We’re currently using Greenhouse to manage the hiring process and referrals. All employees should have an account.
It is okay to reference first names and job titles for candidates in the private
hiring Slack channel. However, please do not post feedback.
Add users here. Hiring managers can be added as “Job Admin” for a specific role. Other users can be added as “Basic” users and not added to any roles. This will allow them to make referrals.
By default, all job posts have an introduction and a conclusion that tells the applicant about Meltano and our benefits.
To configure these:
Please note: These settings are per job board. If there are multiple job boards you’ll need to update this setting for each one.
Financial operations includes spending company money, guidelines, and the reimbursement policy.
We expect Meltano team members to take responsibility to determine what they need to purchase or expense in order to do their jobs effectively. We don’t want you to have to wait with getting the items that you need to get your job done. You most likely know better than anyone else what the items are that you need to be successful in your job.
Although non-US team members will not receive reimbursement through Expensify, the company needs to have a single source of truth for expenses. So, all team members will need to use Expensify. You’ll then submit an additional report in Remote to receive reimbursement.
The company will reimburse for the following items if you need it for work or use it mainly for business, and local law allows us to pay for it without incurring payroll taxes. Please keep in mind that while the amounts below are guidelines and not strict limits, any purchase (other than a laptop) that will cost Meltano $1000 USD per item (or over) will require prior approval from your manager.
The below averages are what Meltano usually reimburses. If you prefer to spend more on a given item, that’s okay considering the average price. You are also welcome to expense the
Meltano Average Price in USD portion, and cover the rest with personal funds. For example, if you purchase a high-end Steelcase ergonomic chair, you are welcome to expense the average price per the table below and cover the rest with personal funds. We are encouraging our members to use their best judgment when spending the company’s money.
When reimbursing through Expensify please select “reimbursable” for the portion which Meltano will be covering, and add a note explaining the receipt difference.
Team members should not use a Corporate Credit Card to purchase office equipment for their personal workspace. All office equipment purchases for a team member’s personal workspace should be made on a personal credit card and expensed.
Meltano team members are encouraged to create a comfortable, ergonomic workspace. Please do research to find a chair, desk, and other equipment that facilitate good posture and healthy habits.
Meltano does not reimburse individual software subscriptions (e.g. Apple Music, Krisp, etc.).
Certain types of individual subscriptions are reimbursable, such as VPN service. If you are uncertain whether a particular service is reimbursable, please contact the Operations Analyst.
It is uncommon for you to need all of the items listed below. Please use your best judgement and buy them as you need them. If you wonder if something is common, feel free to ask your teammates.
|Item||Average price in USD||reimbursable amount||Importance||Why|
|Height-adjustable desk||$300 - $500||$500||10/10||We use our desks everyday and need them to be ergonomic and adjustable to our size and needs, whether that is sitting or standing.|
|Ergonomic chair||$200 - $400||$400||10/10||We use our desk chairs hours at a time, and need them to be healthy, supportive, and comfortable.|
|Headphones (wired or wireless, with mic ability)||$100||$100||10/10||We use our headphones everyday during our meetings, to connect with our fellow team members. We need our headphones to be comfortable, functional, and great quality.|
|16:9 external monitor single or dual monitors||$500||$500||10/10||Finding a monitor that is large, comfortable to use with sharpness is extremely important for our eyes and health. You can expense up to two 16:9 monitors (1080p or 4K) if they are required/helpful for your role.|
|Ultra-wide external monitor||$1,000||$1,000||10/10||Finding a monitor that is large, comfortable to use with sharpness is extremely important for our eyes and health. Some team members prefer a single ultrawide monitor over multiple monitors.|
|Keyboard||$250||$250||10/10||Find a keyboard that works for you and is comfortable for your workflow and hand size.|
|Mouse or Trackpad||$80 or $145||$145||10/10||Find a mouse/trackpad that works for you and is comfortable for your workflow.|
|Laptop stand||$90||$90||10/10||Your eyes and head must look at the same angle as you work and so your laptop must be elevated if you are working with an external monitor.|
|Webcam||$80||$80||9/10||If you would like a much better image quality than from the camera in your laptop, a webcam can make video conversation better. For those who interface routinely with clients, leads, and external parties, you may also consider a pricier mirrorless or DSLR camera as a webcam.|
|Dedicated microphone||$130||$130||6/10||For those who routinely interface with clients, leads, media, and external parties — or create regular content for Meltano channels — you may also consider a dedicated microphone to capture your voice with added richness and detail.|
|Portable 15” external monitor||$200||$200||9/10||You have the freedom to work from any location, and having a portable monitor allows that your workflow does not suffer from being constrained to a single small laptop screen.|
|USB-C Adapter||$80||$80||9/10||Most MacBooks only have 1 free USB-C port, so an adapter with additional ports is a necessity.|
|HDMI / monitor cable||$15||$15||9/10||Find a quality cable so that the connection between your laptop and monitor is healthy and secure.|
|Monitor Privacy Filter||$80||$80||8/10||Important if you work in public places and need to be certain your work cannot be seen.|
|WiFi Router with guest functionality||$80||$80||7/10||If your existing router does not allow for isolating your work notebook from your personal devices in your home network, consider buying a router that does.|
|Ethernet connector||$20||$20||6/10||This is if you choose to connect to your internet directly versus by Wi-Fi.|
|Powerline / WiFi network extender||$50 - $100||$100||6/10||Useful for extending your home network to your workspace|
|Laptop bag or backpack||$60||$60||7/10||Carry your laptop and external monitor safely with this travel bag. We recommended you get a bag (or backpack) with straps so the device stays on you when you need your hands free.|
|Laptop cooling pad||$35 - $50||$50||6/10||Useful if you live in a place where summer heat can affect your laptop’s ability to keep itself cool|
If you wish to go over the recommended reimbursement, this is an exception and should first be raised with your manager and if supported, should be raised with the Operations Analyst who will review and respond to the request.
The technology price guidelines are based on acquiring products in the United States. Meltano understands prices may vary based on location. If the product cost is higher in your location, confirm that an equivalent product in the United States would be within the above price guidance.
View the complete list of our tech stack.
Meltano approves the use of Apple and Linux operating systems, Windows is prohibited. The prohibition on Microsoft Windows is for the following reasons:
Apple hardware is the common choice for most Meltano team members, but if you are comfortable using and self-supporting yourself with Linux (Ubuntu usually) you may also choose from the Dell builds below.
We recommend either:
Please only request a Linux laptop if you have experience with this operating system and its requirements, all others, select a MacBook.
We strongly encourage Macs, but we do allow Linux if you are capable of self-support and updates.
For Engineers, Support Engineers, Data Analysts, Technical Marketing Managers, Product Designers, UX Managers, Product Managers, Technical Writers, Digital Production (Dell/Linux) - 16” / 512gig SSD / 32gig RAM / i9 or i7 CPU
Everyone Else (Dell/Linux) - 13” / 256gig SSD / 16gigs RAM / Quad-Core i5 CPU
**NOTE: Max price: the price of the equivalent 16” MacBook pro laptop. Please make sure you order this model minimum 14 days, based on your locality, prior to your desired date to receive.
For Linux laptops, our standard laptop provider is Dell which generally comes pre-loaded with Ubuntu Linux,(to save money by not purchasing a Windows license). Dell in Australia and New Zealand are unable to currrently pre load with Ubuntu Linux, so staff will need to install Linux onto the devices once they’ve been received.
The reasons for using Dell for a Linux laptop are as follows:
There are several manufacturers of laptop systems that offer Linux, but Dell is the only major manufacturer that has done so for years, and it has already worked out shipping issues for all of the countries where Meltano employees live.
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS is the preferred platform due to both stability and an extremely fast patch cycle - important for security patches.
There are opportunities for corporate discounts in the future if we can concentrate purchases from a single vendor.
Dell is a certified Ubuntu vendor with plenty of laptop choices available. They even have their own Ubuntu OEM release of Ubuntu they maintain, and as a result of their effort, the standard Ubuntu 18.04 LTS image natively supports Dell hardware and even firmware updates.
To date, all of Dell’s security issues have involved their use of Windows, not their hardware.
Please see the Calendars page for a list of company calendars.
We use GitLab for project management across the organization. Whether you work in engineering or marketing, GitLab will be the central tool for collaboration and delivery. To ensure end-to-end visibility and asynchronous communication, we use epics, issues, and merge requests to organize our work.
As you work within GitLab, please be sure to follow these best practices:
@username) the people you want to involve in a comment, especially the person you’re replying to. Some people only work through GitLab todos (rather than email notifications), and therefore, they will only see responses to comments/threads if they’re explicitly mentioned.
Please see the Benefits page for more information.
Use calendar quarters (e.g. 2021-Q4) rather than fiscal quarters (e.g. FY22-Q4) when discussing time.
Meltano’s incorporation and mailing address can be found in the Shared 1Password vault item called
Meltano’s phone number can be found in the Shared 1Password vault item called
Meltano Phone Number.