We are thrilled to announce Handshake’s $200M Series F funding round. At Handshake, we believe that a career opportunity shouldn’t be determined by who you know or what you’ve done. It’s about what you can – and will – do. Your future, not your past. Our Series F fundraise and new valuation of $3.5B will fuel our next phase of growth and propel our mission to help more people start, restart, and jumpstart their careers.
Handshake is the #1 place to launch a career with no connections, experience, or luck required. Handshake’s community includes 20 million students and young alumni around the world from 1,400 educational institutions, including four-year colleges, community colleges, boot camps, and 290+ minority-serving institutions. The platform connects up-and-coming talent with 650,000+ employers – from Fortune 500 companies like Google, Nike, and Target to thousands of public school districts, healthcare systems, nonprofits, and even sports teams like the LA Dodgers. Handshake is headquartered in San Francisco with offices in Denver, New York, and London and teammates working globally.
Everyone is welcome at Handshake. We know diverse teams build better products and we are committed to creating an inclusive culture built on a foundation of respect for all individuals. We strongly encourage candidates from non-traditional backgrounds, historically marginalized or underrepresented groups to apply.
If you are not sure that you’re 100% qualified, but up for the challenge – we want you to apply. We believe skills are transferable and passion for our mission goes a long way.
Handshake is building a diverse team of dynamic engineers who value creating a high quality, high impact product. We are hiring a Senior Software Engineer reporting to the Engineering Manager, on the Developer Experience, Developer Infrastructure squad. We are looking for engineers with demonstrated experience shipping cloud-based software and working with CI/CD tools. You'll be supporting a team of talented engineers by understanding and improving the developer experience to optimize the delivery of high-quality, secure, scalable software.
- Consult, educate, and empower engineers as they build & ship innovative software.
- Research, prototype and develop solutions in support of the adoption of new technologies and architecture.
- Build tools to optimize the developer onboarding and developer education experience.
- Develop systems and processes to maximize the efficiency of our continuous delivery pipeline.
- Gather regular feedback about developer experience through pair programming and surveying.
- Engage with engineers throughout the company to learn about pain points, and work alongside a technical lead to define and prioritize solutions.
- You have a strong sense of ownership and a passion for efficiency and writing clean, high quality code.
- You have a solid understanding of software engineering best practices and demonstrated ability to be flexible.
- You are a self-starter with the desire and drive to make things around you better, to learn and grow professionally.
- You are empathetic with a strong desire to help fellow engineers grow and do their jobs efficiently.
- You have experience working in an Agile team environment.
- You are familiar with cloud technologies (AWS, GCP, etc).
- You are proficient with CI/CD tools.
- You have previous working experience developing internal tools for a growing engineering org, such as: dev tooling (example: CLIs), dev ed (examples: content management systems, learning management systems), and/or dev environments management.
- You have previous working experience instrumenting dashboards for engineering productivity metrics.
- (Nice-to-have) You have previous working experience automating onboarding workflows for new engineers.
Bonus Areas of Expertise:
- Experience with Ruby on Rails
- Experience with Docker and Kubernetes
- Experience with microservices and service-oriented architecture
Technologies you'll work with:
- Scripting languages (bash)
- Ruby on Rails, RSpec
- React, TypeScript, Redux
- Terraform, Docker, Kubernetes
- GCP, AWS
At Handshake, we'll give you the tools to feel healthy, happy and secure.
- Stock: Ownership in a fast-growing company.
- Hub-Based Remote Work: Handshakers can enjoy the flexibility of remote work whilst ensuring in-person collaboration, and team experiences remain possible.
- Financial Management with Origin: We provide you with a professional financial planner via Origin to gain a better understanding of making the most of your compensation, equity, benefits, and perks.
- Paid Parental Leave: All new parents at Handshake (both birth and non-birth giving) are encouraged to take time to focus on their growing family and are eligible for paid family leave. US Handshakers are provided up to 16 weeks of paid family leave for birth-giving parents and 10 weeks for non-birth-giving parents.
- Mental Health Assistance: We are here to support you in every step of your mental health journey; our benefits include Employee Assistance Programs that offer counseling support for those eligible.
- Home Office Stipend: Handshake offers $500/£360 for you to spend on setting up a productive and comfortable workspace at home.
- Learning: Learning & Development opportunities and an annual $2,000/£1,500 stipend for you to grow your skills and career.
- Team Bonding: Regularly scheduled virtual company-wide and team events! Once it’s safe, we’ll provide meaningful connection points throughout the year for Handshakers to build community and meet teammates in person.
- Great team: Working with fun, hardworking, nice people who are committed to making a difference!
- 401k: We care about your ability to save for your future. Launching Spring 2022, Handshake will offer a dollar-for-dollar match on 1% of deferred salary, up to a maximum of $1,200 per year.
- Healthcare: World-class medical, dental, and vision policies including LGTBQ+ Coverage.
- 2022 Time Off: All full-time US-based Handshakers are eligible for our flexible time off policy to get out and see the world. We also offer 8 standardized holidays, 2 additional days of flexible holiday time off, and 2 one-week periods of Collective Time Off (7/4-7/8/2022) and (12/26-12/30/2022).
- Pension: Handshake matches 3% of your salary towards your pension scheme.
- Healthcare: Handshake's comprehensive healthcare policy covers 100% of employee premiums & 100% of dependent premiums for medical, dental, and vision benefits.
- 2022 Time Off: Up to 25 days of vacation to encourage people to reset, recharge, and refresh, in addition to 8 bank holidays throughout the year.
Interested in what Handshake’s San Francisco HQ is like when we’re together? Check out this video: