CampusESP is Strategic Parent Engagement
Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in awhile, you could miss it.
— Ferris Bueller

Careers at CampusESP

At CampusESP, we develop innovative solutions for student success. Many technology solutions address student advising needs by reaching out (or "nudging") students. CampusESP is unique. Instead of vying for the attention of busy college students, CampusESP "nudges the nudgers": students’ parents and family.

Why do we care about parents? Good question. Our research shows that college students interact with their parents more than 13 times a week, and parent engagement can boost student persistence up to 15%. We understand that parents, as the most influential people in their students’ lives, can directly impact student success... if they’re informed.

CampusESP provides a "one-stop shop" for parents to see personalized news and events, student record information, and prescriptive alerts. Think social-media-platform-meets-CRM, plus secure data control for students. We’re working with major universities like Penn State, Auburn, Temple, and UNC Chapel Hill to support their student retention, recruiting, and giving goals.


We’re a funded early-stage education tech startup located in the heart of Philadelphia. (We work out of Pipeline Philly, an awesome coworking space across the street from City Hall.)

As a member of the team, you would join our small but growing company. Beyond just slinging code, helping customers, etc., you’d participate in the entire product development process. Have new ideas that you think would help? Then bring them! We want to hear your input. And when you build a feature, you get to see it from ideation to complete rollout. Your ideas matter.

It’s an exciting time to come on board at CampusESP, with our first round of funding in the bag, new customers rolling in, and a growing team to work with.

Sound exciting? We’re excited to work with you.




Tired of code maintenance? Do you want to work on a project that is used daily by hundreds of thousands of users? If you’re an enthusiastic technologist with a background in full stack development and want to work on features that you personally roll out to customers, then you should talk with us!

As a member of the development team, you would work closely with the CTO to develop new product features, enhance existing product features, and scale out the platform. We use a modified Agile process to constantly deliver features to delight our end users. Our primary development is done in Ruby (with Rails) with pragmatic unit tests in Rspec. Our front end is mostly plain vanilla HTML (via HAML), built with Bootstrap, with little bit of jQuery when we need a special touch. The backend has the normal bits like PostgreSQL and Redis. Also, since we run on Heroku, managing our infrastructure super nice and easy.

The ideal candidate has 2 – 5 years of development experience, with at least 2 of those years working on a Ruby project. This position requires a B.A. or B.S. degree in a technical discipline such as Computer Science or Computer Engineer, or the equivalent on the job experience.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to...

  • Write reliable, well-tested (automated and manual) features for our RoR Platform

  • Contribute new specs for new features and pair program

  • Participate in biweekly sprint kick off prioritization meetings

  • Contributes to product improvements such as additional test coverage

  • Work with the CTO on new feature design

  • Create professional UI components based on exiting style guideline and samples

  • Help manage gem migration and gem additions per best practices


  • 2-5 years Ruby on Rails experience

  • Knowledge of Ruby development tools and best practices

  • Recent hands on experience with ActiveRecord

  • 2+ years of experience with a relational database like PostGreSQL, mySQL, etc

  • Familiar with CI, experience with Circle a plus (Travis/Semaphore or similar)

  • Heroku and Heroku CLI experience a plus

  • Knowledge of Devise and Omniauth a plus

  • Autodidactic

  • Work well in with a small team

  • Has a positive attitude and brings energy!


Glad you asked. If you like being more than just a programmer, if you’re an entrepreneur at heart (or want to become entrepreneur), and if you want to build fast and have a big impact on the company and our future, then let’s talk!

Please email a cover letter and resume to