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About Microverse

We believe the place where you are born shouldn't determine your opportunities in life. We provide access to global opportunities by offering a world-class education no matter where you come from.

Microverse is an online school for software developers where students learn to work remotely with people from around the world. Students don't pay tuition until they get hired and start a global career. As of today, we have students in 100+ countries, and more than 90% of our alumni get a job within 6 months with an average salary increase of 240% working for companies like Microsoft, and VMWare.

We are backed by amazing investors worldwide, including Y Combinator, Northzone, General Catalyst, and many world-class angel investors, such as Paul Graham, Paul Buchheit (the creator of Gmail), Kevin Hartz (the founder of Eventbrite), and Erica Brescia (Github's COO).

We are a passionate and fast-moving team of global citizens working remotely from 12+ countries. Being remote-first and transparent, we take pride in the amazing remote culture we are building, while also making time for in-person time with team members around the world. We are a small but mighty team of curious, life-long learners, who love tackling challenges and helping shape the future of education.

πŸ™‹β€β™€οΈ About the Role

The Head of Partnerships role embodies our drive to achieve great student outcomes. We’re eager to have you on board as an emissary of the career growth and life change that we stand for.

To tackle the inherent challenges of becoming a remote software engineer the main goal of partnership work at Microverse is to build relationships with global employers, facilitate the hiring and lower the barriers to employment for our students, helping them to get great jobs faster.

As the Head of Partnerships, you will define and execute strategies covering outbound and inbound activities and process design. You will identify and engage companies of different profiles to share our belief in the mission. Leveraging our Marketing capabilities, you will bolster the Microverse brand by announcing strategic and hiring partnerships. You will also collaborate with our Product and Operations teams to make the most of companies that contact us to inquire about hiring our students or setting up partnerships.

As the owner of a key strategic area, you will initially report to the Chief of Staff. This is an individual contributor role with future opportunities to build and lead a team.

πŸ“ Responsibilities

  • Drive partners to hire our students in well-paying positions that will accelerate their careers;
  • Develop a pipeline of new partners by identifying and reaching out to potential organizations while documenting learnings and partner needs;
  • Define and own Partnership metrics, including the strategy and definitions of success, KPIs, outcomes, milestones for partnership work, and internal processes;
  • Design and carry out lightweight experiments/MVPs and collaborate with Product Development to implement and iterate a scalable approach to connect our talent with partners;
  • Coordinate partner engagements with internal stakeholders, such as Marketing and Career Services;
  • Ideate and define Partnership value propositions towards different partner profiles, including refining partner personas, messaging, and assets;
  • Manage and optimize processes for scalability, including assigning and agreeing on responsibilities and accountabilities in each workflow;
  • Be a public advocate to help educate other organizations on international hiring, DEI, etc.

🎯 Experience & Skills Requirements

  • 4+ years of experience in placing tech talent in first-class companies globally;
  • Experience in international partnerships/business development in the (remote) talent acquisition or student placement world working with people from different cultures;
  • High intercultural sensitivity to advocate for and help employers put aside biases and barriers in working with a more diverse talent pool and implementing DEI in the workplace;
  • Proven end-to-end track record in identifying, securing, and growing strategic and brand partnerships towards direct business impact;
  • Great communication in English with strong interpersonal skills and a sense of accountability;
  • Experience driving internal initiatives and feature development in a cross-functional and collaborative manner, while managing multiple opportunities and projects simultaneously;
  • Strong data literacy skills to define what data to collect and use to generate insights on outcomes and partner engagement to guide your thinking and strategies;
  • Can-do attitude to set up and drive experimentation to further shape your role based on new data, and learnings.

😍 Ideally, you also...

  • Have connections with employers worldwide, especially with companies hiring technical profiles remotely and internationally;
  • Have experience working remotely in a fast-paced, changing environment (such as a start-up);
  • Are eager to experiment and learn;
  • Consider yourself a global citizen and are passionate about making opportunities more equally distributed around the world;
  • Speak one or more languages (besides English) with professional efficiency.

πŸ’° Salary Description

At Microverse, all salaries are transparent, non-negotiable, and are based on location and experience. The salary range for this role could be between $70,071.73 - $135,471.36. We used Lagos and London for the range benchmarks.

Some example salaries for locations are below:

  • Medellin: $52,800.64 - $68,721.01
  • London: $104,087.16 - $135,471.36
  • Lagos: $70,071.73 - $91,199.65
  • Buenos Aires: $56,591.66 - $73,655.09
  • Madrid: $77,087.12 - $100,330.30
  • Cape Town: $64,748.34 - $84,271.16
  • New York City: $99,331.99 - $129,282.41
    • This is the base salary only; all US employees receive health insurance.

The equity compensation for this role is 0.0520-0.0660%.

⏰ Time Zone & Hours

At Microverse, we strive to work asynchronously as much as possible in order to make global remote collaboration effective and efficient. However, we have core hours where every team member is expected to be available for meetings. Core hours at Microverse are 10:30 am to 12:30 pm Eastern Time, USA. 

For max. overlap with the rest of the team members we accept candidates based in Africa, Europe, or the east coast of the Americas.

πŸ’œ Benefits

  • Opportunity to join a fast-growing, mission-driven company and make a positive impact on thousands of people around the world.
  • Leading all-remote working culture.
  • International company retreats with our global team once every ~9 months.
  • Meet-the-team travel allowance.
  • Learning and development stipend for books, courses, and conferences.
  • Hardware & office set up stipend.
  • Unlimited PTO and 12 weeks fully-paid parental leave.
  • Work alongside our fully distributed team from 12+ different countries.
  • This position is a full-time remote position.
  • Our team believes in and embodies our core values:
    1. We are global citizens
    2. We are passionate about our mission
    3. We invest in people
    4. We are eager learners
    5. We are transparent
    6. We take ownership of our work
    7. We live a harmonious life

πŸ“ How to Apply

  • Send us a short paragraph telling us why you think you are a great fit for this position and include the keyword "sunshine" in the job listing to make sure that you read the entire job description. Applications without a keyword will not be moved forward in the process.
  • This position is a full-time remote position.
  • The resume you send should be in English. 

πŸ‘«Hiring Process

  • If you pass the first screening, we will invite you to the second step of our hiring process where we use a tool called Hireflix to ask a few questions. We use this tool to promote asynchronous communication and to achieve a more objective initial screening - both of which are very important in our remote environment.
  • Following steps: Interview with the hiring manager, short take-home assignment, general and cultural fit interview with a team member, and finally, a cultural fit interview with our CEO.

Microverse is an equal opportunity employer and acts in this capacity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or disability.


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