Full Stack Developer

  • XPrize
  • Culver City, CA
  • Feb 05, 2020
Full Time Engineering: Software

Job Description


XPRIZE competitions change the world for the better by accelerating innovation life cycles, catalyzing markets, and energizing stakeholders.  

The XPRIZE Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to inspiring and incentivizing breakthroughs to the most critical challenges facing humanity. Since its beginning in 1994, the Foundation has been building and continues to build a vision of hope and abundance for humanity’s future by harnessing the power of innovators, technology, and resources.  

Through incentive prize competitions, XPRIZE enables people to create bold and transformative solutions that are scalable and drive real impact. XPRIZE competitions positively impact both the marketplace and humanity by addressing the market failures that have prevented significant breakthroughs across multiple sectors.  


sets an audacious but achievable goal that aims to overcome challenges deemed impossible. It tackles some of humanity's most pressing issues by redefining what is achievable and pushing the boundaries of human potential.  

defines and addresses a clear problem through extensive research, a design sprint, and a competition that catalyzes the development of the next breakthroughs to put humanity on the path toward a preferred future state for all. The desired outcome from an XPRIZE is clear and measurable, and the rules of the competition are transparent and easily understood.  

democratizes innovation by encouraging expert and nonexpert participation and multidisciplinary collaboration.  

catalyzes markets and revitalizes stagnant industries by increasing awareness of market failures and accelerating innovations to address them.  

is highly leveraged, with competing teams attracting and mobilizing investment capital, partner support, and new members in pursuit of the prize. Philanthropic dollars are thus magnified in support of a solution.   

Our first XPRIZE, the $10 million Ansari XPRIZE for private spaceflight, spurred an industry and created exponential breakthroughs. Since then we have provided over $140 million in incentives through these competitions. Each prize has created an industry-changing technology that brings us closer to a better, safer, more sustainable world.   

The use of incentive competitions, or prizes, to accelerate innovation goes back over 300 years, to when the British Admiralty launched the Longitude Prize in 1714 to find a better way to navigate our seas. In the years since, several well-known innovations have resulted from incentive competitions, including canning as a form of food preservation (a competition launched by Napoleon in 1795), modern plastics (the Billiard Ball Prize, 1863) and commercial aviation (the Orteig Prize, 1919).   

This is more than a job to us. When you work at XPRIZE, you’re making a positive impact on some of the biggest challenges facing our world. Whether you’re working in prize design or development, marketing and communications, stakeholder relations, business operations or any other department, you’re playing a critical role in turning the impossible into the possible.

Role Description

We are seeking a .NET developer responsible for building .NET applications using C#, Angular, .Net Core, Web-API. Your primary responsibility will be to design and develop layers of our applications, and to coordinate with the rest of the team working on different layers of the infrastructure from whiteboard planning all the way to public releases. A commitment to collaborative problem solving, sophisticated design, and quality product is essential.   The ideal candidate will have proven experience working in a very fast paced startup environment.


  • Translate application storyboards and use cases into functional applications
  • Design, build, and maintain efficient, reusable, scalable and reliable code
  • Integrate data storage solutions with Blobs, Queues, SQL, MongoDB
  • Ensure the best possible performance, quality, and responsiveness of applications
  • Identify bottlenecks and bugs, and devise solutions to mitigate and address these issues
  • Help maintain code quality, organization, and automatization


  • Strong knowledge of .NET framework including .NET Core
  • Proficient in HTML, CSS, Javascript, Angular 2+, C#, Entity Framework (ORM) along with an understanding of their ecosystems
  • Must have proven experience working with REST - API’ s (internal and external 3rd party API’s)
  • Experience with cloud computing (Azure, AWS, GC)
  • Strong understanding of object-oriented programming
  • Familiar with various design, architectural patterns and fault tolerant systems
  • Experience with Azure SQL, MongoDB, Blob Storage, Queues, Azure - Functions, Azure Logic App, etc…
  • Experience with popular front-end application frameworks (Angular 2+, VueJS, jQuery)
  • Experience with open - source projects and OAuth frameworks (IdentityServer, Auth0)
  • Experience with headless CMS (content management ) systems (Kentico cloud)
  • Experience in working in a startup and fast-paced environment (weekly sprints)
  • Open to quickly adopting new technologies as required
  • Knack for writing clean, readable, easily maintainable and documented code
  • Understanding of fundamental design principles for building a scalable application
  • Experience creating database schemas that represent and support business processes
  • Experience with high traffic, consumer facing portals
  • Proficient understanding of code versioning tools such as Git
  • Degree in Computer Science is preferable

Come change the world with us.

XPRIZE Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to having a truly inclusive workforce. We do not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, national origin, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation or on the basis of actual or perceived gender as expressed through dress, appearance, or behavior.

Organization type



51-200 employees  


Energy, Food & Agriculture, Ecosystems & Biodiversity, Waste Reduction & Circular Economy, Carbon Capture & Utilization, Education & Research

Climate Solutions

Reduced Food Waste, Plant-rich Diet, Tropical Forests, Educating Girls, Regenerative Agriculture, Afforestation, Forest Protection