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Manas is all about finding new ways of working together. We aim to create opportunities for a healthy work-life balance, and have been doing so for 18+ years. Are you ready to explore with us?

As an organization working at the intersection between complex problems and intuitive user experiences, our team is also made of intersections: we are software engineers, scientists, mathematicians and designers. If you think you can add to this colorful band of unconventionalists, please reach out. We’d love to meet you!

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Job positions

We are always on the look for interesting people who like to solve interesting problems. We build software, so naturally having an engineering background is a plus. Fluent english is a must. An open mind is non negotiable.

Crystal Community Manager
Anywhere

We are looking for a person to be the spirit that listens, gels, catalyzes and stewards our wonderful Crystal community. As the Crystal Community Manager, you would work with our Communications Lead to define and implement strategies to grow and unleash the potential of Crystal's contributors, users and fans. 

You would do so by participating in all Crystal channels, bridging the community needs and feedback with the core team, and constantly communicating the plans and news. You will also lead the relationships with sponsors and present on online and live events.

Required experience

We are looking for candidates who have:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Had a major role leading and communicating with a large and technically complex open-source community.
  • Designed and built community initiatives.
  • Have handled heated online conversations with kindness, respect and good conflict resolution skills.
  • A good understanding of computer science and software engineering (being able to write code is not a must)

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Design your own role
Anywhere

The base assumption behind our organization model is that the traditional, linear, fragmented, ascendent, specialized, fixed model for defining roles and team interactions is no longer correspondent with the tenets of reality (if it ever was). 

You don’t necessarily have to fit with a specific role we’re hiring. We believe every person is unique and different, and that our teams benefit from diversity and skills that we often didn’t know we were looking for until we found them. So, if your profile doesn’t fit the listed job descriptions and offers, that’s OK.

We have a knack for multidisciplinary people, a mix of science and arts, odd backgrounds, and experiences. Check out the kind of projects we work onthe way we organize ourselves, and if you think you can and want to contribute to our mission, we’re more than happy to get to know you and see if we can build great stuff together.

Required experience

We are looking for candidates who have:

  • Designed or built stuff. Any type of stuff.
  • Great communications skills; we love a good writer.
  • An open and fresh perspective on life.
  • A love for arts, science and technology.
  • Unrelentless curiosity

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Front-end Software Engineer
Anywhere

As a Front-end Software Engineer at Manas.Tech, you will work on the full life cycle of product development with a focus on building the front-end of web applications. From supporting the design and specification of new features, to getting a system ready to go to production, you will have the opportunity to get involved in the areas and aspects that make you tick and interact with a rich team. You will get to work on innovative apps, using modern stacks and frameworks.

Required experience

We are looking for candidates who have:

  • Developed complex responsive web apps for more than 2 years using HTML5 and CSS3
  • Experience working with modern frameworks such as Vue, Angular, React or Svelte.
  • Excellent grasp of the workings web of client-server interactions.
  • Acquired a solid understanding of computer science and software engineering.
  • Formed part of teams building production-ready software products following agile methodologies.
  • Used modern development tools and practices

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Quality Assurance Engineer
Anywhere

As a quality assurance engineer at Manas.Tech, you will work with our different teams, leading the efforts to constantly raise the quality bar of the multiple products with ship to production on a weekly basis.

By being involved in each phase, from the design and specification of new features, to getting a system ready to go to production, you will focus on designing and implementing strategies for automating testing of web applications, mobile apps and backend infrastructure.

Required experience

We are looking for candidates who have:

  • Excellent grasp of test automation for web, mobile and backend systems.
  • Good programming skills, writing maintanable testing codebase.
  • Acquired a good understanding of computer science and software engineering.
  • Experience with tools such as Cypress, Capybara, Appium
  • Formed part of teams building production-ready software products following agile methodologies.
  • Used modern development tools and practices

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Systems Reliability Engineer
Anywhere

As an SRE at Manas.Tech, you will be responsible for designing, implementing, monitoring, and constantly improving server infrastructure for many of our internal and external projects.

You will work in close contact with each of our Team Leads and Principal Engineers to understand their needs and implement modern infrastructure solutions, including CI/CD pipelines, data backup policies, and application performance monitoring.

Required experience

We are looking for candidates who have:

  • Programming skills in infrastructure as code
  • Experience setting up distributed high availability server infrastructure in cloud environments
  • CI experience with tools such as Travis, Circle and Github Actions
  • Expertise with Docker, Rancher and Kubernetes
  • Excellent Linux admin skills
  • InfoSec knowledge

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VP of Business Development
USA

Business Development at Manas.Tech is a unique challenge. We are constantly looking to find and attract innovative companies that positively impact their industries. We work in many complex domains, ranging from bioinformatics to computer language development, so this position is ideal for someone with a passion for science and technology and a curious mind eager to learn continuously.

We don't sell for the sake of selling; we genuinely want to build great long-term partnerships with the organizations we support.

You will have at your disposal a modern and sophisticated set of tools for budgeting, proposal development, and biz dev pipeline management. You will also rely on 18 years worth of excellent case studies on more than 200 projects executed, customer references in Fortune 500 companies, and robust engineering support.

Required experience

We are looking for candidates who have:

  • Impeccable written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience in designing and implementing a business development strategy
  • A demonstrated track record of closing software engineering deals
  • Proficiency in general science and technology
  • Project management and team leadership skills
  • Ability to quickly learn the basics of a new field or domain

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VP of Culture
Anywhere

Contributing to the happiness of people working at Manas has always been at the core of our mission. As our VP of Culture, you will be leading our efforts to continually monitor, redefine and implement what that means.

We believe in providing autonomy, responsibility and removing all unnecessary obstacles to creative freedom at work. At Manas, we remain dynamic by adapting our policies and internal systems to accompany the growth of our team in all aspects.

From evolving our Career Garden to implementing our Decentralized expensing system, you can expect to experience the thrilling adventure of working in an organization at the frontier of new paradigms of working together.

Required experience

We are looking for candidates who have:

  • Participated in the leadership of the HR department of a company of 30+ people
  • Studied and ideally implemented ideas from works like The Chaordic Organization, Reinventing Organizations, The Fifth Discipline, Conscious Business, Sociocracy.
  • Excellent empathic communication skills
  • Experience with facilitation and conflict resolution

Nice to have:

  • Experience working and hiring in the tech industry
  • Bilingual fluency in English (required) and Spanish, French or German.

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What we offer

Be part of an ever evolving organization

Public enemy #1 at Manas is the phrase “that’s how it’s always been”. We are always on the look for opportunities to reduce unnecessary overhead and to increase the creative freedom of our teams. Manas is the vehicle for our work, not something that needs to be managed.

Strive for excellence

Delivering high quality products and keeping our promises is what keeps our clients happy and our business running. We call that excellence. Understanding that people do their best work when they feel connected with their goal, have autonomy to reach for it and enjoy the challenge, we create the context for those things to happen. It makes sense, and it makes room for excellence.

Set your own schedule

Many companies offer “flexible hours”. That means that there is still an expected schedule, and a tolerance around it. We don’t have a schedule. At least, we don’t have *one* schedule. Office hours should be a function of the work, not a function of the office. ‘Full-time’ and ‘part-time’ are terms of the past. We believe in commitments over contracts. You can even take as much vacation time as you need. We know productivity and happiness are not opposing forces, but rather one leads to the other.

Teams are groups of people who trust each other. We ask for three things from you:

  1. That the average number of worked hours over the course of a 3-month-period matches the workload you committed at the beginning of said period. Accordingly, you can review this commitment every 3-months.
  2. That you make sure your work schedule and that of everyone in the team you're working with overlap for a span of 3 or 4 hours a day.
  3. That you let your team know if you are not going to be available for exceptional reasons.

Take ownership of your compensation

At Manas, salaries are designed to acknowledge and compensate individual qualities on a professional and human level, and automatically keep up with inflation.

We calculate compensation using a 4-component structure, that aims to recognize the different elements each of us contributes to the collective efforts, and allows us to allocate resources without resorting to a hierarchical structure, maintaining our systems and mechanisms as transparent and fair as possible.

You can play around with our compensation tool to have a better understanding of what your salary would be if you joined us.

Work from where you are

We like having a shared space where we can get together, work with other people and socialize without screens between us. But some of us live in a different city and some of us work from home, and that shouldn’t get in the way of efficiently working together. The fact that the office can’t move doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t.

Do meaningful work

We have a substantial background of collaboration with humanitarian organizations, contributing technology to alleviate complex problems like natural catastrophes, illiteracy, disease monitoring and environmental risk mapping. It makes us incredibly proud to know that our daily jobs actually save lives.

Unconventional projects

The projects we work on are as unique and diverse in goals and interests as the people in our team and our customers. We have done a multi-modal survey tool that was deployed in 5 countries, we developed an interface for a spacesuit helmet, built a social app for mothers, and even IT without software.

Know the world

We collaborate with organizations from all over the world, and we do our best work when we can interact directly with end-users. That adds up to a lot of traveling: we have collectively traveled over 2,8 million Km. and went to every continent.

Design your work

At Manas, you can choose which projects to join and for how long. Some prefer small projects to frequently change the stack and problem they’re working on, while others like to participate in larger projects and see them evolve. We periodically survey our collective interests, and do our best to find projects that tickle those motivations. Roles are also flexible: you can change roles completely, lead or stop leading teams, take care of new areas, take on more responsibilities or step down from them for a period of time. Every member of our team is empowered and has everything they need to succeed, and that is how we deliver the best of our expertise and creativity.

Grow

An organization grows when the people in it grow. A core principle of life at Manas is learning: you learn by doing, you learn from the people around you, and we learn from you. Furthermore, you have access to budget for courses, books and online materials, attending conferences and any other learning tool that you need to become your best self and do your best work; no questions asked, no bureaucracy.

Not a factory

Cookie-cutters are great for making cookies. For everything else, we steer away from them. We believe tools are a function of the problem to be solved and of the needs and wants of the individuals who will be using it. In line with this, we use the appropriate tool for each job, select the right stack and language for the project, adapt the methodology to the needs of the customer, and encourage our teams to adjust details of their processes. This allows our team the freedom to explore and take ownership of their work, and avoid falling into a rut.

Experiment

We don’t know everything, and we don’t expect anyone to. We do expect you to test your ideas and see what works and what doesn’t. We’ve been experimenting with projects since our earliest days, and it is a central part of what we do: it allows us to play with new technologies, find the right tool for each job, explore new domains and, occasionally, scratch our own itches.

One of those experiments has seen an enormous success. Crystal is a programming language born and raised at Manas, designed to run blazingly fast with a very low memory footprint. Since its inception in 2011, it has outgrown even our wildest expectations: it powers infotainment systems in hydrogen-electric trucks, it is used to run genome analysis at speeds previously unheard of, it runs under AI-powered security testing, and many other companies have also built part of their tech stack using Crystal, achieving large performance improvements, while retaining maintainability.

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