPharma (Africa’s best health tech startup, 1k people $100m raised) and CodePhenix (Europe’s largest coding bootcamp for inmates)
  • 🧑‍🔬 Patents holders
  • 🧠 A national math olympiad winner and former Typescript team member
  • 🌍 ~16 nationalities for ~19 people
  • 🤫 And more: a published poet, a sailing world champion, a cricket team coach, two musicians drawing hundreds for concerts, etc.

Also, the number one thing newcomers notice is that people are truly kind 😇. More on this when we meet!

Perks and Benefits

Non-standard stuff

  • 👋 "We Got Your Back" Budget: Life's little necessities shouldn't be a hassle. Need daycare, new glasses, or a taxi ride? Consider it covered.
  • 🌱 Growing You Budget: Your personal and professional growth is our priority. Are you continuing your studies, studying something new or want to learn a new skill. We will help!
  • 🌎 We are a fully remote company — We hire the best people in the world without restriction. Work wherever and in whichever timezone you want, and travel around the world to meet the team during quarterly onsites.

Standard stuff

  • 🌏 Onsites
  • 🏝 Unlimited Paid Time Off
  • 🍽 Meals with fellow GitStarters
  • 📞 Something missing? Tell us

Finally, we offer competitive compensation and meaningful equity along with a chance to make a significant contribution to changing the lives of millions of engineers across the world.

Hackweek Based recruiting

We are weird about hiring. We’re skeptical of resumes and we don’t trust interviews (we’re happy to talk though!). Since nothing beats working together, we love inviting people for a hackweek (or hackweekend) - come hack on a problem with us and see if you like it!

It’s compensated, of course. And fast: we typically extend offers within 3 working days, starting from the end of the hackweek.

Not sure whether this is for you? Read this candidate's feedback!

See, I've been in the industry for quite a long time. And I had lots of interviews and interviewers throughout my career. Some were good, while some sucked big time; as usual. HOWEVER, and I'm not even exaggerating when I say this - interview experience with GitStart was not even ONE OF the best, but absolutely THE BEST I ever had in my 15 years career. Every person that I spoke to in the process was EXTREMELY charismatic, really eager to learn about myself and, what's more, it was absolutely obvious that they LOVED GitStart. I have NEVER EVER EVER seen anything even remotely like this. So how was the process? Amazing! I actually enjoyed it and was looking forward to more of it :D

For this internship we'll probably replace the hackweek with a short hackday.

How to apply

We'd love to meet you! If you’re interested, head here!

If you want to read more about the team first, you'll find more at Humans of GitStart.