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Professional skills


Personal skills

Growth mindset Ability to work independently Result-oriented mindset Highly motivated, enthusiastic Give and accept feedback

Advantage, if...

  1. You have worked with Django and or React in a production environment.
  2. You have experience with Next.js, Heroku and AWS.
  3. You are genuinely interested in educational technology.

Job description

You will be joining our full stack team as the 6th Budapest-based engineer to develop and maintain the Python/Django backend and React frontend of our educational marketplace. You will have 2-3 calls per week typically at 17:00-18:00 CET with our California-based Hungarian tech CEO. You'll have flexible hours, huge independence and we will build our developer culture together.

You can start
from tomorrow

Ideal candidate

An ideal candidate has a few years of experience with production-grade web application development with the ability and motivation to work on both the backend and frontend part of the application. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are also highly prized.

Salary range

Gross monthly salary range
500 000 — 1 000 000 HUF


Meal contribution Beverages
Conference support Training contribution
Team building programs
Travel support

You will be a full-time employee of our Hungarian subsidiary Polygence Europe Kft. (not KATA).

Your responsibilities and career opportunities will grow with the company.

How to apply

  • Language of application: Hungarian, English
  • CV
  • LinkedIn
  • Github


No qualification required

Language skills

Excellent communication both verbal and written

Office address

Budapest, Révay köz 4, 1065 Hungary

Work schedule

Weekly working hours
40 hours/week
Core time
10:00 - 16:00


  • Maintaining existing features
  • Designing and developing new features based on tasks descriptions
  • Integrating third party applications, like Stripe, Zoom and Google Calendar
  • Improving code quality
  • Building our developer culture together

Technologies and tools

Websocket Git, Slack, Jira Python, Django Javascript, React, Next.js Cloudfront, Cloudflare Heroku, AWS Stripe, HubSpot Google Drive, Zoom

How we work

  • Jira for project management
  • GitHub for version control and code reviews
  • Communication on Slack
  • 2 weekly development team meeting (typically at 18:00 CET)
  • 1 weekly full-team meeting
  • Meeting range depending on needs (usually 20-60 mins)
  • No meetings for the sake of meetings

Your future team

Team size
6-10 person
Team age range
24 - 34

Your future colleagues

János Perczel
							    							    								    			- Co-founder/CEO

What gives me the greatest pleasure at work is having smart, motivated and hard-working people around, who are committed to making an impact.

János Perczel , Co-founder/CEO

Budapest, Révay köz 4, 1065 Hungary

Jin Chow
							    							    								    			- Co-founder/COO

I love being in a fast-paced work environment where I am constantly challenged intellectually by those around me.

Jin Chow , Co-founder/COO

Budapest, Révay köz 4, 1065 Hungary

Levente Bélteky
							    							    								    			- Software developer

Let's build the future developer team and culture of Polygence together!

Levente Bélteky , Software developer

Budapest, Révay köz 4, 1065 Hungary

Staci Hill
							    							    								    			- Head of Customer Success

Our tight-knit team blows me away. It's obvious that everyone's role is crucial to our success, which makes it all the more exciting to be a part of!

Staci Hill , Head of Customer Success

Budapest, Révay köz 4, 1065 Hungary

Ádám Gyulavári
							    							    								    			- Senior Software Engineer

I love to work on a product that is used by lot of people and the features I develop are immediately getting feedback.

Ádám Gyulavári , Senior Software Engineer

Budapest, Révay köz 4, 1065 Hungary

Our product

Online marketplace for research mentorship

Polygence is a Stanford- and MIT-founded online academy that pairs intellectually curious high school students with PhD and postdoctoral researcher-mentors to pursue tailor-made research projects in the students' field of interest. Polygence's gives motivated students around the world access and exposure to cutting edge research in their chosen areas of interest.

Our mission

Polygence's goal is to give motivated students around the world access and exposure to cutting edge research in their chosen areas of interest in both the humanities and in STEM. For many of our students this is their first time doing research and they find this experience both intellectually very rewarding and especially beneficial to their academic advancement.

What would I miss if I left?

Levente Bélteky
			    									- Software developer

The team and its openness for improvements and change.

Levente Bélteky , Software developer

Office photo

Polygence - Office photo  - Budapest, Révay köz 4, 1065 Hungary

What makes our product special

Cutting-edge technologies Innovative education Enabling cutting-edge research Global market — (US/EU/China) Our customers love our product Califorina-based headquarters

Our story

  1. 2019.04

    Polygence is incorporated in the US and launched out of the MIT Sandbox Innovation Fund.

  2. 2019.06

    First 5 students start mentorship program.

  3. 2020.03

    Venture-funding round closed from Reach Capital, Alibaba Entrepreneurs Fund, NLVC and SDX Partners.

  4. 2020.06

    Team grows to 7 people.

  5. 2020.07

    Hundreds of students and mentors conduct cutting-edge research projects on our platform.

  6. 2020.10

    Polygence joins the Stanford-StartX accelerator.

  7. 2021.03

    Team grows to 11 people, including 4 engineers.

  8. 2021.04

    You come on board as a new hire!

How can the employees affect the company’s life?

You'll join a result-oriented team with an active feedback culture, where your voice will be heard by all of us. Your ideas will contribute to product specifications and team-building decisions.

Favourite thing in the office

Polygence - Favourite thing in the office  - Budapest, Révay köz 4, 1065 Hungary

Trainings and workshops

You will make trips to our headquarters at Stanford, California to learn more about the business, understand the market and build team cohesion. We also subsidize further training via online courses.

Lightning round

Most proud of
Social impact
Sex ratio?
The team!

Why we love our office

Budapest, Révay köz 4, 1065 Hungary

KAPTÁR is a co-working space in the heart of Budapest near Deák tér. It is a sunlit community office with well-equipped meeting venues, unlimited hot drinks consumption (including a light roasted specialty coffee) and lots of wonderful people. Polygence has permanent designated desks, where its engineers are working.

Product video

Polygence - Product video

Personal qualities we appreciate

We are looking for impact-driven candidates looking for new challenges and real adventure. We prioritize personal qualities and future potential over a perfect match in technical skills.

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