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Executive Assistant



San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, May 8, 2024

At Render we are building a powerful, easy-to-use cloud platform to host anything online: from simple static sites to complex applications with dozens of microservices. Render offers the flexibility of traditional cloud providers without their complexity and maintenance headaches so developers and businesses can focus on building products instead of managing servers.

We're a talented and diverse group solving a problem faced by every development team. We iterate quickly while placing the utmost importance on user experience, quality, and reliability. We push ourselves to do better every day. Our organic, product-led growth has already attracted over a million developers. Customers include innovators like Mitchell Hashimoto, the cofounder of HashiCorp, climate unicorns like Watershed, and global enterprises like Red Bull. With our rapidly increasing revenue, we're on to something big.

Applying to Render

Render is scaling rapidly. Our customers have created hundreds of thousands of services on our platform, and the numbers continue to accelerate. Our customers trust us to deliver a secure, reliable and performant cloud — this is our top priority as a company.

We're looking for candidates with high integrity, low ego, and an insatiable drive to learn. We use reasoned discussion and constant feedback to improve as individuals and as a company. We cultivate mutual trust and respect, empowering us to debate ideas effectively and create the best outcomes for our customers and our team.

We especially encourage members of underrepresented groups in the tech community to apply and understand that not all successful candidates will meet each requirement listed.

Our interview process is unique to each role, and we value the candidate experience just as much as our customer experience. We hope your conversations with us reflect a thoughtful process that is illuminative, enjoyable, and respectful of your time.

About the role

Render is looking for an Executive Assistant. As a deep partner to our leadership team, you will work closely with two or more of our executives to enhance their productivity and effectiveness. The ideal candidate is a highly organized, resourceful, and detail-oriented individual with exceptional communication skills and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced startup environment.

We are considering candidates to work out of our San Francisco HQ (~3 days/week).

You will:

  • Act as the first point of contact between executives and internal and external stakeholders, both via email and in-person.
  • Proactively own and manage complex calendars, organize and coordinate meetings and appointments, track key meeting notes, and manage subsequent action items.
  • Develop a strong sense of how to best optimize executives' time, based on your thorough understanding of their highest priorities.
  • Prepare and edit correspondence, presentations, and other documents on behalf of the executives.
  • Manage the executives' inboxes and draft some emails on their behalf.
  • Be a source of feedback for them based on your observations and insights from relationships you've built across the team.
  • Be flexible enough to take on other impactful projects that arise occasionally. (We are a startup, after all!)

We're looking for:

  • 3+ years of experience supporting an Executive at a growing tech company.
  • Prior experience in a startup environment.
  • An ability to operate with a very high level of independence.
  • Strong judgment and decision-making skills. For example, the ability to utilize business context to independently determine how to allocate an executive's time.
  • Exceptional organizational skills, with strong attention to detail. This EA will minimize mistakes by being thorough and quality-focused, and look around corners to get ahead of problems.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Highest level of discretion and ability to handle confidential information with care and confidence.
  • Someone who will establish deep relationships with key stakeholders and throughout the organization.
  • Someone who is comfortable pushing back on requests, when appropriate, to enable the Executive Team to remain focused on the most critical priorities.
  • Proficiency in calendaring, communication, and document management tools. (we use G-Suite, Slack, Slab, Zoom)


  • Our openings span more than one career level. The starting salary for this role is between $130,000 and $150,000 USD. The provided salary depends on many factors, such as work experience and transferable skills, business needs and impact, and market demands.
  • The opportunity is also eligible for equity with early exercise options and extended exercise windows.
  • 4 weeks of paid vacation, available from day one.
  • 14 weeks of fully paid parental leave for all parents to bond with a newly born, adopted, or fostered child. We will also work with you to create a supportive plan of return.
  • Long-term disability, life insurance, and 401K plans.
  • 100% employer-paid medical coverage and 99% employer-paid dental and vision coverage for you and a dependent. FSAs available as well.
  • Monthly lifestyle stipend for wellness, mental heath and therapy, hobbies, etc.
  • Monthly cell phone and internet subsidy.
  • Commuter benefits for Renders in the Bay Area, and home office stipends for remote Renders.
  • Continuous learning benefits & related support.

Render is an equal-opportunity employer. We know employing a team rich in diverse thoughts, experiences, and opinions allows our employees, our product, and our community to flourish. We make all employment decisions, including hiring, evaluation, termination, promotional, and training opportunities, without regard to race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, physical handicap, mental disability, medical condition, disability, gender or identity or expression, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, marital status, height and/or weight.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

We encourage all who are interested to apply. We can't wait to hear from you!