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Professional skills

JavaScript
React, Vue or Angular
Python
REST API
CSS3, Bootstrap

Personal skills

Precise Clear communication Ability to work independently Analytical mindset Able to meet deadlines

Advantage, if...

1) You have experience with Django.

2) You are genuinely interested in education technology.

3) You have an engineering degree (BSc or MSc).

Job description

You will be joining remotely from Hungary our California-based team as a part-time engineer to develop our web-based education marketplace connecting high school students to academic research mentors. You will work on our React frontend and Django/Python backend, which are connected by a REST API. While you will start with a part-time position, this could eventually lead to a full-time offer.

You can start
Tomorrow

Ideal candidate

An ideal candidate has shown initiative in the past by working on independent projects that demonstrate their skill in frontend development. Excellent communication skills are also a must to facilitate remote work.

How to apply

  • Application language: Hungarian
  • CV
  • LinkedIn

Qualifications

Engineering
BSc

Language skills

English
Excellent communication both verbal and written

Office address

Budapest, Révay köz 4, 1065 Hungary

Work schedule

Flexible
Weekly working hours
15-20 hours/week
Core time
18:00 - 19:00

Benefits

Training
Training contribution
Travel
Travel support
Other
You will make trips to our headquarters at Stanford, California to get a sense of our business, the market and to build team cohesion. As our company continues to grow, so will your responsibilities and career opportunities.

Tasks

  • Developing frontend features (React, Javascript)
  • Working on visual design (CSS, HTML, Bootstrap)
  • Backend development (Python, Django, REST API)
  • Adjusting cloud infrastructure (Heroku, Alibaba Cloud)

Technologies and tools

PostgreSQL Redis Heroku React.js frontend Django/Python backend

Your future team

Team size
2-5 person
Team age range
24 - 31

What will you learn

You will be working with the newest technologies (React, Django Channels, Docker, etc.) to create a flawless experience for our students and mentors on our online platform. You will learn about education technology, the global education market, the startup scene in Silicon Valley and the ins and outs of running a cross-border international venture.

Your future colleagues

Jin Chow
							    							    								    			- Co-founder

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

Jin Chow , Co-founder

138 Running Farm Ln, Stanford, CA 94305, USA

Janos Perczel
							    							    								    			- Co-founder

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

Janos Perczel , Co-founder

138 Running Farm Ln, Stanford, CA 94305, USA

Working with a remote team

  • You will work remotely from Hungary (home office)
  • You will have flexible hours
  • You will have occasional calls with the technical co-founder Janos at 6pm (9am California time) 1-2 times per week and otherwise communicate via Slack or email.

Important

You will make trips to our headquarters at Stanford, California to get a sense of our business, the market and to build team cohesion. As our company continues to grow, so will your responsibilities and career opportunities.

Our product

Online marketplace for research mentorship

Polygence is a Stanford- and MIT-founded online educational marketplace 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

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.

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

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?
50/50
Superpower?
The team!

Why we love our office

Our California office is currently located right next to the campus of Stanford University, surrounded by palm and lemon trees, gyms, parks, great cafeterias and lots and lots of young people. It is a truly inspiring place to be in. While you will be working remotely most of the time, you will enjoy these wonderful surroundings whenever you visit for a job-related or team-building trip.

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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