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Front-End Engineer wanted at Tutorspree (YC W11)
on Feb 4, 2011 | hide
We’re using a transparent marketplace to disrupt the tutoring industry ($7B in the US and counting). Billed by TechCrunch as the “Airbnb of tutoring,” we’re helping parents bridge the gap between the tutor they want for their kids, and the one they can find through their word of mouth networks. At the same time, we’re helping teachers earn extra cash just when they need it.

We’re looking for a front-end engineer who has a demonstrated grasp of design. We need someone who can mock up a page in Photoshop, make sure the UX flow hums, and be able to code all of the necessary pieces of the page (HTML/CSS/JS). You’ve got to be comfortable with our LAMP stack even if you don’t dream in PHP. You won’t have to build large-scale features yourself, but you will be building smaller ones, and will work directly with Ryan (our CTO) to implement larger ones.

You’ll be joining the three of us for the rest of the wild ride of Y Combinator. You’ll be sitting right with us every day, talking about what the product means to our users – and how we can make them happier. Our brains are running faster than our legs can carry us now, and we want someone to help speed us up.

If you're interested, drop us a line at info@tutorspree.com. We're not much for cover letters, but we would like links to what you've done in the past.


• Implement public facing pages on Tutorspree • Help drive UI and UX decisions • Prototype experimental features • Participate in general engineering needs of the company


• Exceptional proficiency using HTML/CSS/jQuery/AJAX in a production environment • Demonstrated design and UX sensibilities • Proficiency with Photoshop • Strong CS fundamentals from relevant industry experience (Bachelor’s degree in CS, HCI or related discipline a plus) • Personal projects that show and aptitude for front-end engineering and product design sense • Ability to work in areas outside of their usual comfort zone and get things done quickly

Desirable: • Familiarity with Git • Familiarity with AWS/EC2 • Experience with MySQL in a production environment

Benefits: • Generous equity package • Competitive salary • Healthcare • Home cooked dinners (don’t worry Ryan doesn’t cook)

Registration is open for Startup School 2019. Classes start July 22nd.

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