You’ve heard this story before—boy graduates college, boy moves to New York, boy starts working at a tech startup full of cool nerds, boy finds a career path.Did that sound braggy? I promise I didn’t mean it to sound braggy.I started at Chartbeat on the Chartcorps support team in the spring of 2014, newly relocated to New York and with no tech skills to speak of. I was quickly intimidated by the onslaught of esoteric terminology and the sheer intelligence of the engineering team.API? Repo? Pinger? Django? Kafka? I still have my notes from those early days of onboarding, and it’s mostly hastily written acronyms with notes of “look this up later”.Slowly I began to grasp the basics of HTML and CSS through Codecademy and Treehouse classes and solidified my technique by taking ownership of some small web page design tasks.
“One of the advantages of joining a startup is that there’s so much work to go around; if you assert yourself, you create the opportunity to work on projects that will teach you.”
So yeah: here’s the hiring page.