• Full Time
  • Anywhere
Company Description

At Nearpod, we believe teaching is the most important job in the world. Every day, we reach students through our learning platforms on Nearpod.com and Flocabulary.com. We have diverse backgrounds, but a shared goal of putting teachers and students first in everything that we do. We have won numerous awards including EdTech Digest’s 2018 Company of the Year. Recently, we were acquired by Renaissance to support the shared mission of accelerating learning for all. We’re looking for people with a lot of hustle, a lot of empathy, and a desire to do something meaningful. We’ve adopted a remote-first culture, and our diverse team is based across the US.

Job Description

Nearpod is a classroom engagement tool at the center of solving one of the world’s largest challenges. Our platform enables teachers to keep learning effective and fun. Teachers are empowered to engage and assess students with in-lesson activities, whether it be virtual or in the classroom. We are proud of the enormous impact we are having on the world of education, while experiencing the business success that goes with it.

We are seeking a mature engineer to join our core platform team. You can expect to introduce new coding patterns, features, and work to reduce complexity for our many other teams. As an integral part of our growing team, you will have an impact on technology choices, architecture, and the capabilities of our platform. You will influence our development philosophy and practices while continuing to scale Nearpod. You’ll work closely with product managers to develop innovative solutions that enable great classroom learning experiences.

At Nearpod, we value teamwork and pragmatism. You’ll find success here if:

  • You enjoy writing high quality code and know your job is not just about shipping.
  • You are excited to contribute your ideas to the broader team in order to build great products and great teams.
  • You know some problems require introducing new technology. You also understand that the foundation of any great product is proven and well-understood solutions.

Our Ideal Candidate will:

  • Be comfortable working in a monolithic and microservice architecture.
  • Design distributed systems that are scalable and resilient while instilling coding best practices.
  • Have experience developing backend services that leverage relational databases (MySQL), non-relational datastoresmessage queuing and/or cloud infrastructure.
  • Have experience developing libraries, tools, plugins, and other technology to accelerate their peers.
  • Take pride and ownership in producing high quality software, including appropriate test coverage and ability to troubleshoot production issues.

Required Skills & Experience:

  • Minimum 3 years experience building server applications. 
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent industry experience.
  • Effective communicator who collaborates well with distributed engineering, product, and design teams.
  • Experience mentoring fellow team members and demonstrating how to stay proficient with new technologies, methodologies, and frameworks.
  • Enjoy working in a 100% remote environment – we have engineers across the US, as well as remote teams in Latin America.

About You:

  • Architecture. You are adept at working with your team to craft a scalable and resilient design. From technology selection, to data model, to service design you can deliver a solution to problems while acknowledging constraints.
  • Coding. Our engineers write code, and they’re good at it.  Our engineers come from diverse backgrounds and use a variety of technologies to build our services including PHPNode.jsTypeScript, and React.
  • Software Delivery. We partner closely with our Product and Design teams, so you will have a role in the entire product lifecycle from ideation through deployment. We iterate and learn through agile, lean and continuous delivery practices.
  • Technical Leadership. You are the technical lead for projects. You are comfortable guiding and collaborating with the team to deliver successful shipments together. 
Additional Information

Employment Requirements: Must be authorized to work in the U.S. without restrictions

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.



  • World Class Benefits: Medical, Prescription, Dental, Vision, Telehealth
  • Health Savings and Flexible Spending Accounts
  • 401(k) and Roth 401(k) with company match
  • Paid Vacation and Sick Time Off
  • 13 Paid Holidays
  • Parental Leave (20 total weeks with 14 weeks paid) & Milk Stork program
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Life & Disability Insurance
  • Well-being and Employee Assistance Programs

Frequently cited statistics show that some women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans, may only apply to roles if they meet 100% of the qualifications.

At Renaissance, we encourage all applications! Roles evolve over time, especially with innovation, and you may be just the person we need into the future. We hope you’re open to learning new skills to grow with us. Make our team, your team!

Renaissance is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate with respect to any term, condition or privilege of employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, military or veteran status, marital status, or status of an individual in any group or class protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

At Renaissance our mission is: “To accelerate learning for all children and adults of all ability levels and ethnic and social backgrounds, worldwide.” Inherent in that guiding principle is dedication to serving all identities by recognizing the importance of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in our organization, our work and our products.

Renaissance also provides reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and applicable state and local laws. If an accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, please contact Talent Acquisition.

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