Every engineer has a unique set of values that inform their working style. So does every startup. Values themselves aren't good or bad, but the overlap between your values as an engineer and a startup's values will inform how happy you are at work.

At Commit, we spend all day, every day finding matches between engineers and startups. We've built an internal tool to match startup engineers and promising VC-backed early-stage startups based on their values. We've used a lightweight version of this tool, to create this quiz. We can't introduce you to our startup partners unless you join Commit, but we can suggest which of the largest developer tool companies share your values.

Motivated by autonomy

You care about ownership and freedom. You're self-driven and like to work in a culture that trusts you to make the right decisions.

This is a popular trait! 8 of the 16 top developer tools companies are looking for engineers who are motivated by autonomy. You might be interested in: Stack Overflow, Twilio, PagerDuty, Databricks, Elastic, Digital Ocean, Cloudera, CircleCI.

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Enjoy solving hard technical problems

You prefer to have an impact by solving complex software problems. You're probably happiest working at a company with product managers who evaluate and lay out clear requirements for you.

This is a less common trait. 5 of the 16 top developer tools companies are looking for engineers who enjoy solving hard technical problems. You might be interested in: GitLab, Red Hat, DataDog, Digital Ocean, Cloudera.


Customer-obsessed

You're a product-minded engineer, champion the customer, and like to interact with customers, or at least their support tickets. You're not just executing on tickets, you're solving problems.

This is a popular trait! 7 of the 16 top developer tools companies are looking for engineers who are customer-obsessed. You might be interested in: Stack Overflow, Twilio, Postman, PagerDuty, Databricks, Elastic, MongoDB.

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Prioritize high-quality code

Speed is not an excuse for mistakes. You feel at home at mature companies with the capacity to tackle tech debt, or companies with enterprise customers and/or regulated industries.

This is a popular trait! 10 of the 16 top developer tools companies are looking for engineers who prioritize high quality code. You might be interested in: GitLab, Stack Overflow, LaunchDarkly, Algolia, Red Hat, DataDog, Digital Ocean, Cloudera, Fastly, CircleCI.


Speed wins

You have a bias for action. You're willing to make tradeoffs to move faster and get impatient if things aren't moving quickly enough.