Don’t get your wires crossed: Crossbeam is a partner ecosystem platform that helps companies collaborate with each other by tapping into the power of data. The company’s technology allows companies to find overlapping customers and prospects with their partners while keeping the rest of their data private and secure. Engineers experienced in Clojure, or with a willingness to learn the dynamic functional language, will thrive here.
Crossbeam is a start-up success story if we’ve ever heard one. Founded in 2018 by serial tech entrepreneurs Bob Moore and Buck Ryan, the company now boasts over five thousand businesses using its platform and several multimillion-dollar funding rounds from world-class investors. That means a growing team to boot. The remote-first workplace’s staff has more than doubled each year since its founding, and team members work across 18 states and growing. Of course, the heart (and HQ) of the company is rooted in Philly with an office at 13th and Walnut.
Think of Crossbeam as an emerging tech leader with the feel of a tight-knit start-up squad. An authentic culture, transparency, and intellectual honesty have always been prioritized at Crossbeam, resulting in an outstanding employee experience.
To stay connected, the Crossbeam team also hosts regular team events, hackathons, annual company wide meet-ups, guest lectures, and celebrations that include their Philly-based and remote team members equitably. The team has enjoyed virtual happy hours, trivia nights, wine tastings, and even a virtual petting zoo. Crossbeam also celebrates team members who go above and beyond with crowdsourced company-wide shoutouts at their monthly All Hands meetings.
Candidates interested in a high-growth environment with an emphasis on team culture and innovation should apply.
For a closer look at Crossbeam’s tech culture, check out the team’s presentation from the 2022 Technical.ly Developers Conference:
“There’s attention being paid within the organization towards representation within our culture. We have a thriving DE&I council and they do a lot of good work to pay attention to how folks are being represented in the culture of our organization. I’m really happy that I work somewhere that pays attention to that, because not everyone does.”Alexa Sarkuni IT Operations Manager
“Curiosity really underlies the culture. There’s an emphasis and an understanding that nobody knows everything and we all need to work together and learn from each other in order to accomplish our goals. One thing that I've really noticed is that there is a lot of space for anyone and everyone to say, ‘I don't know.’ That's true for new people. That's true for people who have been around a while. It's true for people who are maybe newer in their careers and also for staff engineers and the co-founders. There's not just space for it, but an active emphasis and community around learning together and asking questions.”Donna St. Louis Software Engineer
“Usually in a customer success role, you just work with your accounts and that’s it. But, the accounts I work with are sometimes also connecting to hundreds of other accounts. I get to work with companies that aren't even in my portfolio. And it also allows me to collaborate more with my colleagues in the customer success team than I would in a traditional role. That’s really unique to Crossbeam.”Meg McGrath Customer Success Manager
“We are just really proud to be continuing this success story that especially our founders have here in the Philly tech scene. And though we have hired engineers all over the country, we are always excited when we can hire somebody from the Philly area. We're looking to scale up our efforts and really want to just continue to publicize and celebrate the Philly tech scene.”Nick McAvoy Engineering Manager
“I totally have a lot of responsibility, but I appreciate that because with a lot of responsibility comes a lot of opportunities. … On Monday mornings and Tuesday mornings, I’m not waking up and saying ‘Ugh, I have to go to work.’ I get to wake up and say, ‘I have another opportunity to get better at what I do to help grow the business.’”Julian Jones Partnership Champion
“Everyone has the opportunity to feel like their job is important. I know the product can’t run without the engineers, but Crossbeam can’t run without me. Everybody is essential to the company. And I will say not knowing a lot about tech, being in a welcoming environment has helped me learn a lot.”Kelly Panebianco Team Experience Manager
What are Crossbeam’s core values?
Crossbeam was founded on four core values that serve as a throughline for how we operate and make decisions. They are “Trust is our Business,” “Feed the Network,” “Equity,” and “This is Fun.”
What does onboarding look like at Crossbeam?
As a remote-first company, we’ve worked hard to make sure that the onboarding, enablement, and ongoing support of our team members are world-class. From day one, you’re connected with members of the Crossbeam team who are dedicated to making sure you have everything you need, like our Team Experience Manager, Head of People Operations and Business Operations Associate. From there, you’ll connect with your manager and smaller team to get the flow of your day-to-day down. During the first week, we’ll also introduce you to Beamers from every level of the company, like our Partnerships or Product squads, so you get the full scope of what we are creating here at Crossbeam.
We’re very active on Zoom and Slack. We use a Slack App called Donut which allows the team to opt in for random connections with other Crossbeamers to help everyone feel a little more connected remotely.
Everyone’s job at Crossbeam is essential to our success, and we do the work to make sure you know that and have support from the start.
What will new hires learn at Crossbeam?
Coming in on your first day at Crossbeam, we will get you comfortable with the product, industry, and terminology as you begin to learn your new role. For incoming engineers, we built “Crossbeam University,” which helps new hires get acclimated with our tech stack and process. For Sales, we have a demo and CRM certification process that eases you into a client-facing role.
As you become more acquainted with the team and your role, we will continue to help you grow in your career through facilitating internal training, 1:1s with leaders in the company and supporting your participation in external classes and conferences.
We want every new hire to feel comfortable bringing in new ideas and making suggestions to how we can be better. As much as you learn from us, we hope you are able to teach our team as well.
Tips for anyone ready to send their resume over?
● Get familiar with the Crossbeam team and what we’re building. We hire folks who believe in our work and what it offers our partners!
● No one shows up to their first day of work knowing all the right answers to the questions they’ll face. And that’s OK. At Crossbeam, we’re looking for people open to learning and growing with our team as we work towards creating a great product. Active learners and doers, please do apply.
● We really mean it when we say we’re building an equitable workplace. No matter your background, if you think you can apply your special expertise to Crossbeam’s mission, we want to hear from you.