The Upright Project’s
small and feisty superteam is hiring!
The Upright Project is now 4 months old, and it’s time to get some more hands and brains to join us.
What do we do?
Our mission is to incentivize companies to optimize their net impact. Concretely right now we are building an automated way of quantifying value creation by companies and working together with some forward-looking organizations (i.a. Nokia, Teknologiateollisuus, Supercell, Sitra) to better understand how impact is measured and optimized today. At this very stage right now in December 2017, the former means i.a. building a machine learning assisted model to understand causalities between impacts and product/service types based on scientific journal article data.
However, we are firmly driven by our mission. That means that what we concretely do to pursue it might take a different form in 2 months. That’s why finding our mission truly motivating is key to both excelling in and enjoying working in our team.
Who are we looking for?
We are hiring adventurers #5 and #6, not any particular titles. The ideal next addition to our team would have an exceptional analytical mind combined with a clear skill spike in one of the areas we want to strengthen the team in (see below for details).
The exact role (including a clear own area of responsibility) will be built to fit the right person.
Who would enjoy working in our team?
We are a bit bananas about solving this problem. We work quite ambitiously and enjoy creating an atmosphere where exceptionally skilled and hard-working people thrive, get "impossible" things done and have fun. We love all sorts of people, but in this project, we want to focus on working with the sharpest minds in order to give solving this problem a chance.
We laugh a lot, because you just cannot not laugh at yourself when trying to list all the THINGS in the world. We are a bit neurotic, weird and nerdy. It’s okay if you are, too.
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Ps. "How do I know if I'm the right person for this team?"
These might be signs that you could be a great fit for Upright at the moment:
- You get a kick out of striving to solve a problem people say is “impossible or at least very difficult” to solve
- Last 3 times you left a job/team, people were asking you to stay
- You get frustrated if the ambition level is not high enough, and typically aim to raise it yourself rather than wait for someone else to do it
- You often get asked “how do you get so much done and still seem like such a happy and balanced potato?”
- You enjoy the freedom of having control of your own way of working, because that’s how you get best results done
These, on the other hand, might be signs that you’re most definitely an awesome person - but not the right addition to our team right now:
- You love to work in teams, but get a bit anxious when needing to tackle a workstream on your own (we are a small team solving a huge problem, and at this stage everyone needs to excel in and enjoy owning a pretty big slice of the cake)
- You are looking for a first great adventure into business/technology/analytics (in every team you learn a lot, but this is not an ideal setting for your first lessons)
- You love to think critically and analyze things, but leave the “action part” to other people (e.g. you’d rather write a film review, than direct/produce/screen write a movie)
- You would love to work in a cool startup with a laid-back culture, free beers, cool t-shirts and 9-5 hours, as it would be fun to tell your friends you work in an awesome startup (nothing wrong with awesome startups! we are one, too, but that as primary motivation would probably make both you and us disappointed)
What do we expect from you?
- Solid track record of internal passion for excellence: you have gotten things done clearly better than what was required/expected from you, as you enjoy doing things well
- Clear strengths in analytical/logical/mathematical thinking to be able to understand and contribute to our quantification model
- Enough self-knowledge to be able to treat your ego as your friend and not let it run your daily operations
- Experience in excelling in one of the following: 1) hardcore problemsolving (e.g. building a model to better understand a complex phenomenon), 2) exceptionally effective project management (e.g. leading many multiple-stakeholder projects with challenging content), 3) creating digital tools/products, 4) outstanding communications wizardry (e.g. building an online presence for a movement with great results).