Software Engineer, Backend

San Francisco or New York or Open to Remote /
Engineering – Engineering /
Full-time
/ Remote
About Kiddom
There’s a lack of high quality core curriculum in the K-12 marketplace and it’s exacerbating educational inequities, directly impeding our children’s ability to pursue the college or career pathways of their dreams. We believe high quality instructional materials are critical for an outstanding education. Kiddom’s technology helps teachers understand, utilize, and measure the impact of curriculum. Our platform offers school districts only the best curriculum in the marketplace, rebuilt inside simple, flexible technology to enable teachers and learners to unlock their full potential.

We are a passionate, collaborative team focused on building transformative education technology and making a measurable impact in K-12 education.
We strive to create an inclusive, positive team culture where everyone is respected and valued for everything they bring to Kiddom, not just what they produce.

To tackle this challenge, Kiddom is looking for a Backend Engineer who will embody forward-thinking best practices and bring a positive attitude to work with our team and strive for the betterment of our children's education and the future of our society.  

You will...

    • Design and build a scalable, generalized framework for third-party API integrations
    • Leverage existing infrastructure and components to build RESTful web services
    • Build APIs and robust testing environments for internal and external developers
    • Bring an attention to detail - what we do affects people’s educational opportunities and we have to be mindful of that
    • Craft delightful user experiences
    • Own the product - we love people who pick up things and run with them

What we look for

    • BS or MS in Computer Science or a related field
    • 5+ years professional software engineering experience
    • Experience designing and building REST APIs
    • Exposure to authorization technologies (OAuth)
    • Experience with continuous integration and automation tools and processes
    • Strong knowledge of design patterns and software engineering best practices
    • You've been through the planning, launching and refactoring phases of code you wrote
    • Excellent problem solving and debugging skills
    • Ability to work as part of a collaborative team in a fast-paced environment
    • Motivated and responsible individual who strives to exceed expectations
    • Sincere interest in working at a startup and scaling with the company as we grow

Nice to have

    • Experience with educational technologies
    • Experience or interest in education
    • Experience working at a startup
    • Experience with React/Redux
    • Experience with Go(lang)
    • Experience with Cassandra, Elasticsearch, and AWS (EC2, DynamoDB, SNS/SQS, Lambda)
    • Experience with Terraform
Salary range is dependent on Geography and demonstrated technical ability during the interview process.

Potential range: 100k-225k

What we offer
We are a passionate, collaborative team focused on building transformative education technology and making a measurable impact in K-12 education.
We strive to create an inclusive, positive team culture where everyone is respected and valued for everything they bring to Kiddom, not just what they produce.

Full time permanent employees are eligible for the following benefits from their first day:
-Competitive salary
-Meaningful equity
-Health benefits: medical (various PPO/HMO/HSA plans), dental, vision, disability and life insurance
-10 paid sick days per year
-Unlimited vacation time policy (subject to internal approval). Average use 4 weeks off per year.
-Paid family leave after birth/adoption of caretakers and minimum of 16 paid weeks for birthing parents. Meant to supplement benefits offered by State.

COVID Vaccination Policy
Kiddom policy requires employees to be vaccinated before they visit an office or attend company events..
We have remote roles but in certain positions where office attendance is deemed to be essential to the role, offers of employment shall be conditional upon proof of vaccination.