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Voxy is changing the way the world learns English.
Engineering, Full Time    New York    Posted: Tuesday, April 02, 2019
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We believe that learning a language should be fun, rewarding, & a gateway to the best experiences life has to offer. If you agree, wed love to talk.

If you are a software engineer looking use your talent in an endeavour more noble than tricking consumers into buying a new widget or helping traders earn big bonuses, take a look at Voxy. Voxy software engineers will change the way millions of people around the world learn English by using sound science combined with innovative technology. We are implementing research-driven learning activities coupled with live streaming for topic-based live tutoring sessions all the while utilizing patented NLP/machine learning algorithms to build a customized learning experience using authentic content sources from names you know (Bloomberg, AP, Financial Times & more.). Voxys goal is to become THE vendor of first choice in the $80 billion dollar English language education market & our development team will be instrumental in reaching this goal.

What Youll Be Doing:

  • Design & refactor the voxy codebase to build an application that is fun to work with, performant to our partners, & adapts to our learners
  • Create nicely-instrumented code that is testable & deployable without downtime
  • Evolve our big data pipeline to use real time feedback for both learners & customers
  • Accelerate Voxys ability to automatically transform authentic content into lessons using NLP & advanced text/video processing
  • Learning about machine learning to enhance our content recommendation system
  • Align & shape the Voxy engineering values of Trust, Team Agreements, Open Communication, Pragmatism & Engineering Helps Design The Product!

What Were Looking For:

  • 5+ years of experience working as a commercial software developer
  • Curiosity & knowledge about technologies & architectural patterns of software engineering across the entire stack, with emphasis on web frameworks
  • Pragmatism to know when to build a solution that scales to 1 million users or is appropriate for 100 users
  • You can build new data models that reflect the Voxy business using advanced SQL/NoSQL/ORMs

What Would Be Nice To Have:

  • Django/DRF or other web frameworks such as spring/rails
  • AWS & devops
  • Modern front end javascript frameworks such as vue
  • B.S. or higher in computer science, science or engineering discipline or equivalent experience

In addition to a rewarding job that that will directly impact how millions of students learn English, working here, youll enjoy:

  • Competitive salary, bonus, & stock options
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Flex Spending benefits
  • Gym & mobile reimbursement
  • Citibike reimbursement
  • Ongoing professional development as well as reimbursement for attendance at industry/professional conferences
  • On-site language classes
  • Unlimited PTO
  • Friday Team Happy Hours (B&B)
  • Unlimited snacks & beverages & access to beer fridge
  • Awesome team of super bright, creative, talented, & passionate individuals
  • Sweet space in downtown Manhattan easily accessible by many trains

Voxy is a NYC-based company that is changing the way the world learns English. Our proprietary personalization technology & exclusive partnerships with leading content publishers enable us to deliver a one-of-a-kind solution to over 2.5 million English learners across the globe. Our mobile & web applications make it possible for individuals to learn from the world around them, turning everyday experiences & content into fun, game-like activities. Our custom-built, live one-on-one tutoring platform brings the necessary human element front & center, & is a core piece of our methodology. Voxys disruption of the $80B market for English language education has been recognized by leading education investors & the company has been deemed a pioneer by The New York Times, CNN Money, Fast Company, Mashable, Univision, Veja (Brazil), Venturebeat, & others.

Recognized by Business Insider (2012):

The 10 Best US Tech Companies To Work For In 2012

Recognized by (2013):

12 Companies Transforming Their Industries

Recognized by Internet Week (2014)

Best Places to Work for Tech Industry

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