Hello ✨

We're Happy Scribe, a 100% bootstrapped startup based in Barcelona.

We offer transcription and subtitling services by combining AI with the expertise of language professionals to create a 5-star product. We're working on one of the fundamental problems of this decade: speech-to-text technology.

We're just 10 people at the moment, but growing fast and profitable and we're building the team thoughtfully and with a lot of care.

What will be your mission as an Engineer at Happy Scribe?

  • Build product features from start to finish. You'll wear many hats during the creation process while you conceive, design, implement, ship and maintain them β€” think features to improve the editing experience.
  • Build the scalable infrastructure needed for the transcription of the future β€” like identifying coupling and extracting concerns into small and scalable services.
  • Improve the performance, reliability, and efficiency of our systems β€” for example finding bottlenecks in the transcription pipeline and optimizing them to reduce overall turnaround time.
  • Design and implement processes and internal tools with simplicity and productivity in mind β€” such as a tool to sync valuable user feedback with the internal database.

This might be for you if...

  • You're product focused. You want to listen to customers, and build the product that will solve their needs.
  • You care about the business implications of anything you build. You don't go after the shiny stuff, but see it as a balance of craft, speed, and the bottom line.
  • You can learn most technologies as you go. You're pragmatic about them, it's about the tools and tradeoffs, not ideologies.
  • You love steep learning curves, and are not afraid to learn about subjects that are outside of the comfort zone.
  • You get things done. There are lots of people who are really excited about tons of things. Only some of those are excited about completing things.
  • You care a great deal about your work. When something is off it's almost offensive to you.
  • Bonus: You're fluent with Ruby/Rails, React, modular architectures...

Hiring Philosophy

We’re excited about people who are already experts in their fields as well as people who are not yet specialised but show high potential. By β€œhigh potential” we mean people who have demonstrated the ability to ramp up quickly in a new domain and produce results.

We are not credential-drivenβ€”rather, we want to understand your unique background and what you can contribute to our team.


Happy Scribe is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome all applications from all people and all walks of life.

How to Apply

πŸ’Œ Interested? Send an email to careers@happyscribe.co.

  • Send your application in English πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§.
  • Include links that best showcase the relevant things you've built and done; portfolio, LinkedIn, Github, websites, photos...
  • Answer the contrarian question β€” What important truth do very few people agree with you on?.

Make sure you read About Us Β· Life & Team Β· Why Happy Scribe? before applying.

Questions about the role? Contact claudia@happyscribe.co.

We have a lot more open roles, check them out here.