Software Engineer, Content Distribution

Newsela, Remote

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

The Role:

The Software Engineer will help their team deliver high-quality work on time. You will be a key contributor within a software development team, and will craft great software and automated tests to assure the design and quality of your code. You will also own delivery of features, independently, and will provide thoughtful input that helps with scoping and design for your team. Reporting to the Director of Authoring and Publishing, 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 Development team, you will have the opportunity to build out modern APIs and federator for our Content Distribution Team. This team is essential in helping deliver educational content for millions of teachers and students. You will have a direct impact in the ways content is bundled, organized, and shared to a wide variety of services that power the teacher and student experiences. 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, questioning, and understanding educational content.

Why We’ll Love You:

You have 3+ years of full stack experience in software development and have demonstrated success working in a software as a service (SaaS) environment. You are able to leverage your intermediate experience in Python to effectively build and deploy highly performant REST APIs. You also have intermediate experience in Javascript, ES6 and either React or Next.js. Additionally, you have a firm understanding of relational databases and experience in MySQL. 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. And on top of your technical skills, you are excited to work in a collaborative and inclusive environment that supports continued improvement through code reviews and feedback.

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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