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Software Engineer (Junior), Platform Team



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


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.


Are you passionate about computer science and education? We’d like to work with you! As a junior software engineer on the Platform Team at Code.org, you’ll deliver software products and operate services used by tens of millions of students and teachers in K-12 classrooms around the world. Our team’s goal is to enable access to anyone and everyone who wants to use Code.org. Whether that be through integrating with learning management systems, supporting new authentication providers, or even building solutions to deliver to areas with limited or no connectivity, our mission is to remove all obstacles that might prevent a student, teacher, or school from being able to utilize our platform. And with AI bursting onto the world stage, we’ll be looking for ways to both use AI and support AI curriculum as well.

Learn more about our Software Engineering Team here!


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.
  • Explore and contribute to our efforts to incorporate AI in all aspects of our product and curriculum
  • Ship software regularly while maintaining excellent live site availability.
  • Contribute to an inclusive, growth-focused, and collaborative team culture.


Candidates should have strong software engineering experience. Whether you’re a dedicated ML engineer with industry experience, or someone who has pursued this as a personal passion on the side, we’re looking for you.

We seek candidates who have:

  • Passion for our mission of growing access to computer science education
  • Passion for learning and exploring new technologies, building processes and tooling to multiply the team’s output, and looking for ways to improve not only what we build, but how we build and operate it.
  • A product and team-first mindset where success is measured by the team’s delivery, execution, and health
  • Experience with building feature elements of a consumer-grade web applications with JavaScript and React, and ideally with TypeScript, Ruby on Rails, and MySQL
  • Experience supporting a production high-scale web-based software product or service using cloud technologies (ideally AWS)
  • Experience working independently or in groups on software projects, including the ability to handle ambiguity and limited information to make progress on tasks
  • 2-3 years of professional software engineering experience
  • AI and ML development experience of any type is a bonus

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 times per year for team events


Step 1: Technical Assessment - General Coding
Step 2: Informational Interview - learn more about the role and share your experience (30 minutes)
Step 3: Full Interview Loop (3 one-hour paired interviews)

  • Coding: Data Structures
  • Coding: System Design
  • Code Review

Each interview will include a behavioral question and additional time for the candidate to ask questions

Step 4: Final Interview (1 hour)
Step 5: Reference Checks

All interviews are currently being conducted virtually via Zoom


Our team will review all applications on a rolling basis and if we believe your qualifications would make a great fit, we'll contact you to schedule an informational interview.


The expected salary range for this position is $101,700 - $113,000. 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.