Senior Software Engineer (Frontend), Along, Education at Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (Redwood City, CA) (allows remote)

Senior Software Engineer (Frontend), Along, Education at Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (Redwood City, CA) (allows remote)


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Location: Redwood City, CA
Type: Full Time
Created: 2021-10-29 05:00:43

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The Opportunity

Our work in education is aimed at ensuring that every student — not just a lucky few — can get an education that’s tailored to their individual needs and supports every aspect of their development. We’re pairing engineering with grantmaking, impact investing, policy, and advocacy work to help every young person enter adulthood with the skills and abilities they need to reach their full potential — and equip every teacher with the tools and research they need to help students get there.

We know that when students feel supported, cared for, and understood, they thrive. Now more than ever, teachers and students need efficient and supportive tools to ensure education is anchored in relationships and well-being. Along is a new tool designed to achieve exactly that – a free, interactive video journal designed to foster meaningful connections between teachers and students.

Along provides a meaningful space where teachers and students can share one-on-one reflections via recorded video or text conversations and dive into important topics — such as managing stress, staying motivated, and navigating the new challenges these times present. The Along team is looking for a Software Engineer to build scalable and engaging experiences.

You will

  • Drive user impact and delight by working on full-stack projects
  • Collaborate with a cross-functional team to develop and quickly iterate on products and features
  • Support Education team-wide initiatives such as accessibility, performance, and reliability
  • Identify and drive Along team-wide programs to improve product quality, engineering efficiency, and user impact
  • Provide technical leadership and mentoring to other engineers

You have

  • Strong experience as a web developer shipping complex products end-to-end with minimal guidance (5+ years)
  • Proficiency in frontend development (JavaScript, React)
  • Proficiency in server-side web frameworks (Rails a plus)
  • Familiarity with Amazon Web Services a plus
  • Ability and desire to mentor others in achieving engineering excellence and to be a catalyst on the team
  • Eagerness to learn and grow as a software engineer

CZI believes that vaccines are one of the most powerful tools to fight COVID-19 and save lives. It aligns to our mission and work to cure, manage, and prevent disease. Proof of completed COVID-19 vaccination will be required for all applicants and employees to come onsite to a CZI facility. CZI will consider exceptions to this policy for medical or religious reasons on an individualized basis.