LeapYear Technologies

Remote, sf
26 - 50 employees
11 - 25 engineers
$25m - $50m funding
Series b

LeapYear solves a hard problem that impacts every data-driven industry – enabling secure machine learning on sensitive data.

Our long-term mission is to enable access to any data with the highest standards of privacy and security.

Our team has built the first enterprise platform for differentially private machine learning, drawing from the latest research in cryptography, machine learning, and information theory.

Active Roles

Why join us?

  • LeapYear is looking to hire people that are both deeply technical and unusually easy to work with.

    If you fit this description, then you are likely being solicited by every technology company that has heard of you.

    We expect that your decision to join LeapYear over a company like Google/Facebook/Amazon will depend on how much you value:

    • opportunities for independence, growth, and ownership
    • working on deeply technical challenges
    • building fundamental products with a net positive social impact

    We are confident that LeapYear is one of the best places in the world for people who share these values, and we encourage you to apply, ask questions, and find out for yourself.

  • Since launching in 2015, LeapYear has:

    • contracted seven-figure annual recurring revenue
    • worked with some of the world’s largest companies, including several top 5 North American and EU banks, two top 5 healthcare providers, and a top 10 US insurer.
    • raised $38M in capital, backed by Bain Capital, NYCA Partners, Silicon Valley Bank, Bloomberg, and Peter Thiel
    • built a team of cryptographers, machine learning researchers, and engineers from Google, Uber, Symantec, MIT, Berkeley, and the Department of Defense
  • We are parents, pet-lovers, physicists, cyclists, teachers, Haskellers, and musicians that get together five days a week to solve complex problems.

    We are building LeapYear for the long-term, and we understand that this requires a great working environment, diverse perspectives, and a culture built on shared values.

Engineering at LeapYear Technologies

Technical Challenges

We are the first company to build a differentially private machine learning platform, and there are novel technical challenges from the algorithms on up.

Some more details can be found here: http://sigmod2017.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/04-Differential-Privacy-in-the-wild-2.pdf

Tech stack
Apache Spark
Functional languages

Working at LeapYear Technologies

What we value:

Putting the client first

Frame every decision in the context of creating value for our clients. Understand how investments of time and resources will improve our clients’ ability to leverage their data in a better, faster, cheaper, or more secure way.

Having high standards

LeapYear makes trustworthy and high-performance technology - our work necessarily must reflect these qualities. Be reliable to your teammates, and expect the same from them. Challenge proposed solutions with rigor (not aggression) and prioritize ideas with impact.

Teaching, learning, and growing

When we don’t know something, we form questions instead of assumptions. When we make mistakes, we invest time in understanding where we went wrong, and how to prevent it from happening again.

Insisting on integrity

We do not cut corners when it comes to honesty, respect, and personal accountability, and we make strong and intentional efforts to promote these values in our relationships at work.

Being kind

Emulate the warmth and positivity of the people you admire the most. Respond to inexperience with inclusiveness, not frustration. Look after your physical and mental health, and take care not to burn out yourself or others.

Perks & benefits
  • Free Food

    Catered meals every day, great snacks

  • Flexible Hours
  • Generous Vacation
  • Company Retreats
  • Health Insurance

    Health, dental, and vision coverage for you and your family.

    Disability insurance (Long and short-term)

  • Team Activities

    Monthly hikes, bike rides, game nights, happy hours, and more

  • 401(k) Contribution
  • Transportation
  • Work from Home
  • Relocation
  • Other

    Good ergonomics (standing desks, nice chairs and monitors)

  • Maternal/Paternal Leave
  • Beautiful Office

    We're located in South Beach in a brand new, 8,000 sq ft suite, that's within walking distance to host of restaurants/bars, coffee shops, and parks - 5 min walk to Montgomery BART (0.3 miles) and 20 min walk/8 min drive to 4th & King (1 mile)

Our Team by the Numbers

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