SkillMagic was founded by Jason Lew (https://skillmagic.link/j), a repeat entrepreneur who has helped grow teams at Apple (iPhone engineer), MightySignal (Co-Founder & CTO/COO, acquired by Instacart while profitable), and Instacart (Director of Engineering, Growth Acquisition). The most rewarding part of his career has always been helping others reach their full potential through training and learning, which is why he started SkillMagic.
Currently, knowledge critical for helping people learn and grow at work is siloed in outdated Google docs, back-and-forth emails, and in people's brains. SkillMagic is unifying this knowledge into a single source and makes it accessible through fast deployment, AI-driven recommendations, and a technical-first learner experience. Specifically, we are focused on helping engineers grow their technical skills, even while working remotely.
We are building an engineering team with high character, ability, and work ethic. If you're interested in revolutionizing learning in the workplace, we'd love to talk to you!
SkillMagic is funded by amazing investors including:
· Village Global (https://skillmagic.link/village) : A VC firm backed by capital from the world's most successful entrepreneurs, including Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg
· The former Head of Growth at Instagram and VP of Growth at Instacart
· Musha Ventures: A seed stage firm run by the Head of Product at Automattic (Wordpress.com, Tumblr)
· Other awesome angel investors and operators from companies like Slack, Google, and Apple
Why join us?
😃 As an engineer who wants to learn and grow at work, you will be an actual customer of our product as we dogfood it internally!
💡 SkillMagic leadership will go above and beyond to make sure you're learning/growing, having fun, and making a major impact on the business.
🧬 Engineering is in our DNA, so we respect and understand what it's like to be a builder.
🌍 We're attacking an enormous market with the potential to help millions of people learn worldwide.
💰 SkillMagic is funded by an awesome mix of VCs, successful founders, and tech operators.
Engineering at SkillMagic
As an early hire, the feedback loop between customers, product, and engineering will be TIGHT. You'll talk directly to our customers on regularly scheduled calls, which will give you the opportunity to deeply understand their problems. You'll be coached on customer development skills, such as what types of questions to ask and how to dig deeper when you find a customer pain point.
Once you understand their problems, you'll have a direct say in the product roadmap. Roadmap items will always be metrics driven, and we'll value both immediate impact projects as well as longer-term infrastructure projects which will set us up for future success.
We'll be using a light sprint process and will add more processes as needed as we grow the team. You'll have a direct say in this.
Unique to SkillMagic, our CEO will be coding alongside you to build out the product, so you don't need to worry about the
business guy who doesn't understand what it's like to be an engineer!
On the frontend, we need to build a highly engaging experience for people to learn. This is not a simple task and will require deep understanding of the customer as well as excellent design skills.
On the backend/infra side, we're going to be gathering LARGE amounts of learning data as the company grows, so we need to build a system which is scalable but also nimble enough that we can run quick experiments.
Architect the React frontend
Design our data and ML infrastructure (eg. Snowflake, Airflow, ML libraries)
Working at SkillMagic
🧠 Creativity | 💡 Learning | ❤️ Love for Your Work
We'll send your favorite snacks to your house
Work from Home
Mandatory 2-week minimum vacation every year
Work from your beautiful home 😉
We deeply care about the health and safety of our team during these times. We'll cover whatever your insurance doesn't for any COVID tests for you and your immediate family. In addition, we'll provide you with high-quality masks and other PPE for you to protect yourself and others.
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