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Technical Lead, Web Platform

| Greater NYC Area

About Us

At Teachers Pay Teachers (TpT), we’re unlocking the power of educator-created content. More than 2 out of 3 of U.S. teachers come to TpT every year to get teacher-tested, engaging, and rigorous materials. What began as a humble exchange for teachers looking to share lesson plans has since exploded into an education powerhouse where teachers have created more than 3 million resources for all aspects of PreK-12 education. More than five million educators worldwide (including teachers, administrators, and parents) have downloaded TpT resources more than a billion times. If you haven’t heard of TpT yet and want to learn more, just talk to a teacher about us. Or try this recent article in Forbes.

Who we are looking for

We’re a team of good people doing great things. We listen first. We love our work. And we are all teachers and learners in whatever we do. We believe that productivity is never an accident. It’s the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, passionate team work, and focused effort. We want every day to be fun and to matter.

The Web Platform Team is responsible for determining and supporting how product teams build the TpT front-ends. Engineers on Web Platform work across our front-end and Node.js stack, supporting core UI components, SSR techniques, CDN infrastructure, and general development workflows and tooling.

Role

As a team Web Platform is responsible for building the infrastructure that supports all front-end product development at TPT. The team also focuses heavily on the health of the TPT websites, from web performance and scalability, to security and anti-fraud protection. We work to make it as easy and effective as possible for our product engineers to build and improve the TPT marketplace.

As Technical Lead for Web Platform your responsibilities will include:

  • Writing code, but scaling up your impact through team leadership and technical project management
  • Mentoring other engineers on the team to improve their skills
  • Overseeing technical decisions for the team
  • Managing technical debt and code quality
  • Monitoring and maintaining the team’s products in production
  • Collaborating with product management and design to scope and refine projects
  • Working with the team to improve processes and keep things running smoothly

Qualities for a successful candidate:

  • Enjoys mentoring teammates and working collaboratively with peer engineering teams
  • Strong experience with core JavaScript
  • Experience with tuning front-end performance and delivery
  • Experience with unit, integration and end-to-end testing
  • Have well-formed opinions on quality, maintainability, and scalability of technical systems
  • Interest in supporting engineers to enable working in a fast paced tech and product oriented company
  • Experience with a modern front-end framework
  • Be endlessly curious
  • Taking an iterative approach to improvement – favoring data over hunches (and yet hunches over unambitious options)

Extra Points For:

  • React and Node.js experience strongly preferred
  • Experience with service oriented architectures
  • OSS Contributor
  • Knowledge of Marketplaces, or Ed-Tech
  • Ability to mentor and guide colleagues
  • Computer Science degree is a plus
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • ElixirLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • Node.jsFrameworks

Location

111 E 18th St, New York, NY 10016

An Insider's view of Teachers Pay Teachers

What are some social events your company does?

Every month a different team in the office will host a Teacher's Lounge. These can be anything ranging from a pumpkin-carving contest, to Office Olympics, where teams of TpT-er's represented a variety of different countries to compete for Office Olympic gold.

Emily

Technical Recruiter

What projects are you most excited about?

My team works on the cloud infrastructure that we run all of our applications on, and we’re excited about creating pre-production environments for every pull request a developer opens. Using Kubernetes, we'd create temporary environments that mimic production but are isolated for testing purposes. This empowers our team to build with confidence.

Lucas Chi

Engineering Manager

What are some things you learned at the company?

One of our company values is “We Learn and Grow Together”. The first few members of the Schools team started right around the same time, so we really had to embody that value! We were building a new set of features and got to make a lot of decisions. Looking back at the code we were writing when I started at TpT, we’ve definitely learned a lot.

Julia Sterling

Software Engineer

What are Teachers Pay Teachers Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
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