Raleigh, NC – Diveplane – Full Stack Web Developer

In need of a Full Stack Web Developer to assist in the design and implementation of the web application layer around our core technology.

Work with our talented team, on cutting edge technology enabling ground breaking machine learning products.

We want someone with enthusiasm, a sense of humor who can thrive in a fast-paced startup environment.

Responsibilities

  • Develop web/cloud services to help enable our core technology.
  • Participate in the overall system design with team members.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of 3 Years of experience in web development.
  • Strong python skills – focused on web technologies (Flask, Django, etc)
  • Experience with front-end web development, Javascript, applicable frameworks (Vue is ideal)
  • Experience with SQL and NoSQL databases –
  • Familiar with version control such as git
  • BS in computer science or equivalent work experience

Desired Attributes

  • Enthusiastic to learn new skills as the need arises.
  • Intellectually curious
  • Knowledge of algorithms and computer science fundamentals
  • Basic knowledge of data science or visualization
  • Some knowledge of web authentication protocols (Oauth2, OpenID connect, SAML)
  • Experience and understanding of cloud native applications & the principles of 12 factor apps.
  • Experience with MVC frameworks, microservices and REST
  • Familiar with working with container technologies like, Docker and Kubernetes

If you are interested in the position, please apply on the site here.

Raleigh, NC – Diveplane – Data Scientists

Overview

Diveplane is looking for talented data scientists to transform a variety of client data sets into actionable, interpretable decision models. We are especially excited about candidates interested in interfacing directly with customers and contributing to Diveplane’s machine learning and artificial intelligence technology. If you are a multi-faceted Data Scientist this might be the perfect role for you!

Responsibilities

  • Help customers translate their data and problems in ways that our ML system can best solve them
  • Create requirements and select algorithms for tools that customers can use themselves in conjunction with our ML system
  • Characterize aspects of our ML system and recommend ways it can be improved
  • Identify a new customer’s problems and data sets where we can deliver the most value
  • Transform and process the data sets to maximize accuracy, performance, and ML transparency
  • Communicate results to customers and make recommendations for future work

Qualifications

  • Experience applying machine learning and advanced statistics techniques to solve problems
  • Experience with all aspects of feature engineering, including interviewing subject matter experts, feature transformation, feature evaluation, and feature selection
  • Good writing and communication skills
  • Proficiency with a productive data science language such as Python, R, Scala, etc.
  • Approachable, friendly demeanor
  • Ability and willingness to accept criticism, give criticism, and justify reasoning on either end of an argument

We’re REALLY excited if you…

  • Love to explain machine learning to non-experts
  • Enjoy writing beautiful, reusable code
  • Would be excited to visit and onboard clients

You might find yourself contributing to our platform if you…

  • Read and prototype machine learning research for fun
  • Have a breadth of knowledge in machine learning, mathematics, computer science, and statistics
  • Read graduate level mathematics books by the pool

If you are interested in the position, please apply on the site here.

Remote – Written Word Media – Digital Operations Internship

Written Word Media is currently seeking a Digital Operations Intern to join our team!

If you are interested in online operations, email marketing, and books or media, this internship is for you. This is a perfect opportunity to work alongside and learn from a highly effective online operations team and gain valuable experience in the startup world. Training is provided for all candidates.

What You Will Gain:

  • Learn how to efficiently and effectively operate the day-to-day functions of a web brand.
  • Hands-on exposure to product updates and roadmap planning. 
  • Fundamental understanding of email marketing.
  • Increased professional polish and communication skills.
  • Mentorship and 1:1 training from the leadership team. 

What You Will Do:

  • Provide customer support to independent authors and publishers via email.
  • Maintain hygiene of advertising inventory system by updating available inventory, entering data for books and running ad hoc analysis.
  • Create and manage content for social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram).
  • Execute project deliverables for new brands, partnerships and product prototypes. 
  • Assist in customer education by creating written and illustrative content for FAQ pages and blogs. 

Must Have’s: 

  • Curiosity and excitement about our core business.
  • Demonstrated ability to learn new technologies.
  • Be detail oriented, organized and keen on accuracy. 
  • Advanced writing and editing skills.

Nice To Have’s:

  • Interest in online operations and marketing.
  • Mathematically inclined.
  • Love of technology. 
  • Basic knowledge of HTML.
  • Experience with Gsuite, WordPress, SailThru ESP.

Remote – Polar – Unpaid Internship

About

Polar strives to be the most comprehensive platform to help students learn by offering easy, autoconversion of annotations to flash cards, which students & self-learners can later use to test & solidify their knowledge. They are in the early stages of the startup but their user base is already 10,000+ users.

Hence, we are looking for 2-3 motivated students who are interested in interning with us. The areas of support are strategy (e.g., competitive analysis deepdive, app store strategy,…) UI/UX design, and software development (preferably Javascript)

The opportunity is unpaid at the moment but the co-founders are able and willing to provide strong mentorship and open to the possibility to join their team long-term if it is the right fit.

If you think you may be a good fit, email Jonathan Graeupner directly for more information!

Remote – Holy Grail – Accelerator

About the company

Holy Grail  builds super intelligence for complex research and optimization problems to accelerate scientific breakthroughs and optimize resources in impactful ares like energy storage, energy production, lab grown meat, catalysis, manufacturing, and others.

Required (soft skills)

  • solutions/positive mindset
  • fast learners
  • first principles thinkers/doers
  • passionate about accelerating research/optimization and impacting these areas holygrail.ai/2042  and industries holygrail.ai/brain

Required 

  • Python
  • Pytorch
  • General AWS

Ideal (ideal but not mandatory)

  • pyro.ai
  • Probabilistic deep learning (e.g. Bayesian Neural Networks)
  • Variational auto encoders
  • Active learning
  • Optimal Experiment Design (Variational and others)
  • Feature importance estimation (e.g. Lasso, Ridge)
  • Dataset preprocessing
  • Automatic hyper parameter turning
  • Automatic model selection
  • Dimensionality reduction
  • MCMC (Markov Chain Monte Carlo)
  • TCNN’s (Temporal Convolutional Neural Networks)
  • LSTMS (although TCNN’s are preferred)
  • MCTS (Monte Carlo Tree Search)
  • AWS Sagemaker
  • Flask
  • Attention based NLP (e.g. Transformers)

UI/UX design

  • Figma or sketch
  • iOS

Growth Marketing/Hacking B2C and B2B

  • Data-Tracking & Analysis
  • Acquisition Marketing (Social, Search, Content, Email, etc.)
  • User retention
  • Referral Programs & Viral Marketing
  • Conversion Rate Optimization & A/B-testing
  • Activation & User On-boarding
  • UI / UX
  • Behavioral Psychology
  • Customer Interviews
  • Copywriting
  • Automation

SF/NYC – Finventure Capital – Sr Associate and Associate Roles

Sr Associate and Associate Roles – SF or NYC Team

Role Description

We are seeking to hire new teams member who are passionate about finding, researching, and supporting companies that are transforming the Financial Services industry. Fin VC has aglobal remit and is expanding its SF team. The role will report into Investment Partner, Peter Ackerson.

Sourcing
• Conducting market analysis and opportunity identification via academic research, customer interviews, conferences, incubator and University demo days, and peers (Angels/VCs).
• Proactively developing relationships with identified early stage (Seed, Series A, and B) companies that align to our investment theses and scope
• Help manage the investment pipeline process
• Creating content, events, and more to build the firm’s brand in the global market

Diligence and Investment Execution
• Support the team’s initial screening and subsequent deep due diligence of potential investments
• Support development of diligence materials and Investment Memo/Scorecard to assess market sizing, talent assessment, product-market fit, key metrics/financials, capital structure, valuation modeling and exit scenarios, risks, etc.
• Liaise with team members to support diligence checks (product, tech, and finance) and finalize investment execution (legal and finance)

Portfolio Company Operating Support
• Support portfolio companies around product strategy, talent sourcing, business development, regional market and global expansion and support for future financing
• Help gather and manage portfolio performance, metrics, and financials on a Quarterly basis
• Support capital raising for the firm and portfolio company follow-on round growth financings

Desired Skills and Experience
• Excitement to join an emerging manager and help build a specialist VC focused on FinTech globally
• Deep network and experiencing in working across the US market
• Passion for the intersection of Financial Services and technology, along with RETech, InsureTech, and adjacent spaces
• 2-4 years (Associate), 3-5 years (Sr. Associate) of previous work experience, ideally with a background in venture capital, private equity, or investment banking with exposure to Financial Services / FinTech
• B.A. or B.S. in related fields, technical experience a strong plus. MBA preferred for Sr. Associate level.
• Strong grasp of technology trends and business models, ideally in FinTech
• Small working team experience, strong interpersonal skills, critical thinking, and an exceptional work ethic and discipline
• Preference and consideration given to foreign language capabilities, particularly in Spanish, Mandarin,
and Arabic
• SF or NYC based

Contact

Info@finvc.co

Remote – Simple Ventures – Venture Capital

About

Simple Ventures is a pre-seed and seed-stage venture capital fund aiming to make venture capital financing and mentorship more accessible to student entrepreneurs. Operating at 15+ universities nationwide, the fund will be deploying $1.2+ million from its funding partner, GoAhead Ventures.

Apply

Startups at any stage of development are welcome to apply for funding and access to a team of incredible industry mentors. For more information, go to www.simpleventures.vc 

Durham, NC – Paid Research Opportunity – Open Design +

Open De​​​​​​​sign+ is a summer research experience offered during Summer Term II. Working in teams, students will go through the design thinking process, in which they will use qualitative research methods to solve a real-world problem for an assigned client.

This summer marks the first year of this new program. While the program has been modeled after other successful programs at Duke, this is a pilot and the hope is that participating students will help improve the program, viewing this as its own design challenge.

Open Design+ is offered through the Duke Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative and is part of Bass Connections.

What Is Open Design?

Inspired by open source software and development communities, open design is a variation of design thinking that emphasizes the ethical implications of how and what we design.

Through this program, students will learn skills such as:

  • Empathizing with stakeholders and defining problem areas
  • Brainstorming ideas and creating prototypes
  • Testing solutions and iterating
  • Communicating across audiences and media
  • Thinking divergently and convergently
  • Collaborating and problem-solving in uncertain situations.

How Will the Program Work?

We will select two teams of students to be paired with clients this summer. We will likely have one Duke-based client and one Durham-based client. Each team will include 3-4 undergraduate students and a graduate student. Teams will work collaboratively for 40-hours a week during Summer Term II (June 29-August 7). Members of Duke’s Innovation & Entrepreneurship instructional team will introduce students to the design process through a bootcamp and ongoing learning sessions.

Compensation and Application Information

Undergraduate students will receive a $3,000 stipend for this full-time research experience, out of which they must arrange their own housing. Participants may not accept employment or take classes during the program. Students must be active students at the time of participation.

The priority deadline for all student applications is February 14, 2020. Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis.

APPLY NOW

For questions, please contact Aria Chernik (aria.chernik@duke.edu) or Kevin Hoch (kevin.hoch@duke.edu)

Duke – Pangea.app – Campus Ambassador

Pangea.app (a venture-backed startup) is looking for campus ambassadors to help them grow at Duke. Their platform connects college students with freelance projects at startups.

About Pangea.app

Pangea.app connects students to startups for marketing, design, and developer freelance projects. These projects are a great way to build the experience you need to find internships and full-time jobs.  The work you do will create a lot of value, and help you explore what it is you want to do.

Their mission is to help students access more experience doing what you’re passionate about.  They are already at 130 campuses have helped students make more than $20,000+ by freelancing in the last few months.

If you want to get some experience in marketing/sales this is a great opportunity to get involved.  It is a paid position and requires ~2 hours a week in time.

Email the co-founder Adam ( adam@pangea.app ) or message him on the app if you are interested!

NYC, NY or SF, CA – Check – Internship

Check

We are a team of technologists creating a modern software platform for building payroll products. Our APIs automate every step of the complex process required to get people paid for their work. With Check, every developer has access to a world-class payroll backend.

Our team lives in New York, San Francisco, and Atlanta, and we have previously worked for companies like Google, AppNexus, Signpost, and Namely. Our CEO previously co-founded Oyster (acquired by Google), where our CTO was also an early employee. We are backed by Bedrock Capital.

We are looking for a software engineering intern who can join us this summer and make a huge impact on the development of our company.

You are

You are a builder who is excited by the prospect of solving large technical problems to empower developers and ultimately help thousands of businesses and employees handle payroll more easily. You also have a large appetite for learning, both about software engineering best practices for building modern APIs, as well as the operational side of handling payroll on behalf of many companies simultaneously. Finally, you’re curious to see what life is like at a small, quickly growing startup.

You are a rising senior at a 4-year college or university majoring in Computer Science or a related field. You have completed one software engineering internship before. Ideally, you have production Python experience.

You are willing to live and work in either New York, NY or San Francisco, CA for 12 weeks during the summer of 2020.

What you will do

You will report to and work closely with a senior software engineer at Check. Over the course of the summer you will:

  • Build core functionality in our backend and frontend to support powering payroll for thousands of companies simultaneously.
  • Deploy applications to Amazon Web Services (AWS).
  • Learn how trillions of dollars in wages get paid annually to employees in the US.
  • Learn about venture funding, sales, and product-market fit from the co-founders of Check.

How to apply

Please send your resume, along with a short paragraph about why you’d like to intern at Check, to ian@checkhq.com. We will be in touch!

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