Opened 8 days ago Remote Job

Senior Fullstack Engineer

ClassDojo's goal is to give every child on Earth an education they love.

We started by building a powerful network for communication. ClassDojo’s flagship app is the #1 communication app connecting K-8 teachers, children, and families globally. Teachers use it to share what’s happening throughout the day through photos, videos, and messages that make parents feel like they’re there. It’s actively used in over 95% of US schools, reaching over 50 million children in 180 countries, with a team of just around 200 people [1]. We are now beginning to use this network to give kids the best learning experiences in the world, far beyond those a standard school can provide.

We hire for talent density. Our team comprises the most talented, entrepreneurial, and innovative teammates from around the world, with experience in education and large scale consumer internet companies, including Instagram, Netflix, Dropbox, Stripe, Uber, Y Combinator, and more. We’re building a company where the most talented people want to work. We believe you’ll do the best work of your life here—and you’ll pioneer the future of education, too.

As a full-stack engineer at ClassDojo, you'll help build the systems that will support our rapid growth. You’ll work on production code from day one in a pair programming environment, deploy often, move quickly, and have your work used by millions of students, teachers, and parents around the world every day. In addition, you’ll help us further develop our high-quality engineering culture, one that values rapid iteration, collaboration, and best practices. Our code is heavily tested and deployed daily, and we’re serious about building a world-class engineering team. 

What you’ll do:

Ship new and improved features to end users in collaboration with your team

  • Write, debug, and optimize new and existing code for our web apps, API, databases, infrastructure with automated tests and monitoring

  • Deliver code to production and features to users frequently and incrementally

  • Collaborate with your team through pair programming, mob programming, code reviews, and design sessions

Contribute to cross-team technical improvements and investments

  • Seek out opportunities to provide shared value through improvements of our common systems, tooling, and practices

  • Support and improve our build and delivery pipelines

  • Contribute to technical design and architecture conversations with your expertise and perspective

Contribute to better practice, processes and teamwork 

  • Help to unblock teammates as well as other teams through hands-on work and guidance.

  • Break work down so we can deliver value to users incrementally.

  • Help grow other engineers into more senior engineers.

  • Systematically improve the quality of our product and process.

  • Encourage collaboration and psychological safety.

  • Know and spread awareness about the larger business context of what teams and individuals are working on. 

You will be a match if:

  • You have 10+ years of professional software experience  

  • You have delivered impactful user and business outcomes 

  • You have driven technical excellence through improvements to process, practices, and tools (e.g. experience with test automation, CI/CD, and DevOps practices)

  • You have strong communication. You clearly translate business requirements into technical solutions.

  • You're excited to get things done, in a fast-paced environment

  • You have an ownership mindset: you are comfortable with both responsibility and accountability

  • You're thoughtful about creating and maintaining a world-class engineering culture

  • You work well in teams and enjoy collaborating with engineers, designers and product teams

  • You enjoy working in a pair programming environment

  • You are passionate about education and care about having impact on tens of millions of kids' lives with your work

  • You live and work in the Americas timezones


  • You’ve used Node and/or React at scale

  • You've worked with MongoDB or MySQL

  • You have DevOps experience, especially on AWS

[1] Some more context:

(If you are on LinkedIn, you will not be able to access the hyperlinks below. Once you click apply, you will be directed to our career website (if you are not on there already) and will be able to access the hyperlinks)

- ClassDojo's $125m Series D (Forbes) and Sam’s note about it.

- ClassDojo is one of Y Combinator’s Top 100 companies

- ClassDojo's Second Act Comes with First Profits (TechCrunch) and Sam's note about it.

We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. In accordance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. We are happy to accommodate any disabilities or special needs. We are a distributed company, so we hire regardless of location, as long as you are willing to have significant hours overlap with one of the Americas time zones.

ClassDojo takes a number of factors into consideration when determining compensation, including geographic location, experience, and skillset. Salary ranges (United States):

CA, WA, NY, NJ, CT states: $171,500 - $244,000 (USD)

All other states in the US: $146,000 - $207,500 (USD)


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