Senior Software Engineer, Community

Skillshare published a year ago

$120k - 165k | Equity

Senior, Full-time

New York, NY

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Senior Software Engineer, Community

Skillshare | New York, NY
$120k - 165k | Equity Remote

About this job

Job type: Full-time
Experience level: Senior
Industry: Education Technology
Company size: 51-200 people
Company type: VC Funded

Remote details

Preferred Timezone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time +/- 2 hours
Office Location: New York, NY. Employees can also work full time from this office.


Job description

As a key member Skillshare’s Ecosystem team, you’ll be at the helm of one our most innovative and exploratory groups at Skillshare. The team’s work draws from a deep understanding of our users’ needs and augments their experience beyond classes - how else can we provide value to our students and teachers? How can we foster and grow the learning community on the platform? The Ecosystem team builds emerging features and functionalities to answer these questions. The team’s work is pivotal to the growth of our platform and our network. As such, we’re looking for a high level engineer who will work closely with our engineers, product, and leadership stakeholders to bring these features and functionalities to life.

What you'll do:

    • Participate in daily stand-ups, bi-weekly sprint plannings, and sprint retrospectives for the team (we work in agile here)
    • Help facilitate ticket assignment – you know the strengths of engineers on your team, and when to give them new challenges to help them grow
    • Collaborate with the team’s Product Manager to determine longer-term roadmaps
    • Build the product! A solid portion of this role will be hands-on writing code, and we’ll look to your senior expertise to set the standard for the team.
    • Review code and provide technical mentorship to engineers on your team (and across the company)

Why we're excited about you:

    • You’re an experienced full-stack engineer with a proven history of leading teams in this capacity.
    • You are motivated by technical mentorship.
    • You bring best practices for coding, testing and technical documentation to the table, and are ready to help us implement them.
    • You’re interested in emerging technologies and excited to help push the boundaries of Skillshare’s platform offerings.

Why you're excited about us:

    • Impact: Innovation is at the heart of our Ecosystem team, and you’ll be leading the technical charge.
    • Our mission: We are building a learning ecosystem for the new economy and changing millions of lives for the better.
    • Our team: We have a passionate, smart team that is a lot of fun to work with.
    • Your life: We take pride in our flexibility. Need flexible hours, or work a day or two remotely? No problem. We trust you to do what you need to do.

Life at Skillshare

About Skillshare

About Skillshare Skillshare is an online learning community whose mission is to connect curious, lifelong learners everywhere – and, in so doing, build a more creative, more generous, and more prosperous world. Today, our community has grown to over 5 million members who come to Skillshare to learn creative and entrepreneurial skills, network with peers, and even teach a class themselves. We are backed by Union Square Ventures, Spark Capital, Amasia, Spero Ventures, and Burda Principal Investments. Skillshare is committed to building a diverse team that reflects a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We work to ensure a consistent interview process, fair compensation, and inclusive work environment for all.


  • Paid Parental Leave (Non-Gendered)
  • Unlimited PTO
  • 401(k)
  • Health/Dental/Vision
  • Remote Work Program
  • Learning & Development Stipend
  • Paid Sabbatical
  • Documented Equal Pay Policy
  • Catered Lunches (3x/wk)
  • Company Events

Joel Test

Source control
One-step build
Daily builds
Bug database
Bugs fixed before writing new code
Up-to-date schedule
Quiet working conditions
Best tools that money can buy
Code screening
Hallway usability testing
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