Learn about LeapYear

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

7

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

HEALTH & WELLNESS

  • Health, dental, and vision coverage for you and your family
  • FSAs for health and dependent care
  • Disability insurance (Long and short-term)
  • Generous parental leave

BENEFITS

  • Competitive compensation
  • 401k plan with match
  • Commuter benefits
  • Early-stage stock options
  • Catered meals every day

OUR COMMUNITY

  • Monthly hikes, bike rides, game nights, happy hours, and more
  • Flexible schedule, work-from-home Wednesdays
  • Winter and summer off-sites
Next Up:

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

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