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Senior Software Engineer (Ruby/Haskell)


Remote within UnitedĀ States, SouthĀ America, Europe, Canada

Posted 4 days ago

CollegeVine hires and cultivates first-rate minds, who prefer systems over reactions, and working together as a highly conscious team.

Tech stack

  • Ruby

What if the most important life decisions could be made more wisely?

We're the company that's showing millions of families how good guidance can materially change life outcomes.

To make good guidance possible, we focus on consumer technology, encompassing everything from innovative applications of machine learning to elegant data-driven experiences to non-exploitative social media and a fast-growing marketplaceā€”all while staying true to a distinctly human purpose: turning crucial milestones into life-changing opportunities.

Our best known brand, CollegeVine, is revolutionizing the high school to college transition period. In contrast to just a few years ago, families can now explore schools efficiently, make the admissions process less lonely and stressful by connecting with peers, learn from the best admissions experts for free via livestreams, and construct school lists with known acceptance risk profiles thanks to our ML models. Using the CollegeVine platform, millions of students from all walks of life are making better decisions every year and finding new, valuable opportunitiesā€”all for free.

And this is just the start. Our vision is ambitious: to be the lifelong guidance platform for the next generation. We're growing rapidly and can't wait to meet mission-oriented teammates like yourself!


Who we're looking for

You know you're right for this position if:

  • You seek ownership beyond your own work, and look to the product and company as a whole.
  • You are a self-starter and internally motivated, with a strong desire to be part of a successful team that shares your high standards.
  • You understand what it means to be entrepreneurial and resourceful. Perhaps you've launched your own side-project, worked at a startup, or helped a scrappy business grow quickly.



In addition to your awesome attitude and values, we're looking for someone with the following skills:

  • Expertise with multiple programming languages (Ruby, Javascript, Python, Haskell, Go, etc...), and you're excited to learn more
  • A track record of delivering high-value projects in fast-paced environments
  • Expert at full-stack web development, but we're agnostic to whether it's been more front-end or back-end focused
  • Excellent communication skills, particularly with non-technical team members
  • Comfortable breaking complex projects down into small pieces and creating implementation plans
  • 5+ years as a software engineer


It's an added bonus if you have:

  • An interest or curiosity around typed functional programming (we use Haskell & Purescript extensively)
  • Prior experience working with Ruby on Rails, or another MVC web framework
  • Worked remotely before
  • Gone through the US college admissions process, or can articulate how it works
  • Prior experience mentoring or leading engineers

Your cover letter is a great opportunity to show us who you are and why this role appeals to you.


Why you'll love working at CollegeVine

  • Enjoy actually meaningful work: Spare yourself the dread of having to do mental gymnastics about your company's mission by working on something that's high impact and clearly beneficial for society.
  • Iterate quickly and see the impact of your decisions and hard work:Ā You'll find that the teammates who you serve are not only appreciative, and also celebrate your ideas and innovations.
  • Be part of a strong consumer brand: We've been closing the guidance gap in the United States since 2013 and have one of the most valuable brands in the higher education attainment space. Mention you work at CollegeVine to any college-bound family and see their faces light up.
  • Contribute to a mindful remote culture with real flexibility: We claim to do remote right and can't wait to talk to you about it. If you find a team you love, working on a mission you find meaningful, then why let caring for a loved one, moving cross-country, venturing abroad, or even living on a boat stop you?


CollegeVine was founded in 2013 in Cambridge, MA and reaches over 10 million families annually who are in the high school-to-college or college-to-career phases. Our roots are in delivering near-peer mentorship at scale, which has since evolved to delivering lifelong guidance with a focus on data and technology. We have raised over $42m in venture funding from dedicated investors such as Morningside Technology Ventures (Xiaomi, TikTok), the founding partner of 5Y Capital, Fidelity, University Ventures, and more. In 2020, after years of being a remote-friendly company, CollegeVine became a fully remote company centered on Eastern Time with a diverse cast of team members based predominantly in the United States, but also around the world.


$150K - 200K + Equity

Contract type

Full time

Visa sponsorship

Not provided

Benefits & perks

  • Remote Working

  • Flexible Working

  • Health Insurance

  • 401(K)

  • Team Lunches

  • Unlimited Vacation Policy

  • Dental Insurance

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