Don't want to work for a company that just makes rich people richer? Care about mental health and gender equality? You're not alone. We're mission driven because we don't really see how you couldn't be by this point. If this reasonates with you, contact us by April 1st. We're looking for interns and full-time developers.
As a developer, your primary role will be creating new features and scaling existing ones (namely Coursicle Chat, see below). However, since we're such a small team, we all wear a lot of hats as necessary (software, business, marketing, etc.), so you'll have the opportunity to learn about other aspects of the business as well.
Main responsibilities include:
Designing, prototyping, and pushing new features on our site and/or mobile apps
Assisting our lead engineer in scaling existing backend systems
Running entirely on revenue
Small team (3 full-time, 2 part-time)
Wealth disparity: we don't want to make the rich richer, so we don't take investment and we don't optimize for profit, and so long as we're in control of the company we never will. We'll continue to run on our own revenue. We want to show the world that money can't continue to be the end goal anymore and you can be successful without trying to squeeze every cent out of people.
Mental health: we've seen first-hand the stigma we hold toward mental illness. We believe having a safe community like Coursicle Chat will have a positive impact on mental health in colleges. Moreover, we plan to expand this offering to K-12 over time, which we believe will have a positive impact too. School suspensions exist right now, but there's no online equivalent of a suspension. A harasser can just create a new account with a different email, all while hiding under the veil of anonymity. That's a problem we hope to solve in the education system.
Gender equity: we want equal representation of under-represented minorities in tech in all managerial and engineering roles. We know it's important we start on this early because it's not easily corrected, and we think it's fitting that we be the ones to do this given we're a tech company started by someone non-binary and a woman.
We're launching Coursicle Chat in the coming months. Coursicle Chat will allow students to connect with others in their same class, major, dorm, etc. Students will have to verify their .edu email in order to post, which will allow us to keep cheating, harassment, spam, hate, etc off of Coursicle Chat (because we're going to permanently ban students who cheat/harass).
If you'd like to apply, just send us your resume at email@example.com. Talk soon.