Hope Street Group - a non-profit startup with expertise in workforce, education and technology - is on a mission to help millions of Americans start new fulfilling careers.
As a first step, we’ll be building a digital platform to empower career navigators. Navigators are career counselors, workforce agents, educators and social workers - the people that are on the frontlines of helping people start new careers. There are millions of them, but they need help if they are going to connect their clients to career opportunities. We already have a navigator training program in the field, but we need your help to build and expand our digital product offering.
These solutions are vital and produce revenue, but hard for for-profit companies to invest in. But blended with philanthropic support, they can make enough to build and deploy a great solution. You will work side by side with the CEO (ex-Facebook Product Leader) and Chairman (cofounder of LinkedIn) to develop and execute on a business and product plan that generates both earned revenue and philanthropic support.
You’ll be responsible for designing, deploying and maintaining all technical aspects of our platform. You’ll choose which tech stack we build on from day one. You won’t do all this single-handedly. You’re going to hire and grow a committed, world-class engineering team and make sure the day-to-day is handled with excellence.
Engineering leadership: you’re a full stack software engineer that’s not afraid to roll up your sleeves and jump into any engineering problem yourself. You can code fast and well, and lead by example. You’ve managed other engineers and have a track record of hiring and developing great talent. You’ve been a software engineer manager with a large scope or a CTO or Head of Engineering at a startup.
Product and business sense: you’re more than just a coder, you know what’s a priority for your business and your users, and collaborate well with people who aren’t engineers.
Empathy for low-income areas and communities of color: we want to help all Americans, and we will. But Navigators can make the biggest difference in low-income areas and communities of color. We need you to have lived experience in either/both of these communities, or to have other experience that demonstrates humility about their challenges and a commitment to serving them.