Software Engineer- Interview Content Developer (Inclusion)

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We're Karat, the leader in technical interviewing

Karat’s purpose is to Unlock Opportunity for engineers and companies alike, and our mission is to make every interview predictive, fair, and enjoyable. As the world’s technical hiring expert, we help companies hire smarter and grow faster, and create more opportunities for software engineers. From our industry-leading solutions to Karat’s Brilliant Black Minds program, the work we do here matters. We’re a passionate, smart, and committed team, and we want you to join our mission!

Come join our Technical Development team

Our Technical Development team is dedicated to the creation and testing of questions that are a part of the most predictive and fair technical interviews available to software engineering candidates. We are looking for software engineers that have a passion for how to accurately assess technical ability.  

This would be an ideal opportunity for a software engineer that would rather work on directly crafting the questions asked during an interview and improving the way technical talent is assessed, rather than focusing on just writing code. 

What you will do

This Content Development Engineer will be focused on fairness and inclusion.   You will be helping to advance our Brilliant Black Minds initiative.  Karat partners with organizations and institutions that serve Black software engineers to invite participants into our free practice interview program.  This will help prepare Black software engineers for future interviews based on the competencies that hiring managers are looking for. 

  • Build actionable prototypes and experiments to grow the approach, offerings and diversity of skill assessments 
  • Help build novel interview formats that reveal what the traditional non-diverse industry often overlooks
  • Coordinate with program managers in Brilliant Black Minds program, Content Governance, Content Research, and Development Technical Program Managers to ensure the effectiveness and predictability of current and future skill assessments
  • With a focus on fairness and inclusivity, evaluate and manage the processes that guide the content development team in the ideation, development, testing, and handoff of new technical skill assessments for interviews and coding challenges
  • Assess viability and impact of experiments/prototypes; appropriately share learnings with the content development team
  • Investigate and experiment with the goal of continuously:
    • Removing bias from interviews
    • Assessing for seniority level in interviews
    • Creating more inclusive skill-based assessments for diverse backgrounds, skills, and abilities
    • Constructing skill assessments around client values
    • Building and launching assessments for a variety of non-coding topics (such as testing, program management, design or soft skills, communication, grit, and more
The experience you will bring
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a related field preferred
  • 5+ years of software engineering experience
  • Experience with Diversity and Inclusion programs in the technology industry is highly desired
  • Program management skills and experience working cross functionally is highly desired  
  • Experience interviewing software engineers at a variety of levels (college hire to leadership)
  • Hands-on contribution to creating writing technical assessment content strongly desired
  • Experience and/or passion for identifying and removing sources of bias
  • Strong data analysis and scientific thinking skills
  • Familiarity with HBCUs and minority serving institutions a plus

Karat’s HQ is based in Seattle, Washington, but we are open to remote candidates for this role (within the U.S.).

Benefits of joining Karat

Karat strives to offer everything you need to best support you today, tomorrow, and beyond. We’re proud of our current offerings, and highlight some of our team’s favorites below. There are more, just feel free to ask!

Compensation / Time Off:

  • Highly competitive salary and stock options
  • Generous paid PTO (see below) and Sick Leave (10 days per year)
  • Flexible Time Off Policy for salaried positions
  • Three weeks accrued per year for hourly positions
  • Parental Leave (12 weeks paid with transition back to work in part-time capacity)
  • 18 paid Company Holidays for 2021

Benefits / Wellness:

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance via Cigna or Kaiser (for CA-based employees)
  • 100% premium covered for employees
  • 70% premium covered for dependents
  • FSA, STD, LTD, Standard Life Insurance, and Optional Life Insurance
  • Mental Wellness offerings such as Calm, Happify, Talkspace, Modern Health, and more
  • $150 per month contribution to miscellaneous benefit/wellness of employee’s choice
Learn more about usStatement of Non-Discrimination:

In keeping with our beliefs and goals, no employee or applicant will face discrimination or harassment based on: race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, age, gender, marital/domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability status, or veteran status. Above and beyond discrimination and harassment based on “protected categories,” we also strive to prevent other subtler forms of inappropriate behavior (i.e., stereotyping) from ever gaining a foothold in our office. Whether blatant or hidden, barriers to success have no place at Karat.

We value a diverse workforce: people of color, womxn, and LGBTQIA+ individuals are strongly encouraged to apply.

If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know at [email protected].

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How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

We're passionate about what we do, but know how to turn off at the end of the day. Come here to work hard, build great trusted relationships, learn, and also to be recognized as a person with interests both in and out of the office, with plenty of work-life balance.

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What are Karat Perks + Benefits

Karat Benefits Overview

Have a Voice
Everyone at Karat has a seat at the table, so you can be free to speak your mind and know you'll be heard.

Meaningful Equity
You'll be making an impact here, so you get a fair stake in our success too.

Unlimited Time Off
Take the time you need to do your best work and live your best life.

Health + Wellness
We got you covered: 100% of your health, dental, and vision insurance.

Equipped for Success
We'll set you up with a new MacBook Pro + monitor and whatever other gear you need.

Flexible Work Environment
Work from wherever you like, whether that's at our Seattle headquarters or your home office.

401k
Save for your retirement the smart and simple way.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily sync
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Employees get free lunch on Tuesday and Thursday.
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Parking
Pet Friendly
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
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