Hiring Founding Engineer | Studdy

Founding Engineer


Date listed

2 months ago

Employment Type

Full time

About The Role

We are looking for a founding engineer to help launch and scale our world-class AI Tutor mobile app (Studdy Buddy).

This is a senior role and we are looking for an independent thinker who appreciates ownership, accountability, and high-velocity environments. You will have the opportunity to help build and lead a team around yourself and make high-level technical/architectural decisions.

We don't require a particular domain expertise. The ideal candidate is a fast-moving generalist who is primarily motivated by delivering impact with the products they build, and who is interested in participating in strategy at the company level.

Engineering Responsibilities

You will be doing a lot of coding and may be asked to pick up things you've never done before (e.g. devops, frontend, prompt engineering, machine learning). Your main priority will be to ship new products at a high velocity in order to maximize our company's rate of product experimentation (and thereby our rate of learning).

You’ll make key architectural decisions that will become pillars of the engineering org. At the same time, you’ll have to make serious trade-offs to balance speed of execution with quality. You’ll decide what technical debt is worth taking on, what components should be built versus bought, and when it’s worth spending an extra week to engineer a solid foundation.


We are a tight knit team and we bring our full selves to work. We try to make that possible by fostering a culture of openness, transparency, and collaboration. We like working on problems with social impact. The average person spends 90,000 hours at work over their lifetime and we think it's important to spend that time working on problems you enjoy solving, with people you enjoy solving them with.

Location/Remote Work

We're based in San Francisco and prefer candidates who are based in the bay area but are open to remote candidates from other regions as well.

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