Allison Rosenberg, Ph.D.

Seattle, Washington, US

Startup @posed2 Seeking Technical Co-Founder in People Analytics
Allison's Skills
Business Strategy
Business Development
Product Management

About Allison

Behavioral scientist and startup entrepreneur with executive experience in both the public and private sectors, focusing on higher education and education technology. Tenacious and strategic problem solver. Curious. Creative. Driven.

ISO Awesome Technical Person to Lead Product Development for pre-revenue startup with MVP and proven product-market fit.

Video gaming is poised to disrupt the traditional testing and assessment enterprise, a $10 BILLION per year industry. posed2 is the only game-based platform that matches kids and colleges based on the student’s career goals, using advanced analytics and machine learning technology. Fortified by a highly competitive and non-dilutive, quarter million dollar grant from the National Science foundation, we’ve conducted extensive market research, built a high-fidelity minimal viable product, and have built preliminary, predictive algorithms, with game data from over 5000 users.

We are looking for an awesome technology professional to lead the charge. Title, equity, and budgeted salary depending on experience. We’re a scrappy, pre-rev startup. Our Lead Technologist must code!

• Translate high level business goals into technical solutions.
• Create and commit to product development schedules.
• Take responsibility and deliver quality focused products.
• Rapidly produce interim deliverables (technical design documents, operational documents/run books, prototypes, proofs of concept, etc.).
• Use judgment to suggest solutions that optimize among customer needs, business constraints and technological realities.
• Evaluate 3rd party source code, with an eye toward modifiability and maintainably, and make purchasing/licensing recommendations based on these evaluations.
• Recruit, interview and provide recommendations on technical staff candidates.
• Lead and mentor technical staff.
• Define team-wide engineering best practices and hold all technical staff to these standards.
• Design and build scalable backend infrastructure.
• Implement and maintain data analytics collection and processing system, focusing on consistency and integrity of data.

Required Knowledge/Skills/Attributes
• Basic skills include cloud technology – preferably AWS – and/or data science.
• Possessing deep technical experience and intuition.
• Experienced in full stack development.
• Abile to work with and understand a diversity of languages (C#, python, javascript, typescript).
• Focused on maintainability and scalability.
• Follows sound engineering principles.
• Sophisticated in communicating the essence of technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders.

• AWS experience a plus.
• Operations/DevOps knowledge a plus.
• Knowledge of machine learning concepts a plus.
• Game development experience a plus.
• Previous startup experience a plus.


Don't skate to where the puck is. Skate to where the puck will be. - Wayne Gretsky

Work Experience

Director, Academic Relations


November 2012 - November 2013

VP Federal Affairs

Iowa State University

September 2007 - October 2012

Associate Vice Chancellor

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

September 2002 - August 2007

Director, Research Policy and Development

University of California System Office

September 1999 - August 2002




1991 - 1991

UC Berkeley

A.B., psychology

1991 - 1991


Y Combinator Startup School


TechStars Startup Next


Co-working Space

Atlas Workbase

2018 - 2019