Amplify
A pioneer in K–12 education, Amplify is leading the way in next-generation curriculum and formative assessment.
Brooklyn, NY
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Software Engineer

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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.
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.
Mathigon is a small startup that was recently acquired by Amplify, and produces some of the most interactive and engaging learning tools available on the internet. It's used by millions of students and teachers all around the world and is completely free to use. Our goal is to ensure that every single student has access to the best resources, and can understand the incredible power and great beauty of mathematics.
Our small, cross-functional team is distributed around the world. We are excited to make large parts of our code library available open-source at github.com/mathigon, which are used not just by us but also by organizations like IBM or Brown University.
"Amplify's COVID-19 vaccination policy requires all staff to provide proof of vaccination for in-person meetings unless an approved exemption is provided. "
Responsibilities of the Software Engineer, Mathigon:
Polypad (polypad.org) is an online canvas used by tens of thousands of students and teachers every day, to explore mathematics, learn problem-solving, create worksheets, complete assignments, or simply to play. It has won some of the highest awards in education technology, and contains hundreds of different tools: from number bars for very young students to graph plotting and logic gates for older ones.
Your first project will be adding real-time collaboration support to Polypad, so that multiple students and teachers can work with each other on the same canvas - similar to Google Slides. This highly-requested feature will make a real difference for countless students and teachers, by making it easier for them to learn, explore, share, and collaborate.
You will be working with WebSockets on the server and front-end, update our server and database infrastructure, and improve the scalability and performance of our platform - all while ensuring that we meet our high standards for user privacy and security, and that our code runs great across platforms under variable memory and network constraints. You will also analyze performance and squash tricky bugs using tools like Datadog, Alert Logic, and AWS CloudWatch.
You will learn every day by collaborating, reviewing code, and mentoring on a cross-functional team, as well as participating in cross-team share-outs, brown bags, and workshop series.
Required Qualifications:
  • BS in Computer Science or equivalent
  • Minimum of 5 years of professional software development experience
  • Strong CS and software engineering fundamentals
  • Experience with WebSockets, WebRTC and similar technologies that can be used for real-time collaboration
  • Experience with MongoDB or similar no-SQL database platforms
  • Experience with Typescript, JavaScript and NodeJS
  • Experience with Google Cloud, AWS, Azure, or other cloud hosting providers
  • Strong communication skills in writing, conversation

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Passion for performance and scalability when building web infrastructure.
  • MS in Computer Science or equivalent
  • Love of science mathematics, and learning
  • Experience building socket-based collaboration applications that are used simultaneously by 10k+ users
  • Experience with libraries like React or Vue, as well as Datadog, Terraform, and Docker
  • 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.
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
Unconscious bias training is mandatory for all onboarding employees and is just one part of our rich DEI programming.
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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