Senior Software Engineer
Brooklyn, NY  / Alpharetta, GA  / Raleigh, NC 
Posted Today
Job Description

A pioneer in K-12 education since 2000, Amplify is leading the way in next-generation curriculum and assessment. Our captivating core and supplemental programs in ELA, math, and science engage all students in rigorous learning and inspire them to think deeply, creatively, and for themselves. Our formative assessment products turn data into practical instructional support to help all students build a strong foundation in early reading and math. All of our programs provide teachers with powerful tools that help them understand and respond to the needs of every student. Today, Amplify serves more than three million students in all 50 states. For more information, visit .

As an engineer at Amplify, you will join a hardworking team taking on the toughest problems in education with the best ideas in technology - including user experience, APIs and services, data analysis, and deployment pipelines. You'll play an active role in inventing and improving product design and the classroom experience.

We hire engineers "for the slope, not the intercept" - we're looking for creative ability, flexibility and ability to learn, and collectively work in tight-knit teams.

What You'll Do:

  • Impress the toughest customers around - seventh graders - by:

    • designing and building engaging, quirky, fast frontends using frameworks like Angular and React

  • Make life better for passionate, overworked teachers by:

    • architecting apps that meet the ultimate reliability and uptime challenge for digital tools - is this better than paper?

    • building well structured and documented RESTful APIs so that our apps can share data with ease

    • designing tools, workflows, and culture to ship code from your laptop to classrooms frequently and expertly

  • Help school administrators build great schools by:

    • building data pipelines that respect privacy and ensure security while offering useful insights

    • implementing code that runs great across platforms under variable memory and network constraints

    • analyzing performance and squashing tricky bugs using tools like New Relic, Splunk, Alert Logic, and AWS CloudWatch

  • Learn every day by:

    • guiding teams, pull request-ing, and mentoring on a multi-functional team

    • participating in cross-team share-outs, brownbags, and workshop series

Example Projects You Might Work On:

  • Crafting immersive animated environments and characters using the latest web and canvas frameworks

  • Architecting algorithms to select the right activity for the right student at the right moment.

  • Modeling data from student activities to show teachers just the right advice

  • Simulating hundreds of thousands of kids to implement scaling, stability, and security improvements

  • Improving our deployment and testing automation pipelines

You Have:

  • BS/MS in Computer Science or equivalent

  • 5+ years of professional software development experience

  • CS and software engineering fundamentals, and the wisdom to know when they're relevant

  • 2+ years' experience with a modern JavaScript framework (like Angular or React)

  • 2+ years experience with server-side development preferably in Node.js or Java (Dropwizard)

  • Experience with database technologies (modeling, ORMs, tuning)

  • Experience deploying production systems in the cloud (AWS, GCP, Azure)

  • Interpersonal skills in writing, conversation, and maybe silly gifs

Extra Credit For:

  • Experience with tools we use every day:

    • Build: Linux, Jenkins, Chef, Docker, SCSS

    • Storage: Postgresql, Redshift, S3

    • Deploy: Chef, AWS (EC2, Lambda, SQS, etc.), New Relic

  • Experience with tools we don't use, but should, and the wisdom to know when to recommend them

  • Proven passion for building and learning: open source contributions, pet projects, self-education, Stack Overflow

  • Experience in education or ed-tech

We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. To that end, we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.

Amplify is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities.

This position may be funded, in whole or in part, through American Recovery & Reinvestment Act funds.

Amplify Education, Inc. is an E-Verify participant.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
5+ years
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