Education Software Engineer

Website ExploreLearning

We are ExploreLearning®, a Cambium Learning® Group company.

At ExploreLearning, we believe all students can have success in math and science — and have fun along the way! We’re an innovative ed tech company, helping students to embrace their inner scientist and/or mathematician through adaptive, game-based instruction, all while increasing deeper learning of foundational STEM concepts in a way that is as fun as it is effective. Our products and services help teachers easily personalize and enliven instruction, while building the skills and confidence students need to succeed in these critical subject areas.

We’re looking for individuals who share our commitment to solutions that truly make a difference in the lives of students.

Job Overview:

A pioneer in science and math education, ExploreLearning is continuing to lead the way in next generation learning technologies and tools for teachers and students.  Our captivating supplemental K-12 science and math simulations engage all students in rigorous learning and inspire them to think deeply and creatively. Today, ExploreLearning serves millions of students in all 50 states.

If you’re ready to create innovative learning technologies and interactive simulations like our flagship Gizmos, then please apply. We are seeking talented software developers to create innovative simulations to support a new generation of deeply engaging science, engineering, and math learning experiences for K-12 students and teachers. As a software developer, you will build new Gizmos and related products and create and improve systems for authoring, deploying, and reporting on these products.

As a company, we reward innovative thinking and creativity; we work hard to make learning as engaging as the best game you’ve played or movie you’ve seen; we are driven by the shared purpose of bringing the most effective approaches for science and math learning to all K-12 students and teachers; we work in a lean and agile manner to do the user-centered design and continuous improvement that helps us get quicker and better results.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Write code including the underpinning mathematical models for interactive simulations
  • Work in sprints with a project leader and other developers
  • Suggest new technology ideas to project leaders and developers
  • Improve platform and deployment processes
  • Optimize applications for maximum speed and scalability
  • Participate in team discussions of software architecture and infrastructure
  • Provide tools to help researchers access their project data, outputting data in different formats
  • Build reusable code and libraries for future use
  • For the right applicant, job responsibilities may also include Inventing new ideas for new interactive simulations

Job Requirements:

  • Experience with application-level JavaScript, HTML5, and Canvas
  • Experience with JavaScript libraries that would help with development of interactive simulations and relatedly support data visualization
  • Experience with mathematical modeling of physical systems
  • Experience integrating simulations with external systems (e.g. getter and setter methods)
  • Confidence and collaborative skills to work in an agile environment
  • A graduate degree in CS, EE, mathematics, or related field or equivalent work experience
  • 4+ years of experience working as a Software Developer
  • Have completed a software project with a team of developers and designers
  • Ability to work independently when necessary
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Interest in creating superior educational software

Preferred Qualifications include experience with:

  • Learning technologies like interactive simulations
  • Learning design and/or learning experience design
  • K-12 science or math teaching
  • Science and/or math disciplinary content
  • Track record of designing and building engaging learning technologies
  • Cloud-based data storage
  • Automated testing
  • Creating clean, usable, and beautiful user interfaces
  • Designing well-structured applications  that communicate through extensible APIs
  • PlayCanvas WebGL game engine
  • Working on an agile team

Why Work With Us?

In addition to competitive salaries and generous benefits, ExploreLearning offers an exciting and dynamic working environment in which creativity, teamwork and professional growth are valued and rewarded. Our award-winning online programs bring engaging and effective instructional strategies to K-12 classrooms around the world. Over the course of the last 20+ years, we’ve received numerous awards from some of the worlds most respected education organizations, and were recently named one of the Best Places to Work in Virginia.

Our office is based in historic downtown Charlottesville, Virginia, located approximately 100 miles southwest of Washington, D.C., and consistently rated one of America’s best places to live. The area offers a wide variety of business, cultural, historical, educational and sport-related attractions.

To learn more about our organization and the exciting work we do, visit us online.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

We are dedicated to fostering a culture that celebrates unique backgrounds, ideas, and experiences. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability.

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