Creative Technologist

Hack Club
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Posted
November 1, 2022
Full Time
Shelburne, VT
On-site
$70K - 90K USD a year

Hello friends,

I come from the game dev world where I led the team on the Crash Bandicoot reboot trilogy and two of the Destiny 2 expansions. I’m now building out a team here at Hack Club with the mandate to ship inspiring technical and creative projects with and for thousands of the most technical teenagers you’ll probably ever meet.

In the past 3 months, we’ve shipped an open source game console that you can only get by building a game for it, a guide to assembly language that’s now the 4th most popular GitHub repo written in assembly, and a teaser for a game about love and graphing.

For this role, I’m looking for a technical partner-in-crime, with a few notches under your belt.

Kara Massie

Product Lead, Hack Club

 

About the role

Responsibilities:

  • Conceive, develop, and deliver inspiring open source projects which engage teenagers around the world in their creation and use, both through writing code directly and through leading teams of teenage Hack Clubbers.
  • Communicate about work publicly.
  • Inspire Hack Club staff and community, mentor teenage contributors to Hack Club projects.
  • Be an ambassador for Hack Club’s values of curiosity, the hacker ethic, kindness, and collaboration.

 

Expectations:

  • Be a proactive problem solver, taking initiative to identify, fix and communicate about issues as soon as possible
  • Be product and user focused
  • Be a great communicator, focusing on transparency, clarity and regular ongoing and open communication
  • Be a role model for our community, inspiring others to be their best
  • Be a collaborative team member that embodies all the values of Hack Club and encourages others to do the same
  • Be a continuous learner, staying on top of industry trends and bringing the learning back to Hack Club

 

About you:

  • Mid-level to senior programming experience. Minimum 3-5 years of experience.
  • Frontend / backend / other programming backgrounds could all work for this role.
  • Familiar with and inspired by internet communities. Maybe you helped design a MUD, learned to code as a teenager online, started a makerspace, or have been involved in the indie game development world.
  • You have a portfolio of open source projects.
About 
Hack Club

Hack Club is a fun, 501(c)(3) nonprofit education organization, founded by high-school dropout Zach Latta and run by a team of young, highly-creative engineers, running a global network for tens of thousands of teen coders from around the world. We support high school coders in starting coding clubs, hackathons, and building awesome projects.

  • “Radical”
  • “Hack Club is inspiring a generation of teenagers to become highly-technical builders, innovators and problem-solvers”

Founded in 2014, now with 16 full-time employees, Hack Club’s mission is to support, inspire and motivate teenagers from all backgrounds to become highly technical and use their computer skills to solve our greatest problems. Our goal: to become as ubiquitous, as universal, and as culturally foundational for young people today as the Girl and Boy Scouts were 70 years ago.

Check out this short documentary about our recent Hackathon, Assemble, or this one about 2021’s 10-day cross-country coding trip by train, The Hacker Zephyr, to meet a few of the teens in our community. Growing fast, we currently work with 20,000 teens in 36 states and 28 countries.

Christina Asquith is Hack Club’s cofounder and COO. Check out this profile: From Journalism To A Tech Nonprofit: This COO’s Big Pivot To Empower The Next Generation Of Coders, Forbes, 6.29.21

For more about Hack Club, check out the Hack Club Philosophy and our Code of Conduct. View our real-time transparent finances at Hack Club Bank. HQ is in Shelburne, Vermont.

 

For a deeper dive...

Hack Club Helps Teens Get Interested in Computers | WCAX News (Vermont) 1.12.22 (3:05)

Elon Musk Donates $1 Million To Hack Club In Support Of Teen Coding Programs | Tesmanian 10.9.21

Hack Club Bank is Live | Medium 2.26.19

Zach’s TED-style talk at AccelerateGoodGlobal 2018 | 3.29.18 (7:40)

Teen Hackers Try to Convince Parents They Are Up to Good | Wall St. Journal 10.1.19

 

Hack Club provides equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, pregnancy or recent childbirth or related medical condition, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, the use of a guide or support animal because of blindness, deafness or physical handicap of any individual, citizenship, veteran or military status, genetic information, marital status, familial status, domestic or sexual violence status, possession of a GED instead of high school diploma, or any other protected characteristic under applicable federal, state or local laws.

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