Growth Engineer

Outschool

Outschool

Sales & Business Development
Canada · United States · Remote
Posted on Friday, April 5, 2024

The Company

Outschool’s mission is to inspire kids to love learning. In our fast-changing world, the traditional educational system struggles to meet the diverse and evolving needs of young learners. Outschool reimagines this system, offering flexible and engaging learning experiences as a supplement and alternative to traditional education. By connecting learners with a global community of teachers and peers through our online platform, we make learning personal, dynamic, and deeply human.

We've made significant strides since launching our marketplace of live online classes in 2017. Finding initial success with secular homeschoolers, we then expanded to enrichment learning to meet the needs of a wider audience, growing our business 16x since 2019. Post-pandemic, we have evolved our platform to power academic learning, incorporated AI, and have begun to grow our international community. We're proud to have served over 1M passionate learners with more than $100M in annual bookings.
Driving disruptive, positive change in education is rewarding and hard. Outschool team members are encouraged to challenge themselves, take risks, and grow in their careers. We look for talented people whose sense of urgency, innate curiosity, and determination to drive impact will help Outschool achieve outsized results in pursuit of our mission. We invite you to be part of an ambitious team dedicated to ensuring every learner can navigate the future with curiosity, resilience, and a love of learning.

Outschool has been named Fast Company’s most innovative EdTech company in the world, and one of the top ten best startups for women from Elpha. Outschool has also been one of BuiltIn’s Best Remote Places to Work for the last two years and has appeared on Y Combinator’s Top Companies list for the last three years.

The Role

We are an effective team of fully remote engineers distributed across the US and Canada. Our philosophy is to start small and then intentionally iterate to test our assumptions and learn quickly. We're iteratively building up a complex product for a highly engaged audience, getting a lot done by staying focused on the work that matters.

We work in modern JavaScript (TypeScript), React, GraphQL/Apollo, and Node/Express, backed by PostgreSQL. Our consumer search is powered by Elasticsearch, fed with data from Kafka.

We believe that the future of education is hybrid: online and in-person. We are looking for engineers at various experience levels who are excited about inspiring children to learn by building tools that allow children to access a fundamentally different learning experience. We value hands-on experience most of all. If this opportunity sounds fun and interesting to you, feel free to apply!

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Collaborate with a team of Engineers, Product Managers, Designers, User Researchers, and Product Analysts in building high-quality products for parents, learners, educators and partners
  • Build and maintain software solutions on all levels of our stack from React+HTML+CSS+Next.JS to GraphQL+Node.js+SQL
  • Engage with the team in gathering requirements, day-to-day activities such as daily standups, sprint planning, retros, deploying features in production, and on-call

DESIRED EXPERIENCE & SKILLS:

  • 2+ years of industry experience working as an Engineer
  • Experience working in modern front-end frameworks (e.g., React, Vue, etc.) and Node-based applications
  • Experience working with relational databases such as PostgreSQL
  • Experience writing APIs with Typescript
  • Track record of ownership of technical projects
  • Willingness to mentor others in what you know

OTHER CONSIDERATIONS:

  • Previous experience in startups, especially in the hypergrowth phase
  • Previous edtech experience
  • Experience with Next.JS, GraphQL, AWS, and experimentation frameworks
  • Experience on a Growth team or high-growth company

Outschool recruits across the US and Canada, and sets employee salaries to reflect local compensation and cost of living. For New York and California candidates, as well as candidates based in Seattle, WA the salary range for this role would be $135,000-$160,000.

For Washington candidates outside of Seattle, as well as Colorado candidates, the salary range for this role would be $121,500-$144,000.

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OUTSCHOOL CARES:

At Outschool, we believe that taking care of one another enables us to do our best work. To us that means:
Shared Financial Success: Competitive salaries, stock options, and investment plans that make saving for retirement easier.
Health & Wellness: Comprehensive health, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance coverage options for employees and their families. Our medical benefits include fertility and family planning coverage. We also provide employees with online access to coaching and therapy sessions through our partner, ModernHealth.
PTO & Family Benefits: PTO and family leave enable our team to take the time that we need to recharge, relax, and spend time with family and friends.
Fully Distributed: With a team distributed across the US and Canada, we create a remote culture through expensable meals, virtual events, expensable home office setup, and internet allowance.
Lifelong Learners: Annual budgets to self-direct our professional development as well as DEI learning. There’s also a budget for employees’ learners to take classes on Outschool!
Community Impact: Outschool matches employee donations to established charities and has committed to support Outschool.org’s non-profit programs.
Outschool is an equal opportunity employer. We view diversity as a moral imperative and 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.
Outschool is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to neurodiverse individuals, applicants with physical and mental disabilities, and disabled veterans. For individuals who would like to request an accommodation, you may reach out to us at recruiting@outschool.com or through your Recruiting point of contact as you schedule your initial interview.
Benefits packages are included for full-time employees only.
Full-time employees must be a citizen or legal residents of the U.S. or Canada and reside in U.S. or Canada.
Once you submit your application, Outschool will process your personal data to evaluate your candidacy for employment. Unless specifically indicated otherwise, we hire employees only in the U.S. and Canada. Applicants else where should be aware that we may discard your application upon submission or we may ask if you would like us to retain it later should there be consideration (this is not typical at all). If you are selected for interviewing, your data will be shared with interviewers and personnel involved in that process. If not hired, your application will be retained for one year in case there is another suitable role. You may opt out of this at any time. Please see our Employee/Applicant Privacy Notice for more detailed information. If applicable, as you progress through the process, we will be clear about what information is being asked for and what happens with that information.