Over the last 9 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 launched our first direct to student product, Ellevation Math, in 2020. That product helps middle school EL’s master the language of math. That mastery then allows them to fully participate in their classrooms.
Since that we’ve had the opportunity to learn from the administrators, specialists, teachers, and students who use our product every day.
As a Senior Software Engineer with the Ellevation Math team, you’ll play a key role in developing technical solutions to meet our product, business and impact goals. Typical efforts range from incremental improvements (e.g. adding the ability to display translations of the vocabulary students are learning), to larger-scale technical investments (e.g. fundamentally reworking the underlying model for how teachers assign content to students).
You’ll help us explore technical solutions then work to build and ship them. You’ll help us learn from the results.
You’re comfortable working across the stack. Much of the backend for Ellevation Math is written in Python, though we’ve got a bit of Node.js kicking around as well. The majority of our frontend is written using modern React. We’re happy to hire folks who bring plenty of real-world engineering experience, but who may not know our particular stack on day one.
Ellevation puts a very high priority on a culture of learning -- as a Senior Software Engineer, we expect you to both share what you’ve learned over your career, and also demonstrate an eagerness to learn from others.
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 experience with technologies & tools for developing in a cloud environment
- You have demonstrated success working in and promoting a rapidly changing, collaborative, and iterative product development 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.