Senior Software Engineer, ClassFund

    • New York, NY

What do we do? 

At Teachers Pay Teachers (TpT), we’re unlocking the power of educator-created content. More than 3 out of 4 teachers in the U.S., Canada, and Australia come to TpT every year to get teacher-tested, engaging, and rigorous materials. What began as a humble exchange for teachers looking to share lesson plans has since exploded into a massive marketplace where teachers have created more than 4 million resources for all aspects of PreK-12 education. More than six million educators worldwide (including teachers, administrators, and parents) have downloaded TpT resources more than a billion times. According to Fast Company, Teachers Pay Teachers is one of the top 50 Most Innovative Companies in the world in 2019! If you haven’t heard of TpT yet and want to learn more, just ask a teacher. 

Role:

As the Senior Software Engineer on TpT ClassFund, you will be responsible for the design and implementation of product features supporting the team’s mission. Specifically, you will play an instrumental role in launching new products that help teachers around the world raise funds for the resources they need. You will be expected to build and maintain the core technologies that enable this experience while also collaborating with fellow engineers on best practices and architecture to facilitate high-velocity development over time. You will work closely with product, design and engineering stakeholders to drive critical decisions impacting the direction of our product and the technology enabling it.

Responsibilities: 

  • Driving the full-stack product development process as needed - from design to development to release and iteration.
  • Being a thought partner for product and design stakeholders to help us achieve an ambitious goal through an iterative process of learning and development. 
  • Working closely with peer engineering teams on intersecting decisions and technologies.

Qualities for a successful candidate: 

  • Experience with web development practices & tools: API design, Javascript, CSS, SQL databases
  • Experience with building, scaling, and monitoring resilient systems
  • Enjoys working across the full stack in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Ability to contribute to product development components across the entire stack (Frontend, Backend, Infrastructure).
  • Solid written and verbal communication skills. Demonstrated ability to effectively drive decision-making across stakeholders. 
  • A mature understanding of practices to enable scalable, high quality production operations: monitoring, logging, performance testing, and other disciplines. 
  • At least 3 years of development experience at scale.

Extra Credit for:

  • Experience with Ed-Tech, Marketplaces, Crowdfunding, or Data-Powered Products
  • Experience with Elixir/Erlang, Node.js + React, Kubernetes, Terraform, Chef, or AWS at scale
  • Degree in computer science or equivalent experience
  • Open Source Contributor

Extracurriculars:  

  • Parental leave for both mothers and fathers to be able to take some quality time in bonding with their new addition to their family
  • Comprehensive Medical & Dental Benefits
  • Mother’s Room
  • Quiet Room
  • Company Events (Bring Your Child to Work Day, Field Day, Camp TpT, Hackathons etc.)

Here at TpT we value Diversity & Inclusion and encourage people to bring their most authentic selves to work.  We cultivate an environment where people are recognized and celebrated for their individuality.

Any TpT applicant who requires reasonable accommodations during the interview process can contact the TpT People Ops Team (accommodations@teacherspayteachers.com) to make the need for an accommodation known.

Finally, if you’re a California resident, California law requires that we provide you notice about the collection and use of your personal information. We encourage you to read it carefully. You can find our full notice here.




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