JOBS

Los Angeles

Los Angeles Engineering Studio Programs Manager (apply through The Mission Continues)

Veterans Fellowship: Science Studio (apply through The Mission Continues)

San Francisco Bay Area

Regional Director, Technovation Challenge

Bronx, New York

The Mission Continues Veterans Fellowship: Science Studio (apply through The Mission Continues)

Remote

Director of Software Engineering

Software Engineer

Useful Resources

Yujin Chung’s Blog – Thoughts on Breaking into VC

Iridescent’s Blog – How to get hired

Iridescent’s Blog – Why we ask candidates to complete screening tasks

We use this interview process: A method for hiring

Required Reading (within the first year of joining)

  1. Willpower (how to increase persistence)
  2. Influence – The Psychology of Persuasion (Charlie Munger’s favorite book)
  3. On Writing Well (anyone who writes five sentences a day should read this book)
  4. Zilch (how to move mountains with little resources)
  5. The Art of the Start (get you over your fear of starting a venture)
  6. Switch (how to get other people to do what you want them to do)
  7. Mindset (how to get over your own mental roadblocks and negative attributes and how to provide the right feedback to children)
  8. Remote (on working in a virtual organization)
  9. Rework (fresh perspectives and lessons from the field put down by a small software development company that has been very successful)
  10. Something Incredibly Wonderful Happens (story of Frank Oppenheimer and the Exploratorium)
  11. The Checklist Manifesto (how to make sure the most important things get done and how to ensure this happens at a large scale and in complex scenarios)
  12. The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (the limitless horizons children are capable of reaching for)
  13. Unlocking the Clubhouse (why there aren’t enough women in computer science)
  14. What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20 (on entrepreneurship)
  15. Nuts! (how Southwest Airlines’ entrepreneurial and idealistic philosophies have helped them survive, grow and be sustainably profitable. This book gives you plenty of data proving that its possible to be a very large and successful company while being lean, innovative, entrepreneurial and nimble)
  16. The Cognitive Style of Powerpoint: Pitching Out Corrupts Within (a must for anyone who has to make a presentation)
  17. Article by Paul Graham on Startups and Growth Rate
  18. Article by Paul Graham on recruiting users

Ongoing resource: Ben Horowitz’ blog (on leadership and entrepreneurship)

Iridescent’s Culture

We value freedom, ownership, hard work and learning.

The following systems support these values at various levels: