Software Engineer, Alexandria

Newsela, Remote

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

The Role:

The Software Engineer, Alexandria will help their team deliver high-quality work on time. You will be a key contributor within a software development team that is focused on delivering best-in-class content in a variety of different types which are then transformed into an engaging learning experience. Additionally, you will craft great software and automated tests. You will also own delivery of features, independently. Reporting to the Director of Author and Publish, you will partner closely with Engineering, Product Management and Product Design to refine ambiguous work items into clearly defined, valuable 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 millions of teachers and students. You will also gain exposure to our tech-forward culture that is highly influenced by educators. You’ll also have the opportunity to ensure students and teachers have a first-class experience in accessing our content. You will have a direct impact on improving our users’ first experience with our platform, 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 3+ years of experience in software development and demonstrated success in software as a service (SaaS). You are able to leverage your intermediate experience in Javascript, working with front-end frameworks (e.g. React/Preact and Node.js) and awareness of REST API’s and database understanding to effectively build and deploy a highly performant content creation system. You are deeply committed to building a more inclusive digital education platform and have experience working with WCAG and accessibility standards, web fundamentals, and responsive design. While not required, Graph DB experience 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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