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HackMerced is looking for a wide range of skilled engineers, designers, leaders, and creatives. This year, we created not just leadership roles, but also constructive and career-focused jobs for those with a strict schedule or the ambition to learn new skills.
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HackMerced Leadership Information

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Director of Corporate Relations
Corperate Relations
Leadership
Description
The Corporate Relations Director of HackMerced is responsible for the discovery, coordination, and procurement of funds and services for HackMerced via outside corporate sources. They will be traveling to, emailing, and calling potential sponsors to ensure delivery of funds and goods to our events. Must also lead a team who coordinate with specific regions of the US for funding.
What we look for:
  • Experience in leading a team
  • Experience in acquiring sponsorship dollars for an event
  • Excellent Speaking and Writing Skills
  • Willingness to travel the US to attend hackathons and corporate events
  • Things that aren't required but will help your application:
  • Multilingual
  • Goes to hackathons
  • Has an impressive, well connected, LinkedIn
  • Corporate Development Officer - Northern California
    Corperate Relations
    Description
    CDO - Northern California, will work with the Corporate Relations Director to communicate and reach out to companies and organizations within the Bay Area for sponsorship of our events. They will be traveling to, emailing, and calling potential sponsors to ensure delivery of funds and goods to our events.
    What we look for:
  • Excellent speaking and writing skills
  • Commutes or willingness to commute to the Bay Area
  • Things that aren't required but will help your application:
  • Multilingual
  • Goes to hackathons
  • Experience in leading a team
  • Experience in acquiring sponsorship dollars for an event
  • Corporate Development Officer - Southern California
    Corperate Relations
    Description
    CDO - Southern California, will work with the Corporate Relations Director to communicate and reach out to companies and organizations within the Southern California (primarily Los Angeles) for sponsorship of our events. They will be traveling to, emailing, and calling potential sponsors to ensure delivery of funds and goods to our events.
    What we look for:
  • Excellent speaking and writing skills
  • Commutes or willingness to commute to the Bay Area
  • Things that aren't required but will help your application:
  • Multilingual
  • Goes to hackathons
  • Experience in leading a team
  • Experience in acquiring sponsorship dollars for an event
  • Corporate Development Officer - Other
    Corperate Relations
    Description
    CDO - Other will work with the Corporate Relations Director to reach out to companies outside of California for sponsorships for our event. They will be traveling to, emailing, and calling potential sponsors to ensure delivery of funds and goods to our events.
    What we look for:
  • Excellent speaking and writing skills
  • Commutes or willingness to travel to hackathons around the US (reimbursed)
  • Things that aren't required but will help your application:
  • Multilingual
  • Goes to hackathons
  • Experience in leading a team
  • Experience in acquiring sponsorship dollars for an event
  • Director of Community Relations
    Community Development
    Leadership
    Description
    The Community Relations Director of HackMerced is responsible for the cultivation, exposure, and growth of the HackMerced community around the world. They are responsible with leading a team of talented students to spread awareness about our main and secondary events. They will be planning and coordinating marketing campaigns for HackMerced, that can include emails, social media posts, blogs, and video. They also work with the Student Event Manager to build and create non-primary Hackathon events.
    What we look for:
  • Experience in leading a team
  • Excellent speaking and writing skills
  • Things that aren't required but will help your application:
  • Has done social media management in the past
  • Has a blog, medium, or publishes content online
  • Has a vlog/videos
  • Has written email campaigns
  • Has run a marketing campaign
  • Student Event Manager
    Community Development
    Description
    The Student Event Manager will work to create, organize, and run non-Hackathon HackMerced events. They are self-guided with support from the director of HackMerced and the community relations director to successfully hold events. They will work with our Human Resources, Event Logistics, and Finance Teams to procure what they need to throw an event. These events range from workshops to tabling.
    What we look for:
  • Experience in leading a team
  • Excellent speaking and writing skills
  • Self-guided and self-motivated
  • Experience in running and planning events
  • Things that aren't required but will help your application:
  • Experience in running event at UC Merced
  • Experience in working with OSL
  • Club Liason Manager
    Community Development
    Description
    The Club Liaison Manager works with club leaders and students at UC Merced to establish the HackMerced brand for the purpose of recruiting students to both our events as well as leadership.
    What we look for:
  • Students with connections to clubs and fraternities
  • Self-guided and self-motivated
  • Things that aren't required but will help your application:
  • Experience in building and leading a team
  • Student Liaison Manager
    Community Development
    Description
    The Student Liaison Manager works with students from other schools to establish the HackMerced brand at their respective campuses. They will recruit students at those campuses to advertise the event for sign-ups.
    What we look for:
  • Students with connections to other universities, including student, staff and faculty
  • Self-guided and self-motivated
  • Things that aren't required but will help your application:
  • Experience in building and leading a team
  • Student Liaison Manager
    Community Development
    Description
    The Student Liaison Manager works with students from other schools to establish the HackMerced brand at their respective campuses. They will recruit students at those campuses to advertise the event for sign-ups.
    What we look for:
  • Students with connections to other universities, including student, staff and faculty
  • Self-guided and self-motivated
  • Things that aren't required but will help your application:
  • Experience in building and leading a team
  • Student Liaison Manager
    Community Development
    Description
    The Student Liaison Manager works with students from other schools to establish the HackMerced brand at their respective campuses. They will recruit students at those campuses to advertise the event for sign-ups.
    What we look for:
  • Students with connections to other universities, including student, staff and faculty
  • Self-guided and self-motivated
  • Things that aren't required but will help your application:
  • Experience in building and leading a team
  • Student Liaison Manager - High Schools
    Community Development
    Description
    The Student Liaison Manager - High Schools works with students from High Schools primarily in the Merced area to establish the HackMerced brand at their respective campuses. They will recruit students at those campuses to advertise the event for sign-ups. They will work with the Merced High-School system to promote and provide resources for technology literacy.
    What we look for:
  • Self-guided and self-motivated
  • Has experience in leadership, youth outreach
  • Things that aren't required but will help your application:
  • Experience in hackathon branding, promotion
  • Merced local, went to a Merced High School
  • Merced Community Relations Office
    Community Development
    Description
    The Merced Community Relations Officer works with the Merced community and city to establish the HackMerced brand as well as promotes technology literacy within the city. They will work with the city of merced and the event manager to possibly throw events in the community under the HackMerced name.
    What we look for:
  • Self-guided and self-motivated
  • Things that aren't required but will help your application:
  • Experience in building and leading a team
  • Connections at the City of Merced
  • Merced local
  • Merced College Event Director
    Community Development
    Leadership
    Description
    The Merced College Event Director works with Merced College and our Events Manager to create and promote events that bridge the UC and JC in technology literacy.
    What we look for:
  • Self-guided and self-motivated
  • Student of Merced College
  • Things that aren't required but will help your application:
  • Experience in building and leading a team
  • Merced local
  • Part of the Merced College Computer Science Club
  • Digital Media Strategist
    Marketing
    Description
    HackMerced’s Digital Media Strategist works to produce easy to consume and informative writing in the form of blog posts to promote HackMerced online. The Digital Media Strategist will work with the Community Relations Director to produce a captivating marketing strategy works that relate to technology and HackMerced. They are expected to write at least one blog article every two weeks.
    What we look for:
  • Self-guided and self-motivated
  • Blogger
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Experience in technology writing
  • Things that aren't required but will help your application:
  • Experience with Ghost.io blog platform
  • Experience with Wordpress blog platform
  • Knowledge in principles of SEO
  • Has writing portfolio with published articles, social media marketing presence
  • Email Content Strategist
    Marketing
    Description
    HackMerced’s Email Content Strategist works to produce emails for HackMerced that will inform students about HackMerced’s events and activities as well as works with the Digital Media Strategist to produce blog content.
    What we look for:
  • Self-guided and self-motivated
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Things that aren't required but will help your application:
  • Experience with MailChimp
  • Blogger
  • Social Media Specialist
    Marketing
    Description
    HackMerced’s Social Media Specialist works to manage the social media activity of HackMerced. They will work with the Community Relations Director to make interesting and informative posts for HackMerced as well as communicate and interact with the HackMerced community online.
    What we look for:
  • Self-guided and self-motivated
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Things that aren't required but will help your application:
  • Experience with Tweetdeck
  • Experience with Hootsuite
  • Blogger
  • PR Specialist
    Marketing
    Leadership
    Description
    HackMerced’s PR Specialist works with the Social Media Specialist, Email Content Strategist, and Digital Media Strategist, and Community Relations Director to plan, create, and deploy efficient, entertaining, and informative marketing content to bring students to HackMerced.
    What we look for:
  • Self-guided and self-motivated
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Team leadership
  • Things that aren't required but will help your application:
  • Experience with Tweetdeck
  • Experience with Hootsuite
  • Experience with Wordpress
  • Experience with MailChimp
  • Student Experience Specialist
    Marketing
    Leadership
    Description
    Works with Student Event Manager to survey and qualify student opinions and suggestions about HackMerced and it’s events. Will be leading tableing operations throughout the year. They work in the student community to promote HackMerced all year.
    What we look for:
  • Self-guided and self-motivated
  • Team leadership
  • Experience in using Qualtrics, Typeform or Google Forms
  • Things that aren't required but will help your application:
  • Experience with Tabling at UC Merced
  • Friendly out-going attitude
  • Experience with working with OSL
  • Photo Editor
    Marketing
    Description
    Works with the whole Community Development organization to edit and process photos for HackMerced’s marketing and media outreach. Will be working with Adobe Creative Suite.
    What we look for:
  • Self-guided and self-motivated
  • Experience in using Adobe Photoshop
  • Things that aren't required but will help your application:
  • Experience with producing photographs professionally
  • University Relations Director
    University Relations
    Leadership
    Description
    Works with the University to ensure HackMerced and HackMerced events can exist at our school. They will coordinate with OSL, UCM Vanguard and other Engineering and logistical organizations at our school to ensure no legal or school related issues prevent HackMerced from happening. Will pitch budget proposals at ASUCM and meet with leadership at UC Merced, including the Chancellor and the Dean of the Engineering.
    What we look for:
  • Self-guided and self-motivated
  • Team leadership
  • Excellent speaker
  • Things that aren't required but will help your application:
  • Experience with working at ICC
  • Experience with working with OSL
  • Experience with working with ASUCM
  • Team Coordinator
    Engineering
    Description
    Non-technical role of Team Coordinator provides students interested in product management or engineering management without the skills in CS to help coordinate and assist developers with their workflow including scheduling when projects are due, following up with developers on project status, working with the Engineering Director on establishing project vision.
    What we look for:
  • Self-guided and self-motivated
  • Experience in Word
  • Experience in working in teams
  • Things that aren't required but will help your application:
  • Work experience in engineering or product management
  • Experience in JIRA or related workflow management systems
  • Product Manager, Platform
    Engineering
    Description
    The Product Manager, Platform is perfect for students interested in Product Management roles in the future, they will work with a team of Platform Engineers and Designers to create HackMerced’s website, admission tools, and other projects to build out the service HackMerced provides to students. They will work primarily on HackMerced’s main platform, dealing with their front-end React website and their backend in Node.js. They will be handling project deadlines, project vision and goals.
    What we look for:
  • Self-guided and self-motivated
  • Team leadership
  • Excellent speaker, writer
  • Experience in one or more of the following: Java, Python, Go, C++, Swift, JavaScript, C# or related language
  • Things that aren't required but will help your application:
  • Open source contributor
  • Experience in product management
  • Experience in JIRA or related workflow management systems
  • Experience in web development
  • Experience in MVC ecosystems (React, Angular, Vue)
  • Experience with Node.js
  • Product Manager, R&D
    Engineering
    Description
    The Product Manager, R&D is perfect for students interested in Product Management roles in the future, they will work with a team of Growth Engineers and Designers to create open source projects for HackMerced that are useful to students in any language and framework. You will be leading project deadlines, vision and goals for your team, developing experimental and ambitious software.
    What we look for:
  • Self-guided and self-motivated
  • Team leadership
  • Excellent speaker, writer
  • Experience in one or more of the following: Java, Python, Go, C++, Swift, JavaScript, C# or related language
  • Things that aren't required but will help your application:
  • Open source contributor
  • Experience in product management
  • Experience in JIRA or related workflow management systems
  • Experience in web development
  • Experience with server development
  • Product Manager, Mobile
    Engineering
    Description
    The Product Manager, Mobile is perfect for students interested in Product Management roles in the future, they will work with a team of mobile engineers and designers to create HackMerced’s apps natively on Android and iOS. You will be leading project deadlines, vision and goals for your team.
    What we look for:
  • Self-guided and self-motivated
  • Team leadership
  • Excellent speaker, writer
  • Experience in one or more of the following: Java, Python, Go, C++, Swift, JavaScript, C# or related language
  • Things that aren't required but will help your application:
  • Open source contributor
  • Experience in product management
  • Experience in JIRA or related workflow management systems
  • Experience in mobile app
  • Software Engineer, Platform
    Engineering
    Description
    HackMerced’s Platform software engineering position will allow you stretch your skills in full-stack development to build out and maintain HackMerced’s core platform including products such as our website, Tomoe, Helix, and Core to their greatest potential in Facebook’s React MVC framework and Node.js as a web server.
    What we look for:
  • Self-guided and self-motivated
  • Proficiency in one of the following: Javascript, C/C++, Java, Python/Django, Ruby/Ruby on Rails
  • Experience in MVC ecosystems (React, Angular, Vue)
  • Things that aren't required but will help your application:
  • Open source contributor
  • Proficiency in React
  • Experience with Node.js
  • Software Engineer, Platform
    Engineering
    Description
    HackMerced’s Platform software engineering position will allow you stretch your skills in full-stack development to build out and maintain HackMerced’s core platform including products such as our website, Tomoe, Helix, and Core to their greatest potential in Facebook’s React MVC framework and Node.js as a web server.
    What we look for:
  • Self-guided and self-motivated
  • Proficiency in one of the following: Javascript, C/C++, Java, Python/Django, Ruby/Ruby on Rails
  • Experience in MVC ecosystems (React, Angular, Vue)
  • Things that aren't required but will help your application:
  • Open source contributor
  • Proficiency in React
  • Experience with Node.js
  • Software Engineer, Platform
    Engineering
    Description
    HackMerced’s Platform software engineering position will allow you stretch your skills in full-stack development to build out and maintain HackMerced’s core platform including products such as our website, Tomoe, Helix, and Core to their greatest potential in Facebook’s React MVC framework and Node.js as a web server.
    What we look for:
  • Self-guided and self-motivated
  • Proficiency in one of the following: Javascript, C/C++, Java, Python/Django, Ruby/Ruby on Rails
  • Experience in MVC ecosystems (React, Angular, Vue)
  • Things that aren't required but will help your application:
  • Open source contributor
  • Proficiency in React
  • Experience with Node.js
  • Junior Software Engineer, Platform
    Engineering
    Description
    HackMerced’s Platform software engineering position will allow you stretch your skills in full-stack development to build out and maintain HackMerced’s core platform including products such as our website, Tomoe, Helix, and Core to their greatest potential in Facebook’s React MVC framework and Node.js as a web server. The junior position is available to students who are either not experienced enough for the role and are very motivated by the position and are willing to learn.
    What we look for:
  • Self-guided and self-motivated
  • Experience in one of the following: Javascript, C/C++, Java, Python/Django, Ruby/Ruby on Rails
  • Things that aren't required but will help your application:
  • Open source contributor
  • Proficiency in React
  • Experience in MVC ecosystems (React, Angular, Vue)
  • Experience with Node.js
  • Software Engineer, R&D
    Engineering
    Description
    HackMerced' R&D software engineering position will allow you build to your fullest potential with your creativity in a guided collaborative environment where you will be building tools and resources for students all over the world in your/your team’s preferred language.
    What we look for:
  • Self-guided and self-motivated
  • Proficiency in one of the following: Javascript, C/C++, Java, Python/Django, Ruby/Ruby on Rails
  • Things that aren't required but will help your application:
  • Open source contributor
  • Proficiency in React
  • Experience with Node.js
  • Enrolled in upper division CS
  • Has taken or is taking Algorithms
  • Software Engineer, R&D
    Engineering
    Description
    HackMerced' R&D software engineering position will allow you build to your fullest potential with your creativity in a guided collaborative environment where you will be building tools and resources for students all over the world in your/your team’s preferred language.
    What we look for:
  • Self-guided and self-motivated
  • Proficiency in one of the following: Javascript, C/C++, Java, Python/Django, Ruby/Ruby on Rails
  • Things that aren't required but will help your application:
  • Open source contributor
  • Proficiency in React
  • Experience with Node.js
  • Enrolled in upper division CS
  • Has taken or is taking Algorithms
  • Software Engineer, R&D
    Engineering
    Description
    HackMerced' R&D software engineering position will allow you build to your fullest potential with your creativity in a guided collaborative environment where you will be building tools and resources for students all over the world in your/your team’s preferred language.
    What we look for:
  • Self-guided and self-motivated
  • Proficiency in one of the following: Javascript, C/C++, Java, Python/Django, Ruby/Ruby on Rails
  • Things that aren't required but will help your application:
  • Open source contributor
  • Proficiency in React
  • Experience with Node.js
  • Enrolled in upper division CS
  • Has taken or is taking Algorithms
  • Junior Software Engineer, R&D
    Engineering
    Description
    HackMerced’s R&D software engineering position will allow you build to your fullest potential with your creativity in a guided collaborative environment where you will be building tools and resources for students all over the world in your/your team’s preferred language. The junior position is available to students who are either not experienced enough for the role and are very motivated by the position and are willing to learn.
    What we look for:
  • Self-guided and self-motivated
  • Proficiency in one of the following: Javascript, C/C++, Java, Python/Django, Ruby/Ruby on Rails
  • Things that aren't required but will help your application:
  • Open source contributor
  • Freshman/Sophomore
  • Junior Software Engineer, R&D
    Engineering
    Description
    HackMerced’s R&D software engineering position will allow you build to your fullest potential with your creativity in a guided collaborative environment where you will be building tools and resources for students all over the world in your/your team’s preferred language. The junior position is available to students who are either not experienced enough for the role and are very motivated by the position and are willing to learn.
    What we look for:
  • Self-guided and self-motivated
  • Proficiency in one of the following: Javascript, C/C++, Java, Python/Django, Ruby/Ruby on Rails
  • Things that aren't required but will help your application:
  • Open source contributor
  • Freshman/Sophomore
  • Junior Software Engineer, R&D
    Engineering
    Description
    HackMerced’s R&D software engineering position will allow you build to your fullest potential with your creativity in a guided collaborative environment where you will be building tools and resources for students all over the world in your/your team’s preferred language. The junior position is available to students who are either not experienced enough for the role and are very motivated by the position and are willing to learn.
    What we look for:
  • Self-guided and self-motivated
  • Proficiency in one of the following: Javascript, C/C++, Java, Python/Django, Ruby/Ruby on Rails
  • Things that aren't required but will help your application:
  • Open source contributor
  • Freshman/Sophomore
  • Junior Software Engineer, R&D
    Engineering
    Description
    HackMerced’s R&D software engineering position will allow you build to your fullest potential with your creativity in a guided collaborative environment where you will be building tools and resources for students all over the world in your/your team’s preferred language. The junior position is available to students who are either not experienced enough for the role and are very motivated by the position and are willing to learn.
    What we look for:
  • Self-guided and self-motivated
  • Proficiency in one of the following: Javascript, C/C++, Java, Python/Django, Ruby/Ruby on Rails
  • Things that aren't required but will help your application:
  • Open source contributor
  • Freshman/Sophomore
  • Reporting Analyst
    Finance
    Description
    Reporting analyst at HackMerced will predict trends in spending and growth. Build budgets for events as well as locate areas to cut costs and research new ways to efficinetly spend money.
    What we look for:
  • Self-guided and self-motivated
  • Team leadership
  • Excellent speaker, writer
  • Things that aren't required but will help your application:
  • Experience in budgeting Experience in working at a club at UCM as a Treasurer
  • Director of Design
    Design
    Leadership
    Description
    The Director of Design at HackMerced will have control and focus over the brand at HackMerced. They will work with their peers and engineering department to build out HackMerced's core platform and R&D projects.
    What we look for:
  • Self-guided and self-motivated
  • Team leadership
  • Excellent speaker, writer
  • Experience in Sketch or Photoshop
  • Experience in Brand Design
  • Experience in Web Design
  • Experience in Mobile Design
  • Illustration
  • Photography or video
  • Motion design
  • Copywriting
  • Things that aren't required but will help your application:
  • Open source contributor
  • Work experience in engineering or product management
  • Experience in Product Management
  • Experience in JIRA or related workflow management systems
  • Experience working on responsive web design and collaborating with front end engineers
  • Director of Human Resources
    Administration
    Leadership
    Description
    The Human Resource director is in charge of student accountability and student engagement within HackMerced's organization. They will work with techologies such as Salesforce and other empolyee management tools to coordinate student involvement and future recruiting.
    What we look for:
  • Self-guided and self-motivated
  • Team leadership
  • Excellent speaker, writer
  • Experience with Excel and Word
  • Things that aren't required but will help your application:
  • Experience in Administrative Positions
  • Director of IT Operations
    IT
    Leadership
    Description
    The Director of IT operations is in charge with the survival and agency of the HackMerced during it's events. They will be in charge of a team of IT specialists to coordinate and resolve issues posed at our event and on our servers.
    What we look for:
  • Self-guided and self-motivated
  • Team leadership
  • Excellent speaker, writer
  • Worked at IT at UC Merced in the past
  • Things that aren't required but will help your application:
    Hardware Engineer, IoT
    Engineering
    Description
    The Hardware Engineer, IoT will be in charge of developing and implementing systems for HackMerced that will relate to IoT, they will be working with Software developers and visual designers to build cohesive and solid roles.
    What we look for:
  • Self-guided and self-motivated
  • Team leadership
  • Excellent speaker, writer
  • Things that aren't required but will help your application:
  • Experience in IoT
  • Experience in Hardware
  • Hardware Engineer, IoT
    Engineering
    Description
    The Hardware Engineer, IoT will be in charge of developing and implementing systems for HackMerced that will relate to IoT, they will be working with Software developers and visual designers to build cohesive and solid roles.
    What we look for:
  • Self-guided and self-motivated
  • Team leadership
  • Excellent speaker, writer
  • Things that aren't required but will help your application:
  • Experience in IoT
  • Experience in Hardware
  • Site Reliability Engineer
    Engineering
    Description
    The Site Reliability Engineer's role is to utilize server-side technologies and stacks such as AWS and bash scripting to maintain, manage and deploy HackMerced's platform. They will be working with a team of platform and R&D engineers to ensure HackMerced's internal toolings remain functional.
    What we look for:
  • Self-guided and self-motivated
  • Team leadership
  • Excellent speaker, writer
  • Experience in Linux operating systems
  • Experience in Computer Networking
  • The ability to write code and use automation
  • Things that aren't required but will help your application:
  • Worked at IT at UC Merced in the past
  • Experience with AWS
  • Experience in Python or other headless server scripting languages
  • Site Reliability Engineer
    Engineering
    Description
    The Site Reliability Engineer's role is to utilize server-side technologies and stacks such as AWS and bash scripting to maintain, manage and deploy HackMerced's platform. They will be working with a team of platform and R&D engineers to ensure HackMerced's internal toolings remain functional.
    What we look for:
  • Self-guided and self-motivated
  • Team leadership
  • Excellent speaker, writer
  • Experience in Linux operating systems
  • The ability to write code and use automation
  • Things that aren't required but will help your application:
  • Worked at IT at UC Merced in the past
  • Experience with AWS
  • Experience in serving scripting languages
  • Experience in Computer Networking
  • Security CSIRT Analyst
    Engineering
    Description
    The Security CSIRT Analyst will employ the principles of safe security practices to test, patch, and discover vulnerabilities as well as act as a member of the critical security incident response team to resolve breaches of our systems.
    What we look for:
  • An interest in security, crisis management, or criminal justice
  • Ability to sit for prolonged periods of time (the entire work day) without becoming distracted
  • Experience working in fast paced environments, and ability manage workload even during times of stress or escalated activity
  • Professional demeanor and ability to communicate with business leaders
  • Things that aren't required but will help your application:
  • Experience monitoring alarms in a command center environment
  • Experience providing crisis management triage
  • Experience gathering intelligence
  • Experience in AWS
  • Security CSIRT Engineer
    Engineering
    Description
    The Security CSIRT Engineer will employ the principles of safe security practices to test, patch, and discover vulnerabilities as well as act as a member of the critical security incident response team to resolve breaches of our systems. They will work with SRE team members to build out secure server software for our systems.
    What we look for:
  • An interest in security, crisis management, or criminal justice
  • Ability to sit for prolonged periods of time (the entire work day) without becoming distracted
  • Experience working in fast paced environments, and ability manage workload even during times of stress or escalated activity
  • Professional demeanor and ability to communicate with business leaders
  • Things that aren't required but will help your application:
  • Experience monitoring alarms in a command center environment
  • Experience providing crisis management triage
  • Experience gathering intelligence
  • Experience in AWS
  • Software Engineer, iOS
    Engineering
    Description
    HackMerced’s iOS software engineering position will allow you stretch your skills in iOS development to build out and maintain HackMerced’s app infrastructure
    What we look for:
  • Self-guided and self-motivated
  • Proficiency in one of the following: Swift, C#
  • Things that aren't required but will help your application:
  • Experience in iOS app development
  • Software Engineer, Android
    Engineering
    Description
    HackMerced’s Android software engineering position will allow you stretch your skills in iOS development to build out and maintain HackMerced’s app infrastructure
    What we look for:
  • Self-guided and self-motivated
  • Proficiency in one of the following: Java, Go
  • Things that aren't required but will help your application:
  • Experience in Android app development
  • Brand Designer
    Design
    Description
    As a brand designer of HackMerced, you will be working with the Director of Design to work on projects spanning digital, print, physical goods, event design as well as push forward our overall brand.
    What we look for:
  • Self-guided and self-motivater
  • Excellent speaker, writer
  • A portfolio showcasing a breadth of creative work
  • Things that aren't required but will help your application:
  • Experience working on responsive web design and collaborating with front end engineers
  • Illustration
  • Photography or video
  • Motion design
  • Copywriting
  • Event Experience Designer
    Design
    Description
    As an event experience designer you will be designing briefs, posters, and event announcements for HackMerced.
    What we look for:
  • Self-guided and self-motivater
  • Excellent speaker, writer
  • A portfolio showcasing a breadth of creative work
  • Things that aren't required but will help your application:
  • Experience working on responsive web design and collaborating with front end engineers
  • Illustration
  • Photography or video
  • Motion design
  • Copywriting
  • Site Experience Designer, Platform
    Design
    Description
    As the site experience designer, platform, you will be in direct control over the future UI and UI strategy of our website and additional app's designs. You will be researching, collaborating, and expanding on the brand identitiy and usefulness of our platform's functionality. You will be working with platform developers to implement your designs into fruition.
    What we look for:
  • Self-guided and self-motivater
  • Excellent speaker, writer
  • A portfolio showcasing a breadth of creative work
  • Things that aren't required but will help your application:
    Site Experience Designer, Platform
    Design
    Description
    As the site experience designer, platform, you will be in direct control over the future UI and UI strategy of our website and additional app's designs. You will be researching, collaborating, and expanding on the brand identitiy and usefulness of our platform's functionality. You will be working with platform developers to implement your designs into fruition.
    What we look for:
  • Self-guided and self-motivater
  • Excellent speaker, writer
  • A portfolio showcasing a breadth of creative work
  • Things that aren't required but will help your application:
  • Experience in Web Design
  • Experience working on responsive web design and collaborating with front end engineers
  • Illustration
  • Photography or video
  • Motion design
  • Copywriting
  • Site Experience Designer, R&D
    Design
    Description
    As the site experience designer, R&D, you will be assisting R&D teams research, develop and create beautiful and stunning user interfaces for R&D projects.
    What we look for:
  • Self-guided and self-motivater
  • Excellent speaker, writer
  • A portfolio showcasing a breadth of creative work
  • Things that aren't required but will help your application:
  • Experience in Web Design
  • Experience working on responsive web design and collaborating with front end engineers
  • Illustration
  • Photography or video
  • Motion design
  • Copywriting
  • Site Experience Designer, R&D
    Design
    Description
    As the site experience designer, R&D, you will be assisting R&D teams research, develop and create beautiful and stunning user interfaces for R&D projects.
    What we look for:
  • Self-guided and self-motivater
  • Excellent speaker, writer
  • A portfolio showcasing a breadth of creative work
  • Things that aren't required but will help your application:
  • Experience in Web Design
  • Experience working on responsive web design and collaborating with front end engineers
  • Illustration
  • Photography or video
  • Motion design
  • Copywriting
  • Student Involvement Manager
    Administration
    Description
    As the Student Accountability Manager, you will be responsible for creating and implementing events and programs for students working for HackMerced to keep them involved and excited about things to come.
    What we look for:
  • Self-guided and self-motivater
  • Excellent speaker, writer
  • Leadership skills
  • Things that aren't required but will help your application:
  • Excellent skills in Microsoft Office products such as Excel and Word
  • Student Accountability Manager
    Administration
    Description
    As the Student Accountability Manager, you will be responsible for tracking, managing and coordinating student involvement within HackMerced by utilizing time tracking and product tracking software.
    What we look for:
  • Self-guided and self-motivater
  • Excellent speaker, writer
  • Leadership skills
  • Things that aren't required but will help your application:
  • Excellent skills in Microsoft Office products such as Excel and Word
  • Student Recruiting Officer
    Administration
    Description
    As the Student Recruiting Officer, you will have the responsibility of recruiting, onboarding, and marketing new positions for HackMerced operations.
    What we look for:
  • Self-guided and self-motivater
  • Excellent speaker, writer
  • Leadership skills
  • Things that aren't required but will help your application:
  • Excellent skills in Microsoft Office products such as Excel and Word
  • Volunteer Manager, Event
    Administration
    Description
    As the Volunteer Manager you will have the responsibility of recruiting, manageing and educating potential volunteers for HackMerced events.
    What we look for:
  • Self-guided and self-motivater
  • Excellent speaker, writer
  • Leadership skills
  • Things that aren't required but will help your application:
  • Excellent skills in Microsoft Office products such as Excel and Word
  • Volunteer Manager, Event
    Administration
    Description
    As the Volunteer Manager you will have the responsibility of recruiting, manageing and educating potential volunteers for HackMerced events.
    What we look for:
  • Self-guided and self-motivater
  • Excellent speaker, writer
  • Leadership skills
  • Things that aren't required but will help your application:
  • Excellent skills in Microsoft Office products such as Excel and Word
  • IT Engineer, SRE Support
    IT
    Description
    As the IT support specialist, you will be working during HackMerced events and activities to ensure HackMerced remains online. You will also be assisting fellow HackMerced workers set up safe and secure work environments and resolve internal technical issues.
    What we look for:
  • Self-guided and self-motivater
  • Excellent speaker, writer
  • Experience in IT
  • Ability to use a computer
  • Things that aren't required but will help your application:
  • Experience at UC Merced IT
  • Experience in Linux systems
  • IT Support Specialist
    IT
    Description
    As the IT support specialist, you will be working during HackMerced events and activities to ensure HackMerced remains online. You will also be assisting fellow HackMerced workers set up safe and secure work environments and resolve internal technical issues.
    What we look for:
    Things that aren't required but will help your application:
  • Experience at UC Merced IT
  • Experience in Linux systems
  • IT Support Specialist
    IT
    Description
    As the IT support specialist, you will be working during HackMerced events and activities to ensure HackMerced remains online. You will also be assisting fellow HackMerced workers set up safe and secure work environments and resolve internal technical issues.
    What we look for:
    Things that aren't required but will help your application:
  • Experience at UC Merced IT
  • Experience in Linux systems
  • IT Support Specialist
    IT
    Description
    As the IT support specialist, you will be working during HackMerced events and activities to ensure HackMerced remains online. You will also be assisting fellow HackMerced workers set up safe and secure work environments and resolve internal technical issues.
    What we look for:
    Things that aren't required but will help your application:
  • Experience at UC Merced IT
  • Experience in Linux systems
  • Event Logistics Director
    Events
    Leadership
    Description
    The event logistics director will work with various departments within HackMerced to coordinate, plan and create events at UC Merced and the Merced community.
    What we look for:
  • Experience in throwing events at UC Merced
  • Self-guided and self-motivater
  • Excellent speaker, writer
  • Things that aren't required but will help your application:
  • Experience in event planning outside UC Merced
  • Experience in using room reservation software
  • Experience in talking with OSL
  • Event Logistics Assistant Director
    Events
    Description
    The event assistance logistics director will work with various departments within HackMerced to coordinate, plan and create events at UC Merced and the Merced community. They will be working with the event logistics director primarily to conduct operations.
    What we look for:
  • Experience in throwing events at UC Merced
  • Self-guided and self-motivater
  • Excellent speaker, writer
  • Things that aren't required but will help your application:
  • Experience in event planning outside UC Merced
  • Experience in using room reservation software
  • Experience in talking with OSL
  • Executive Co-Director
    Director
    Leadership
    Description
    The HackMerced Executive Co-Director is the second-in-command officer of HackMerced, he has control over all operations of the event in place of the director and should assume all roles and responsibilities of the director. They are essentially the same as the director, just not the face of blame when things go wrong.
    What we look for:
  • Self-guided and self-motivated
  • Team leadership
  • Excellent speaker, writer
  • Things that aren't required but will help your application:

    FAQ

    Are these positions paid?

    No, we are wholley a school organization that is run entirely by volunteers.

    Why should I contribute?

    If you have a strong desire to help the Merced community as well well as want to experience working in a professional environment, we recommend working with us!

    Do I need to be a programmer?

    No, most of our roles are actually non-programming positions that are open to a wide skillset of students, including Finance, Administration, Product Management, Human Resources and Education.

    Is it hard to get in?

    No, we are very accepting to all ranges of skill level and offer a variety of positions to accomidate all.

    Do I need to work a lot?

    We believe that as long as you have the desire and drive to make HackMerced amazing, you won't even notice how much you work! That being said, HackMerced is not usually a low-commitment position, and since we want to train you for real life employment we will try to engage you for at least 3-7 hours a week.

    Can I still participate in HackMerced if I work here?

    Yes, as long as you are not a Director.

    What happened to the students last year?

    In the last two years, we've worked with a small cohort of students that have excelled tremendously both in school and in real life. They have taken what they've learned in leading HackMerced to positons and offers at companies include: Google, Pandora, PayPal, Sony, Lockheed Martin, Goldman Sachs, Qualcomm, Esri, and much much more!