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Codecademy // platform for learning to code
 
Engineering, Full Time    New York    Posted: Tuesday, June 09, 2020
 
   
 
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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 75+ in SoHo, NYC. Weve raised over $40m in venture capital funding from top investors including Union Square Ventures, Kleiner Perkins, Naspers, Y Combinator, & more.


Our Pro team is focused on our self-guided learning subscription product. This is the foundation of our business & has nearly 90,000 subscribers today. The team is focused on building a highly engaging learning experience that is fun, sustainable & helps learners build the skills they need to turn their own professional aspirations goals into a reality.


If youre fascinated by researching & building new product features that make for a great life long subscription product offering, this team is for you.


WHAT YOU'LL DO



  • Implement the features & user experiences that power Codecademys web application like our interactive learning environment or user facing dashboards

  • Architect efficient & reusable front-end systems that drive complex web applications

  • Collaborate closely with our Curriculum, Data Science, Design, Marketing, & Product teams to build an engaging user experience for our learners

  • Build products & experiences people love through intuitive design & clear user experiences

  • Take your ideas from concept to reality: use our experimentation systems to test different variations of our pages to experiment, iterate, learn, & repeat

  • Be a champion for developing & adhering to engineering standards within your team. We want to build high-quality software thats easy to understand, easy to change, & works the way its supposed to

  • Put automated testing, tracking, & monitoring in place to ensure our website is always working as expected

WHAT YOU'LL NEED



  • A minimum of 5 years of experience developing web applications usingJavascript/Typescript & a server side application framework, including advanced knowledge of concepts like asynchronous programming, closures, types, & ES2015+

  • Expertise in HTML & CSS, with a knack for layout, specificity, cross-browser compatibility, & accessibility

  • Expertise in browser APIs & optimizing for frontend performance

  • Experience with frontend frameworks like React, AngularJS, Vue.js, or another equivalent framework

  • Experience working with RESTful APIs & client/server architectures

WHAT WILL MAKE YOU STAND OUT



  • Excited about the opportunities & challenges of working on projects touching all areas of our codebase & associated microservices

  • Experience with containerization tools, such as Docker or Kubernetes

  • BS/MS in Computer Science or an equivalent major

  • You gained your software engineering skills without the benefit of a traditional CS education, whether you're self-taught, a bootcamp grad, or a Codecademy learner!

  • You love teaching people to code as a mentor, volunteer, writer, or teacher

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 users 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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