Y Combinator has a small ~12 person team that makes the software that runs YC. Hardly any investors write software, but YC was started by programmers so it's natural for us to solve our problems that way. We believe our software is a key competitive advantage and we are investing aggressively in new software products.
YC has ambitious plans to create more innovation in the world, and the only way to reach that level of impact is to scale through software. What we’ve built so far is probably only 10% of what we will eventually need.
As a member of the software team, you'll get full access to the YC program, just like founders do. You'll learn the ins and outs of how YC works, and you'll get to follow and learn from hundreds of companies. You'll meet some of the most successful people in the startup world and get exposed to the best startup ideas. And of course, if you ever want to start your own company, you’ll learn a lot about that from working at YC.
YC Continuity is YC's growth stage fund. We work with the top 1-2% of YC startups as they enter growth mode and start to breakout. Many of them are looking for great engineers who bring experience to the table. We'd love to chat with you and explore if there is something in growth stage that fits what you're looking for. We are working across all skill sets from backend to frontend, iOS & Android. If you enjoy building, there is a fit for you somewhere and we'd like to help.
You can see our portfolio of companies here: https://www.ycombinator.com/continuity/
The YC internal software is mostly written in Ruby on Rails and React. It runs on AWS and PostgreSQL. Previous experience developing web apps will be helpful, but we don't care if you've used React or Rails specifically.