WELCOME TO PLATPHORM

WE BUILD PROFITABLE INFORMATION MARKETPLACES

About us


Platphorm provides a soup-to-nuts system that allows businesses to build scalable, reliable, marketplaces where buyers pay sellers for information delivered by voice, mail, chat, SMS, or recorded phone message.

What does our system do? Well, say you just got a puppy and you’re interested in asking questions of a real, live expert on how to best train him. Google can’t help you. Nor can Yahoo, Bing, or any traditional search engine. However, a site powered by our platform can: You type in “puppy training” and instead of getting a list of pages, you get a list of people — real people — ready to speak with you live over the phone to answer your questions or via mail, chat, or SMS. You can browse each provider’s profile, look at their ratings, and read written feedback left by others.

When you find a provider you like, you press a “Call Now” button and our system initiates a call to you, then the provider, and you are connected to talk for whatever price per minute (or call) the provider has set. It’s that simple. We white-label this system for other companies in any vertical, and handle not just the multimodal communications system, but all customer and community support, provider payment, and systems monitoring.

Founded in 2009, by industry veterans with track records of multiple start-up successes, Platphorm is already stable, profitable, and growing. Headquartered in lovely downtown San Francisco, we have global operations staff in six different countries to ensure 24/7 monitoring of critical systems to meet or exceed our 99.99% uptime goals.

Our Platform



Best In Class System

We’ve built our platform using best in class tools and practices. Our multi-modal applications ride on top of Rails. Our telephony system has been built on top of CCXML & VXML. Our setup is geographically redundant. We even have FusionIO cards in our database servers. We’re serious about testing. We use RSpec, Selenium and our own homegrown call tester for regression testing. We leverage services like New Relic and Airbrake to monitor the quality and performance of our system.

Customer Service, Community and Risk Management

Our platform isn’t just hardware and software. It’s people, too. Of course, the most important people are the ones you fill it with: Buyers and Sellers. But these people need other people to help them to use the system, resolve issues, and make sure everyone is playing nicely and by the rules. That’s where our people come in. When you white-label our system, you also have access to a team dedicated to customer support, community management, and risk management. These experts and the tools they utilize are included in the licensing fees. All that is really left once you provide a look to the site is to market it!

Careers

If you enjoy working with a small, dedicated team and relish making a huge impact on a product, then we’d love to talk to you. Our San Francisco office is steps from the Powell BART/Muni station!

In addition to a competitive salary, we offer health/dental/vision insurance, 401K, work/life balance, Apple laptops, sit/stand desks, a well stocked kitchen and wine on Fridays.


Intermediate / Senior Engineer

What we’re looking for:

Someone who wants to become an integral part of a small upbeat engineering team that’s having fun building things, and to push them to do even better!

Someone who knows good design, who’s not scared by scaling.

Someone who can take a project spec and run with it (but knows that discussing design with the team before running too far is the better move). And if you’re not quite at that stage yet, someone who’s open to being mentored and willing to ask questions.

Requirements:
  Strong CS fundamentals
  You must be curious and an excellent problem solver
  At least 4+ years of software development experience
  A fullstack developer with familiarity of either: React or Ruby on Rails (so if you’re a React .NET gal or guy - you’re a good candidate!)
  Comfortable working on dating-type websites (adult content too).

Benefits:
  Health/dental vision insurance
  401K
  Great work/life balance
  MacBook Pro and 2nd monitor
  Adjustable work desks
  Snacks and Friday Happy Hours!
  Great location Our San Francisco office is steps from the Powell BART/Muni station!

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If this sounds great to you reach out to us today!