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Full Stack Lead Engineer


Looking for talented programmers who are drawn to the challenge of using data and technology to change the way people learn skills and get jobs. 

Paragon One, a YCombinator-backed marketplace connecting college students with career advisors is seeking a Full Stack Lead Engineer who will drive the development of our career education platform and marketplace of professionals and career coaches.  Read about us in Techcrunch.

About Paragon One

Paragon One is an online college career service center.  Our video coaching platform connects students with mentors from successful companies who help them figure out which career to pursue, which courses to take in college, and how to prepare for the job interview process.  We are starting with a group of talented international students and plan to expand to students everywhere.  So far, 100% of our students have received internship/job offers in fields like finance, consulting, marketing, engineering, and design. 

Parents can spend as much as $200,000 on college for their kids.  But when it comes to a career, the best that colleges can do is offer a career center with counselors who merely spell check student resumes and hand them a book of jobs.  We believe that, in the future, professionals will be mobilized to provide career education in their field to students.  Colleges will not be the ideal place for this type of learning anytime soon.

Paragon One is backed by YCombinator, Foundation Capital, University Ventures, the former CTO of Tencent, and the Chief Product Officer of Coursera.  We have been featured on National Public Radio and Sinovision US TV as well as at the Silicon Valley Innovation Forum, Global Education Technology Conference, and Global Internet Education Summit.  The company was founded by two MIT-trained engineers who have started and run 3 successful internet companies and are now reshaping career education.


Seeking a Senior / Lead engineer who wants to focus on coding while gaining exposure and learning from a dynamic startup environment.  You should plan to develop both your technical and management skills as you grow together with the company.  We'd like this to be your last job before you start your own company down the road.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with the CTO on product specs, system architecture, and technical strategy
  • Code and help build the product
  • Work with and manage other developers, which could be a mix of in-house and remote
  • Ensure that the product vision is realized through excellence in execution



  • Based in, or willing to relocate to, New York City
  • 5+ years of full stack development experience
  • MySQL, NoSQL databases
  • Agile, test-driven development
  • Systems-thinking and clear communication
  • Ability to understand business needs and translate them into technical specs
  • Ability to manage other developers effectively


  • NodeJS, PHP, Python
  • React, VueJS
  • Graph databases
  • Serverless architecture
  • Mobile development
  • Data security
  • DevOps and cloud infrastructure





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