Senior Software Engineer

  • Full-time
  • San Francisco
  • Engineer

The work:

90% of your time: development of the institute's tools, including the student's intranet, the main website, the admission process, the auto-review system, etc. This includes maintaining existing tools (our code is CLEAN, documented, tested and well-maintained :)) as well as designing and building out new features and services, identifying and resolving performance bottlenecks, participating in code reviews.

10% of your time: answer technical questions from students.

If you think there is not enough tech for you to have fun at Holberton, please come talk to us :) Holberton has been founded by a software engineer and a devops (Ex-Docker & Ex-LinkedIn). We automate everything, and we are building new tools and products every day, using the latest tools and languages of the industry. A lot of our challenges have never been faced before as we are building something completely new.

Languages and tools

  • Ruby, Rails (at least 3 years of experience)
  • Python
  • Bash
  • React & Redux
  • MySQL
  • PostgreSQL
  • Redis
  • Elasticsearch
  • AWS
  • Docker


  • 5+ years of experience working as a software engineer
  • Be open-minded
  • Team player
  • Like to discover and learn new tools and languages
Note: we do NOT require that you have a CS degree. If you have one, good for you, if you don't have any degree at all, good for you too :)


  • C
  • Advanced data structures & algorithms knowledge
  • Go
  • Terraform
  • Prometheus
  • Grafana

About Holberton School

Holberton School offers a two-year higher-education program to become a full-stack Software Engineer. Through project-based and peer learning, Holberton School’s students unleash their creativity and naturally learn how to work as a team to solve practical challenges.

Holberton is on its way to become the largest trainer of Software Engineers in the US within the years to come. Our current San Francisco campus will be home to 1,000 students, our mentor community is 150+ strong and quickly growing.

Life at Holberton School

Holberton School provides a unique environment that enables a healthy balance of hard and enriching work, opportunities and support for career growth, and a strong sense of teamwork and community. This role will join an international environment where they will constantly be discussing ideas, learning new skills, and sharing their knowledge in a great location with a motivated team. Holberton School creates a place where people not only aspire to work at, but are inspired daily to stay.

Our employees describe our culture as:

  • Empowering, innovative, fun, fun, fun
  • Collaborative, team oriented, supportive
  • Great place to learn and grow
  • Passionate, hard working
  • Open, Transparent
  • Fast-paced

Perks of Working at Holberton:

  • Be a part of the core team
  • Friday Team lunch
  • Unlimited Coffee
  • Flexible schedule
  • Network with influential Tech leaders