Lead Developer (funded, salary equity)

Future Builders
12 Oct 2018
17 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
FutureBuilders is a virtual academy for software developers. We help people start new careers in tech by training them in the skills employers value most. This isn’t your typical ‘coding school’ - students work in teams solving real problems with help from a tutor, and we actively help them into their first jobs with great hiring companies. Our vision is to provide affordable, risk-free vocational training for all.


What we’re making:
*An experiential learning platform built on top of Atlassian suite/GitHub APIs, AWS Cloud9 and other developer tools.
*A web app for managing students’ training paths, calendar scheduling, and for communications between hiring partners and learners.
*The initial course content: a ‘Fundamentals’ course (series of progressively harder coding challenges), plus modules for the ‘Professional’ course (skeleton projects, along with instructions for what to build).

Role responsibilities:
*Develop the MVP (prototype), enabling us to start serving our early customers.
*Become a member of the initial founding team (with founder-level equity) when the company spins out in 6 months’ time.
*Take charge of platform development, owning the engineering budget and making key decisions on technical architecture.

The ideal person for this job:
*Has previous experience building developer tools or products aimed at technical users;
*Has a high degree of user empathy and actively seeks to test, learn and iterate based on user feedback;
*Is motivated to found a startup business, and able to dedicate themselves full-time to the project;
*Startup experience is a plus, as is experience working with distributed teams;
*Is well-connected to the developer community and able to help attract the right engineering team post-spinout.

Future Builders is part of Founders Factory incubator, which offers its startup teams:

*Competitive salary
*25 days' paid annual leave
*Founder-level equity upon spinout
*Generous startup funding
*Operational support (marketing, legal, finance, fundraising, business development & recruitment)
*Access to a large network of investors and customers;
*Desk space in fully-serviced London offices with catered lunch on Thursday and Fridays.

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