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
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.
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)
MERN Stack (MongoDB, Express, React, Node.js)
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Senior Software Developer.” If you have a GitHub account, please include this information in your application materials (not required).