compensation: Competitive with Market, Commensurate with Experience employment type: full-time
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PrepScholar's mission is to improve education at scale through technology. Our SAT/ACT prep program learns the strengths and weaknesses of each student and creates an individualized learning program through machine learning. It also motivates students to study through clear structure and behavioral feedback. You can think of it as an automated tutor that provides a compelling learning experience at scale. We also have a large organic content project with over a million monthly visitors to our free tools and articles. We believe we have a major advantage over other companies in our space because of our technology-centered and analytical approach to education.
You'll join PrepScholar as our second full stack engineer and work on projects to grow our company within test prep and beyond. You'll improve our prep program by building new features, using large datasets to iterate on A/B tests, and scaling to handle thousands of users. You'll develop free tools and data presentations to give millions of families worldwide better information to guide their decisions. You'll be a core part of our growth as we scale to becoming a national education brand.
We're a team of 20+ and growing, and we're based in Cambridge, MA next to the Charles River. Check us out at www.prepscholar.com
Skills & Requirements
We're looking for a generalist who enjoys learning and working with different technologies along the stack.
Sass, JQuery, Backbone
+Strong foundation in computer science and software engineering, including competencies in data structures, algorithms, databases, software design and dev ops.
+Strong hands-on experience with our core technologies is a big plus. In particular:
+Python and Django
+Willingness to try new things and pick up new technologies quickly
+UX intuition and an eye for design
+Ability to work independently with low management overhead
+Excitement about startups in growth mode and about our company mission
+Location in Boston or willingness to relocate
+Founded in 2013. We're profitable, growing, and bootstrapped, so you'll have stability and ability to build out a long-term vision.
+We have a lot of room to grow within test prep and education at large.
+We have a team of 20 full-time members and more part-time instructors.
+We have thousands of customers and a growing footprint of millions of visitors.
+We care about culture and a great work environment. We're flexible with schedule, have no scheduled overtime, conduct efficient meetings, and want minimal bureaucracy.
+Our office is in Cambridge on River Street. We have parking available and we're walking distance from the Central Square Red Line stop.
Why Join Us?
+You'll be an early engineer with an impact on company direction and culture.
+We offer competitive salary with perks like a new work machine, free catered daily lunch, drinks/snacks, and tools you need to be productive.
+We offer relocation assistance.
+You'll be building something meaningful. Education is a linchpin of our country's economy and empowers people to improve their own lives. For many reasons, education suffers throughout the country -- class sizes too large, methods outdated, teachers underpaid. Here's your chance to build a scalable solution that actually has impact.
To apply, please send an email to email@example.com with your resume. If you'd like, please include any of these: cover letter, GitHub profile, Hacker News profile, any project pages showing off your full stack work, or other portfolio.
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