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Goodwater Data Engineer

Full Time

We are looking for data engineers and scientists who love building products and solving large-scale data problems using machine learning and AI. Our team is creating innovative software solutions for Goodwater and our portfolio companies.

Do these qualities describe you?

  • Curiosity: You notice patterns and phenomena and ask “why?” You’re hungry to learn the broader context and consequences of your work.
  • Quantitative and qualitative thinking: You seek out the best available data and explore it to answer “why?” Your analyses and insights are guided and vetted by your qualitative understanding of consumer behavior and market trends.
  • Humble and collaborative: You have come to realize that the more knowledge you gain, the less you actually know, and that pushes you to continually seek knowledge from others. You are also eager to share your knowledge and insights with others.
  • Entrepreneurial: You’re comfortable with moving fast and adapting to fluid roadmaps and priorities. You aren’t afraid of failure and look for creative solutions to overcome challenges.

If this sounds like you, here are some qualifications we’re looking for:

Required:

  • Experience building large-scale data pipelines
  • Experience implementing machine learning models using TensorFlow, scikit-learn, or other libraries
  • Proficiency in one or more of Java, Python, R
  • Fluency in SQL

Preferred:

  • Experience with time series analysis and forecasting
  • Experience building frontends to interact with your models
  • Experience evaluating investment opportunities, for example at a bank, VC firm, or hedge fund

Interested? Contact Us

Executive Assistant/Office Manager

Full Time

The mission of Goodwater Capital is to empower exceptional entrepreneurs who are changing the world. We are 100% focused on early stage consumer tech, an area that we define simply as apps and services adopted directly by consumers. Goodwater is founded on the belief that we are experiencing an explosion of new consumer-driven opportunities in communications, community, and commerce. We are excited to see great entrepreneurs pioneering powerful new platforms to serve consumers across a broad range of industries including local services, marketplaces, health care, education, financial services, and wearables… just to name a few. Goodwater is focused on Series A and Series B consumer tech investments and our chief investment criteria is simple — a product or service that early customers LOVE. Goodwater was founded in 2014 and manages nearly $400M across two venture capital funds. We are actively investing and building a growing portfolio of exciting consumer audience, commerce, and platform companies.

Your role & goal:

As the Executive Assistant/Office Manager, you will work directly with the entire team to manage the daily operations of the company at our office in San Mateo, CA, to help shape the culture and morale of the team. This is an opportunity to work in an exciting, highly entrepreneurial venture capital firm focused entirely on consumer tech.

  • Provides high-level administrative and business support to leadership team, including coordinating meetings, scheduling, conference room set up, transportation
  • Responsible for calendaring, domestic/international travel arrangements, expense reporting
  • Maintain strict level of confidentiality and use discretion with sensitive information
  • Responsible for front-of-office services for all guests
  • Planning and coordinating activities and events – team outings, company parties, in-office events, etc.
  • Creativity to support executives with personal admin needs (family, travel, gift-giving, etc)
  • Keep the office running smoothly: maintain supplies, keep kitchen stocked, maintain communication with office vendors, greet visitors, and generally ensure our space looks and feels bright & fresh
  • Act as primary liaison between the company and office building management (e.g., repairs, building code compliance, etc.)
  • Collaborate with operations leader on marketing strategy and tactical execution
  • Maintain vendor relationships and assist with venue selection, event production and programming
  • Own all on-boarding, off-boarding, file maintenance and other administrative tasks
  • Upkeep employee morale! Assist with event planning, keep track of birthdays and anniversaries, and make sure we stop to have fun

You Should…

  • Excellent communicator, both written and verbal
  • Excellent time management and ability to shuffle priorities on the fly
  • Love delivering incredible customer experience for internal and external interactions (hospitality experience a huge plus!)
  • Strong attention to detail, and a commitment to quality
  • Excellent organizational skills that allow for successful multi-tasking
  • Ability to work successfully as a team
  • Strong knowledge of Excel/Google sheets, Google calendar, Powerpoint
  • Maintain the utmost level of confidentiality, discretion and integrity
  • Positive, “can do”, team player; very personable
  • Flexible and can easily move between projects
  • 2-4 years of executive support experience
  • Unfailing positive attitude, high energy and hard-working spirit
  • Working knowledge of social media platforms a plus
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher
  • Love of consumer tech!

Additional info

  • Full-time in San Mateo, CA
  • Competitive salary
  • Generous benefits including comprehensive healthcare, flexible schedule, etc.

Send a resume to cpark@goodwatercap.com with background about yourself and why you think this would be the perfect fit for you.

Goodwater Full-Stack Engineer

Full Time

We are looking for passionate developers excited about consumer technology and the startup ecosystem. We want to work with engineers who are self-motivated and eager to push themselves to learn more and grow, just as we are.

Do these qualities describe you?

  1. Curiosity: You drive to be an expert does not prevent you from being interested in other aspects of the tech stack, the space (investing) or our market (consumer technology). You understand that learning outside your core discipline can translate into better results in your area of expertise.
  2. Values-oriented: You measure success by your ability to create value for our end users. You pride yourself in high quality work and strive to make good results repeatable.
  3. Results-driven: You’re comfortable with moving fast and adapting to fluid roadmaps and priorities. You aren’t afraid of failure and look for creative solutions to overcome challenges.
  4. Humble and collaborative: You have come to realize that the more knowledge you gain, the less you actually know, and that pushes you to continually seek knowledge from others. You are also eager to share your knowledge and insights with others.

If this sounds like you, here are a few qualifications we’re looking for:

Required:

  1. Excitement about data processing, frontends or communications services.
  2. Proficiency in frontend technology including Javascript, HTML, and CSS and/or backend technology including C++/Java.
  3. Willingness to work hard and grow in a fast paced dev team.
  4. A desire to wear multiple hats and learn other technologies.

Preferred:

  1. Worked in a startup, incubator environment or equivalent course experience where moving fast and developing iteratively is standard.
  2. Familiarity with quality and scalability designs and best practices.
  3. Familiarity with developing web services and/or working with databases.
  4. Proficiency in one or more of Java, Ruby on Rails, Python.

Interested? Contact Us

 

Goodwater Investment Team

Full Time

Are you an expert in consumer tech audience, eCommerce, or services companies? Do you want to expand your expertise further by learning how to identify and invest in the best startup companies in each consumer category? We are looking to grow our investment team with people who love learning about the whole spectrum of consumer tech companies from startup to market leaders and identifying the key patterns of successful companies. Investment team members are empowered to learn everything there is to know about the companies, teams, products, and business models in a specific category from early stage startups to public market giants.

Goodwater’s investment team is passionate about empowering exceptional entrepreneurs by helping to fund and build the the next generation of great consumer companies that change the world. You will have the opportunity to impact the entire spectrum of our investment process, including:

  • Investment thesis development
  • Diligence and primary research
  • Portfolio company support

What makes you a perfect fit for Goodwater’s investment team:

  • You love research: If you are incessantly curious to learn more, this role will fit you well. Investing is all about seeking the truth. You are self-motivated to find creative and structured methods to uncovering insights that will drive our investment decisions.
  • You love products: New apps, websites, or consumer services catch your attention and you are quick to learn more about the ones that have something special to offer and try them out before anyone else.
  • Entrepreneurial: Similar to our portfolio companies, Goodwater is a fast growing venture and requires team members who are builders and like to get their hands dirty.
  • Service oriented: Venture capital is fundamentally a service business and we exist to serve and support our portfolio companies.
  • Consumer technology is second nature to you: 140 character tweets, vertical e-commerce, the disruption of broken industries such as healthcare and finance – our team members live and thrive in the world of apps and internet services that impact the day to day lives of consumers.

An ideal candidate has some or all of the following experiences:

  • Base level of professional experience in an analyst role – 1-2+ years of consulting or investment banking.
  • Exposure to developing investment theses and making investments – 1-3 years at an investment firm, such as a hedge fund, private equity and/or venture capital firm.
  • Experience in a fast-growing consumer startup – 1-2 years in product management, product marketing, or data science.

Interested? Contact Us

About Goodwater Capital

The mission of Goodwater Capital is to empower exceptional entrepreneurs who are changing the world. We are 100% focused on early stage consumer tech, an area that we define simply as apps and services adopted directly by consumers. Goodwater is founded on the belief that we are experiencing an explosion of new consumer-driven opportunities in communications, community, and commerce. We are excited to see great entrepreneurs pioneering powerful new platforms to serve consumers across a broad range of industries including local services, marketplaces, health care, education, financial services, and wearables… just to name a few. Goodwater is focused on Series A and Series B consumer tech investments and our chief investment criteria is simple — a product or service that early customers LOVE. Goodwater was founded in 2014 and manages nearly $400M across two venture capital funds. We are actively investing and building a growing portfolio of exciting consumer audience, commerce, and service companies.