Senior Software Engineer


Remote (or DC local) position for authorized U.S. workers. No visa sponsorship available at this time, sorry.

Overview

Help us create the digital curriculum of the future.

Our well-funded, fast-growing education technology startup is looking for software engineers to help us create essential tools for teachers, students, districts, and parents. You will play a key role in building LearnZillion’s technology platform and shaping its future. You will work closely with product designers, software engineers, product managers, academics, our co-founders, and user community to build our world-class web and mobile applications.

You should be technically skilled, focused, and creative.

The Company

LearnZillion is a social enterprise founded by two former teachers. We provide a learning platform that helps teachers and parents meet the educational needs of every student. We are building an online, collaborative, curricular platform with lessons, resources, assessments, and activities created by some of the country’s best teachers.
More about us and our DreamTeam teachers:
LearnZillion is funded through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, NewSchools Venture Fund, O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures, Learn Capital, Owl Ventures, and others. More than 1M teachers and millions of students in the U.S. use LearnZillion.
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Our Team

The Engineering & Design team excels at building product that delights users and solves complex problems simply. We ship product daily, value iteration over big upfront design, pay attention to the details, and help each other improve.

Our team is made up of experienced and newer SaaS product builders. We not only impact LearnZillion but regularly provide thought leadership and code contribution to the third parties we rely on, including many big name tech companies.

Our Technology Stack

  • Ruby on Rails 4 (HAML and SASS+Compass)
  • Ruby 2
  • Postgres
  • Elasticsearch
  • Redis
  • Sidekiq
  • GitHub, Code Climate, Circle CI, automated QA test suite
  • No significant technical debt; we’ve paid it off. 39 reported bugs with a plan to exterminate them.
Key Responsibilities
  • Design and develop full-stack software to add impactful new features for teachers, students, parents, and administrative users
  • Write unit, functional, and integration tests
  • Collaborate with engineering, QA, product, and product design team members
  • Scale our applications as our user base grows
Qualifications
  • 4+ years of web application engineering experience with Ruby on Rails, SQL, HTML, CSS, JavaScript
  • A solid understanding of Ruby
  • 1+ years of experience improving the performance of Ruby on Rails applications with Memcached and background job processing frameworks (Sidekiq, Resque, Delayed::Job, etc.)
  • Intrinsically-motivated individual who loves to get things done
Benefits
  • Competitive salary and paid time off
  • 4% 401(k) contribution matching
  • Remote-work friendly schedule
  • Work daily with top-notch engineering and product design team members
  • Make the digital curriculum of the future a reality for students everywhere

LearnZillion is an equal opportunity employer.

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