Applicable experience: Data Engineering, Backend or Full-stack Webdev, Business Analytics
Must be US Citizen or Permanent Resident only.
What we're looking to do
Make tools that make sales easier. This involves targeting districts and creating automated campaigns based on their prior demonstrated interest.
MVP: fetch from existing APIs about school purchases, analyze that, and generating relevant email templates.
Subsequent versions: scrape additional information directly from school and architecture firms’ websites (may need NLP to extract key info). We can also display the data on a map to identify which regions of the US are most interested in what we’re doing.
Develop inventcurriculum to teach data and webdev.Develop projects where high school students build or code real-world technology products as part of their normal academic classes.
Make a webapp to deliver our curriculum and manage makerspaces.
MVP: bolt on analytics dashboards and autograding to our existing 3rd party software.
Subsequent versions: a custom webapp with user roles and telemetry to track student progress and make it easy to rapidly improve the content. Should be easily updatable and deployable requiring minimal server and infrastructure cost.
What we’re looking for
You’re a good fit if you
love learning and explaining how frameworks and technology work
have made several “ugly duckling” projects and iterated on them and now people say “wow that’s impressive”
are looking for a CTO-kind of role where you get a chance to own several projects instead of being siloed into one tiny feature of a massive product
like to build a small feature, unit test it, and then keep expanding
want a slightly non-traditional job
care about social impact, inequity, or empowering kids with real-world skills
have been a teaching assistant or done STEM outreach
want to be surrounded by innovative people to build side projects
Ideally, you have 1-2 years industry experience or you ran a club / organization that ran production apps (e.g. college hackathon organizer, app development consulting).
inventXYZ is a tech education startup by Penn and Carnegie Mellon grads.
We’re immersing every student grades 7-12 in AI, Virtual Reality, Web Development, Electronics, and Rapid Prototyping through innovative real-world projects in every class they take.
E.g. History: Recreate ancient civilizations in VR; English: Write a blog article using data visualizations as evidence; Algebra: Build and code an electronic music instrument; Physics: Analyze sports technique using motion capture.
You will be one of the first employees of a startup that is changing the world in a meaningful and equitable way.
We were awarded the President’s Innovation Prize by the University of Pennsylvania in 2020:
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And we’ve been helping design the Ignition Lab makerspace for Operation Breakthrough in Kansas City.