Y Combinator started Startup School two years ago as a way to help as many startups and founders as possible. Over 30,000 companies and 40,000 founders participated in 2019 — our largest cohort ever. We are looking to scale Startup School's impact even further by hiring a product engineer on our small YC software team.
In this role, you will:
- Design and build out new features, including video office hours, AMAs, event planning, forums and more
- Scope and prioritize items on the Startup School roadmap alongside YC partners and others on the team
- Analyze usage and engagement with an eye for improving the participant experience
- Learn a ton about startups: from technology to business to fundraising to growth and everything in between
We're looking for capable generalist engineers. We care mostly about your ability to write great software; we don't care if you've used the technologies we work with as long as you're willing to learn them. Because we don't have product managers, we look for engineers with great product instincts who can own whole projects from start to finish.
This is a good job for someone who is excited about startups and interested in learning more about them. You've likely worked at or started a startup, or want to do so in the future. Also, the team has a lot of individual responsibility and access to sensitive information, so we need to hire people we can trust. Your ability to make good trade-offs and exercise good judgement is particularly important to us.
Benefits: In addition to top quality healthcare benefits, offerings include 401k matching, generous parental leave, commuter benefits, catered lunch, and a flexible vacation policy. We also offer highly competitive compensation, including equity in YC.