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What we do, how we work, and what we value

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WHAT WE DO

We have built a privacy-preserving machine learning platform for data scientists, researchers, and analysts. With LeapYear, our customers can run analytics across all their data, with mathematically proven protection against the extraction or reconstruction of any individual record.

Our software is trusted by some of the world’s largest enterprises and operates on their most sensitive data — medical records, insurance claims, pharmaceutical data, and financial data.

How We Work

We are parents, pet-lovers, physicists, endurance athletes, teachers, Haskellers, and musicians who get together five days a week to solve complex problems.

We are building LeapYear for the long term, and we understand that this requires a great working environment, diverse perspectives, and a culture built on shared values.

WHAT WE VALUE

01 putting the client first

02 Having high standards

03 Insisting on integrity

04 Teaching, learning, and growing

05 BEING KIND

putting the client first

Frame every decision in the context of creating value for our clients. Understand how investments of time and resources will improve our clients’ ability to leverage their data in a better, faster, cheaper, or more secure way.

Having high standards

LeapYear makes trustworthy and high-performance technology – our work necessarily must reflect these qualities. Be reliable to your teammates, and expect the same from them. Challenge proposed solutions with rigor (not aggression) and prioritize ideas with impact.

Insisting on integrity

We do not cut corners when it comes to honesty, respect, and personal accountability, and we make strong and intentional efforts to promote these values in our relationships at work.

Teaching, learning, and growing

When we don’t know something, we form questions instead of assumptions. When we make mistakes, we invest time in understanding where we went wrong, and how to prevent it from happening again.

BEING KIND

Emulate the warmth and positivity of the people you admire the most. Respond to inexperience with inclusiveness, not frustration. Look after your physical and mental health, and take care not to burn out yourself or others.

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01 putting the client first

putting the client first

Frame every decision in the context of creating value for our clients. Understand how investments of time and resources will improve our clients’ ability to leverage their data in a better, faster, cheaper, or more secure way.

02 Having high standards

Having high standards

LeapYear makes trustworthy and high-performance technology – our work necessarily must reflect these qualities. Be reliable to your teammates, and expect the same from them. Challenge proposed solutions with rigor (not aggression) and prioritize ideas with impact.

03 Insisting on integrity

Insisting on integrity

We do not cut corners when it comes to honesty, respect, and personal accountability, and we make strong and intentional efforts to promote these values in our relationships at work.

04 Teaching, learning, and growing

Teaching, learning, and growing

When we don’t know something, we form questions instead of assumptions. When we make mistakes, we invest time in understanding where we went wrong, and how to prevent it from happening again.

05 BEING KIND

BEING KIND

Emulate the warmth and positivity of the people you admire the most. Respond to inexperience with inclusiveness, not frustration. Look after your physical and mental health, and take care not to burn out yourself or others.

Meet The Team

"LeapYear is addressing a problem that is not solved by any existing product - unlocking the value of sensitive data. Large market factors, driven in part by current machine learning trends, are amplifying the need to solve for both data utility and data privacy."

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Kieran Harty

VP of Engineering

"At LeapYear I am able to work on problems that are challenging, meaningful, and fulfill my intellectual passion. It is satisfying to be on a team that is not only developing a unique platform for privacy, but one that ultimately makes the world a better place."

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Jeff Hammel

Infrastructure

"People here are extremely smart, but also very kind and easy to work with. We have a wonderful learning culture where people are encouraged to ask questions, have open discussions, and build new skills."

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Ann Yang

Algorithms

"I’m excited to work for a startup that offers me so much variety in my role—from working on technical challenges with really bright people to educating customers on how to apply cutting edge ideas from academia to solve real-world problems."

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Oren Lavie

Senior Solutions Architect

BY THE NUMBERS

$40M Raised

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50+

Companies Gaining New Value From Data

$100B+

Financial Transactions Protected

10+

Patents Granted and Counting

1 in 4

American's Healthcare Data Protected

Final Points

LeapYear wants to hire people who are both deeply technical and unusually easy to work with.  If you fit this description, then you are likely being solicited by every technology company that has heard of you.  We expect that your decision to join LeapYear over other companies will depend on how much you value

  • Opportunities for independence, growth, and ownership
  • Working on deeply technical challenges
  • Building fundamental products with a net positive social impact

We are confident that LeapYear is one of the best places in the world for people who share these values, and we encourage you to apply, ask questions, and find out for yourself.  Our open roles are available below, and we look forward to hearing from you.

OPEN POSITONS

We are hiring talented people across a variety of technical and commercial roles to help us change the data privacy paradigm.

Benefits

Immigration Assistance

LeapYear succeeds by bringing together top talent from around the world. We cover all fees for work visas and green cards. Your case will be handled by the firm that manages immigration for Stanford’s GSB and StartX.

Support for new parents

All parents (birthing, non-birthing, and adoptive) get fully paid parental leave. All health insurance plans include fertility benefits. Our leave partners can help you prepare and file all your paperwork so you can focus on your family.

Learning

We are constantly learning new technologies and skills on the job. Access a digital library of 30,000+ books and career-advancing courses. We hold regular tech talks + lunch &
learns where you can share what you’ve learned.

Taking Care of Your Health

LeapYear offers health, dental, and vision benefits for you and your family. If you are sick or need to take care of someone, use our unlimited sick leave. If you need help finding a provider or handling a billing issue, call our dedicated healthcare concierge.

Support for all parents

We know that parents are doing another job after work ends. Parents at LeapYear have extra flexibility to work remote, and LeapYear pays $1000 into your dependent care Flexible Spending Account each year.

Remote-friendly

2020 was a fully remote year for LeapYear, and we’ve had remote executives since 2016. Remote work will always be a part of how LeapYear operates, even as many of us return to our San Francisco office.

REgular get-togethers

Nothing can replace in-person time together. Each quarter, we fly you out to team gatherings, and we organize hikes, escape rooms, movie nights in addition to regular happy hours and team outings

And more

  • Lunch at downtown SF restaurants, on us
  • Commuter credits to cover public transit, ride-sharing, or parking
  • SF HQ near BART, Caltrain, Salesforce Park
  • Stipends for relocation and workstation equipment
  • Disability and life insurance available
  • 401K plan with 4% match
  • Competitive salaries, regularly benchmarked against hundreds of top Bay Area companies
  • Equity for all full-time employees
Next Up:

Kieran Harty, LeapYear's VP of Engineering, shares the reasons why he joined LeapYear.

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