Teachers Pay Teachers

Senior Software Engineer, Easel by TpT

3+ months agoNew York, NY

What do we do? 

At Teachers Pay Teachers (TpT), we're unlocking the power of educator-created content. TpT gives educators access to a trusted, one-of-a-kind community. We are the world's first marketplace of our kind and founded by a teacher, for teachers as the go-to platform for teacher-created content for nearly 15 years. We are currently serving more than 7.5 million users and more than 85% of U.S. teachers. TpT is focused on building the next generation of e-learning experiences for millions of students and teachers across the world. If you haven't heard of TpT yet and want to learn more, just ask any teacher.

The Easel team at TpT is focused on building the next generation of learning experiences for the millions of teachers and students that rely on our platform. Device-based content is a critical part of the teaching process. To meet those needs, we are launching tools that allow teachers to easily distribute assignments and let students complete their work, submit it, and receive feedback on their devices. We are also building features for teachers to better understand the progress students are making in their learning as they complete this work digitally. 

Role:

As a senior software engineer on the Easel team, you will help lead the engineering team in delivering iterative value to our users while building on top of a sound technical foundation. In addition to being a prolific contributor yourself, you will uplevel the rest of the team by introducing new technology standards and mentoring junior engineers. You are also expected to help the team identify and take action on process improvements that allow it to accomplish its goals more efficiently and with improving quality. Finally, you’ll be asked to take on progressively more responsibilities to lead major projects and initiatives, working across teams and functions to deliver on aggressive goals. 

Responsibilities: 

  • Drive delivery of high quality products and features by working with cross-functional leads (product, design, marketing) to define, scope and prioritize upcoming projects
  • Provide technical oversight to engineering work on the team, participating directly in implementation as required. 
  • Support a culture of continuous iteration and learning both on the product and team processes. 
  • Encourage and exemplify exceptional communication and collaboration on the team. Leverage these practices to help the team resolve ambiguity and make effective decisions. 
  • Effectively scale yourself by mentoring junior team members to deliver high quality code while providing oversight and direction. 

Qualities for a successful candidate: 

  • Strong technical track record, with deep knowledge in at least one part of the application stack (frontend or backend) and a demonstrated ability to drive systems-level decisions across the entire stack (frontend, backend, infrastructure). 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication that is effective both amongst engineers and cross-functionally. 
  • Deep technical curiosity to learn and fill gaps in knowledge about systems you are responsible for. Able to learn and provide effective feedback to peers working on a wide breadth of technologies. 
  • 4+ years of experience in development at scale, with clear examples of leading large, complex projects. Strong preference for at least 1 year of experience in a technical leadership role. 

Benefits & Perks:

At TpT, we believe the positive experience of employees is essential to growth, both individually and collectively. To achieve our mission of ‘Empowering Educators to Teach at Their Best,’ we must also empower the members of our TpT Team to work at their best. To that end, two of our core company values are “We Learn and Grow Together” and “We Enjoy the Journey.” We’ve committed to these values and to our employees through investing in added benefits and perks:

  • Comprehensive Medical, Vision & Dental Benefits
  • Free Telemedicine Membership - 24/7 access to trusted medical advisors 
  • Generous PTO and Wellness Days
  • 5 Week “Recharge Leave” after 5 Years, to refresh and celebrate the impact you’ve had at TpT
  • Generous Parental Leave (for new parents) for time to adjust to parenthood, plus additional six weeks for the birth parent
  • Onsite Mother’s Room
  • ‘Employee Resource Groups’ (ERGs) to promote employee inclusivity and belonging
  • Engineering Learning Fridays (ELF), to provide a space each week for Engineering teams to collaborate and learn from each other
  • ‘Professional Development’ Stipend, to support the professional growth of employees (including - but not limited to - subscriptions, books, lectures, etc.)
  • Annual Company Events (Camp TpT, Field Day, Hackathons, Holiday Party, Summer Picnic, Classroom Visits, 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.

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