It’s an exciting time to work at UpGuard. Companies worldwide are in the middle of digitally transforming their businesses and they need our help. UpGuard is one of the first platforms IT professionals reach for when solving enterprise-scale operations and development problems.
Enabling the world to trust its technology is an ambitious mission, but we make it work by surrounding ourselves with highly motivated, intelligent, thoughtful people from a wide variety of backgrounds. Within the office, we're casual but not sloppy, shrewd but humble, and passionate without taking ourselves too seriously.
The result is a great product, a company culture that is friendly and candid, and an environment of inclusion and personal growth where every member of our team is encouraged to try new things and reach their full potential.
Now that we've grown a bit, it would be rather difficult to talk about everyone. But the core team—the first dozen or so, who set the tone—were hired with a few key values in common: A natural intellect that could identify what needed to be done, the creativity to come up with a solution (no matter how unorthodox), and the drive to act on it and see it through to completion.
As we grew, we never stopped looking for those qualities in everyone we brought on board, and it's never let us down. We believe every person is far more interesting than their résumé and cover letter would care to admit, and when we reach out and speak with people, we seek to understand their motivations and ultimate goals to see not only if they could help us at UpGuard, but to see if UpGuard can help them on the way to achieving their ultimate career goals.
We don't have any positions that are just faceless cogs in the machine. Every member of the team is here because they are highly intelligent and provide valued contributions. We're big on openly praising our colleagues and sharing information on what's working, what isn't, and what could be improved.
When we set out to grow the company, we settled on a few ideas. First, we knew we had prior experiences that ran the full spectrum from extremely straight-laced and formal corporate settings to stereotypical "startup" to working from bed in our underwear. We took the best bits from each type of environment (minus the bed thing) to create an office culture that encourages everyone to speak their mind and share ideas, and to feel comfortable and confident in doing so. The result is a close-knit team that accomplishes amazing things.
Our office in Mountain View, CA is expansive with an open floor plan that encourages open communication, with quiet areas and private rooms for conversations and focus. We have a communal playlist that plays in the background in common areas, which everyone is encouraged to contribute to. (Except for whoever added the entire Red Hot Chili Peppers discography that time. That was not good.)
Though we've grown recently, we work to retain the good parts of working at a startup without the stereotypical frivolousness. We have no beanbag chairs, and you won't find us spending company money on Nerf guns. We do have a basketball hoop out back, but we don't neglect our obligations or our customers to play—even if we are unstoppable in the paint. In short: we're fun to be around, but we also like to get a lot done.
Ultimately, we know it could never work unless we work hard to keep employees happy and fulfilled.
We cover 100% of the cost of medical, dental and vision for you and your family. It's the right thing to do.
Delivered every day. And there's a fully stocked kitchen and breakroom, because of course there is.
Barbecues in the summer, happy hours, and even the occasional after-hours D&D session. Why not?
Our headquarters is located within walking distance of the light rail and Caltrain transit options. Commuter benefits, too.
We give you the equipment you need to do your best work. A powerful laptop and additional widescreen monitor at your desk are standard-issue.
When we find the right people, we want them to feel comfortable and enjoy their lives outside of work.