Yusuf found The Muse in its early days though Hacker News, a site where companies backed by Y-Combinator can post their jobs. He was instantly inspired by the founders’ passion and vision, but because he was still in grad school, he couldn't join the team right away. Eight months later, the stars finally aligned, and Yusuf was hired as The Muse’s fifth employee.
Yusuf spends a lot of his time recruiting engineers who will be great additions to the team—looking for people who are both talented and excited about building amazing experiences for Musers. The rest of his day is spent troubleshooting and meeting with his team in weekly one-on-ones to eliminate roadblocks and ensure everyone's on a successful path.
“One of the things we’ve really mastered is a sense of agency for engineers—the way we prioritize product features is a combination of the business priority, but also what really gets the engineers excited."
"What I like best about working at The Muse is that everything feels really homey here, and it really feels like a family."
“The most valuable thing we bring on board is a sense of well-roundedness, and the kind of engineer we bring on board is driven by those more well-rounded perspectives.”