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New York City or Remote    Posted: Wednesday, June 02, 2021
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**At this time, we can only accept applicants that are over the age of 18 & are currently located in one of the following states: AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, IL, IN, MA, MD, ME, MI, NJ, NY, OH, OR, PA, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, & WI.**

Hello, World! Codecademy has helped over 45 million people from around the world upgrade their careers with engaging, accessible, & flexible education on programming & data skills. We provide over 200 hands-on interactive lessons ranging from Python to R to Javascript & everything in between. Our learners have gone on to start companies, new jobs, & new lives thanks to what theyve learned with Codecademy, & were thrilled to be working to take that impact to the next level.

Codecademy was started in 2011 by two college students in a dorm room at Columbia that were frustrated by the huge gap between education & employment. A few years later, we are a rapidly growing, diverse team of 100+ in SoHo, NYC. Weve raised over $40m in venture capital funding from top investors including Union Square Ventures, Kleiner Perkins, Naspers, Y Combinator, & more.

If you want to help build a business that impacts tens of millions of people each year & helps them lead better lives, join us!

Codecademy is looking for a knowledgeable programmer or instructor to help create a variety of types of content for the Codecademy Free Team, whose mission is to provide free, bite-sized, accessible content to Codecademy learners. The Free Team Content Contributor works directly with the Codecademy Curriculum team to author encyclopedia entries, technical articles, & more. This is a paid, remote, part-time position.

The Free Team Content Contributor will need to be an expert in at least one of three technical domains: Data Science, Computer Science, or Web Development. 

  • Web Development includes languages & frameworks like HTML, CSS, JavaScript, SQL, React, & Node.js, & concepts like web design, deployment, & hosting. (See Codecademy's existing Web Development content in our catalog here)
  • Computer Science includes languages like Python, C++, & Java & concepts like algorithms & data structures. (See Codecademy's existing Computer Science content in our catalog here)
  • Data Science includes languages like SQL, R, & Python, & concepts like machine learning, data visualization, & statistical significance. (See Codecademy's existing Data Science content in our catalog here)

What You'll Do

  • Design & author in-depth technical articles, step-by-step project tutorials, encyclopedia entries, & more.
  • Think pedagogically to break down technical concepts into short, digestible explanations.
  • Collaborate with Codecademy's Free Content team to define what our free content should be & the best way for us to go about making it.

What You'll Need

  • Knowledge of a variety of languages & frameworks from at least one of our three domains
  • Either formal education in Computer Science (or related field)undergraduate or graduateor professional experience as a software engineer (or related field)
  • A strong command of written & spoken English
  • Experience with developer tools such as Git, GitHub, & the command line.
  • Interest & ability to learn new programming languages, libraries, & frameworks quickly.

What Will Make You Stand Out

  • Knowledge of a variety of languages & frameworks from two or more of the domains 
  • Experience using the Codecademy platform
  • Experience writing educational content that reaches a wide audience in a digital format

Equal Employment Opportunity

Codecademy is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees & applicants regardless of race, color, religion, creed, age, national origin or ancestry, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, military or veteran status, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law. As an equal opportunities employer, we recognize that diversity is a positive attribute & we welcome the differences & benefits that a diverse culture brings.

This is a part-time, remote position. You can expect anywhere from ~10-30 hours of work per week, with the freedom to work wherever & at whatever times you want. You will be compensated (paid) bi-weekly.

**At this time, we can only accept applicants that are over the age of 18 & are currently located in one of the following states: AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, IL, IN, MA, MD, ME, MI, NJ, NY, OH, OR, PA, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, & WI.**

At Codecademy, we are committed to teaching people the skills they need to upgrade their careers. Codecademy aims to educate a richly diverse demographic of learners with our product & in order to accomplish this, we believe our team should reflect that rich diversity. Our company celebrates diversity in all of its forms-- race, gender, color, national origin, marital status, sexuality, religion, veteran status, age, ability, disability status-- & works to create an inclusive workplace where people of all backgrounds & beliefs are empowered to better their futures.  

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