Requirements for Product Engineer, Startup School

Responsibilities for Product Engineer, Startup School



The Company has a profits interest bonus program related to its current funds. Participation and award issuance** **in the program is at the discretion of managers. Our full benefits package includes medical, vision, and dental plans, infertility benefit, STD/LTD, life insurance, commuter benefits, flexible spending account, health savings account, 401(k) + 4% matching, generous parental leave, paid holidays and flexible paid time off policy.

About this position

If you're interested in learning more about startups, Y Combinator is hiring for a full-stack Product Engineer. Working at YC probably is one of the best ways to learn about startups. Everyone on the team gets to participate in the YC programming -- dinners, talks, and more. You'll get a unique vantage point to learn about startups, and to write software that has helped companies like Airbnb, Stripe, and Instacart exist.
We're a team of 10 full-stack product engineers and have a pretty broad range of experiences -- from bigger companies like FB and Google, as well as former YC founders ourselves. Our stack is pretty straightforward (Rails, React, Postgres), but the last three engineers have learned it on the job. True to YC advice, our product engineers talk to our customers regularly (in our case, it's mostly founders) and ship fast. We also define our own roadmap. You won't be building software to scale to millions of users, but you'll be talking 1-1 with lots of founders to build stuff they need to help build and grow their companies, and that's a different kind of reward.
In particular, we're hiring for the Startup School team. This is an opportunity to help the formation of early-stage companies, including co-founder matching, online curriculum and resources, and tools to help you build your startup.
If working on YC's software team and helping great startups sounds interesting at all, please apply. Looking forward to hearing from you!

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Job Summary

Years of Experience
$130,000 to $270,000 + target bonus (depending on skills and experience)
San Francisco Bay Area
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Y Combinator (YC) is a startup fund and program. Since 2005, YC has invested in nearly 3,000 companies including Airbnb, DoorDash, Stripe, Instacart, Dropbox, and Coinbase. The combined valuation of YC companies is over $300B. YC has programs and resources that support founders throughout the life of their company. Startup School teaches the basics of starting a company. The YC batch program helps founders as they build their product, talk to their customers, and raise funding. Work at a Startup makes it easy for founders to find their first engineers. YC Series A helps founders launch their A round. YC Growth Program provides founders with resources to scale their companies and hire an executive team, and YC Continuity invests in their later stage rounds.

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