Software Engineer
Pencil Learning Technologies (Remote)

About Us

We're an EdTech startup based in Silicon Valley founded by former Facebook and Google engineering and product leaders. We are building revolutionary EdTech software and hardware products with a mission to advance and personalize education at scale.

This Role

We're looking for sharp and self-motivated software engineers to join us on our mission. We embrace entrepreneurs as well as those who come from more established organizations. Great candidates are characterized by progressive technical experience and demonstrated capabilities in problem solving. Ideal applicants will have sharp coding skills and bring a passion for being part of a dynamic, fast-paced environment.

You can expect the following:
Get a chance to work on every part of our tech stack
Start writing production code on Day 0
Work and own a core feature/product, and help drive strategic technical decisions
Receive mentor-ship from our engineering leaders who have years of experience
in big tech companies like Google, Facebook, and Microsoft.
Learn how to build a startup
Work remotely and choose a flexible work schedule
Specific responsibilities include:
Participate in all phases of development (architecture, design, implementation, debug, validation & verification) of application software
Implement new features using MEAN framework
Create unit tests and assist with testing, debugging, and documentation
Participate in software architecture design discussions
Create and document designs
Interface with Product Managers to spec features and develop timelines
Recommend upgrades for existing systems and programs
Ensure continued functionality of a program during maintenance and testing of software

What we're looking for

Our stack: MEAN hosted on GCP with a bunch of microservices and Firebase.

Experience driving, building, testing, and shipping high quality products
Strong experience in full-stack software design and development principles
Full stack experience using MEAN Framework
Understanding of performance optimization across the database, back-end APIs, and front-end clients
Understanding of most cloud technologies, via either PaaS such as App Engine, Kubernetes and Docker or cloud VM’s
Ability to learn quickly
You care deeply about the user

Compensation: Salary commensurate with experience
Location: Remote

This is a great opportunity to make a massive dent in an important and big space, while having lots of fun and learning a lot working with some awesome people.

We look forward to getting to know you! Let’s better education together!

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