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Completed in 1937, the iconic Golden Gate Bridge is an internationally recognized symbol of San Francisco. An engineering marvel at the time, the 2.7 km suspension design was conceived by Leon Moisseiff and brought to completion by Charles Alton Ellis. His obsession with the project led Ellis to work 70-hour weeks, without pay, during the Great Depression. Today, maintaining its distinctive International Orange color is the work of 38 painters. It has been declared one of the Wonders of the Modern World by the American Society of Civil Engineers.

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January 16, 2014 Minerva Founder's Letter

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Ben Nelson Chief Executive Officer
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Robin Goldberg Chief Marketing Officer
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Jonathan Katzman Chief Product Officer
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Bob Kerrey Executive Chairman
Minerva Institute
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Roger Kornberg, Ph.D. Governor of the
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Minerva is assembling an exceptional team, dedicated to reinventing every aspect of the university experience to provide students with the best education possible.

Employees will have the opportunity to work in a dynamic, collaborative, creative environment with other smart, talented people from around the world. Minerva is the right place for those who enjoy challenging assumptions, forging new paths and accomplishing things that have not been done before.

Every individual in our organization is driven to positively impact our collective future by ensuring the most exceptional students in the world fulfill their extraordinary potential.

Key Benefits

Equity Ownership

Generous equity stake, ensuring you share in the success of the organization

Unlimited Vacation

Unlimited vacation time, so you can get away when you need to

Excellent Healthcare

Health, dental and vision plans to keep you covered

Great Location

Centrally located in the heart of San Francisco, steps away from Civic Center, BART and Muni

Brilliant Team Members

Work side-by-side with some of the most talented people in business and academia

Continuous Learning

Enroll in Minerva courses taught by renowned professors

Fulfilling Mission

Help make a meaningful impact on higher education and society at large

Open Positions

Front End Web Engineer

Passionate about product and pixels

Full Stack Web Engineer

Builds single page web apps