Senior Software Engineer (Front end)

Newsela, Remote

Instructional Content Platform that brings together engaging, accessible content with integrated assessments and insights.

The Role:

The Senior Software Engineer will help their team deliver high-quality solutions in a fast-paced environment. You will be a key voice within a cross-functional development team and will own delivery of features and act as a subject matter expert in order to solve important problems for your team’s domain. Additionally, you will support junior team members through proactive mentorship. Reporting to the Director of Engineering, you will partner closely with Engineering, Product Management, and Product Design to refine ambiguous goals into clearly defined, iterative work items.

Why You’ll Love This Role:

As a member of our growing software engineering team, you will have the opportunity to build innovative educational solutions for tens of millions of teachers and students. You will gain exposure to our tech-forward culture that is highly influenced by educators and values continuous learning. You’ll also have the opportunity to shape the experience of teachers and students as they interact with our articles, videos, and more. You will have a direct impact on technology decisions and direction, which will ultimately scale Newsela’s ability to bring engaging, culturally responsive learning content to K-12 classrooms nationwide. And because we're a technology company focused on improving the way students learn, you’ll be part of an engineering culture that values teaching, learning, and questioning.

Why We’ll Love You:

You have 5+ years of experience in software development. You have demonstrated success in building complex web applications with simple, elegant, and maintainable solutions. You are able to leverage your experience in Javascript, semantic HTML, responsive CSS, and either React or Next.js to find the right solution to meet your team’s goals. You have experience with modern web standards, responsive design, and web accessibility requirements (WCAG 2.0+) and champion web accessibility at every step in the development process. You not only provide the technical expertise in the design and implementation of the solution, but collaborate closely with cross-functional stakeholders to ensure potential risks and challenges are identified and resolved throughout the development process. While not required, experience with web accessibility guidelines, Node.js, or AWS is a plus.

About Newsela:

One of the fastest growing tech companies in K-12 education, Newsela was founded on the principle that while every child may have unique learning preferences, they all deserve a rich learning experience that ignites a love of learning. We built our platform based on learning science research to deliver the most engaging, authentic content to modernize how teaching happens in the classroom. Along with interactive assessments and tools, we provide teachers with digital content at five reading levels -- from +100 of the best sources -- that is relevant to the diverse backgrounds and interests of their students. Since we started in 2013, we’ve established a presence in 90% of U.S. K-12 schools and over 2.5M teachers and 37M students have registered with Newsela.


About Newsela

Newsela is an education technology startup dedicated to transforming the way students access the world through words. Their team combines powerful technological know-how with real-world experience earned in the classroom, the newsroom, and the boardroom. They publish high-interest news and nonfiction articles daily at five levels of complexity for grades 2-12 using a proprietary, rapid text-leveling process. By combining relevant and interesting nonfiction content with standards-aligned assessments, Newsela gives educators the primary solution to dramatically improve students’ literacy skills for the 21st century.


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