Mentor Collective is the leading provider of mentoring programs. We partner with universities to design, manage, and assess programs that give all students access to a relevant near-peer mentor. Learn more about our company and culture here: https://www.mentorcollective.org/join-the-team/
The Engineering team is responsible for building, improving, and maintaining the platform and services that enable our staff to effectively match mentors and mentees, facilitate continued meaningful engagement between them, and provide a window into program activity for our partners.
We’re looking for a senior engineer with at least 5-7 years of experience in software and web development. We are programming language agnostic and welcome candidates with different technical skills and backgrounds to apply.
TL;DR this is an exciting opportunity because:
Business fundamentals are extremely strong (90% renewal rate, >115% contract revenue renewal rate, 60-80% growth in 2020, competitive series A, regularly >70 NPS)
The majority of your work will be on new feature development and enabling the team to achieve lofty customer-focused outcomes
Strong culture of autonomy and accountability
Incredible opportunity to directly impact traditionally under-served populations, such as first-generation students or women in STEM
The Engineering team has historically been 3-4 Senior Software Engineers + VP of Engineering, so there are many opportunities for mentorship and being involved in critical parts of the company that positively affect users
Within 3-6 months, you will be successful at:
Building lightweight MVP features, assessing their performance and iterating
Understanding how relationships and connections improve student retention, sense of belonging, and future potential
High-impact refactoring and software architecture
Gaining expertise business side of software and SaaS
Turning valuable customer and user feedback into better products
Guiding and shaping team culture
Advocating for best practices by leveraging your experience and bringing your ideas to the team
You’ll play a major role in…
Considering what we should build, when, and how by collaborating hand-in-hand with our Product team and other stakeholders
Improving developer tooling
Improving our Ruby/Rails and React codebase
Improving performance as we scale up and out
Implementing new features and "bets" in service of achieving measurable outcomes
Improving our engineering processes by giving constructive feedback
Building the engineering team as we grow
Defining company culture
Working across our current stack: Ruby/Rails, Postgres, GraphQL, React.js, etc. (it’s fine if you haven’t worked with any of these before)
It is important to us to build a diverse, honest, inclusive, kind and collaborative team. We value impact over hours worked, favor outcomes over outputs, and strive to create high-quality, high-impact code at a sustainable pace. We are committed to continuous improvement and track our team’s progress with this Product Development Team Self-Assessment. https://hackernoon.com/product-development-team-self-assessment-c3707f065069? (Ask us for our latest scores with commentary!)
Note: During these uncertain times, our team is working 100% remote from different locations in the U.S. In the future, we expect to re-establish a Boston headquarters and continue with a distributed team. We currently welcome any U.S.-based candidates who are interested in working remotely.
U.S. work authorization
75% EST working hours overlap
Prior full-time remote experience
Health, dental, and vision benefits
Student loan benefits
Remote-friendly team with productivity budget, weekly all-hands updates, and virtual cultural fun events
Unlimited PTO (including a minimum requirement)
Annual salary increases beyond the cost of inflation
Flexible professional development budget
Quarterly 360 feedback sessions
Parental Leave after one year (8-weeks paid for primary caregivers, 2-weeks paid otherwise)
MBTA transit perk
Annual compensation includes a combination of base salary, bonus, and equity.
Candidates will be asked to 1) complete a small coding assignment using the programming language of their choice, 2) share their experience and interests with several prospective team members, 3) provide an overview of a project they are proud of, and 4) participate in an interactive technical design session that will be provided in advance. We are programming language-agnostic when it comes to considering candidates.
The ideas and contributions of our team members impact thousands of student lives on a daily basis. We want to create an inclusive and equitable work environment that reflects the very students and universities we serve. Mentor Collective provides regular anti-bias and professional development workshops, including those focused on DE&I, for all employees.
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