Derek Jobst is a software engineer living in San Francisco, CA. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering and Applied Sciences in 2017 with a B.S.E. in Computer Science.
Derek is particularly interested in ways software can be used to address civic, political, and economic challenges. He's worked to make an impact in these areas as an early engineer at Applecart, a data analytics firm focused on voter engagement, at RaiseMe, a financial technology startup working to improve equal access to higher education, and currently at Palantir Technologies.
In college Derek was actively involved in the Computer Science and Entrepreneurship communities. He was a Student Expert In Residence at the Wharton School, organized the Penn Tech Trek, directed the Design/Live organizer teams at the PennApps Hackathon, and led production at University Television (Penn UTV). Derek is a member of the Bell Society, where he served in leadership.
Outside of work Derek is an avid alpine skier, swimmer, surfer, and cyclist.
Updated February 2021