Category: Opportunities Outside of Duke (page 1 of 9)

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 

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!

Chapel Hill, NC – Miracle Feet – Full-time Position

About Us
MiracleFeet is a global nonprofit working to eliminate a leading cause of physical disability worldwide. Over two million children live with the severe consequences of a treatable birth defect known as clubfoot, and 175,000 more babies are born with it every year. Thanks to a non-surgical solution called the Ponseti method, 95 percent of cases can be fully treated for less than $500. Since 2010, MiracleFeet has scaled this proven, low-cost treatment to 27 countries where children previously had limited or no access to care. Still, today fewer than one in five children has access to treatment.
MiracleFeet is the largest organization exclusively dedicated to this global health crisis. As we continue to grow, we need enthusiastic and inspired team members to help secure the funding required to end this solvable problem for every child on the planet.

Summary
The Major Gifts Officer will support the development and execution of MiracleFeet’s major donor fundraising strategy by managing and growing a diverse portfolio of individual, corporate, and family foundation donors and prospects. MiracleFeet plans to raise $15M in gifts and future pledges over the next 2 years in order to grow its annual operating budget from $6M to $9M per year by 2023. This position will be responsible for developing the donor pipeline to support this trajectory.
Reporting to the Interim Director of Development, the Major Gifts Officer will cultivate relationships with high net worth individuals to fuel the steady growth of our organization, create compelling proposals to achieve revenue and renewal targets year over year, and deliver impactful stewardship experiences to our supporters. The ideal candidate will be an experienced fundraiser—one who is passionate about MiracleFeet’s mission and committed to reaching ambitious goals. The Major Gifts Officer will work in close collaboration with MiracleFeet’s Executive Director and a growing fundraising team.

This is a full-time, exempt position, based either in MiracleFeet’s Chapel Hill, NC office, or remotely in the San Francisco Bay area. This role requires frequent travel to visit donors.

Essential Functions
• Cultivate current and prospective donor relationships through targeted outreach to build MiracleFeet’s major donor pipeline
• Conduct visits and other high-level interactions with high net worth individuals and family foundations
• Support MiracleFeet’s leadership in fundraising activities, including recommending appropriate cultivation and solicitation strategies, debriefing following visits, and managing follow up activity
• Identify donors and prospects with the capacity to give $10,000+ and create strategies for engagement and solicitation
• Explore major donors’ philanthropic priorities and interests to identify opportunities that align with MiracleFeet’s mission
• Support international fundraising efforts, especially in the UK, Germany, and Switzerland
• Plan and execute meaningful engagement opportunities to build donor retention
• Attend networking events and pursue opportunities to showcase MiracleFeet’s work
• Collaborate with the marketing team to develop creative and impactful content for proposals, reports, correspondence, and campaign appeals
• Schedule, plan, and accompany donors on international clinic visits
• Identify, recruit, and support hosts for regional fundraising events
• Collaborate with team members to ensure timely and accurate completion of routine work such as gift acknowledgements, solicitation and cultivation mailings, event invitations, and database coding of gifts
• Work closely with program team to acquire knowledge needed to create comprehensive proposal strategies
• Perform other duties as assigned

Note: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work to be performed by the individual in this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of the position. Employees may have other duties assigned at any time.

Minimum Qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree
• 4 years of experience, including a track record of successfully soliciting gifts from major donors, foundations, and corporations in the $10,000 – $100,000 range.
• Experience using constituent relationship management software and database systems
• Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
• Ability to travel up to 30% of the time

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• Commitment to goal attainment, high degree of initiative, and ability to motivate and engage high-level volunteers and donors
• Demonstrated ability to work with a high degree of autonomy and accountability, specifically in regard to managing deliverables and meeting deadlines
• Highly organized with excellent time-management, prioritization, and investigative skills
• Superior written and oral communication skills, as well as interpersonal and motivational skills, with experience writing proposals
• Ability to develop and follow through on creative and effective solicitation strategies
• An eye for creating efficiencies and keeping track of details
• Good listener with strong ability to internalize key messaging and language
• Experience in the field of international development or related issues preferred

Salary/Benefits
• Salary commensurate with experience
• Health insurance provided
• Three weeks of vacation per year
• Optional dental and vision insurance
• 401K plan available; employer match offered
• Life insurance and disability insurance provided

To Apply
Please submit your detailed cover letter and resume here.
Only those whose applications are being considered will be contacted. No phone calls please. Applications will be accepted until January 27, 2020 or until the position is filled.
MiracleFeet is an equal opportunity employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.

Chapel Hill, NC – Miracle Feet – Full-time Position

Summary

MiracleFeet plans to raise $15M in gifts and future pledges over the next 2 years, in order to grow its annual operating budget from $6M to $9M per year by 2023. To get there, we are pursuing significant growth in funding from major institutional donors, including corporate, foundation, and government entities. The Development Writer will be a critical contributor to this effort by researching grant opportunities, identifying synergies with global health funders, and writing compelling content for proposals, applications, and other fundraising initiatives.

This position will report to the Interim Director of Development and will provide high-level support writing persuasive and comprehensive materials that convey MiracleFeet’s program model and strategic plan. The ideal candidate will have exceptional writing, editing, and project management skills, with experience creating and adapting content to appeal to a variety of audiences. This position will also work closely with MiracleFeet’s Executive Director and a growing fundraising team.


This is a full-time, exempt position, based in MiracleFeet’s Chapel Hill, NC office.


Essential Functions
• Research and identify prospective global health funders and institutional donors whose priorities and initiatives align with MiracleFeet’s mission
• Write clear and compelling content for proposals, grant applications, concept notes, and reports
• Serve as project manager for grant submissions by preparing proposal materials from team members, writing content, and tracking deadlines for applications and reports
• Maintain a reporting and renewal calendar to support the fundraising team’s workflow
• Collaborate with the Director of Programs and Program Managers to create comprehensive proposal strategies
• Work closely with the Interim Director of Development and other members of MiracleFeet’s leadership team to edit and revise proposals and reports to meet donor expectations
• Stay abreast of trends in philanthropy and global health, particularly when relevant to institutional funding
• Collaborate with team members to ensure timely and accurate completion of routine work such as gift acknowledgements, solicitation and cultivation mailings, event invitations, and database coding of gifts
• Work closely with program team to acquire knowledge needed to write accurate proposals and reports and build donor relationships effectively
• Perform other duties as assigned

Note: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work to be performed by the individual in this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of the position. Employees may have other duties assigned at any time.


Minimum Qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 4 years of writing experience, ideally in fundraising or marketing
• Experience in nonprofit fundraising
• Experience working in deadline-driven environments
• Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• Exceptional written communication skills; demonstrated ability to write clear, structured, articulate, and persuasive proposals
• Strong editing and proof-reading skills
• Demonstrated project management experience planning, prioritizing, and coordinating multiple projects simultaneously while meeting deadlines in a fast-paced environment. Must be flexible to shifting needs and priorities
• Strong contributor in team environments
• Highly organized with excellent time-management, prioritization, and investigative skills
• Demonstrated ability to work with a high degree of autonomy and accountability, specifically in regard to managing deliverables and meeting deadlines
• An eye for creating efficiencies and keeping track of details
• Good listener with strong ability to internalize key messaging and language
• Experience using constituent relationship management software and database systems preferred
• Experience in the field of international development, global health or related issues preferred

Salary/Benefits
• Salary commensurate with experience
• Health insurance provided
• Three weeks of vacation per year
• Optional dental and vision insurance
• 401K plan available; employer match offered
• Life insurance and disability insurance provided

To Apply

Please submit your detailed cover letter and resume here.

Only those whose applications are being considered will be contacted. No phone calls please. Applications will be accepted until January 27, 2020 or until the position is filled.

MiracleFeet is an equal opportunity employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.

For additional information, refer to our website here.

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