Avala

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Economic Opportunity for Every Human Being

We're on a mission to provide every human being with access to economic opportunity. Avala is looking for world-class talent ready to tackle challenging projects that will ultimately enable a more abundant economic future for all humanity. We are building a team of multidisciplinary experts passionate about making a world-changing impact.

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We need Jedi's

We've seen how incredibly hard work and innovative solutions can result in exponential gains, so we prioritize hiring top talent and cultivating a culture based on merit.

We believe that connecting people to dignified digital work and paying them equitable wages can solve some of the world’s most pressing challenges – from reducing poverty, to empowering marginalized communities, and mitigating climate change.

Through the combination of our technology platform and worker training programs, we increase economic opportunity for those in underserved communities while enabling the fastest and highest-quality "digital manufacturing" services and infrastructure available today.

We’re a company built by former operators and understand the struggle it can be to feel like your work has no impact even as you sacrifice your precious time for it. At Avala, we’re enabling a future of abundant economic opportunity for all humanity. And we see that future as incredibly exciting, inspiring, and impactful.

We’re building an elite team of Jedi caliber engineers, product builders, designers, and innovators, and are constantly on the lookout for the world's best and brightest people to make the future we envision a reality.

We'd love to hear from you if you believe you have what it takes.

Founder and CEO Avala, Emal Alwis
Founder and CEO Avala, Emal Alwis
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Our team

At Avala, we're solving the world's most important problems with talented individuals who share our passion to change the world. Our culture is fast-paced, energetic and innovative.

Our team is made of ex-Founders, builders, creators, and dreamers who are skilled in thoughtful implementation. While we are always running, we never stop thinking about the impact and potential consequences of the work that we do. At the end of the day, our collective goal is to ensure that we are working towards a future in which everyone can thrive.

In our former lives, we've helped build some of the most advance products and teams in the world like Tesla Autopilot, Google, NASA, and Adobe to name a few.

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Life at Avala

Headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area with a global team based in 4 continents, we work to build an inclusive environment in which everyone, regardless of gender, race, religion, age, or background, can do their best work.

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What we value

These values guide us in everything that we do, from the technologies that we create, to reimagining the future of work, to redefining relationships between companies and its workers.

Optimize for happiness

Our decisions, intention, results, and motivation stem from trying to please our users, and giving them joy.

Relentless pursuit of results

We do what we promised each other, customers, users, and investors. While effort is recognized, it’s not regarded equally. We care about what you achieve.

Kindness

While being kind may not seem ruthlessly connected to outcomes, it does make work a lot more fun. We suspect that’s key to doing great work over a long period of time.

Velocity

We believe speed is a competitive advantage as a company. As companies get larger, they tend to get slower—we hope to decelerate that as much as possible. You should feel comfortable asking: “Could we do this faster?”

Asynchronous communication

Deep work requires large chunks of time so we try to communicate asynchronously to provide more time for deep work.

Perks and benefits

Prioritizing wellness on and off the clock.

Salary 💸

We offer competitive salaries with performance-based bonuses and raises at will. We believe that a raise doesn’t need to be tied to an annual review.

San Francisco Bay Area 🌁

We're building our core team in the San Francisco Bay Area, and will be continuing to invest in having a physical presence where we can all come together and collaborate in person. We believe that fostering a physical work environment is incredibly valuable and strategic for a company at our stage.

Technology 🖥

We hook you up with a laptop and tech that lets you do your best work.

Unlimited Time Off

Work-life balance is important. We want you to take trips to refresh your brain and inspire you to do your best work (plus we want you to have fun!).

Leveling Up Opportunities 🌱

Our goal is to nurture internal talent to become organizational leaders as we scale.

Team Bonding 🥂

Stay connected with your friends and colleagues. We organize monthly socially distanced group meals and team outings to stay connected.

Stock Options 📈

We believe that all employees deserve to own a part of Avala. Everyone should be rewarded upon a successful company outcome.

Remote Friendly 🌎

At Avala, it’s your contribution to the team that ultimately matters. Despite being located in San Francisco, we anticipate having up to 50% of our team working remotely. We were born in 2020, and have been building a remote culture from day 1.

Insurance 🏥

We offer medical, dental, and vision insurance to all full-time US-based team members.

Flexible Parental Leave 🍼

We understand the importance and demands of a growing family. Parents on the team have the flexibility to work from home or take days off when family needs to come first.

Flex Hours 💪

As long as you are available to collaborate with the team during our core work hours, you can flex your schedule however you’d like. You do you.

Mission-Driven Company 🚀

We believe that you shouldn’t just work for the sake of making money. You should feel like you’re coming to work for a reason.

Career Growth

While this Engineering Ladder is specific to Avala, it is also meant to be very clear (both internally and externally). The aim of this document is to provide clarity, so this should reflect not only what Avala believes, but what is represented in the market. This engineering ladder is comprised of industry standards from Tesla, SpaceX, Khan Academy, and Medium and have been modified, consolidated and applied to Avala's engineering ladder in a way that is both clear and fits Avala's needs as an engineering organization.

Backed by Strategic Top-Tier Investors

We’ve raised several millions of dollars in funding of venture capital, from Valor Equity Partners, Wonder Ventures, MaC Ventures, Flybridge Capital, and many other high profile investors. Happy to tell you how much over the phone.

Current openings

Core Engineering

AI Engineering

Sales

Other

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I get in touch?

You can email us: careers@avala.ai as well as applying directly to the positions by selecting "Apply Now" within the specific openings. If your resume and background appear like a good match, someone will reach out for an initial phone screen.

Where is Avala Located?

We're based in the San Francisco Bay Area, headquartered in Oakland, California.

Are you ok with remote employment?

We hope to hire 50% of our staff as remote employees and we have been building a remote culture from day 1. We do prefer candidates who are already located, or willing to move to the San Francisco Bay Area.

How will Avala make money?

We charge our enterprise customers a fee to use our AI Infrastructure platform. We plan to scale this to many industries, but the first one we are targeting it the Autonomous Vehicle sector.

Are you open to bringing on interns?

Yes! We have a few roles opening up this Summer/Fall and will have more coming later!

What's the interview process like?

We’ll likely do a quick 15-30 minute phone call just to make sure we’re on the same page. After that we typically schedule a few 30-60 minute zoom interview's with several team members to go over your technical abilities and give you the opportunity to get introduced to the team and the product. We try to keep it as quick as we can, usually taking no longer than a week.

How many people do you plan to hire?

We plan to grow the team a bit to around ~25 total people (+10) through the second half of 2021—in which case, we may reevaluate. The next set of people are going to help us to scale to hundreds and eventually thousands of paying customers as we progress to product-market-fit. We’ll be hiring mostly engineers and a few key non-technical roles.

What is work/life balance like at your company?

We usually leave work around 8 PM to have dinner with friends or family. As a result of being an early stage startup, we wouldn’t want to hide this reality to prospective candidates: raw hours actually make a big difference in the impact we can make right now. This won’t always be the case but it is at present. So, often we find ourselves working later on in the evening, on rare occasions a weekend, but it’s mostly driven by personal ambition. We don’t have any expectations of anyone to do so.

Has COVID-19 impacted you in any surprising ways?

Not really. Since Avala is still heavily being developed, we’re largely unimpacted economically and we don’t envision any serious headwinds since Avala is pure software and Avala's community work has largely been remote-first from day 1. Fortunately, we don’t have any major risks with the runway or burn at this point.

At Avala, we're committed to promoting equality, diversity, and inclusion

We are a global community, and we believe our unique qualities must be celebrated as they are critical to our innovation. It's essential to us that you bring your authentic self to work every single day, no matter your age, ethnicity, religion, citizenship, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability status, neurodiversity, or otherwise. Inclusion isn't just an initiative at Avala. We strive to embed it not just into our core values but throughout our entire ecosystem.

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We're on a mission to provide every human being with access to economic opportunity.

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