Full Stack Developer, Center for Knowledge Acceleration-2013342
At Carnegie Mellon University's Center for Knowledge Acceleration, we are solving one of the most critical problems facing society today: helping people make sense of the overwhelming amount of information online to make better decisions and learn faster. Whether it is a patient deciding what to do about a cancer diagnosis or a voter deciding which policies to support, we collectively spend one trillion hours worldwide -- more than 1/10th of all labor hours -- on complex online search tasks, with nearly all of that effort lost as no one else benefits. Help us build a new internet platform where people can build on each other's work instead of starting from scratch every time, crafting a virtuous cycle of increasingly knowledgeable scientists, skilled workers, and literate citizens.
Who You Are
We are looking for an outstanding, startup-minded engineer to join our team as we tackle the future of the internet. You are curious and driven, and will not only build out a chrome extension and other web tools, but will work with us to think outside the box, and explore creative ways to rethink browsing. You'll be joining the initial founding group of the project, and have opportunities to drive the direction of development and design of the product experience.
Develop and maintain web and Chrome extension versions of our product (written with React and Firebase)
Be part of a multi-functional team, working with designers, developers, product managers and senior leadership as you design, build and extend systems to support our consumer-facing product
Be involved in all phases of development, from ideation to release and tracking and analyzing the impact of shipped features
Thoroughly test your own code, from unit tests to automated end-to-end tests
Provide leadership and critical input on the design of our technologies and services
Qualifications and requirements:
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or a related field required
3+ years of proven experience shipping and supporting production-quality code
Bonus: Firebase / Firestore and Typescript
Experience with React single page application development
Bonus: Progressive Web App
Bonus: Front-end testing
Ability to translate design work into a usable interfaces
Flexibility to quickly pivot between new designs and deal with competing design constraints
Excitement to work with researchers trying to push the boundaries of how users engage with information online
Uniquely, you will be working as part of a university. This provides a number of existing university staff benefits including:
Access to university facilities
Tuition reimbursement for additional education and degree programs
Opportunities to continue further into academia
Working as a functioning startup inside a university provides additional benefits:
Ability to be a part of the founding team of any commercial spin-offs of this work
A large amount of flexibility to explore crazy / out there ideas without having to worry about a bottom line
A chance to work with global leaders across many disciplines of computer science
Working on a project whose primary goal is for social good / improving the state of the world rather than one driven primarily by profit.
More Information :
Please visit " Why Carnegie Mellon " to learn more about becoming part of an institution inspiring innovations that change the world.
Carnegie Mellon University is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran.
Job Function: Information Technology
Primary Location: United States-Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh
Time Type: Full Time
Organization: HCII: HUMAN COMPUTER INTERACTION INSTITUTE
Minimum Education Level: Bachelor's Degree or equivalent
Internal Number: 2013342
About Carnegie Mellon University
Carnegie Mellon (www.cmu.edu) is a private, internationally ranked research university with programs in areas ranging from science, technology and business, to public policy, the humanities and the arts. More than 12,000 students in the university’s seven schools and colleges benefit from a small student-to-faculty ratio and an education characterized by its focus on creating and implementing solutions for real problems, interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation. A global university, Carnegie Mellon’s main campus in the United States is in Pittsburgh, Pa. It has campuses in California’s Silicon Valley and Qatar, and programs in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and Mexico.