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Jobs at Companies Trying to Solve Massive, Ambitious Problems

  • Moonshots are massive, ambitious problems like colonizing Mars, cleaning up the oceans, pioneering a new way to interact with the world, or getting cars to drive automatically
  • These are companies or teams within solving long-term problems that have the potential to change the world without worrying about near-term revenue or profitability
  • These jobs encompass a wide range but many of these companies require PhDs or deep expertise
  • Salary: Software engineering salaries can range from $100k / year to $150k / year (with PhDs), Many of these are early stage startups that tend to offer significant equity compensation, especially to senior employees