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Fullstack Engineer II, Product

Khan Academy, Mountain View, CA / Remote friendly (US + Canada Only)

Our mission is to provide a free, world‑class education for anyone, anywhere


About Khan Academy

Khan Academy is a nonprofit organization on a mission to provide a free, world-class education to anyone, anywhere. We already reach millions of students every month and are growing rapidly, and right now we’re hard at work helping learners address any unfinished learning that the COVID-19 pandemic may have caused. We also know that not all communities have been impacted equally by this pandemic, which makes our work focusing on providing equitable solutions to historically under-resourced communities even more important.

Khan Academy is looking for passionate software engineers to help learners around the world achieve their full potential. We’ve built a talented development team with engineers from a variety of backgrounds. We believe that the best way to provide impactful educational software is to create a diverse team of people from different backgrounds, races, religions, genders, sexual orientations, ages, and experiences. Together, we’re a team that is deeply invested in your future, where you’ll get to work on hard problems at scale and grow professionally, all while making an impact.

About the Role

Currently we are focused on providing equitable solutions to historically under-resourced communities of learners and teachers, and guided by our Engineering Principles. On the Product team, you might work on projects such as:

  • Integrating state of the art learning science into our product to enable learners and teachers to quickly identify and address learning gaps on the fly.

  • Partnering with public school districts with a high percentage of Free and Reduced Price Lunch students to build and scale our teacher and learner tools to millions of learners who otherwise would not have discovered us.

  • Building our generalized test prep platform to enable learners for whom costly tutoring is out of reach to score well on high-stakes assessments like the SAT and LSAT.

We strive to build using technology that is best suited to solving problems for our learners. Currently, we build with Go, GraphQL, JavaScript, React & React Native, Redux and we adopt new technologies when they’ll help us better achieve our goals. At Khan, one of our values is “Cultivate Learning Mindsets”, so for us, it’s important that we’re working with all of our engineers to help match the right opportunity to the right individual, in order to ensure every engineer is operating at their “learning edge”.

You can read about our latest work on our Engineering Blog. A few highlights:

You may be a good fit if you have:

  • At least 2 years experience building world-class product experiences for an interactive web-app. In particular, you have built and maintained scalable backend services, as well as complex, stateful frontend user interfaces.

  • Strong technical project management skills, as our Senior Software Engineers often lead projects.

  • Experience building and maintaining complex software. You’ll join us in writing clean, maintainable software that solves hard problems. You’ll write testable, quality code. You’ll push the team and the mission forward with your contributions.

  • Strong communication, thoughtfulness, and desire to give and receive regular feedback

  • Empathy for learners around the world. You love learning and are excited about helping others learn to love learning. You’re motivated to learn new things and share what you learn with the world.

  • Excitement about helping Khan Academy bring a free, world-class education to the world.

We welcome:

  • Candidates with experience in any and all technologies. We don’t require experience in any particular language or tool. Our commitment to on-boarding and mentorship means you won’t be left in the dark as you learn new technologies.

About our benefits

We may be a non-profit, but we reward our talented team extremely well!

  • Highly competitive salaries and annual bonuses

  • Ample paid time off as needed – we are about getting things done, not face time

  • Generous parental leave

  • Flexible work and time-off schedules to encourage work-family balance and holidays

  • Great location: short walking distance to Caltrain and downtown Mountain View.

  • Awesome team events, on-sites and off-sites, company parties and BBQs, and weekly board game nights

  • A fun, high-caliber team that trusts you and gives you the freedom to be brilliant 

  • The ability to improve real lives and the opportunity to work on high-impact software and programs that are already defining the future of education

  • Affinity groups where parents, black and hispanic/latino, women and gender minorities, and LGBTQIA+ identified folks come together

  • And we offer all those other typical benefits as well: 401(k) + 4% matching & comprehensive insurance including medical, dental, vision, and life

Optional:

  • Links to projects or previous work. We especially like living, breathing projects, demos, or commentaries on your work. Please don’t just send code – show or tell us why you wrote it, what it’s for, what you like about it, how it helps someone, etc. No project is too small if it’s something you care about. If you're feeling especially creative feel free to include a link to a project that you've built on our programming platform.

  • If you’d like to provide a more traditional cover letter addressing your interest in KA (in addition to the diversity-based response), please feel free to attach that below.

To learn more about our work:

We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, or Veteran status.

About Khan Academy

A personalized learning resource for all ages Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. We tackle math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more. Our math missions guide learners from kindergarten to calculus using state-of-the-art, adaptive technology that identifies strengths and learning gaps. We've also partnered with institutions like NASA, The Museum of Modern Art, The California Academy of Sciences, and MIT to offer specialized content.

Want to learn more about Khan Academy? Visit Khan Academy's website.