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.

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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?.
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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.