compensation: Competitive salary and benefits employment type: full-time
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IXL Learning, a leading edtech company with products used by 12 million students worldwide, is seeking Software Engineers with a passion for education to join our Content Engineering team and work on novel and challenging programming problems that will require creative thinking.
The IXL Content Engineering team is responsible for creating the code that powers the real-time generation of our adaptive content. By developing sophisticated content-creation algorithms and elegant interactions, we help craft an immersive learning experience that deepens students’ understanding and inspires a desire to explore. We produce highly modular code that is seamlessly integrated into IXL's skills. We implement interactive components that are intuitive enough for kindergarten learners, powerful enough to teach calculus, and performant and usable enough to make practice easy and fun.
The foundation of IXL.com is our ability to algorithmically generate exceptional questions and explanations. Your code will generate the questions that millions of students in over 190 countries will answer every day. You will own your projects from start to finish as they travel through our fast-paced development cycle. We find it immensely satisfying to develop products that impact the lives of millions, and we are eager to have you join our team.
WHAT YOU'LL BE DOING
Develop content-creation algorithms to generate adaptive questions for all our subjects
Engage in every aspect of the development process, including design, coding, testing, debugging, and tuning
Work with our front-end team to implement interactive components and integrate them into IXL's skills
Collaborate closely with our design teams to create the best questions for our users
WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR
1+ years of experience in software engineering
Bachelor's or advanced degree in computer science or a related discipline
Excellent programming skills in Java or other object-oriented language
Strong analytical-reasoning and problem-solving skills
Ability to collaborate in a small team
Passion for improving education through technology
ABOUT IXL LEARNING
IXL Learning is a leading educational technology company on a big mission: creating innovative learning experiences that help all learners reach their full potential. IXL's comprehensive curriculum and insightful analytics help more than 500,000 teachers deliver personalized instruction and empower over 12 million students to achieve new learning milestones every day.
At IXL, we’re passionate about our mission of creating the best educational technology that improves learning for all students. We bring that same passion to creating a workplace that values diversity on the basis that all of us bring a unique perspective and experience that advances IXL’s mission.
We strive to increase diversity in race, ethnicity, gender, age, sexual orientation, and physical or mental ability and to continually promote a work environment where everyone, from any background, can do their best work.