Senior Software Engineer, Backend

Austin, San Francisco, Denver, or Remote (US only) /
Engineering – Engineering /
Full-time
Our Mission and Opportunity
Early education is one of the greatest determinants of childhood outcomes, is a must for working families, and has lasting social and economic impact. Brightwheel’s mission is to transform early education for every teacher, child, and parent — by giving teachers meaningfully more time with students each day, engaging parents in the development of their kids, and supporting the small businesses that make up the backbone of the $100 billion early education market. Brightwheel is the most loved technology brand in early education globally, trusted by thousands of educators and millions of families.

Our Team
We are a distributed team, with offices in San Francisco, Denver, and Austin along with fully remote team members. Our team is passionate, talented, and customer-focused. Our exceptional investor group includes Addition, Bessemer Venture Partners, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, GGV Capital, Lowercase Capital, Emerson Collective, and Mark Cuban. 

We believe that everyone—from our employees to the students, teachers, and administrators we serve— should be given the opportunity to learn and thrive, whatever their background may be. We celebrate diversity in all forms because it allows our team and the communities we serve to reach their full potential and do their best work.

Who You Are
We are seeking a senior software engineer who is not only well-rounded technically, but also someone who is passionate about the positive impact their code can make in people's lives. Brightwheel engineers work closely with product and design, as well as with other areas of the business to deliver a platform that meets our teachers’ & parents’ biggest needs. Every engineer at brightwheel is afforded a high degree of ownership and autonomy. We are a lean, fast-moving team and value individuals who can optimize for being impactful while considering both technical and business drivers.

What You'll Do

    • Work alongside product and design to scope and implement new features or product lines.
    • Be a steward of quality, scalability, security, and performance. You'll work with other engineers to ensure that we have a solid foundation that serves our customers, and enables the team to continue building a great product. 
    • Design and architect new software systems, or introduce new technologies, as appropriate to support brightwheel’s growth.
    • Share knowledge and expertise across the engineering team

Qualifications, Skills, & Abilities

    • 4+ years of professional experience, preferably in dynamic companies/teams
    • Expertise in one or more application programming languages (e.g Ruby, JavaScript or Python)
    • Proficiency in building and debugging distributed systems on AWS
    • Proficiency in both contributing to and designing APIs
Candidates with varying backgrounds are encouraged to apply. We do not require prior knowledge of technologies in our stack, only a desire to learn them. At brightwheel you will encounter:
- React.js
- Ruby on Rails
- PostgreSQL
- Redis
- CircleCI
- Kubernetes
- AWS managed services, like Redshift and ECS

Brightwheel is proud to celebrate diversity and is committed to building an inclusive workplace regardless of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.