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Urban design & planning decision-making and communication tool for citymaking

UI/UX/Front-End Developer Intern

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Us: A lean-startup-devotee, data-geeky, digital-nomadic, passionate group of city-lovers with a mission to use data to make places more livable, equitable, and sustainable so that people are happier, healthier, and can thrive! More here: www.stateofplace.co

You: An empathetic, eager-to-learn, data-driven/research/product development enthusiast, who is looking to get a taste of the startup rollercoaster, ready to assist us in our software and product development efforts to help us scale the business using AI/visual machine learning/data analytics. You want to love life while working with a dynamic group of just plain-good people working to make the world (at least slightly) better!

Primary Job Requirements:

  • User research, information architecture, wireframing, and prototyping
  • Proficiency in one or more of the following languages: Python, Javascript, Typescript.
  • Experience designing and laying out web pages using CSS and modern supporting libraries.
  • Experience with modern Javascript frameworks like React, Webpack, and Rollup required.
  • Experience using React compatible CSS styling libraries like react-bootstrap, style-components, etc. a plus.

The Skinny: State of Place can be traced back to 2003, when our Founder/CEO, Mariela, accidentally became a data-geek while creating a tool to objectively measure the built environment characteristics that impact the way people feel about their cities. She soon embraced this new-found title, and began her consulting company, realizing that quantifying what made for good urban design - and calculating its tangible value - was actually the key to convincing people to make cities better (and thereby improve people's lives). Fast forward 15 years later, five years after first offering State of Place as a consulting product, we were awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation's Small Business Innovation Research program that funded the MVP (first saleable version) of our software. Two years later, we have worked with nearly 30 customers in the US and Europe and counting!

Job Responsibilities:

  • Candidate will be primarily responsible for design, layout, and style work to support a complex revenue producing website.
  • Candidate will work on the design of a wide variety of interfaces, including map-based, reporting, searching, and extensive data management.
  • Other skill-development opportunities associated with the job include dev-ops work, API interaction with servers, backend python work, and machine learning.

What you get: This is an unpaid internship, but you'll get a ton of on-the-job training (you'd be mentored by our Founder/CEO, CTO, and Machine Learning Scientist), enjoy flexible working hours, and gain invaluable experience working with an innovative, fast-paced startup. We also encourage interns to develop a professional development project that they can use to demonstrate improving a skill set or a deliverable/example of professional growth during the internship.


15-40 hours per week; min. 4 month commitment


Remote (work anywhere with internet access) but preference for those based in North America and Europe (and time zones that line up with them)

Join us in disrupting the urban planning and real estate industries - replacing the top-down, opinion-based, expert-driven approach accessible to a few with a data-driven, evidence-based one, accessible to the many!

We hope you're as stoked as we are to meet you/us! Attach your resume/CV with a cover letter in your Angel List application. If you have any questions, shoot them over to careers@stateofplace.co.

Europe • North America • ShanghaiRemote
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Job type
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Not Available
2+ years
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Andy Likuski

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State of Place at a glance

Urban design & planning decision-making and communication tool for citymaking

State of Place focuses on Real Estate, Urbanism, Urban Mobility, and Smart Cities. Their company has offices in Boston, Shanghai, and Oslo. They have a small team that's between 1-10 employees. To date, State of Place has raised $150K of funding; their latest round was closed on January 2016.

You can view their website at http://www.stateofplace.co or find them on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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