Senior Back End Engineer

Remote /
Full Time - Remote
Who We Are & What We Do

We’re working to change the future of online education by building exciting products that equip students and teachers with the tools to succeed in the classroom and beyond. We’re a small, hard-working group of self-starters who are passionate about what we do and constantly seek new ways we can be better, together. We were fully-remote before COVID, and creating a healthy remote culture is a key priority for us.

As a member at, you’ll be part of the team behind some of the most important educational games, with titles such as: The world’s largest learn-to-type software, used by millions of students every day.
Nitro Type: The #1 educational game in the world, played by millions daily. The only digital program specifically designed to teach children 4-7 how to read.

Who You Are & What You'll Do

We are looking for a curious and passionate back-end engineer with a drive towards building products that people are fanatical about to work full-time on Nitro Type and You’re less concerned with patting yourself on the back for well-written code and more concerned with quickly and efficiently delivering value to our users, while of course balancing the cost of technical debt. The ideal candidate has experience working with products at scale and the nitty-gritty details of performance optimization.

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Skills & Background

    • Exceptional communication skills, particularly written (as a remote company, we value clear and concise communication across all departments)
    • 6+ years with PHP, MySQL
    • Production experience with Node.js
    • Comfortable writing javascript & front-end code
    • Ability to optimize applications for speed and scalability
    • Highly skilled in security and data protection
    • Able to meet deadlines in a fast-paced quickly changing environment
    • Approaches problem-solving proactively with strong decision-making skills
    • Positive attitude and entrepreneurial spirit

Bonus Points

    • Experience with Laravel, MongoDB, Redis or Unix CLI

Compensation, Benefits & Perks

    • Competitive salary
    • Flexible office hours
    • Ongoing education assistance
    • Flexible PTO
    • Remote office stipend
    • Company-owned laptop
    • Monthly meal adventure
    • Annual company retreat
Everyone at is empowered to move quickly, make decisions, and get things done so we can continue to make learning accessible to our growing community of more than 75 million students and teachers internationally.

Join the fully-remote team at to create, develop, and deliver fun and engaging games for students and educators!


Sorry, we will not transfer or sponsor visas. 
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

We care deeply about the culture at and have put together a manifesto outlining our values, communication, and product management strategies. Prospective employees will learn a great deal about what it's like to work here by reviewing it.