Senior Software Engineer - Infrastructure

San Francisco, CA /
Engineering /
Full-time
Outschool's mission is to inspire kids to love learning. We believe the best way to do that is by linking learning to kids’ interests, connecting them with others who share those interests, and giving them the autonomy to pick their own path. We provide small group classes that meet over live video chat where learners are connected with teachers and classmates who share their interests. These classes are offered through our marketplace and conducted on our remote learning platform.

We're an experienced team with past accomplishments at Airbnb, Square, Apple, Uber, Udemy, Amazon, Google, and many startups. We came together because we wanted to make a difference in education, and saw the opportunity to empower learners, teachers, and parents. Now, in the face of mass school closures, our product and expertise has become central to many more families and organizations than ever before. Our business is growing explosively and as of July, 400,000 learners have taken more than over 1.3M class hours. We've already doubled our team so far this year to keep up with growth. As well as growing our business, we're committed to access and impact so we founded outschool.org to offer $1M in financial assistance to families in need. We're Series A stage, have raised $22M in funding and are profitable.

We are an effective team of 13 experienced engineers, working with a DevOps mindset and getting a lot done by staying focused on the work that matters. We're iteratively building up a complex product for a highly engaged audience.

We're looking for our first infrastructure engineer. While product engineers are building features for end users, your focus will be to help our team and our systems scale effectively. Upcoming initiatives include: observability and monitoring, build / deploy pipeline optimization, shifting workloads into separate services and deploying some of them to AWS.

Our website is written in modern JavaScript: TypeScript, React, GraphQL/Apollo, and Node/Express backed by PostgreSQL, deployed to Heroku. Our Python data pipelines run on AWS (CDK, CloudFormation, Batch). We use CircleCi and Github for development.

WHY YOU SHOULD JOIN US:

    • Invest your time in a worthwhile mission: inspiring kids to love learning
    • Teammates and managers with extensive DevOps experience who understand and value your work
    • Collaborative team culture that encourages pairing, iteration, and impact
    • Proven, fast-growing marketplace business with millions of dollars in annual revenue, supported by top investors.

WE LOOK FOR CANDIDATES WHO:

    • Have been working professionally in DevOps, Infrastructure, or Systems Engineering for at least 5 years.
    • Have relevant experience, e.g.: iterating on data pipelines in AWS, tuning and maintaining PostgreSQL, monitoring and observability, build/deploy systems (node, React, webpack, CIrcleCI)
    • Write clean code in JavaScript / TypeScript or Python
    • Have professional experience writing and releasing code on a team
    • Prefer simple solutions
    • Communicate clearly
    • Balance big-picture perspective with attention to detail
    • Take responsibility for their work
    • Care about learning and education
    • Have something to teach us
Must be a citizen or legal resident of the U.S. or Canada and reside in U.S. or Canada.

Outschool is an equal opportunity employer. We view diversity as a moral imperative and a competitive advantage. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We plan and structure our interviews to directly assess skills and experience.