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
- RaiseMe, a financial technology startup working to improve equal access to higher education
Derek is currently an engineer 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
- Led production at University Television (Penn UTV)
Outside of work Derek is an avid alpine skier, swimmer, surfer, and cyclist.
If you would like to get in contact with Derek, you should email him.