We're growing quickly. So can you.
The mathematician and pioneering computer scientist, Richard Hamming, used to go around to his colleagues at Bell Labs — all brilliant engineers, mathematicians, scientists — and ask,
"What are the important problems of your field?"
Then, once the question was answered, Hamming would follow up with,
"Well, why aren't you working on them?"
It didn't always make Hamming new friends, but that sort of attitude did lead the team to eight Nobel Prizes and inventing a lion's share of the technology that went into building modern computers.
Here at Ultraworking, we're working on one of the biggest problems of our age: the nature of work itself.
Before the Industrial Revolution, most people had very concrete, stable ways of working — a carpenter needed to build houses, a cobbler needed to make shoes, a farmer needed to grow crops. Even in the era of modern management, most people were still just responsible for a narrow, well-defined role.
Today, a company can go from serving a hundred customers to a million in the blink of an eye — by adopting the right new technology, new marketing channel, new idea. And that power is no longer just in the hands of CEOs, but everyone with access to the internet.
Old ideas about "work" don't take into account these changes or the pace at which they happen. We believe that's a big problem... and a big opportunity.
At Ultraworking, we're working to bring about a new revolution in human effectiveness. It's a big mission, but it's already well underway.
We've invented technology that reliably and measurably makes even top performers 20% to 400% more effective... while making work more enjoyable in the process.
Our customers love us, we get rave reviews and incredible referral rates, and our tools are being used by incredible people around the world — top entrepreneurs, executives, attorneys, business owners, students, scientists, even employees of organizations like Google and NASA.
Look — let's be real. This is not an easy job. It definitely isn't for everyone.
But if you want to be part of a fanatically driven team that's obsessed with learning, peak performance, and spreading those gains worldwide — you've come to the right place.
Woah. I feel like I 2-3x'd my productivity and consistency. Especially regarding MIW... I am building momentum and I don't know if I would have done this launch without having the insight and clarity from being part of Pentathlon VII.
The biggest thing I realized is that when I focused during Work Cycles, I can get a workday done in 3 hours... By getting the work done in disciplined cycles, that then frees me up to work on bigger things, as well as showing me where I was wasting time in the past.
Getting on a Lights Spreadsheet has been one of the most useful things I have done in my life. I've been running on it uninterruptedly for exactly two years this month and it's helped/helping me build better habits, drop bad ones and track how other things in my life are going.
Are You a Good Fit to Work Here?
We're all pretty intense people. We love life, learning, and pushing the envelope of what's possible. We're obsessed with measurement and improvement — whether that's in reaching customers, developing products, or in our own personal habits.
We're an early stage tech startup. You'll be working side-by-side in the trenches with the founding team — hard, demanding work, but also one of the most exciting and important periods of the company's history.
We choose effectiveness over tradition. Do you work better with a mid-day nap? We support that. Hate morning traffic? Work from 4am to 4pm instead (one of our founders does). Have an idea to make our team more effective? We'll try it. Improvement and experimentation is in our DNA.
We expect autonomy and extreme ownership. If we hire you, it's because we trust your judgement and your ability to deliver. You'll have max control over how the work is done, max responsibility for the outcome, and the satisfaction of seeing projects from start to finish.
We value the "scientist's mindset." We'll debate, discuss, and question every premise towards searching for the best way of doing things. We analyze root causes to understand successes and failures, and never do things "just because."
We help each other become better people. Yes, you read that right. Not just professionally, either — we frequently discuss books, exercise, nutrition, history, philosophy. Excellence is a general habit, and a growth mindset doesn't stop when you leave the office.
Does this sound intense? Exciting? Maybe even a little bit scary?
We hope it does, because that's exactly how we see it. We believe that hard work can be exceptionally meaningful — especially when you love the mission and enjoy the people who work alongside you.
Our founders (Sebastian and Kai), friends, and extended Ultraworking family.
What We're Looking For
We're hiring for full-time positions in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and full-time remote positions (this includes internships).
Here's the core of that we're looking for in all teams:
- Growth mindset — love to learn and to improve
- Highly resourceful and self-guided
- Highly organized and analytical
- Articulate communicator with fluent English
- Foreign languages are a bonus but not required
We generally value attitude and track record over any specific skills, qualifications, or number of years working in your industry.
We're looking for people who want to constantly challenge themselves — who don't expect to be working on the same thing 6 months from now because they've built streamlined systems and hired even smarter people to replace their old role.
Ready to Get Started?
Take a look at the following teams and pick the one that best fits your skills and interests. After you fill out an application, we'll be in touch to follow up.
The full process will look something like this:
- Fill out the application
- Video interview
- 2-4 week paid "pilot project" to get to know how you work
- Full debrief to plan your ideal role and career path
- Receive an offer and your very own "Work Harder" gear
We're thrilled to have you here, and look forward to getting to know you.
Spread the word, help people achieve peak performance, and connect with an elite customer base from around the world.
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