Hello, we're Skillshare
Skillshare is an online learning community with thousands of inspiring classes for creative and curious people, on topics including illustration, design, photography, video, freelancing, and more. On Skillshare, millions of members come together to find inspiration and take the next step in their creative journey.
Why Work with Us?
With Skillshare’s mission at the core of everything we do, our team is driven to make a global impact. That’s why we’ve created a community that champions collaboration and inclusivity. We take pride in treating each person as an owner of the business, with a focus on transparency and flexibility. Intrigued? Join us!
An Insider's view of Skillshare
What’s the vibe like in the office?
We balance being both focused and flexible in our office. In this kind of fluid environment, we can seamlessly ease in and out of individual heads-down time to group sessions; from meditation to collaboration; from desk to the lounge. The vibe lends us the freedom to play to our strengths and value our differences in working styles.
Senior Product Designer
How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?
Cross-team collaboration is frequent and organic at Skillshare; we foster a uniquely friendly atmosphere of openness and shared purpose. Through cross-team threads, project-based meetings, comments on RFC's, pull request reviews, Q&A sessions, and, of course, simple conversations, collaboration commonly happens across a table or across time zones.
How has your career grown since starting at the company?
Skillshare has supported my career growth and trajectory tremendously. I started here 3 years ago on the Community team, but after discovering a passion for coding, Skillshare provided me with a mentor and on the job time to learn. It's been two years since I switched careers, and I'm so grateful that I get to come in and keep learning every day.
How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?
As a management team, we strongly believe in making ourselves accessible. This includes: 1:1s with direct reports, skip-level meetings, team-wide meetings, coffees with people across departments, and attending team events. More broadly, we apply the same foundational rule we all learned in kindergarten: treat people the way you want to be treated.
What kinds of technical challenges do you and your team face?
We're in an exciting position - we have a product that we believe in and a community that believes in us. The question we face is: how can we build a platform which works for the Skillshare of today, but will scale to the needs of the Skillshare of the future? It’s not enough to keep up with growth; we must build for where our growth will take us.
Director of Engineering
Where we are
Our office is located in the heart of Flatiron (close proximity to 4,5,6,L,N,Q,R,W). The team loves exploring new lunch spots & taking coffee walks.
Perks + Benefits
Documented equal pay policy
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Retirement & Stock Options
Child Care & Parental Leave
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Technology we use
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Articles we're in7 articles
Our funding history
$28M in FundingInvestors: Union Square Ventures, Burda Principal Investments, Amasia, and Spero Ventures.
$12M in FundingInvestors: Amasia, Omidyar Network, Union Square Ventures, and Spark Capital
$3.1M in FundingInvestors: Union Square Ventures and Spark Capital
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$6.1M in Funding