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AI Language Software Engineer (Mid-Level), Student Learning Team

Code.org

Code.org

Software Engineering, Data Science
Seattle, WA, USA · Remote
Posted on Tuesday, June 6, 2023

COMPANY PROFILE

Code.org® is a nonprofit dedicated to expanding access to computer science in K-12 schools and increasing participation by young women and students from other underrepresented groups. Our vision is that every student in every school has the opportunity to learn computer science as part K-12. The leading provider of K-12 computer science solutions in the largest school districts in the United States, Code.org also created the annual Hour of Code campaign, which has engaged more than 15% of all students in the world!

A unifying approach in a divided world

Code.org's global role in the K-12 computer science movement is only possible because we use a unifying approach across diverse and often divided stakeholders. At a time of increasing polarization, the idea of increasing opportunity for students unites people from across the political spectrum. Code.org's team members, students, teachers, and supporters have diverse and diverging view points, and they are all welcome in our mission. Read more.

JOB SUMMARY

If you’re a software engineer experimenting with generative AI, and are interested in CS education, we’d like to work with you!

Code.org® is a nonprofit dedicated to expanding access to computer science in K-12 schools and increasing participation by young women and students from other underrepresented groups. Our vision is that every student in every school has the opportunity to learn computer science as part K-12. The leading provider of K-12 computer science solutions in the largest school districts in the United States, Code.org also created the annual Hour of Code campaign, which has engaged more than 15% of all students in the world!

We’re already busy prototyping LLM-based features, and are looking to hire engineers to improve both our team’s breadth of experience and bandwidth. This is a creative role that will have lots of input into the features we develop in collaboration with our Product Managers. Our codebase is open source, and our engineering culture is collaborative, kind, and fueled by a growth mindset.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

As a member of our engineering team, you will:

  • Own projects and build features end to end, working on exciting technical challenges using some of the latest technologies.
  • Work with your team, product managers, and curriculum writers to build accessible and engaging user experiences.
  • Ship software regularly while maintaining excellent live site availability.

EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATIONS

Candidates should have strong software engineering experience. We understand that this is a relatively new field, so whether you're a dedicated ML engineer with many years of experience, or you've had to pursue this passion primarily after-hours, please don't hesitate to apply.

We seek candidates who have:

  • Passion for our mission of growing access to computer science education
  • Experience with building consumer-grade web applications, using languages/frameworks like JavaScript, React, Ruby on Rails, and SQL
  • Experience supporting a production high-scale web-based software product or service using cloud technologies like AWS
  • Experience working independently on software projects, including the ability to handle ambiguity and limited information to make progress on tasks.

We value many types of candidate experience with AI, including:

  • Experience with commercial, hobby, or open source language models and prompt engineering frameworks
  • Knowledge of mitigating bias and improving safety of LLMs; preferably for educational purposes
  • Ability to apply AI models creatively and effectively using commercial and open source solutions
  • Familiarity with instruction tuning and agent frameworks
  • Proficiency in ML frameworks such as PyTorch or TensorFlow

In addition, candidates must:

  • Be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Pass a pre-employment background check
  • Be willing to travel a minimum of two and up to four times per year for team events

WHAT IS THE INTERVIEW PROCESS LIKE?

Step 1: Informational Interview - learn more about the role and share your experience (30 minutes)
Step 2: Technical Interview (1 hour)
Step 3: Interviews with several members of the Code.org team (~ 3 hours)
Step 4: Final Interview (1 hour)
Step 5: Reference Checks

All interviews are currently being conducted virtually via Zoom

TO APPLY

The priority application date for this role is June 19th, 2023 and preference will be given to applications submitted by this date. Our team will review all applications and if we believe your qualifications would make a great fit, we'll contact you to schedule an informational interview.

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS PACKAGE

The expected salary range for this position is $126,900 - $141,000. The actual offer will be at the company’s sole discretion and determined by relevant business considerations, including the final candidate’s qualifications, years of experience, and skillset.

We also offer a comprehensive benefits package for full-time employees that includes:

  • Technology subsidy consistent with our Bring Your Own Device environment
  • Flexible, engaging, and remote working environment
  • Paid time off: 3 weeks vacation annually, sick leave, and 'winter break' office closure the two weeks that include Christmas and New Years
  • Medical, dental and vision premiums paid at 100% for FT positions and their dependents
  • Option to participate in 403b retirement plan
  • Annual professional development stipend
  • The opportunity to help students learn better and change the face of computer science

Additionally, in order to safeguard the health of our employees and their families, we require that all Code.org full-time employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. We define fully vaccinated as either both doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines or the single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine and take medical and sincerely held religious exemptions into consideration.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.