UPchieve

Connecting low-income HS students with free, 24/7 online tutoring

Head of Engineering

$150k - $175k
Location
Remote
Job Type
Full-time
Experience
6+ years
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Aly Murray
Aly Murray
Founder

About the role

About the role

This is an incredible opportunity to lead and grow the engineering team that will change the lives of millions of low-income students across the country. As the leader of our engineering org, you will be largely responsible for whether we accomplish our vision of scaling free, 24/7 online tutoring and college counseling or not. This role is not for the faint of heart: it is high difficulty AND high reward.

You can expect to spend your 40 hours/week on some combination of technical leadership, mentorship of other devs, and IC work (like writing code and reviewing PRs yourself). Because our team currently only has two devs, people management will make up less than 20% of your time on day one. That will change over time as we grow the team to four devs in the next year, and larger in the future. You'll also work closely with product and UPchieve's leadership team to create the technical vision and strategy that will get us to the finish line of democratizing access to academic support.

We’re looking for someone who...

  • Has 7+ years of hands-on software development experience
  • Has 1+ years of formal people management experience
  • Has worked with a wide range of technologies and touched every part of software development (including testing, architecture, and deployment)
  • Has worked on multiple engineering teams (including at startups) and has seen different development processes in play
  • (Bonus) Has significant prior experience with our tech stack: Node.js, React Native, Vue.js, WebSockets, TypeScript, PostgreSQL

About the interview

IMPORTANT: To apply, please submit your application here: https://upchieve.welcomekit.co (Applications that are submitted on Work at a Startup will still be reviewed but much less frequently.)

Our interview process includes a 20-min introductory call with our founder, 3-4 hours of interviews with members of UPchieve's product & engineering org (including a coding interview, an A&D interview, a team fit interview, and a leadership interview), an optional team meet-and-greet, and reference checks.

Why you should join UPchieve

UPchieve is an edtech nonprofit that provides free, 24/7 online tutoring and college counseling to low-income high school students in the U.S. Using our app, students can request and get paired with a live, volunteer tutor in under 5 minutes. Our mission is to democratize access to academic support so that all students, regardless of income, have an equal opportunity to finish high school, attend college, and achieve upward mobility. So far, we’ve matched 100K+ on-demand tutoring requests from 20K+ students across all 50 states. Our work has also been recognized by Forbes and TIME, and our funders include both Y Combinator and the Gates Foundation.

UPchieve
Founded:2016
Team Size:15
Location:New York
Founders
Aly Murray
Aly Murray
Founder
Dave Sudia
Dave Sudia
Founder