Senior Software Engineer (Front End) - Mountain View, CA (30+ days ago)3.8


We are a technology company on a mission to make education accessible. helps millions of students improve their grades, gain career skills and earn college credit. We offer self-paced, online video courses that cover every subject taught in middle school through junior college as well as a growing suite of corporate learning and professional education products. We’ve built our platform from the ground up, leveraging data and technology to make the entire learning process simple and engaging for students.

We are a profitable, fast growing company looking to expand our team.

We began our journey in 2002 as a self-funded start-up and have grown every year since our inception. As a small, independent company, our employees have a direct impact on company direction and results.

We are located in the heart of downtown Mountain View, just a few steps from the Caltrain station. We only hire top talent, so those who pass our rigorous interview process will find themselves as part of one of the brightest and most innovative teams in Silicon Valley. was also top ranked in Inc. Best Place to Work!

We have a culture of social responsibility. As we continue to generate profits, we give back by funding scholarship programs and helping charitable organizations provide open access to information and education throughout the poorest regions of the world.

Come join us on our mission and make a difference.

About the Senior Software Engineer (Front End) Position

As a Senior Software Engineer, you will be able to immediately help us…

Improve teacher effectiveness and increase student learning by delivering in-classroom games and presenter queues tied to our video lessons on the web.
Craft a mobile app experience that leapfrogs the web interface, allowing students to work toward their degree on-the-go.
Improve student grades with a easy-to-use, reliable method for capturing and responding to student questions.
Inform student decisions by connecting them with timely information on career and school options.
Streamline lesson content creation with a sleek new modular, microservices-based content management system optimized for our educators.
Ease students’ path to college credit through placement tests which elegantly adapt to each students' level of mastery. developers help our cross-functional teams rally around common goals to deliver valuable features like these frequently – sometimes multiple times a day. Our developers work together on the front- and back-end, emphasizing collaboration, learning and fast feedback, including pair programming and regular (constructive!) code reviews. We invest in developers’ growth, which reflects and reinforces our mission to make education accessible.

At a minimum, you should have these technical qualifications for this role:

4+ years work experience with Java
4+ years crafting front-end experiences using modern HTML, CSS, and Javascript
BS or MS in Computer Science or related field
Fluency with object oriented design, data structures and multithreaded algorithms
You could be a great fit for the team if you…

Love transforming UI designs and mockups into pages and flows using CSS3 and JavaScript frameworks such as Bootstrap and Angular
Enjoy improving user experiences and accessibility applying modern HTML for all form factors
Desire to work in a collaborative cross-functional team working toward common goals
Emphasize simplicity and pragmatism, reflected in your elegant code which other developers emulate
Have a calling for building modular front-end code leveraging REST-based services
Why work for

Help make education accessible to people who need it
Enjoy a fun, casual and collaborative working environment
Join a profitable and financially stable company
Help impact company decisions and direction
See results of your work in days, not years
Have your work impact 30+ million web visitors each month
Work with other talented and passionate team members

Competitive compensation
401(k) retirement plan with employer matching
20 days of flexible paid time off annually (increases to 30 days over 5 years)
Additional 10 paid holidays annually
Comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans
Fully subsidized Caltrain pass
Tuition reimbursement and gift matching programs
Stocked kitchen and beverages provided
Company sponsored gym memberships
Company sponsored happy hours to celebrate accomplishments provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran or disability status. In addition to federal law requirements, complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. Additionally, qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records will be considered for the position in accordance with applicable state and local laws.