Full-Stack Engineer - United States - Remote

Metaculus ( is the premier public forecasting platform with over 1,700,000 forecasts on over 9,000 questions. Metaculus is "epistemic infrastructure" like Wikipedia and Our World In Data, providing the world with trusted, accurate information on a variety of questions, particularly in science and technology. Our mission is to enable everyone to model, understand, predict, and navigate the world’s most important and complex challenges.

As a Full-Stack Engineer, you will lead the development of new features that help our platform serve the needs of our forecasters and partners. You'll work with a team of talented engineers, designers, product managers, and researchers who consistently produce excellent software and are passionate about our mission.


  • Write pragmatic, testable, performant code that consistently works.
  • Implement and ship features related to how forecasters enter their predictions, get feedback, and interact with other forecasters.
  • Serve new functionality to our partners, ranging from nonprofits to governmental agencies to corporations.
  • Collaborate with other engineers in technical designs, code reviews, deployments, and monitoring.
  • Collaborate with product & design on product roadmaps and feature brainstorms.
  • Mentor junior engineers and build a cohesive engineering culture with a high standard for the quality of execution.

Our Tech Stack

  • Frontend: TypeScript, JavaScript, React, Tailwind CSS, D3, SASS
  • Backend: Python, Django, PostgreSQL, Redis, Sentry, Heroku, GCP
  • Collaboration: Github, Slack, Notion, Jira, Figma


This is a remote job with flexible working hours. Our timezones are GMT-8 to GMT+2.


  • Software Engineering Expertise: 4+ years of experience with a strong foundation in software architecture, design patterns, algorithm optimization, and developing scalable software systems focusing on performance.
  • Clean Coding Habits: Demonstrates attention to detail, prioritizes code readability, and maintains high-quality standards in software development.
  • Prototyping and Iterative Development: Demonstrated ability in rapid prototyping and iterative development methodologies, with a proven track record of quickly adapting to user feedback and evolving project needs.
  • Effective Communicator in Remote Environments: Excellent communication skills, capable of working efficiently in a fully remote setting, and adept at collaborating with a distributed team.
  • Passion for the Mission: Genuine interest in contributing to our goals and a shared enthusiasm for tackling complex, global challenges.
  • Team Collaboration: Proven experience in working as part of a team, with the ability to lead when necessary and mentor junior team members.


  • AI/ML Experience: Hands-on experience integrating artificial intelligence and machine learning into production applications.
  • Forecasting Expertise: Proven track record in developing or working with robust forecasting models or systems.
  • Math/Data Science Skills: Strong background in mathematics or data science, with excellent analytical and problem-solving abilities.


Metaculus offers competitive compensation packages. We are supported by a committed coalition of funding partners.

  • Annual salary is $100k - $160k plus equity.
  • We reimburse employees for health insurance costs, depending on country. In the US, we reimburse up to the legal maximum under a QSEHRA plan.
  • In the US, we offer a 401k plan for employees.
  • We provide generous parental leave; at a minimum (though it depends on jurisdiction) 14 weeks of paid leave for birthing parents and 6 weeks of paid leave for non-birthing parents.
  • As applicable, we provide re-location support and compensation adjustments when employees move to higher cost-of-living areas.
  • We encourage our employees to meaningfully engage with and attend technical conferences and community events.
  • We offer travel opportunities for regular in-person working sessions and team retreats in the US and Europe.

Job Profile


North America


United States


401(k) Plan Competitive compensation Equity Health insurance reimbursement Parental leave Relocation support


Django Javascript PostgreSQL Python React Redis SASS Typescript

  • Collaborate with team
  • Implement features
  • Mentor junior engineers
  • Write code

4+ years


Fully remote job


America/Anchorage America/Chicago America/Denver America/Los_Angeles America/New_York Pacific/Honolulu UTC-10 UTC-5 UTC-6 UTC-7 UTC-8 UTC-9