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Verbling is a San Francisco startup helping the world learn foreign languages. Students on six continents use Verbling to realize their dreams. We're looking for amazing people to make more dreams come true.

At Verbling, we see the faces of our users every single day. They're more than numbers on a graph. Language students fumble with grammar, learn slang, and laugh in live Verbling classes 24/7. We're still data driven, and the numbers could become very large. We're targeting over a billion language learners previously locked into a dead, broken market, now ripe for disruption thanks to technology.

What we look for

The first ten team members shape the company's culture, a culture that will mean everything as the organization scales. Therefore, we look for those with founder mentality. We want to bring on board people who take initiative, who aren't afraid of responsibility, and who understand the inherent value in moving fast and taking risks.

If this sounds like you, please check out our available positions below and show us why you would be a good fit.

Benefits

  • Substantial equity stake
  • 100% medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Office lunch catered every day from local restaurants
  • Free Mission Cliffs membership
  • Unlimited Barry's Bootcamp classes (the best workout in SF, we promise)
  • Bi-weekly company outings
  • Brand new offices in the Mission
  • Build your own setup
  • Occasional workation (we went to Mexico once)

Available Positions

Dev Ops (San Francisco - Contractor)

We are looking for part time infrastructure engineer to setup and perfect the tools and platform that makes Verbling run.

You will be in charge of developing a scalable system with continuous testing, integration, and one-click deploy and rollback. Your systems will be used by all our engineers as part of their workflow, you'll have the opportunity define and implement this pipeline to bring the most effective develop processes to Verbling.

Enjoy diagnosing, fixing, or preventing all manners of problems that only show up in large scale, distributed systems?
We want you!

Requirements

  • Linux/Unix command line is your second home.
  • Experience with AWS.
  • Experience with deployment systems and flows. One-click deployments, upgrades and rollbacks.
  • Experience in CI systems (we use CircleCI).
  • Experience with provisioning tools, like Chef, Puppet, Docker or other.

Bonus

  • Building tools and metrics.
  • Instrumenting and setting up effective realtime alerting systems.

Full-Stack Javascript Generalist (San Francisco - Full-time)

Javascript is crucial to Verbling. We use Node.js on the backend and a Backbone/React-based framework on the front-end. We are looking for someone who's excited about getting their hands dirty in all part of the stack.

You are a experienced Javascript developer who wants to get in on building the future of ed-tech from the bottom up. You want to be an integral part in inventing new ways for students to learn foreign languages.

You love to learn, and equally love to share your knowledge with others. You’re both a listener and contributor. You are a great communicator and you take care to understand before making yourself understood.

Your code is architected for scalability, re-use, and testability. Your operators are always === and you are a master of closures. You have strong opinions on code structure and modularization. You're pretty darn excited about react, isomorphic flux, generators, and FRP.

Responsibilities

  • Own and drive projects from idea spec to production.
  • Work closely with product and design teams.
  • Continually iterate on product features using analytics and user feedback.

Requirements

  • Experience with Node.js.
  • Experience in front-end JS development, and preferably in a framework like Backbone, Angular, etc.
  • Always thinking about scalability and performance bottlenecks.
  • A test-driven mindset.

Bonus

  • Interest in spoken languages.
  • Open-source contributions.
  • Experience in NoSQL; MongoDB, Couch, redis, or similar.
  • Experience in React

Teacher Operations Coordinator (San Francisco - Full-time)

We are seeking a highly motivated, personable, organized Teacher Operations Coordinator. In this role, you will be given the opportunity to work in a world-class team on functions core to Verbling's business.

You will be in charge of our quickly growing global teacher base. This community is comprised of part-time and full-time teachers of different languages working remotely around the world. In some cases, teachers support entire families with their Verbling earnings. Since you will be responsible for the whole teaching staff initially, the role comes with big responsibilities. You will need to recruit and evaluate applications, then hire, train, support, and manage the Verbling teachers. Communicating with, building, and fostering the community will be critical.

You must develop a deep sense of commitment to the success of the Verbling teachers that compels you to adopt an "on-call" mentality to respond to issues in real-time. We are explicitly seeking candidates who we believe will go above and beyond the call of duty to further our mission of empowering teachers on a global scale. Avoid this role if you don't like getting your hands dirty.

Other responsibilities include ongoing student/customer support, and office management. We are a small company, so roles overlap.

Requirements

  • Impeccable communication skills
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Experience successfully organizing complex systems, events, or groups involving 100+ people
  • Strong pedagogical ability and patience
  • Technological savvy, as you will be solving technical problems
  • Attention to detail

Bonus

  • Fluency in Spanish is a big plus
  • Other language skills, particularly in a major Romance language
  • Language teaching experience
  • Experience working at a technology company
  • CRM/Help desk experience
  • Database management experience
  • Community management experience