101 - 250 employees
51 - 100 engineers
$50m - $100m funding
Series b

At Handshake, our mission is to empower all students to build a meaningful career, no matter their school, major, ethnicity, or gender. We fundamentally believe that talent is evenly distributed but opportunities are not - we're here to level the playing field. We want to help all students find and build meaningful careers.

Our culture is intentional and inclusive. We believe that we are a better team, a stronger culture, and a more inclusive company when we intentionally create the space for people to show up as their whole, authentic selves. We are looking for individuals who want to show up to work as their authentic selves, excited to make an impact, move quickly and act independently.

Handshake is headquartered in San Francisco. For a deeper dive into our impact, visit our Democratize Opportunity blog at democratizeopportunity.com.

How We Interview: We enjoy connecting with candidates with an introductory call to have an opportunity to get to know you, what you're looking for in a career, and explain more about our company, values, and team. We want you to build a meaningful career and believe Handshake can provide an amazing opportunity for you to have an impact, learn and grow.

After your initial call, you will partner with one of our Engineers for a technical screen and then we will invite you onsite to our office to meet with a diverse set of Handshake team members. Our onsite interview is designed to understand your skills, experiences and career goals so we can make sure you can make the best decision for your career. We pride ourselves on being transparent throughout the entire interview process with conversations around compensation, equity, the impact you will make here at Hired.

Handshake's Values: Students First Our mission is to demonstrate access to opportunity and ensure that any student can build a great career no matter who they know, where they live, or what school they attend. We empathize deeply with our students to increase career opportunities for all.

Move Quickly, But Don’t Rush We believe speed wins, and our operational pace is incredibly fast. Moving quickly while staying aligned requires strategic thought, collaboration, and frequent communication.

Focus on Impact We stay humble and work hard to democratize opportunity for all students. We like to have fun – and we do! – but we’re more focused on making an impact. Yes, of course, we have a ping-pong table – it’s just packed away in the closet!

Learn. Grow. Repeat. We embrace a growth mindset, enabling our team to face obstacles with a tenacious desire to turn challenges into opportunities for growth. We are relentlessly curious, working to close the gap between what we currently know and what we need to know to be as effective as possible.

Act with Empathy We listen closely to understand our users and clients, approach challenges with curiosity, and treat our colleagues and clients with compassion.

Empowered by Diversity We are building an inclusive & diverse community both on the Handshake platform and across our team. We believe diverse teams create more thoughtful and innovative solutions and that diverse companies are more successful.

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Engineering at Handshake

Tech stack
Elastic Search
Ruby on Rails

Working at Handshake

Perks & benefits
  • Health Insurance

    Medical, Dental, and Vision

  • Free Food

    We offer catered lunch multiple times a week

  • 401(k) Contribution
  • Generous Vacation
  • Team Activities

    Handshake Field Day, Friendsgiving, and other celebrations!

  • Transportation

    We offer commute benefits!

Our Team by the Numbers

External Links

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