You will be joining our full stack team as the 5th Budapest-based engineer to develop and maintain the Python/Django backend and React frontend of our educational marketplace. You will have 1-2 calls per week typically at 17:00-18:00 CET with our California-based team, including the Hungarian CEO. You'll have flexible hours, huge independence and will help us in building our developer culture.
- You have worked with Django and or React in a production environment.
- You have experience with Next.js, Heroku and AWS.
- You are genuinely interested in educational technology.
You can start
- from tomorrow
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.
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.
- 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
How to apply
- Language of application: Hungarian, English
- No qualification required
- Excellent communication both verbal and written
- Weekly working hours
- 40 hours/week
- Core time
- 10:00 - 16:00
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 colleagues
What gives me the greatest pleasure at work is having smart, motivated and hard-working people around, who are committed to making an impact.
I love being in a fast-paced work environment where I am constantly challenged intellectually by those around me.
Let's build the future developer team and culture of Polygence together!
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!
I love to work on a product that is used by lot of people and the features I develop are immediately getting feedback.
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.
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?
The team and its openness for improvements and change.
What makes our product special
Polygence is incorporated in the US and launched out of the MIT Sandbox Innovation Fund.
First 5 students start mentorship program.
Venture-funding round closed from Reach Capital, Alibaba Entrepreneurs Fund, NLVC and SDX Partners.
Team grows to 7 people.
Hundreds of students and mentors conduct cutting-edge research projects on our platform.
Polygence joins the Stanford-StartX accelerator.
Team grows to 11 people, including 4 engineers.
Polygence raises seed round from Reach Capital and Floodgate.
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.
Trainings and workshops
- Most proud of
- Social impact
- Sex ratio?
- The team!
Why we love our office
Budapest, Király u. 26, 1061 Hungary, HubHub Budapest, Király utca 26
Our office is in an exciting location in the stunning neighbourhood of the famous Király Street. Near to key transport hubs and with the historical centre just outside, you can hear the inspirational buzz of life and energy. The office is colorful, spacious, there is a table soccer, kitchen and a jungle of plants in the inner courtyard!
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.