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Full Stack Engineer - Contract

Location: Remote

The Role

Schmidt Futures is developing an innovative method to identify the next generation of exceptional social entrepreneurs that traditional Venture Capital overlooks. As part of this new  initiative, we are looking for a full stack developer to work alongside our strategy and data teams. You will lead the development of our product that will source, evaluate, and organize world-class social entrepreneurs and their ventures.

In this role, you will report into the Entrepreneurship Team. As part of this team, you’ll help us break down the highly complex problem of sourcing entrepreneurs globally in an equitable manner. You will work closely with multiple team members to actualize an application design into a working, scalable product with the appropriate back-end infrastructure to collect data about non-traditional entrepreneurs.

This is a contract position with a potential opportunity for follow on work.

Key Responsibilities

Development & Design

  • Determine the ideal software architecture for the new product
  • Develop the front-end for the web application
  • Develop and maintain the backend of the application
  • Design application infrastructure
  • Develop infrastructure for data collection, storage, and measurement
  • Act as a thought partner to team members, help to identify and address our blindspots

Technical Management 

  • Manage DevOps and the codebase on development, staging, and production environments
  • Work alongside UX team to design a user-friendly, functional UI based on UX research design
  • Assure product quality through coding, testing, debugging, quality assurance review, and developing appropriate documentation
  • Write and maintain code that is both reusable and scalable, as well as optimized for performance with the end-user in mind
  • Support in the process of transitioning to an internal team at the conclusion of the contract


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities 

  • Demonstrated ability to design, write, and edit technical and process documentation
  • Write and maintain code that is both reusable and scalable, as well as optimized for performance with the end-user in mind
  • Ability to handle ambiguity
  • Self-starter, able to work without direct supervision
  • Experience working in a startup environment
  • Proficient research abilities
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills to effectively interact with customers and other team members
  • Aligned with mission to find, support, and add value to non-traditional entrepreneurs


  • 4+ years experience in front-end development (HTML, CSS, and JS)
  • 4+ years experience in back-end development (NodeJS, Ruby on Rails, Python, or PHP)
  • 4+ years experience in a data analysis language (R, Python, Stata, etc)
  • 2+ years DevOps experience (AWS, Heroku, etc)


To apply, please send your resume to Megan Patel at

About Us

Schmidt Futures is a philanthropic initiative, founded by Eric and Wendy Schmidt, that finds exceptional people and helps them do more for others together.  We knit talent into networks, bet on the most promising ideas through diverse forms of competition and support, and equip people to scale through partners and modern tools. To realize this vision, Schmidt Futures uses a broad set of tools — including gifts, grants, investments, and startup activity — for charitable, educational, and commercial efforts with a public purpose. Our initiative brings together the efforts of various charitable and non-charitable entities to improve our potential impact by making diverse types of capital available to the efforts we support.


Futures Action Network, LLC, which operates Schmidt Futures, is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer that proudly pursues and hires a diverse workforce. We do not make hiring or employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion or religious belief, ethnic or national origin, nationality, sex, gender, gender-identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, military or veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable local, state, or federal laws or prohibited by Company policy. We strive for a healthy and safe workplace and strictly prohibit harassment of any kind.