Software Engineer, Backend

Who We Are: 

At Flockjay, we are here to empower upward mobility through education and access. Our goal is to create pathways to future-proof careers for people from non-traditional and underrepresented backgrounds. We have an experienced team from companies like Airbnb, Intercom, Google, and Teach for America, and have raised capital from the best investors in the industry, including Y Combinator, Serena Williams, and Lightspeed Ventures. 

Tomorrow's companies will be defined by how they invest in people. Our team is small and growing - join us and make a meaningful impact. Let’s build a generational company together.  

Who You Are: 

Are you here to celebrate, champion, and empower upwards mobility for people from non-traditional and underrepresented backgrounds? Are you a driven and self-motivated engineer excited by challenging traditional models of education, creating more pathways into tech, and building scalable solutions to connect students, instructors, jobseekers, and companies? 

If you answered with a spirited “Yes!” to all the above, we’d love to have you join our flock! 

We’re looking for a Backend Software Engineer with deep product sense, a knack for demystifying the ambiguous, and the horsepower to turn product specs into reality. By joining our lean engineering team, everything you do has the ability to make a real, measurable impact on our students’ careers and lives, and ultimately change the future of education.

What You'll Do

    •  Collaborate with our team to build, test and ship the consumer-facing product features and internal tools that power nearly all aspects of the business and help us to grow & scale

    • Make important architectural decisions that will help shape and scale our APIs and systems (platform, personalization, community, growth, education, certifications) as our company grows

    • Bring a sense of ownership, demonstrate craftsmanship, enjoy collaboration, and have the drive to make an impact

    • Help develop & foster our engineering culture through thoughtful mentorship, knowledge sharing and demonstrative application of technical best practices

    • Design, test, and ship great code everyday

What You'll Bring

    • 3+ years of relevant software engineering experience building web applications, bonus points if at a high-growth startup

    • Strong knowledge of our core technologies: Python, Django, AWS

    • Solid understanding of software engineering best practices (coding standards, code reviews, testing, continuous integration)

    • Excitement for full ownership of projects and ability to take a project from scoping requirements through actual launch

    • Product sense and a user-orientated focus

    • Passion for education and access to economic opportunity for people from non-traditional and underrepresented backgrounds

What You'll Get

    • Getting in on the ground floor of an innovative mission-first, people-first company where you'll have the support to pursue your passions

    • Competitive salary & meaningful equity in a well-funded startup experiencing hyper-growth

    • Health and dental insurance

    • Monthly health and wellness stipend

    • Flexible, uncapped paid time off, in addition to company-wide holidays

    • Fully remote work environment

    • Fully equipped workstation

Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging at Flockjay

We believe diversity is strength & difference is a teacher. We know we'll do our best and most impactful work when we feel we're represented and we belong. We strive to provide the support required to create a safe, positive environment.

We're proud to actively recruit and hire talented people from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences. 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 believe organizations must build diversity, inclusion, and belonging into their DNA. Those that do so will build better products, provide better services, and be positive forces in the world.

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