Let’s build something great together

If you’re seeking intellectual growth, limitless opportunity and a team that not only has your back but challenges you too, then Kahuna is the place for you. We’re looking for inspired, passionate thinkers and doers to help us with our mission.

The Kahuna Mission

Kahuna is obsessed with continuously improving how digital marketplaces engage with buyers and sellers in a meaningful way.

Although marketplaces are complex entities, the Kahuna team is diligently committed to addressing their evolving needs and challenges. By working closely with clients and conducting ongoing research, we aim to stay ahead of the curve.

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Our Investors

 

Sequoia Capital

Tenaya Capital

SoftTech VC

Kahuna Core Values

1. WE THINK 10X.

  • We are ambitious together.
  • We reject the status quo.
  • We promote a dynamic exchange of ideas.
  • We take big risks and learn from them.

#think10x

2. WE HUSTLE.

  • We are biased towards action.
  • We work with energy and velocity.
  • We keep ourselves accountable.

#hustle

3. WE SPEAK UP.

  • We are open with each other.
  • We value constructive feedback.
  • We recognize those who live our values.

#speakup

4. WE KEEP IT REAL.

  • We seek out diverse points of view and listen to those who share them.
  • We are empathetic and share our vulnerabilities.
  • We don’t take ourselves too seriously.

#keepitreal

What We Offer

Health Benefits

We’ve got you covered. We offer 90% coverage for your medical plan and cover your dependents at 50%. We also offer dental and vision coverage.

Balance & Rest

We believe in work-life balance. Seriously. In addition to 10 paid holidays, we have a flexible vacation policy. Just check in with your manager when you need time off.

Location

Kahuna’s HQ is located in downtown Redwood City and offers a spacious modern workplace and is conveniently located across the street from Caltrain.

Ownership

We hire the best and believe that all full-time employees should have an equity stake in our future success, so stock options come with every full-time role.

Food & Drink

Employees enjoy a scrumptious menu for team lunches and happy hour every Thursday. We also have a kitchen stocked with healthy (and some not-so-healthy) snacks and drinks.

Additional Perks

We offer a 401(k) plan, flex spending & commuter benefits plans, subsidies for cell phone reimbursement, and an annual stipend for continuing education and professional development.

Current Open Positions

Senior UI Engineer

Kahuna helps successful B2C marketers fully leverage their consumer data to improve message engagement and conversion. Using AI algorithms, we make consumer messaging intelligent.

What you get to do every day:

  • Design and implement new UI components, features, bug fixes and enhancements, working with ES6, ReactJS, and style sheets(html5/css3)
  • Build unit tests using Jasmine and Karma
  • Be a collaborative and valuable member of the team that is responsible for all aspects of the software development lifecycle
  • Continuously stay on top of industry tools and trends in web development

What you bring to the role:

  • Strong working knowledge and experience with Javascript(ES6), HTML5, CSS3
  • 5+ years’ experience developing applications with ReactJS or similar technology
  • Familiar with Jasmine or similar test framework
  • Solid understanding of NPM, NodeJs, Gulp, RequireJS

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Product Design Lead

If you are passionate about the design challenges that come with machine learning and data-driven automation and solving real-world business challenges, you might fit well as Kahuna’s Product Design Lead!
As the Lead Designer and part of the product team, you will collaborate closely with our design, product management, and engineering teams along with other cross-functional partners and our customers.

 

What you bring to the role:

  • You have a design portfolio that shows experience with designing the user experience and product for B2B SaaS applications or platforms.
  • You are highly skilled in both interaction and visual design, and thrive working on deliverables throughout the product development lifecycle to support design discussions and make decisions to ensure the highest quality product delivery.
  • You can put yourself in the customer’s shoes, to sympathize with user’s pain points, and work with teams to keep iterating on product improvements.
  • You know how to turn complexity into simplicity for user delight through your design creativity.
  • You not only enjoy designing the product but also providing mentorship to junior designers and being the advocate for user-centered design.

 

Requirements

  • Ability to understand technical challenges and work hands-on with engineering teams to find a balance between desired UX and technical feasibility.
  • Ability to quickly move requirements from concept to wireframes to UI designs with necessary specs for development.
  • Ability to manage multiple design projects and prioritize them with PMs to set up the design tactic.
  • Design user interfaces that meet user needs, customer feedback, and feature requirements.
  • Work collaboratively with front-end engineers to create a functional and beautiful product.
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple UX projects.
  • Excellent communication skills to advocate for user-centered design and communicate design concepts and vision to the teams.

 

Minimum Required Qualifications

  • 5-7 years experience in user experience design and user-centered design practices
  • Degree in related or relevant field
  • Ability to work in an agile and fast-moving design environment

Bonus Points

  • Experience working on MarTech, AdTech, or Marketplace Applications

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How to Apply

If you think you’d make a good fit for any of the above job postings, please send your resume as an attachment to careers@kahuna.com, including the title of the job position in the subject line. We’ll get back to you soon. Thank you for your interest in Kahuna!

“When I joined Kahuna, I was able to make an impact on my team right away. The company is super supportive of its employees and I feel encouraged every day to bring all my experience and skills to help build and support a great product.”
Brittany Gonzalez, Technical Support Specialist
“I really love coming into the office with an idea in my head only to be stopped by someone else telling me they have an idea! That’s the best way to start the day. It happens often.”
James Sprinkle, Head of Engineering
“I have never worked anywhere that has given me such strategic and creative freedom than at Kahuna. The culture here gives me the confidence to speak up and bring my ideas to the table—and I know I'll be heard.”
Sesame Mish, Marketing Manager, Content & Demand Generation

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