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Senior Software Engineer



Software Engineering
Posted on Friday, June 30, 2023

👐 Welcome to ElevateU

ElevateU’s mission is to elevate all of humanity through engaging learning experiences. We’re building the Operating System for Modern Education, starting by:

  • 🧑‍🎓 saving college students hundreds of thousands of dollars per year on textbook costs.
  • 👩‍🏫 saving professors time on creating materials and managing their classes.

Our team works towards this mission from across the US, using our experience from previous startups and jobs to build top-tier product. And we need incredible engineering talent to solve some of the hardest and most interesting technical problems in the industry.

At ElevateU, we embrace autonomous working environments and supportive cross-departmental values that help us level up and succeed as a team and individuals.

🐦 Job Description

As ElevateU grows faster every month, we're searching for an experienced Full Stack Engineer to architect code, build features, and mentor the junior engineers on our team. We’ll call on this person to solve tough technical challenges across our application, websites, and server codebases, and to lead the development of features that improve the ElevateU experience for instructors and students.

🖥️ Our tech stack*

  • Back-end: Node.js, Express, Google Firebase
  • Front-end: Typescript, Angular
  • Infrastructure: Firebase, AWS

Looking to switch to MEAN or MERN — ideal candidate will help make this decision & transition

🤝 Main responsibilities

  • Full-Stack Feature Development

    We have incredible features planned for our product over the coming year. You will build UIs in Angular, as well as design and develop integrations from our back-end.

  • Create Stunning Experiences

    You'll work closely with our Founder/CEO and our Head of Product to help build a seamless user experiences that involve thoughtful UX, animations, and design.

  • Lead Planning and Implementation

    You will be called on to lead the engineering team in the planning and implementation of complex features and systems.

  • Deploy Production-Ready Code

    We will look to you to not only deploy production-ready code, but also improve the deployment process itself so we can continue to refine our systems.

  • Mentorship

    Team growth and leveling-up others are part of ElevateU’s DNA. We want someone who will generously lend your experience, advice, training, and time to mentor your teammates through code reviews, best practices, and pair programming.

🥇 Qualifications

  • At least a few years’ experience in Full Stack software development, with projects and work history that demonstrate mastery and joy for your craft.
  • Excellent planning and communication skills (both orally and in writing), both within the engineering team and outside of it, to move projects forward asynchronously.
  • Empathy for others, including your team members and our customers. You think deeply about how you can improve everyone’s experience with ElevateU.
  • An owner’s mindset towards your work, which enables you to create systems that better our entire organization.

🤩 Why you might be excited about us

  • 100% remote-first team, spanning across the United States. We trust you to do your best work when and where you are most comfortable and productive.
  • Very early stage with strong initial traction
  • Make a difference: save college students thousands of dollars, while giving them a completely night-and-day better learning experience with digital tools
  • Everyone’s an owner: stock options for a team that helps ElevateU grow

At ElevateU, we welcome diverse perspectives and people who think rigorously and aren't afraid to challenge assumptions. We want people with enthusiasm, grit and integrity. You don’t need to be immediately passionate about the work we do—we’ll teach you that along the way.

*You're encouraged to apply even if your experience doesn't precisely match the job description. These are merely guidelines. Your skills and character will stand out—and set you apart—especially if your path has taken some interesting twists and turns.