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Senior Software Engineer

Fiveable's Mission

Our mission is to make learning easy and fun. We know that educational inequities have left students overwhelmed and fending for themselves. In order to close the opportunity gap, we need to create space for students to be creative and curious. To do this, we've created a social network for online learning communities through interactive content and courses. Because of COVID, we're in a lightning strike moment for education and we're fired up to change the way things are for high school students.

The Fiveable Team

We're a creative group of former teachers, community builders, game designers, and generally curious people who are driven by social impact. We're focused on building a diverse team and are inclusive of all backgrounds. And we're big on growth mindsets - we're all learning!

Learn more about us:

? Check out our site - [1]

Fiveable Offers Free AP Test Prep and Tips For Optimizing Remote Learning [2] (Forbes)

??‍? A Former Oakland Unified Teacher Now Helps Even More Students Pass AP Tests [3] (Edsurge)

? Read about our latest funding announcement [4]

Who we're looking for:

In the last few months, we have nearly quadrupled our user base since schools have been closed. This has caused our development team to be on a full sprint developing new features that meet the needs of the students, teachers, and Fiveable stakeholders to improve our web application performance, UI, and UX.

We are looking for a creative, passionate front-end or full-stack developer, who is interested in having their work be impactful. If you want to clock-in and clock-out and get your work done, then wipe your hands clean, we're not looking for you. We want the person who pours their heart into their work. Who cares about the application they are building. Who cares about the mission behind the triumphs and failures. Who wants to participate in making Fiveable the best EdTech platform to ever exist. Who wants to be an essential part of our small, passionate team. And who has interest in growing their career alongside a venture-backed startup. The students we support need engineers this dedicated.

You are:

- Creative - You always find a way to get something done. - Passionate - You care deeply and pour yourself into what you do. - Efficient - You work smarter, not harder. - Candid - You communicate consistently and authentically. - Flexible - You go with the flow and find new paths to your goals.

You have:

  • Extensive knowledge of React, GraphQL, Node.js, HTML, CSS, Postgres, Firebase
  • Ability to translate designs and wireframe into high quality code
  • Optimize components for maximum performance across all devices and browsers
  • Familiarity with RESTful APIs
  • Knowledge of isomorphic React is a plus
  • Understanding of Git and NPM
  • Ability to quickly identify issues and debug code in high-pressure situations


Be an imaginative innovator, a pioneer, an intellect, and an idea hamster.

  • Develop new user-facing features using React.js
  • Analyze all of the current systems and processes
  • Build reusable components
  • Learn and apply new technologies that improve the development process or UX
  • Keep your current tasks updated in our project management tools
  • Be involved in meetings, speak your mind, share ideas for product improvements
  • Be a problem solver; be resourceful; help your teammates when you can

Nice to Have Skills

  • Fast-paced, agile startup development experience
  • Experience with Next.js, Hasura
  • Experience with unit and integration testing for React
  • Experience with TensorFlow

Benefits of Working at Fiveable:

  • Be on the front line of education innovation at an early stage startup
  • Work remotely from anywhere in the world and build your home office with a generous stipend
  • Inclusion & diversity as a company priority
  • Comprehensive benefits (Health, Dental, and Vision)
  • Unlimited paid days off and stipends for mental health support
  • Competitive compensation with stock options


$80,000 — $120,000


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