GoSkills is an exciting new online company dedicated to providing high-quality courses on a great platform. We are continuously experimenting to improve the user experience and improve our attractiveness to consumers and businesses. Our team is distributed from Hong Kong to New York, either working from home or from co-working spaces. Browse this site to learn more about GoSkills and sign up for a free trial to try it out.

Open positions

Software engineer with PhD

We are looking for a full-time senior software developer with a PhD from a top university to join the team.

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Software engineer with a prestigious PhD

We are looking for a full-time senior software developer with a PhD to join the team.

Your PhD needs to be in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics discipline and it needs to be from a “top 100” university.


  • You have excellent software development skills
  • You like to build sites that look great
  • You are numerate
  • You are willing to learn and develop your skills
  • You have good interpersonal skills
  • You are proactive, and have strong drive and initiative
  • You have excellent attention to detail
  • You're a team player but can also work independently
  • You're eager to roll up your sleeves and like to succeed.


You will have experience in:

  • Visual Studio 2017
  • ASP.Net MVC
  • C#
  • SQL
  • Bootstrap
  • jQuery.

Equipment and office space

For this role you will need to provide your own computer and high-speed internet connection. You can work wherever you like. For online catch ups, you need a relatively quiet place to work.


Anywhere in the world, but within a workable time zone. Most of your work will be with other GoSkills people in Hong Kong, the US and New Zealand. Most of the developers currently live in New Zealand.

What you get

  • Flexibility of work location and hours
  • Ability to work with a fun and international team of highly motivated individuals
  • Retreat with the GoSkills team in 2019, somewhere with a beach in the Pacific or Asia.

Why do we need a PhD?

We like smart people! We don’t limit ourselves to people with a PhD though. We think we’re pretty smart, and none of us has a PhD. The truth is, we have a grant that will help us hire someone with a PhD from a prestigious university, which sounds like a smart thing to do! As it happens, we have three “top 100” lists to work from, resulting in a list of 157 (nice) – here it is:

  • Aarhus University
  • Australian National University
  • Boston University
  • Brown University
  • California Institute of Technology
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin
  • Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • City University of Hong Kong
  • Columbia University
  • Cornell University
  • Dartmouth College
  • Delft University of Technology
  • Duke University
  • Durham University
  • Ecole Normale Superieure - Paris
  • Ecole Polytechnique
  • Eindhoven University of Technology
  • Emory University
  • EPFL - Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne
  • Erasmus University Rotterdam
  • ETH Zurich
  • Fudan University
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Ghent University
  • Harvard University
  • Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • Heidelberg University
  • Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  • Humboldt University of Berlin
  • Imperial College London
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • KAIST - Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology
  • Karolinska Institute
  • King's College London
  • Korea University
  • KU Leuven
  • Kyoto University
  • Leiden University
  • LMU Munich
  • Lomonosov Moscow State University
  • London School of Economics and Political Science
  • Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
  • Lund University
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Mayo Medical School
  • McGill University
  • McMaster University
  • Michigan State University
  • Monash University
  • Moscow State University
  • Nagoya University
  • Nanyang Technological University
  • National Taiwan University (NTU)
  • National University of Singapore
  • New York University
  • Northwestern University
  • Ohio State University
  • Osaka University
  • Paris Sciences et Lettres – PSL Research University Paris
  • Peking University
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Pohang University of Science And Technology
  • Princeton University
  • Purdue University
  • Rice University
  • Rockefeller University
  • Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
  • RWTH Aachen University
  • Seoul National University
  • Shanghai Jiao Tong University
  • Sorbonne University
  • Stanford University
  • Stockholm University
  • Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU)
  • Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne
  • Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich
  • Technical University of Munich
  • Technion-Israel Institute of Technology
  • Tohoku University
  • Tokyo Institute of Technology
  • Tsinghua University
  • UCL (University College London)
  • Universidad de Buenos Aires
  • Université PSL
  • Universiti Malaya (UM)
  • University College London
  • University of Amsterdam
  • University of Auckland
  • University of Basel
  • University of Birmingham
  • University of Bristol
  • University of British Columbia
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • University of California, Davis
  • University of California, Irvine
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • University of California, San Diego
  • University of California, San Francisco
  • University of California, Santa Barbara
  • University of Cambridge
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Colorado at Boulder
  • University of Copenhagen
  • University of Edinburgh
  • University of Florida
  • University of Freiburg
  • University of Geneva
  • University of Glasgow
  • University of Goettingen
  • University of Groningen
  • University of Helsinki
  • University of Hong Kong
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • University of Leeds
  • University of Manchester
  • University of Maryland, College Park
  • University of Melbourne
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
  • University of Montreal
  • University of Munich
  • University of New South Wales
  • University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney)
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • University of Nottingham
  • University of Oslo
  • University of Oxford
  • University of Paris-Sud (Paris 11)
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Campus
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Science and Technology of China
  • University of Sheffield
  • University of Southampton
  • University of Southern California
  • University of St Andrews
  • University of Sydney
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
  • University of Tokyo
  • University of Toronto
  • University of Tübingen
  • University of Warwick
  • University of Washington
  • University of Western Australia
  • University of Wisconsin - Madison
  • University of Zurich
  • Uppsala University
  • Utrecht University
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Wageningen University & Research
  • Washington University in St Louis
  • Yale University
  • Zhejiang University


GoSkills at a glance

We are a fun bunch, who communicate daily across time zones and continents, and have a strong culture that reflects the following values.

Freedom & equality

Everyone deserves autonomy in their jobs and an equal chance at success.

Openness & creativity

Speak up! We encourage open communication, questioning minds and thinking outside the box.


Have fun and be silly! Follow your passion, love what you do and don’t take life too seriously :)

We are a completely virtual team, with members spread across New Zealand, Hong Kong, USA and Indonesia.

Where in the world is GoSkills.