As an engineer at Skillshare, you’ll have a direct impact on how teachers share their expertise, how students find and watch content that excites them, and how we’re presenting our platform to the world. The team’s work draws from a deep understanding of our users’ needs, working with product and data experts to build a robust and delightful experience for our students and teachers. You will collaborate with your fellow engineers, product managers, engineering managers, designers, and analysts to plan out and implement new initiatives.
You’ll be joining a fast-paced team that is passionate about technology, building products we’re proud of, and upholding a strong, collaborative team culture.
What you’ll do:
- Build product! You’ll contribute to features that help our global users easily join and engage with the platform.
- Participate in daily stand-ups, sprint planning, and retrospectives with the team (we work in agile here).
- Review code with best practices of readability, testing patterns, documentation, and performance considerations in mind
- Mentor your teammates and help them grow and develop their skills.
- Work closely with other engineers, along with our product, design, and data teams.
- You’ll work in a cross-functional group, collaborating with our marketing, data science, product, and executive teams.
Why we’re excited about you:
- You have 4+ years of experience as an engineer with a proven history of working across the stack and building product at scale.
- You’re ready to work with an existing code base (proficiency in PHP, js, and react or backbone is expected), but you can pick up new languages as needed.
- You’re comfortable working in an event-driven way in a microservice architecture
- You’ve helped build out scalable APIs. You are comfortable with REST and GraphQL (federated schemas are a plus)
- You understand industry standards in architecture, code quality, testing and technical documentation.
- You’re a natural collaborator – you work seamlessly within and between teams.
- You’re motivated by full ownership of your work and you’re passionate about the user, and eager to help our organization grow to meet their needs.
- You have strong skills in performance optimization
- You have experience using a/b testing and analysis to drive measurable improvement in relevancy and user behavior.
Why you are excited about us:
- Impact: You will be vital in building out instrumentation to understand how changes to the site impact our business overall.
- Our team: We have a passionate, talented team that is a lot of fun to work with.
- Our mission: We’re doing work that matters – connecting lifelong learners around the world and empowering them to pursue their creativity.
- Flexibility: We believe that doing your best work means living a full life. That means different things for everyone, so we optimize for trust, invest to support remote teams, have an unlimited vacation policy (with a required minimum!), and encourage work-life balance.
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 millions of members who come to Skillshare to learn creative and entrepreneurial skills, network with peers, and even teach a class themselves. We are backed by OMERS Growth Equity, 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, and inclusive work environment for all.
IMPORTANT: Skillshare is among several companies recently made aware of a phishing scam involving con artists posing as hiring managers recruiting via email, text and Skype. Please note, Skillshare employees will only use @Skillshare.com email addresses to communicate with you, will have video interviews with you, and will never ask you for money or for you to email your personal identification information to us.