Software Engineer

Embark, New York

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About Embark

We operate as a small and nimble start-up although we do have an established track record that gives us momentum. Since 1995, Embark has been the leading provider of online application and admissions software to colleges, universities, and fellowship programs around the world. To date, we've powered more than 15 million students applications to clients including Harvard, Stanford, NYU, and the Rhodes and Fulbright fellowships.

Our admissions platform is always evolving and we're also creating new solutions to match students with educational opportunities. Most recently, we've launched a free service to help students submit their federal financial aid forms and match them with the most affordable financial products to help them save for college. We recently launched a brand new platform written in a modern tech stack and there are many exciting engineering challenges, including the application of machine learning to our matching problem.

Embark is profitable and growing and has attracted strong investor interest, so we are looking for a collaborative team member who can be join the company and participate in its growth.

Job Description

Embark is looking for an enthusiastic full-stack engineer to help us build the next iteration of our admissions platform. We are hiring at all experience levels -- maybe you are a recent bootcamp grad or graduate with a comp sci degree or a more experienced industry veteran. In this position you will work side by side with a small team of talented and motivated engineers. You’ll be building features across our entire software stack, modeling and mining data, building performant APIs, and constructing sharp user interface components.

About You

You are passionate about piecing together the software puzzle and putting innovative products in the hands of users. You are excited to conspire with your team members and work in a fast-paced, collaborative, and agile environment. You are obsessed with writing clean, maintainable, and performant code, and are excited to participate in the entire product development lifecycle.  If you don't already live in New York, please let us know about your potential timing for a move.


  • Open to all experience levels
    • For those new to coding -- bachelor’s degree in a technical or quantitative field or a recent completion of an immersive bootcamp (generally, we look for 3.5+ GPA and/or strong project sample)
    • For those with industry experience -- engineering role at a top company or experience in the trenches at a start-up
  • Exceptional programming skills and an obsession with building quality software
  • Passion for technology
  • Agile experience
  • Awesome at JavaScript
  • Experience with a modern tech stack and willingness to learn ours (Node.js, AngularJS, MongoDB, Express, and Git)
  • A never-ending desire to learn

We welcome diversity and encourage all candidates to apply!

About Embark

Our Story Since 1995, Embark has been the leading provider of online application and admissions software to universities, colleges, and fellowship programs around the world. In the nearly two decades our company has been in business, our hosted solution has provided a platform for more than 14 million students to apply and hundreds of institutions to manage their evaluation and admissions process. Naturally, our latest platform has advanced substantially since the product’s first few lines of code were written out of an MIT dorm room. But we have stayed true to the company’s mission: leveraging technology to simplify and improve the application and admissions process for our clients. Embark has developed a reputation for a robust product offering with unparalleled flexibility and support from our customer service team. No implementation is too big or too small for us. So, whether you’re looking to bring your process online for the first time or to improve upon an existing in-house or third party system, you’ve come to the right place. Embark is in the midst of revolutionizing the industry that it created twenty years ago, and we’d love the opportunity to put our product and services to work for you.


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