Tech Lead

Hack Club
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December 1, 2021
Full Time
United States

Hack Club is on a mission to create a new generation of technical leaders by building the most inclusive, technical, and shipping-oriented community of teenage programmers in the world.

We are building 4 key programs - clubs, Slack, hackathons, and Bank - and are working toward transforming Hack Club into a modern equivalent of the Girl and Boy Scouts from the 20th century.

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Hack Club is hiring a Tech Lead for Hack Club Bank, our in-house financial software used by 1,500 Hack Clubbers to financially power their Hack Clubs, hackathons, and student-organized nonprofits. When teenagers use Hack Club Bank, we act as their backing financial and legal entity, allowing them to leverage our 501(c)(3) nonprofit status to receive tax deductible donations and use our beautiful in-house software to manage and spend their funds. 50% of high schools hackathons in the world now run on Hack Club Bank.

In this role, you will work in an environment where we value teamwork, communication, and creativity. You love coding, are passionate about growing people, have deep empathy for users and team members, and love shipping work publicly.

Roles and responsibilities:

  • Work with Executive Director to define product roadmap and business strategy
  • Build and lead team of Hack Clubbers to execute on engineering roadmap and create a strong shipping culture around Bank
  • Lead and manage relationships with technical partners that integrate Bank into their products
  • Every day think about how Hack Club Bank can be better for Hack Clubbers, and work with Executive Director to design the product roadmap around that
  • Manage an operations lead, who will report to you and is responsible for onboarding calls, day-to-day financial management tasks, and customer success

Required skills:

  • Senior-level expertise in Ruby on Rails
  • Prior experience managing small teams of engineers
  • Product-oriented mindset

Nice to have:

  • Strong familiarity with open source
  • You have either built popular open source projects, or held leadership-level roles in major open source projects
  • Experience writing software that touches money, building resilient systems, and implementing security best practices
  • You care about user experience
  • You love working with teenagers

Additional details:

  • Title: Tech Lead, Hack Club Bank
  • Location: We have an in-person office in Burlington, Vermont where our 8 person team works collaboratively. While we have a strong preference for in-person and can assist with relocation, we're flexible and eager to accommodate for the right candidate.
  • Compensation: Competitive salary, commensurate with experience. We offer healthcare and 4 weeks paid vacation.

Invitation to apply:

Email with "the spice must flow" in the subject line, 3 bullet points demonstrating why you would be great for the role, and your resume / GitHub / GitLab / sourcehut.

About Hack Club

Hack Club is a global nonprofit network of high school makers & student-led coding clubs where young people build the agency, the network, & the technical talent to think big & do big things in the world. Founded in 2014 by 16-year-old Zach Latta, Hack Clubs are now in nearly 400 high schools with 10,000 students each year.

students participating in a hack club
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