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At Nitro, we're changing the way the world works with documents. From the desktop to the cloud, we make it easy to create, edit, share, sign and collaborate—online or offline.
Over 650,000 businesses run Nitro, including over 50% of the Fortune 500. We're the PDF software partner of choice for Lenovo®, and our award-winning products, including Nitro Pro and Nitro Cloud, are used by millions of people every month in nearly 200 countries.
Australian-founded, we're headquartered in downtown San Francisco with offices in Melbourne, Australia and Dublin, Ireland. One of the fastest-growing private companies in the world, Nitro is also a multiple Inc. 500/5000, BRW Fast 100, Deloitte Technology Fast 50 and Software 500 award winner.
Be Part of the Nitro Good Life
We help the world work smarter—and have plenty of fun while doing it
From fundraising events to charity walks to volunteer programs, donating our money and time is something we take pretty seriously here at Nitro. In fact, our Nitro Gives program helps Nitronauts make the world a better place by offering volunteer time off, donation matching, and charity partnerships.
Where Skills and Shenanigans Meet
We believe in striking the perfect balance between “work hard, play hard.” Every day, we strive to create, collaborate, and innovate just a little better. But this doesn’t mean we take ourselves too seriously. Weekly happy hours, trivia nights, baking competitions, costume contests, and holiday parties give us a way to stay fresh—and an excuse to let loose.
"Our CTO reached out to me when Nitro was getting ready to re-platform into the TypeSafe stack. I was presented me with an opportunity to join the team that was ultimately responsible for building the platform for the next generation of smart documents. I get it—PDFs aren’t necessarily the sexiest thing, but it was clear that our mission was so much more than that—the innovation of productivity workflows was really attractive to me. I mean, who likes papers floating around your workspace?! I hate printing documents out and scanning them—I don’t find that productive at all."
“From our Sales development to our Sales management, we offer an environment that allows Nitronauts the opportunity to grow an exciting and successful career in sales. When I started, there were probably 50 Nitronauts companywide and now we are at about 200 and still growing." – Nick Hughes, U.S. Sales Manager
"I loved that Nitro was very committed to technology, and specifically passionate about Scala. It was clear that the team is committed to creating a culture of engineering and 'always learning', which is what I’ve always done in my career. It was a perfect fit." – Devin Loftis, Director of Platform Engineering
"I’m fromBoston, Massachusetts. The last winter in Boston was so brutal that I actually decided to move out to the West coast. I was looking at theTypesafe partner’s page and I came across various events organized by Nitro—meetups, hackathons—their Scala community involvement was what initially attracted me to the company. Then when I learned about their product offering—I was sold. It doesn’t hurt that the culture, people, and food around San Francisco is amazing, too." – Paul Kinsky, Platform Engineer
“The Nitro Marketing culture fits into the Nitro culture as a whole – we are definitely a creative and VERY silly bunch, but we know when to buckle down and get the task done.” – Laine Riley, Project Manager
"I lived in Melbournewhile I was in college and it was a special city for me. Nitro is Aussie-founded and it was a happy coincidence. I love the culture—it’s very fun yet performance driven—results are everything for us. I feel like I’m working with friends rather than just colleagues. It makes getting out of bed not too much of a struggle and being at work is a lot more enjoyable!” – Alex Acker, Sr. Manager, Marketing & Insights
“It’s really simple: we’re all about being performance-driven, no bullsh*t and being good—to our customers, our candidates and most importantly, our employees.” – Jennifer Trendler, Director of Talent
"The culture at Nitro can be described as “employees first.” And—great for us—happy employees make for happy customers. Naturally, as a Sales department, we care a lot about hitting our goals, but we want to do it in a very collaborative and supportive way." –Dave Belove, VP of Sales Operations and Productivity
I have been working at Nitro full-time
Big product releases
Nice office with dogs
Lots of change
Everyone is stretched
A little disorganized
Too much sales cheerleading
Some product gaps
Advice to Management
Seems like changes from past few years are paying off. Keep it up!
I applied through other source. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Nitro (San Francisco, CA) in April 2014.
Nitro's approach to hiring is pretty much the ideal hiring process you could imagine. Do not expect to be answering on a whiteboard how to search the MST of a huge graph or serialize a BST with parenthesis notation. Don't take me wrong, they want you to have good CS fundamentals but the product mindset is also very important.
First I was prompted to spend some time using the product and give them feedback. I sent an email with 3 points. What is the product for, what would I change or improve and which part of the product I would like to work on.
This went well so I went to 3 onsite interviews, one was to dig a bit more in my technical background, the other two were more of a cultural fit interview.
During the process I was invited to join an internal workshop and I spent an afternoon coding with other engineers.
I came back for an extra technical interview which consisted in giving an idea of how to design a system. I went home and did an iteration on the exercise and sent them an improved version.