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Software Engineer (Principal), Teacher Experience Team

Location: Seattle
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

COMPANY PROFILE - 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, 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'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.'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? 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!

As a principal software engineer on the Teacher Experience Team at, 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 across the engineering organization to help set the technical direction for the platform, as well as contribute to our architecture working groups.
  • 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.
  • Mentor 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
    • Experience with building consumer-grade web applications, including JavaScript, React, Ruby on Rails, and SQL
    • Experience supporting a production high-scale web-based software product or service using cloud technologies, including AWS
    • Experience leading architectural change and/or setting technical direction
    • 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
      • Must pass a pre-employment background check WHAT IS THE INTERVIEW PROCESS LIKE?

        Step 1: Informational (30 minutes) - learn more about the role and share your experience
        Step 2: Technical Assessment (Paired interview, 1 hour) - Coding: General
        Step 3: Full Interview Loop & Meet the Team (3 paired interviews)
        • Coding: Data Structures
        • Coding: Design
        • Code Review Each interview will include a behavioral question and additional time for the candidate to ask questions

          Step 4: Final Interview with CTO (1 hour)

          All interviews are currently being conducted virtually via Zoom

          TO APPLY

          Your application should include a resume and/or a link to your LinkedIn profile as well as a cover letter outlining how your skills and experience demonstrate the qualifications of the position.


          We offer a comprehensive benefits package for full-time employees that includes:
          • Competitive Salary (DOE)
          • 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 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.

Keywords:, Seattle , Software Engineer (Principal), Teacher Experience Team, IT / Software / Systems , Seattle, Washington

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