Who We Are

We're many different people, sharing the same vision.

Our Culture

Kismet is a purpose-driven company, using our strong values and beliefs to guide us in our strategies as well as our everyday decisions. We are constantly iterating, solving problems and working together to connect people all over the world. That's why it's important that our workforce reflects the diversity of the people we serve. Hiring people with different backgrounds and points of view helps us make better decisions, build better products and create better experiences for everyone."

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Why join Kismet?

Ideas drive us, not bureaucracy. Typical corporate career paths with ladders, hierarchies, and bureaucracy? That just isn't our way.

We don't believe in up or out. We don't believe in rest and vest. We want to give you the opportunity to grow with us. Neither your career nor Kismet is a sprint - they're both marathons.

The best people in their field may not be the best people for our team. We put an emphasis on finding the right people every time, rather than just recruiting the rock stars. In our hiring process, we look for three essential factors: adaptability, ability, and drive. We've discovered that great performances come from the right people, all working collaboratively toward a shared goal. As a team, we are our mission.

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We are dependent on all of our team to give and get the full experience. We rely on you to help bring our values to life in real time, to discuss them openly with your team and work together to integrate them into your process.

If you join Kismet, we expect you to care - about your work, about Kismet, about the success of the entire team. You should take ownership for the work you do and take pride in what you deliver, both individually and as a team.

If you join Kismet, we expect you to nurture collaboration and just, well, be humble. Remember: listening is everything. There's no room for entitled egos.

Mark WoodlandChief Executive Officer
Mark Woodland, Chief Executive Officer

Dig Deeper Into Our Culture

As long as we're always making grounded and informed decisions, we shouldn't be afraid to make a bet. Because here, getting ideas out into the world take precedence.

When we win, we celebrate the success together. When we fail, we celebrate the new valuable information that we learned.

Failure is an important part of our process. It's the best indication that we're trying something new, that we're reaching for what's next. And an undesirable outcome doesn't mean that the wrong decision was made - it means we took an informed risk, as you must when pursuing innovation. If it worked, we would've won big. If it didn't, that's ok. We move on, keep trying, and give each other the freedom to fail again. We don't fear mistakes but we refuse to repeat them.

This extraordinary rhythm requires extraordinary people. We seek those who have the creativity to discover, the accountability to deliver, and the courage to embrace complexity as well as polarity. Being part of Kismet means staying passionate, nurturing your curiosity, and welcoming (and oftentimes even driving) change.

Our Three Core Values

For us, these are more than just words on a page — these principles guide each decision we make, serving as the path we'll follow to achieve our goals and mission. These values help us build trust with our users, carers, partners, and even amongst ourselves. They ensure that we are the same company that stands for the same things no matter our audience.

Be Humble

We work at Kismet because our products profoundly affect lives and we care deeply about our impact. Putting ourselves in the shoes of the people who connect in our marketplace helps us build better products that positively impact our communities and partners. being humble pushes us to perfect our craft.

Embrace Change

It's powerful to be a part of something bigger than any one of us, or any one team. That's why we work together to do what's best for Kismet. We actively support our teammates, and they support us. We say what we mean, disagree and commit, and celebrate our progress, together.

Do Something

Our ambition is what drives us to achieve our mission. How we define a champion mindset isn't based on how we perform on our best days, it's how we respond on the worst days. We hustle, embrace the grind, overcome adversity, and play to win for the people we serve. Because it matters.

Thoughts From Our Team

Mark Woodland, Chief Executive Officer
“It's easy to overlook the daily privileges we experience. Inclusivity requires vigiliance.”
Mark WoodlandChief Executive Officer
Stefan Cordiner, Chief Operating Officer
“We have to deprecate the old ways of doing things.”
Stefan CordinerChief Operating Officer
Mathew Ellis, Chief Technology Officer
“We have to be willing to buck trends, and do something different to achieve results.”
Mathew EllisChief Technology Officer
Sam Armstrong, Chief Ecosystem Officer
“Every failure is a learning experience.”
Sam ArmstrongChief Ecosystem Officer
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Some of us work better in the office. Some of us are more productive at home. And many of us find we're most effective when we have options. Here at Kismet, we don't just recognise that one-desk-doesn't-fit-all. We celebrate it with a Work From Anywhere Program that allows you to do just that.

We believe we're happier and more productive when we have the freedom to choose where we work. It helps us find better ways to communicate and collaborate with one another. It means we can work with the very best people for the job, regardless of what city or country they call home. It helps us to become a more diverse place to work, a place that can flex with our people as their lives and ambitions change. And perhaps best of all, it supports a better work-life balance. A life-work balance.

Lauren GrimesChief Experience Officer
Lauren Grimes, Chief Experience Officer

Inclusive benefits for our diverse team

Work isn't somewhere you go, it's something you do. We give our people the freedom to work where they work best, wherever that may be. It's simple, choose to work where you work best. Whether that's mostly in the office, or at home.

Choose your location

Stay where you are or make a change. We're flexible when it comes to our people moving locations within their region. If it makes sense for your role, we can explore that during the interview process.

Choose your work mode

You can choose to spend the majority of your time in the environment that suits you. That could mean a Kismet office, a co-working space, or your own home. Simply put, you work where you work best.