Software Engineer (Mid-Level), Student Learning Team
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? Code.org is a non-profit organization dedicated to growing participation in computer science by making it available in more schools and increasing participation by young women and underrepresented students. Our vision is that every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn computer science. We believe computer science should be part of the core curriculum, alongside other courses such as mathematics, biology, chemistry, or algebra!
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
As a software engineer on the Student Learning 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. 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.
- Build and maintain web-based coding experiences that help students around the world learn foundational computer science skills.
- Ship software regularly while maintaining excellent live site availability.
- Work closely with other engineers and contribute to an inclusive, growth-focused, and collaborative team culture.
EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATIONS
We seek candidates who have:
- Passion for our mission of growing access to computer science education
- At least 2+ years of professional software engineering experience
- Experience supporting a production high-scale web-based software product or service using cloud technologies, preferably with AWS
- Experience working independently on software projects, including the ability to break down project work into smaller features and communicate status updates effectively
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: Technical Assessment - General Coding
Step 2: Informational (30 minutes) - learn more about the role and share your experience
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
The priority application date for this role is August 7th, 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.