Talented engineers have many companies to choose from, which makes the engineering team at Minerva that much more extraordinary. The salary and benefits are competitive, but the reason they chose Minerva is the company’s mission: To change the world, we need to improve education everywhere. Minerva offers a next-generation educational system based on leading scientific research. Built to address the central educational challenges of the modern era, the Minerva system enables the rapid development of sophisticated programs for organizations of all types—from university partners to corporate employers.
Prior to this, we re-imagined and built a university that embodies the next generation of higher education: In 2013, Minerva formed an alliance with Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) to establish the Minerva Schools at KGI, a WASC-accredited, four-year undergraduate and two-year graduate institution. Read more about the admissions, academics, and global experience of the Minerva Schools.
At the core of the system used by the Minerva Schools and partners alike are an innovative methodology, an advanced educational technology, called Minerva Forum, and a modular curriculum design. By emphasizing active class participation, deliberate practice, and other empirically-proven methods, the system teaches students critical skills, as well as the ability to apply those skills to diverse and changing contexts.
We need you to help build that technology. You’ll be part of a small team that works in close consultation with other teams—including product management, admissions, marketing, academic, and company leadership. Your typical week will include designing, coding, and releasing new features. We’re big on collaboration, knowledge-sharing, and cross-training; and we start every week with a retrospective, so if something’s not working for us, we fix it. Over the medium term, you will receive significant mentoring, feedback, and deliberate career development.
We are still growing. There are plenty of high-value and challenging new projects. We are also shifting many projects from prototypes and MVPs to thoughtfully designed long-lived systems. This is an opportunity to do interesting and important work, and to do it right.
Most of our engineers have held many jobs in the past. Minerva is special because it is more than a job. It’s a chance to build something long-lasting, to leave a legacy and add meaning to your career. Our first class of Minerva Schools at KGI students is graduating in 2019, and we have already started the next chapter of bringing the Minerva system to the world, launching five partnerships this academic year. We take a long term view and, in our mission to nurture critical wisdom for the sake of the world, we've only just begun. We hope you join us!
We value your ability to learn quickly, make thoughtful tradeoffs, and build maintainable systems over your past experience with specific technologies. That said, here are some of the tools that we use:
We value empathy, candor, substantive feedback, fast iteration loops, and openness to experimentation over a specific software development process. That said, here’s what we currently do to plan, calibrate, and organize:
To build a university for 21st century leaders and creators, our team should be representative of our diverse student body. Minerva values a diverse workplace and strongly encourages women, people of color, LGBTQIA individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents, and veterans to apply. Minerva is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will not be discriminated against because of any characteristic irrelevant to creating great software, including: race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, disability, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, medical condition or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws.
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