Sr Software Engineer

Austin, Texas, United States Full-time

Over 22 million teachers and parents worldwide have joined Education.com’s early learning platform. Our comprehensive curriculum covers core skills across Math, Reading, Writing, ELA, Science, and more. Education.com is designed with flexibility, so it can be tailored to every child’s unique interests and needs. Parents and teachers can follow our guidance step-by-step, create their own curriculum, or deep-dive into specific areas with over 30,000 games, worksheets, activities, and lessons.

Education.com is seeking a full-time Sr Full Stack Software Engineer who is creative, driven, and wants to have a big impact while working in small teams. 

As a Sr Full Stack Software Engineer at Education.com, you will have an opportunity to develop technology that will help millions of people who visit the site weekly. In our small company environment, engineers are empowered to affect all aspects of the site: from technology decisions and architecture to new project ideas. You will be exposed to a wide array of programming projects, which make use of many different technologies and languages, so you are a quick learner and flexible in your skills. You must have experience with or be willing to learn PHP 7, React, Javascript, MySQL, MongoDB, as well as modern web technologies such as webpack, responsive design, AB testing, GraphQL. Familiarity with mobile apps and progressive web apps is a plus.

This is a full-time position based in North Central Austin, TX.

Responsibilities:

  • Work in small Agile teams and be able to contribute to discussions about architecture and design
  • Contribute creative energy to cross-functional teams to come up with project ideas and improvements
  • Develop new features and improve existing features
  • Write elegant, readable, and well-documented code

 Qualifications:

  • B.S. or M.S. in Computer Science or equivalent degree or experience
  • 5+ years building software products
  • Experience understanding large code bases
  • An object oriented language (PHP preferred), Javascript, MySQL, CSS, MongoDB
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • A good understanding of quality
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Being able to mentor junior engineers and interns

Bonus:

  • A Github page or similar portfolio of previous work or contribution to open source projects
  • Passion for the educational space
  • Mobile experience: apps and/or responsive design
  • Experience with high performance websites and optimizations
  • Familiar with Linux and AWS

Perks:

  • Full medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • 401k with matching
  • Open Vacation policy
  • Happy hours, field trips, and team-building events
  • Great eateries nearby

Education.com’s Team Culture:

Our platform has a powerful impact on people’s lives across the U.S. and the world. Education.com has grown organically to be a top U.S. education site—and we have done this while cultivating a company culture that we are very proud of. We take work-life balance seriously, and encourage mental and physical health through subsidised gym membership or other wellness services. Every team member is encouraged to come up with and contribute to project ideas. We love to learn and grow through employee-led tech talks and sponsored classes. We believe in teamwork and communication, and we believe in each other—every team member should have the confidence and flexibility to take a stab at new projects across the site. The products we make have a direct impact on millions of people. It's nice to feel good about the work you do. Come join us!

Location: North Central Austin, TX

Compensation: DOE