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TokBox Overview

San Francisco, CA
51 to 200 employees
2007
Company - Private
Cable, Internet & Telephone Providers
Unknown / Non-Applicable
TokBox, part of Vonage, is the leader in Web Real-Time Communication (WebRTC). We are changing the way people communicate in the digital world. Our OpenTok platform enables seamless embedding of real-time video, voice, messaging, and collaboration experiences into web and mobile ... Read more

Mission: Powering creativity through communications.

TokBox – Why Work With Us?


We're changing the way people communicate online.

TokBox develops and operates OpenTok, a global service that enables you to add live face-to-face video experiences to any web or mobile property. We believe that integrating live video into products should be simple, whether you’re developing an app for one-to-one calls or for complex large-scale broadcasts.

OpenTok is a flexible platform that leverages cutting-edge video, audio, and networking technologies such as WebRTC to bring the best possible experience to your browser or device through simple APIs.

On August 1, 2018, TokBox was acquired by Vonage (@vonage), the leading provider of cloud communication services for consumers and businesses.

Our team is dynamic and energetic, but most of all, we're passionate about building innovative products and having fun in the process.  

Based in downtown San Francisco, CA and a short walk from CalTrain and Bart. Additional offices are located in Spain, Australia, and England. 

Come work with us

TokBox is transforming how people communicate in the digital world. We’re looking for talented people who want to drive forward the embedded communications revolution. happens on all Internet-connected devices, and who want to have some fun along the way.

TokBox team members like to work together, embrace direct communication, enjoy inventing creative solutions to most challenges, and are driven to succeed. We team locally and at distance, embrace opportunities to experience and work with diverse cultures, and like to solve difficult problems. We are passionate about changing the way the world communicates.

If that sounds like you, then take a look at the positions we’re hiring for and drop us a line.

The live video market is growing fast, and so is our team. Come join us!

TokBox Reviews

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    "Great experience, lots of growth, great team"

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    Former Employee - Software Test Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Software Test Engineer in San Francisco, CA
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    I worked at TokBox full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Folks who work here are awesome. Some of the best folks who allowed me to grow as an engineer.
    - Opportunities to grow available for those who are willing to grasp opportunity
    - Fun vibrant community with options for humor and conversation.
    - If you are a fan of foosball, the competition is intense.
    - Genuinely one of my favorite places to have worked.
    - Happy hour in the office on Thursdays.

    Cons

    - Just got by Vonage. So there is a transition period as Nexmo and New Voice Media integrates into the office.
    - Things are a bit tight, but hopefully things improve in the future.

    Advice to Management

    - The people make the office, the culture and the vibe. As the transition occurs make it a habit to make sure that employees are aware of the changes and approve of it. Worst thing you can do is make the office toxic.

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TokBox Interviews

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at TokBox (San Francisco, CA) in March 2018.

    Interview

    I had a couple of phone interviews with related technical engineers then a face-to-face interview with multiple people in TokBox' office. As this is a DevOps position so all the technical questions were of topics such as scaling, monitoring, infrastrucuture as code... The answers are varied based on your own experience of course but obviously they liked mine :).

    One thing that I like about the face-to-face interview is we actually talked about real problems facing TokBox and my current organization and how to deal with them. It turned out to be more of a working session /discussion than interview and we exchanged a lot good ideas how to make things better.

    The upper management has good visions and committment to fullfil those. The employees are very well-mannered and open. Great team feeling in general.

    The offer is definitely a step above Bay Area standard. I had multiple offers at the time so didn't take TokBox in the end because of personal reason. But you are interested in a place to grow your career and also have fun, this is it.

    Interview Questions

    • How to monitor your infrastructure when it speads across multiple data centers or cloud providers? What are the pros & cons of your approach?   Answer Question
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