Job Description

Title: Software Engineer (Senior/Principal), Platform Team

Location: Remote or Seattle, WA

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? We’d like to work with you! As a senior/principal software engineer on the Platform 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. Our team’s goal is to enable access to anyone and everyone who wants to use Whether that be through integrating with learning management systems, supporting new authentication providers, or even building solutions to deliver to areas with limited or no connectivity, our mission is to remove all obstacles that might prevent a student, teacher, or school from being able to utilize our platform. And with AI bursting onto the world stage, we’ll be looking for ways to both use and support AI curriculum as well.

Learn more about our Software Engineering Team here!


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 product manager and internal customers (other engineers) to identify current limitations or new features that deserve attention to enable the best experience possible for our students and teachers.
  • Explore and contribute to our efforts to incorporate AI in all aspects of our product and curriculum
  • Create and expand the foundational concepts and components in our system necessary to support our ever-expanding set of course and features
  • Ship software regularly while maintaining excellent live site availability.
  • Mentor other engineers and contribute to an inclusive, growth-focused, and collaborative team culture.


We seek candidates who have:

  • Passion for our mission of growing access to computer science education
  • Passion for learning and exploring new technologies, building processes and tooling to multiply the team’s output, and looking for ways to improve not only what we build, but how we build and operate it.
  • Experience with building the foundational elements of a consumer-grade web applications with JavaScript and React, and ideally with TypeScript, Ruby on Rails, and MySQL
  • Experience supporting a production high-scale web-based software product or service using cloud technologies (ideally AWS)
  • Experience in both working independently on and leading larger investigations and implementation efforts. This includes the ability to break down project work into smaller features, communicate status updates effectively, and propose improvements to execution plans.
  • Experience leading architectural change from conception to execution identifying opportunities, seeking input, setting technical direction, and garnering support from stakeholders.
  • A product and team-first mindset where success is measured by the team’s delivery, execution, and health
  • A desire to improve how we work and aren’t afraid to suggest changes to existing patterns.
  • A bias for action that moves implementation forward, knowing how to balance planning and execution.
  • Passion and experience in growing engineers around you through mentoring, promoting opportunities, and supportive feedback
  • At least 5+ years of professional software engineering experience

In addition, AI experience is a bonus and includes:

  • Experience with commercial, hobby, or open source language models and prompt engineering frameworks
  • Knowledge of mitigating bias and improving safety of LLMs; preferably for educational purposes
  • Ability to apply AI models creatively and effectively using commercial and open source solutions
  • Familiarity with instruction tuning and agent frameworks
  • Proficiency in ML frameworks such as PyTorch or TensorFlow

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 times per year for team events