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Senior Software Engineer, Education

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

Software Engineering
Redwood City, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, January 23, 2024

We’re on an ambitious mission to solve some of society’s toughest challenges — from eradicating disease to improving education and addressing the needs of our local communities. Join us to build a better future for everyone!

Learn more about our work modes, benefits, and interview process at www.chanzuckerberg.com/careers.

The Team

Our work in education is aimed at ensuring that every student — not just a lucky few — can get an education that’s tailored to their individual needs and supports every aspect of their development. We’re pairing engineering with grantmaking, impact investing, policy, and advocacy work to help every young person enter adulthood with the skills and abilities they need to reach their full potential — and equip every teacher with the tools and research they need to help students get there.

We know that when students feel supported, cared for, and understood, they thrive. Now more than ever, teachers and students need efficient and supportive tools to ensure education is anchored in relationships and well-being. Along is a free, web-based, digital reflection tool designed to make it easier for teachers to help each student feel seen and understood.

Along provides a meaningful space where teachers and students can share one-on-one reflections via recorded video or text conversations and dive into important topics — such as managing stress, staying motivated, and navigating the new challenges these times present. The Along team is looking for a Senior Software Engineer to build scalable and engaging experiences. We strive to build a team as diverse as the teachers and students we serve.

What You'll Do

  • Drive user impact and delight by working on full-stack projects
  • Collaborate with a cross-functional team to develop and quickly iterate on products and features

What You'll Bring

  • 5+ years experience working on end-to-end web applications in production
  • Deep knowledge of one or more of the following technologies and desire to learn the rest: Typescript, React, Remix, GraphQL, Ruby, Rails
  • Extensive experience with Amazon Web Services
  • Ability to lead small to medium sized projects independently
  • Eagerness to learn and grow as a software engineer

The Redwood City, CA base pay range for this role is $190,000 - $285,000. New hires are typically hired into the lower portion of the range, enabling employee growth in the range over time. Actual placement in range is based on job-related skills and experience, as evaluated throughout the interview process. Pay ranges outside Redwood City are adjusted based on cost of labor in each respective geographical market. Your recruiter can share more about the specific pay range for your location during the hiring process.

#LI-Hybrid

Onsite work mode is site-based in our office at our HQ in Redwood City, CA.
Flex work mode is open to a hybrid approach, but not open to be fully remote.
Remote work mode is eligible for all three modes (Remote, Flex, or Onsite) available to you at CZI.

About Us

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative was founded in 2015 to help solve some of society’s toughest challenges — from eradicating disease and improving education, to addressing the needs of our local communities. Our mission is to build a more inclusive, just, and healthy future for everyone.

CZI is committed to creating a more inclusive and diverse workplace. We welcome interest from individuals of all backgrounds and levels of experience who share our mission. If you’re interested in this role but your previous experience doesn’t perfectly align with each qualification in the job description, we still encourage you to apply as you may be the perfect fit for this or another role!