Join Us. No, Really.

Second Foundation Partners builds technologies to research narratives, the stories we tell one another about the world, from financial markets to political news to daily life. We write about those narratives. We consult with companies, investors and governments about narratives. We build investment models based on narratives.

Second Foundation is growing. We are now hiring a Senior Project Manager to work directly with Ben and Rusty to lead the expansion of the data and computational infrastructure underlying our Narrative analysis efforts.

What We Need:

We need someone who knows a lot about best practices and tools for ingestion, metadata extraction, metadata enrichment, indexing and querying of pretty substantial quantities of unstructured data.

We need someone who has managed a small team of developers on a project for at least two years. Really, truly managed: Identified key tasks. Assigned them. Held people accountable for deadlines.  

We need someone who can show us that they’ve finished projects that they’ve worked on – and can tell us about them.

We need someone who knows enough to evaluate whether their team’s code does what they say it does.  

We need someone who has participated materially in hiring decisions before and can tell us about their philosophy.

We need someone who has made and is comfortable making business decisions. We want you to tell US which libraries you want to work from, whether you think Azure or AWS or something else is the right choice for various applications. Not the other way around.

We need someone who is not an asshole. If you apply, at some point we will absolutely call people you know and ask if you are an asshole.

What We Want:

We want someone who is willing to work from Fairfield, Connecticut at least 4 days a week. It’s commutable from Manhattan, Westchester County, NY, Fairfield County, CT and New Haven County, CT. If you can show us that you’ve had project success working remotely, we’ll consider it. Maybe.

We want someone who has at least some familiarity with Python, but need someone with enough general development experience to oversee Python developers.

We want someone with an interest in financial markets, media, civics and politics.  

We want you to know we don’t care where (or if) you went to college.

We want 100% of your working attention. Assume W-2. We’ll listen to compelling 1099 proposals.

What We’re Offering:

It’ll pay 150k-300k all-in. We have a good health insurance plan.

The comp range reflects that we’re open to hiring someone with a little bit less or a little bit more experience – as long as they’re the right person.

What You Should Do:

Send us something to [email protected] that tells us why you have what we need and want. If a resume or CV does that, great. If it’s a letter, great. If it’s a video or something else, weird flex, but OK.  

Send this link to someone else who you think fits the bill.

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