About Pioneer

Pioneer today is two people: Daniel Gross and Rishi Narang. We're also supported by an amazing team of part-time contributors and experts.

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Rishi

So far, Pioneer is proudly funded by Stripe and Marc Andreessen. We will likely raise money from other investors over time.

We’re experienced engineers dedicated to finding and supporting the next great set of scientists, artists, entrepreneurs and civic activists. You can read more about why we started Pioneer here.

Interested in helping us find the innovators of the future? We're hiring!

Business Operations

Pioneer is a global organization. We’re looking for someone to help us manage and drive various operational elements of our mission. You’ll be tackling issues like remittance (paying a large amount of people around the world at scale), travel (organizing the Pioneer Summit) and many other logistical challenges. Whatever it is, you’ll be working on what will move the needle most for Pioneer. You should care about results, not activity, and have fun doing it.

If you like hard problems, are analytical, and are an amazing teammate, we want to talk to you.

You might be a fit if:

These aren’t hard requirements, but just the flavor of what we’re looking for. Email jobs+ops@pioneer.app with your resume and a short description of why you want to work at Pioneer.

Software Engineer

In the short term many of our technical challenges are equal parts computer science and psychology. How do you build a product that can identify talent? How do you then motivate people to become the best version of themselves? If you were building the Harvard campus, but entirely online, could you make it work?

It requires great intuition and solid engineering. We work in Python, Ruby and Javascript.

You might be a fit if:

These aren’t hard requirements, but just the flavor of what we’re looking for. Email jobs+eng@pioneer.app with your resume and a short description of why you want to work at Pioneer.

Game Designer

We're inspired by the motivational attributes of video games. We'd like to use that power to make Pioneers more productive and happy.

We're looking for someone who can code and has experience designing gaming systems. We work in Python, Ruby and Javascript.

You might be a fit if:

These aren’t hard requirements, but just the flavor of what we’re looking for. Email jobs+gamedesign@pioneer.app with your resume and a short description of why you want to work at Pioneer.