Codecademy
New York, NY
Remote

Senior Backend Engineer: Learner Experience Team at Codecademy (Greater NYC Area, NY or Remote)

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We are NYC based but remote friendly!

Hello, World! Codecademy has helped tens of millions of learners upgrade their careers, build meaningful projects, and gain confidence in their skills with engaging, accessible, and flexible education on programming and data skills. We provide hands-on interactive lessons ranging from Python to R to JavaScript and everything in between. Our learners have gone on to start companies, new jobs, and new lives thanks to what they’ve learned with Codecademy, and we’re thrilled to be working to take that impact to the next level.

Codecademy was started in 2011 by two college students in a dorm room at Columbia that were frustrated by the huge gap between education and employment. Almost a decade later, we are a rapidly growing, diverse team of about 200 distributed through North America and headquartered in SoHo, NYC. We’ve raised over $87.5m in venture capital funding from top investors including Kleiner Perkins, Naspers, Owl Ventures, Union Square Ventures, Y Combinator, and more.

If you want to help build a business that impacts tens of millions of people each year and helps them lead better lives, join us!

Codecademy’s Learner Experience Team owns the core learning experience on Codecademy for all users, and collaborates across a variety of other product teams to deliver on this goal. The team is constantly working to identify new and engaging ways to improve users’ experience with our platform. Example initiatives on this team could include a re-design of our interactive learning environment or the introduction of practice.
 
If you’re passionate about identifying new ways to teach technical skills to our learners, this team is for you.
What You'll Do
  • Implement the features and user interfaces of Codecademy products like the learner environment
  • Architect efficient and reusable back-end systems that drive complex web applications
  • Collaborate with Product Designers, Product Managers, and Software Engineers to deliver compelling products
  • Identify and resolve performance and scalability issues
What You'll Need
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience developing web applications using Ruby on Rails and JavaScript, including concepts like asynchronous programming, closures, types, and ES6
  • You know your browser APIs and optimizing for frontend performance is a challenge you'll gladly accept
  • Experience with NoSQL (MongoDB) and SQL (Postgres) databases
  • Experience with Docker
  • Experience with Go
 
At Codecademy, we are committed to teaching people the skills they need to upgrade their careers. Codecademy aims to educate a richly diverse demographic of users with our product and in order to accomplish this, we believe our team should reflect that rich diversity. Our company celebrates diversity in all of its forms-- race, gender, color, national origin, marital status, sexuality, religion, veteran status, age, ability, disability status-- and works to create an inclusive workplace where people of all backgrounds and beliefs are empowered to better their futures.  
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Where we are

SoHo

Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • GolangLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • TypeScriptLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • DjangoFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • TensorFlowFrameworks
    • Vue.jsFrameworks
    • MongoDBDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases
    • SnowflakeDatabases
    • DynamoDBDatabases
    • FigmaDesign
    • MiroDesign
    • JIRAManagement
    • HubSpotCRM
    • IterableEmail
    • Braze Lead Gen
    • LinkedinLead Gen
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What are Codecademy Perks + Benefits

Codecademy Benefits Overview

In addition to base pay, paid holidays, equity packages, and generous health benefits:

We offer a $50 monthly stipend for use towards gym memberships, fitness classes, meditation, massages.
We offer a subsidy on Citi Bike memberships--don't just work in the city, see the city! Pre-tax commuter benefits.
We offer $1,000 a year towards education and growth to be used towards conferences, certifications, or any other opportunities to learn!
Catered lunch (Monday through Thursday in office) and a fully-stocked kitchen
$200 per quarter for you to invest in the things that will help make your space work for you when remote.
Up to $75/month internet stipend when remote.
GrubHub Corporate Membership with a $25 lunch stipend every Friday.
401k account through Human Interest
OneMedical account for primary care
Codecademy Pro account
Unlimited vacation policy: We encourage (and sometimes demand!) that employees take vacation time to rest and reboot.

Culture
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Unconscious bias training
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend
Online course subscriptions available

An Insider's view of Codecademy

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Our office (emphasis in our) makes everyone feel welcomed from the moment they step in. We have great desks with sitting/standing accommodations, plants and other decor, lots of conference space and also my favorite: a large kitchen space to engage with teammates and collaborate. It is a laid back space that allows for serious work, but also fun.

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