Amplify
A pioneer in K–12 education, Amplify is leading the way in next-generation curriculum and formative assessment.
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Senior Software Engineer (Remote)

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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 students at every skill level build a strong foundation in early reading and math. Our programs provide teachers with powerful tools that help them understand and respond to the needs of all their students. Today, Amplify serves over eleven million students in all 50 states.
Amplify is a leader in creating immersive, rigorous digital learning experiences that look great, play great, and help students expect great things of themselves. Amplify has been described as the best tech company in education, and the best education company in tech.
As an engineer at Amplify, you will join a talented team tackling 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 imagining and improving product design and the classroom experience.
Amplify's COVID-19 vaccination policy requires all staff to provide proof of vaccination for in-person meetings unless an approved exemption is provided.
What You'll Do
  • Make life better for passionate teachers by:
    • meeting 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
    • shipping code from your laptop to classrooms frequently and confidently
  • 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 Datadog, Alert Logic, and AWS CloudWatch
  • Learn every day by:
    • collaborating, 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
  • Architecting algorithms to select the right activity for the right student at the right moment.
  • Crunching 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 Must Have
  • BS in Computer Science or equivalent
  • Minimum of 4 years of professional software development experience
  • Strong CS and software engineering fundamentals
  • Proven fluency in at least two of React, NodeJS, Angular, SQL
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills in writing, conversation

Extra Credit For
  • MS in Computer Science or equivalent
  • Experience with tools we use every day:
    • Front-end frameworks: Angular, React, the next thing that will replace them all
    • Back-end frameworks: Nodejs Express, Java Dropwizard
    • Tools and systems: Linux, Jenkins, Docker, AWS, Datadog
    • Data stores: Postgres, DynamoDB, S3
  • 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.
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What are Amplify Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Open door policy
Group brainstorming sessions
Diversity
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
We have a variety of employee-led ERGs whose goal is to create a safe space for employees of all backgrounds and identities to find community and support in their personal and career development.
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
We offer Pet Insurance options through Nationwide.
Wellness Programs
We offer a premier subscription to CALM, an award-winning mindfulness app as well as health club discounts through our Employee Assistance Program with Aetna.
Mental Health Benefits
Mental Health benefits, including access to therapists, is available through our Employee Assistance Program. We also offer employees the opporutunity to complete Mental Health First Aid training.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
All full time, part-time and temporary employees over the age of 21 are eligible to partiicpate in our Fidelity 401K and/or Roth 401K plan after 30 days of employment.
401(K) Matching
Amplify provides 100% match on first 1% of employee contributions and 50% match on the next 5%, with an annual maximum employer match of $3,000.
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Amplify does offer performance bonuses dependent upon the nature of your position .
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Amplify offers a backup childcare solution through Bright Horizons.
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Occassional Happy Hours during company functions.
Relocation Assistance
If an eligilbe employee is asked to relocate as part of their job, Amplify may reimburse them for reasonalbe expenses.
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Fully remote employees, not assigned to an office, are eligible for internet reimbursement up to $40 per month.
Professional Development Benefits
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Online course subscriptions available

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