We'd love to work with you

We're passionate, curious folks looking to work with passionate, curious folks.

What we care about

  • Freedom, transparency and respect
  • Growing individually and collectively
  • Making a meaningful contribution
  • Building relationships

What we work on

We write Clojure / ClojureScript, Elixir, Go with a dash of Haskell /PureScript, Javascript, Java and Ruby / Rails, in the places those languages make sense.

We've spent significant time scaling and squeezing runtime performance out of Postgres and analytics performance out of HBase and Redshift.

Most of our code is on the backend, and it makes a lot of sense to us to write backend code in a LISP on the JVM, but we're not wedded to it. "Best tool for the job" applies at nilenso -- but the "best" tool needs to be quantified with facts. We love facts. We might be knee-deep in Swift or Rust or C (who knows) next year and we're looking for other open-minded developers to share their excitement with us.


We'll give you all the standard stuff to get your job done: a full workstation and a laptop of your choice (most of us have 15" MacBook Pros but we don't discriminate). We'll get you software licenses and a 4G data dongle if you need to work from the train.

An extensive library (buy any book you want, no questions asked) and frequent conference attendance (whether that’s a bicycle ride to Jayanagar or a flight halfway around the world) act as our baseline. In the last few years, we sponsored and attended a ton of conferences all over the world: IN/Clojure, Clojure/conj, Euroclojure, Clojure/West, StrangeLoop, Functional Conf, FOSSMeet, RubyConf India, JSFoo, rootconf, RubyConf San Diego, React Conf SF, GCRC, Fifth Elephant, and probably one or two we've forgotten. We took the lead in organizing IN/Clojure (the only Clojure conference in Asia) two years running.

Perks and policies

Work aside, healthy lunch is served in the office every day. In addition, there’s masala chai, degree coffee and nimbu pani for those afternoons when nothing else will do. Someone wanted Aeropress, so we got one of those too. We’ve always had cut fruit (better for you than deep fried basura) to munch on. The pantry is stocked with biscuits and soft drinks, bread and maggi. We head out as a team every week, and on company retreats a few times a year.

We know that not everyone can or wants to work from our office in Bangalore. As of 2019, we have two fully remote employees on staff, and plan to hire more.

A more comprehensive list of our company policies are outlined here .

If there's a way we can make the office more comfortable or fun, we'll do it. If we can help you with something else, just ask. We'll try.

We ♥

  • Knitting
  • Rock climbing
  • Cycling
  • Motorcycling
  • Human languages
  • Composting
  • Board games
  • Video games
  • Anime
  • Blue Planet
  • Making music
  • Traveling

We're not fans of

  • Giving 120%
  • Working weekends
  • Opaque decision making
  • Noisy open offices

More about us

nilenso is an employee-owned technology cooperative in Bangalore.

What this means for you:
  • We are a completely transparent organisation that believes in self governance. Being a part of nilenso means that there are no corporate secrets: we go out of our way to inform everyone in the company of our financial position, salaries and future plans.
  • Everyone in the company has authority and autonomy. Everyone with authority is responsible for how they wield it.

Get in touch

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