Over the last 10 years, Ellevation Education has built a thriving business serving the administrators, teachers, and specialists who support English Learners at public schools across the US. Today, over 1,000 school districts use our software to manage their EL programs. We are a successful, rapidly growing business with a real mission -- helping English Learners achieve all they possibly can.
We are currently making a series of major investments in our flagship product. As part of that, we're setting up a new team focused on enabling EL admins to effectively manage all the various people who work together to help students: principals, specialists, teachers and, in particular, parents -- a group this new team would allow us to bring onto the platform.
We believe adding parents to our platform will both powerfully serve our mission (by helping school districts and parents better work together), while also allowing us to grow our business (by meeting a clear market desire for such capabilities).
As the Tech Lead for this new team, you’ll play a key role in opening up this growth opportunity. You'll partner closely with a product peer to: identify key problems to solve; come up with creative technical solutions to solve those problems; and then quickly and iteratively ship and learn. As you do so, you'll help guide the work of a small number of other engineers.
You are extremely comfortable weighing tradeoffs, generating options, and assessing risks.
You’re comfortable working across the stack. Much of the backend for Ellevation’s core product is written in C#, though we’ve started mixing in some Python as well. We’re very happy to hire folks who don’t know C# if they bring plenty of real-world engineering experience (ideally, including some real time working in a strongly-typed language). For our front-end code, we’re in the process of moving to React.
We look for engineers who are excited to use their technical skills and experience in support of a mission-driven company.
- You have 5+ years of software development experience, including engineering high-performance, enterprise-facing websites and/or SaaS platforms.
- You have at least 1 year of experience leading a small team of engineers.
- You have deep experience in at least one modern language and its broader ecosystem, e.g., C#, Java, Python.
- You either know the C# ecosystem or are excited to learn to work within it
- You have experience with technologies & tools for developing in a cloud environment
- You have the versatility to learn new technologies and contribute across different parts of the tech stack.
- You’re naturally curious and a great team player. You have strong interpersonal skills and can work with teammates of varying levels of experience.
At Ellevation, we develop world-class software to help school districts and educators support the fastest growing population of K-12 students: English Language Learners (ELLs). Ellevation helps school districts transform their EL programs and ensure all students can achieve their highest aspirations with a best-in-class data and instructional planning platform, resources to build teacher capacity, and student-facing programs to teach academic language.
We are a fast-growing, mission-driven technology company, partnering with over 800 public school districts all across the country. We are well-capitalized, have a strong team, and are continuously focused on how to build the best organization so that we can achieve our ambitious social and financial objectives.
In addition to our great benefit plans and competitive salaries, here are some other perks that make us unique:
+ Great location in Boston - a stone’s throw from the Chauncy Street/Downtown Crossing T stop (We are currently working 100% remotely due to COVID-19)
+ Ability to make a significant impact in the education industry
+ Fun Fridays including virtual happy hours with our remote team
+ Free snacks, beverages, fruit, and we even compost!
+ On-site gym, game room and darts to support all levels of athleticism
+ Opportunity to join an open and collaborative work environment!
Learn more about our team in our Culture Deck.
Here at Ellevation, we champion diversity, inclusion, equity, and belonging. We strive to build a team that reflects the diverse communities we serve. We’re an equal opportunity employer, committed to creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values a range of ideas and opinions. We embrace all types of differences in the development of our organization. We are proud to have been recognized in prior years as “Best Tech Workplace for Diversity” from the Timmy Awards for investing in trainings around inclusive behaviors, microaggressions, unconscious bias, and fostering a culture of sharing educational resources across the company. We are encouraged by our progress, but there’s more work to be done.