Full-Stack Software Engineer

| Greater Boston Area
Work Hard & Make an Impact
NeighborSchools is that rare company that has engaging engineering challenges, modern technology, generous compensation, and an inspiring social mission. The work we do creates affordable child care options for parents while also enabling providers to run their own businesses.
NeighborSchools is a 7-person startup, and our engineering team is only two people. Anyone who joins our team will have the opportunity to make a huge impact on our company. As a software engineer at NeighborSchools, you will of course get to build fantastic software, but you will also help shape the company culture and make fundamental decisions that we will rely on for years to come.
Additionally, you will have the opportunity to:
- deploy code to production frequently, often several times a day.
- work across all aspects of our product and technology stack.
- suggest and prioritize new features.
- design internal processes for the business.
- build amazing, intuitive user interfaces that our customers love.
- review code from your teammates.
Our Product
Our product is a web platform that guides child care providers through the licensing process and includes tools for operations such as expense tracking, payment processing, and attendance tracking. Additionally, we provide public profiles where providers can market their programs and engage with interested parents.
Our Technologies
- React
- GraphQL (Apollo Client & Server)
- Next.js
- Material UI
- Prisma
Applicant Requirements
- BA in CS or equivalent AND 1 year experience as full-stack eng (preference for web-app experience)
- OR top-tier bootcamp AND 2+ years professional experience as full-stack eng
We don’t require candidates to have experience in any particular technologies, (but familiarity with our stack is always a plus). What is most important to us is that candidates are eager to grow and learn and have an interest in building web applications.
Top candidates will:
- Care about the quality of their code, but can also balance priorities against perfection.
- Think critically about what they are working on and speak up if they have a new idea.
- Care deeply about the end user experience.
- Have humility and understand that we all write code that may have to be refactored one day after gaining a better understanding of the problem.


  • Competitive salary & meaningful equity 
  • Medical, dental & vision
  • Mentorship & professional development opportunities 
  • Supportive management & teammates 
  • Choice of laptop and workstation 
  • Flexible time off


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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • ExpressFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • PostgreSQLDatabases


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An Insider's view of NeighborSchools

What does your typical day look like?

Our team starts the day by discussing any key decisions over morning coffee. We make a point of staying aligned on our work and listening to each other's feedback. Then, I'll focus my attention to a feature I'm working on, which recently has been focused on improving our payment processing platform. I usually push code to production every day!


Sr Software Engineer

How does the company support your career growth?

There's loads of open & honest communication - tons of coaching. We're a start up with less than 10 employees so we rely on each other every day to overcome obstacles. It keeps everyone growing simultaneously.


Partnership Manager

How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

We’re not the type of leaders who just say we want open communication... we build it into all we do. Weekly, company-wide kick-offs and retrospectives give us the opportunity to collectively share goals, key learnings, successes and failures. Team outings remind us we’re all quirky humans with lives outside of work and help us build camaraderie.


Co-Founder & COO

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

We're insanely passionate about building a better model for child care. It's a problem that effects everyone in America - not just those with kids, or those that work with young children, but everyone. We're talking about the next generation, and about creating a system that values caregivers and allows parents to go to work every day.


Co-Founder & CEO

What are NeighborSchools Perks + Benefits

Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
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