Whetstone is growing fast and always on the lookout for hard-working people who are passionate about schools and excited about working in tech. Think you would be a great addition to our team? Send us your resume and a cover letter that explains what you would bring to the table!


Senior Software Developer

Brief Description

Whetstone Education is hiring a Senior Software Developer to join our growing team! Whetstone is a isomorphic javascript application hosted on AWS. We're looking for a full-stack JavaScript expert to help drive the development of our software through the next phase of growth. The Developer will assist in the management of projects for all aspects of our platform. This includes refining and expanding our API, UI/UX work, and planning for scalability and future growth. This is an excellent opportunity for an individual looking for an opportunity for leadership on a small and growing team, who wants to work with modern tech while helping improve K-12 educational opportunities for students across the US. Both local (New Orleans) and remote candidates are encouraged to apply.

The Company

Whetstone Education is a cloud-based platform that manages the classroom observation process from start to finish for schools. The platform allows school leaders to capture, organize, analyze, and share classroom observation data in an intuitive interface, making it easy to identify teacher professional development needs and take action to help teachers grow.


  • Help maintain and improve our existing JavaScript-based (Node.js, MongoDB, web) platform

  • Provide technical solutions for front-end or back-end in the design, coding, testing, and deployment processes

  • Apply your unique set of skills and interests in ways that benefit schools

  • Through Product Manager liaison, work to resolve user issues

  • Keep informed on emerging technologies and trends

  • Help identify trends in data in order to create reports that help users answer the questions important to them


  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical field (or equivalent experience)

  • Full-stack JavaScript expertise (5+ years experience with both front-end and server-side JS ideal)

  • MERN Stack (MongoDB, Express, React, Node.js)

  • DevOps/AWS experience

  • Strong knowledge of front-end web design

    • Experience building React components

    • Experience managing state with Redux

  • Familiarity with REST API concepts

  • Experience integrating with 3rd party APIs

  • Working knowledge of cryptographic security concepts

  • Extensive Git and GitHub experience

  • Experience with Heroku preferred

  • Strong communication skills, both written & verbal

  • Comfortable in a team-based, entrepreneurial, and hard-working culture

Nice to Have

  • DevOps experience

Ideal Candidates

  • Passionate about Schools: We are committed to improving K-12 education systems, and we want innovative minds helping us design the future of schools.

  • Fast Moving: We need people who are quick on their feet. We’re happiest when busy and excited to get you on board!

  • A Fierce Problem Solver: Do you have a growth mindset? Do you tackle problems with both a 30,000-foot view and a planner to capture the details necessary to solve them? Then we want you at the table.

So what are we all about? See for yourself!

  • Making people’s lives easier: Not just for our clients, but for team members, too. Our motto is, “It’s really easy to be really nice.” If you’re on board with that, we’re on board with you.

  • Teamwork: A team is a group of people with a shared mission. Want to contribute your brainpower and hustle to helping us achieve our mission of improving teacher effectiveness and quality of worklife? Well, c’mon then!

  • Constant learning: We believe that everybody needs a coach. We’re committed to helping team members grow professionally to meet their career goals.

  • Celebrating our victories: Every Thursday afternoon you’ll find us gathering with La Croix to review our small victories for the week.

  • Work should be fun: No explanation necessary.

Whetstone offers a competitive salary and benefits package, which includes medical, dental, and vision insurance, as well as retirement. Work location is flexible--local and remote employees are encouraged to apply!

Whetstone is an EOE. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

To apply, email your resume, a cover letter (as a file), and your portfolio (or examples of your work) to with the subject line “Senior Software Developer.” If you have a GitHub account, please include this information in your application materials (not required).