As a Senior Fullstack Engineer on our Growth team you’ll make it easy and compelling to join and use Skillshare from anywhere in the world. You’ll create and drive experimental projects to help support our growing community across the entire user experience, from signup to on boarding to checkout.
Skillshare is a New York-based mission-driven technology startup that has built an online learning community where millions come together to take the next step in their creative journey.
We want our community to get inspired, learn new skills, and work in ways they care about so that living a creative life is possible for everyone. As we expand our reach globally, we’re also excited to expand our team to Medellín, Colombia.
You’ll be joining a fast-paced team that is passionate about technology, building products we’re proud of, and upholding a strong, collaborative team culture.
*Please note that this job is based in Medellín, Colombia.
What you'll do:
Build product! You’ll contribute to features that help our global users easily join and engage with the platform.
Participate in daily stand-ups, sprint planning, and retrospectives with the team (we work in agile here).
Review code with best practices of readability, testing patterns, documentation, and performance considerations in mind
Mentor your teammates and help them grow and develop their skills.
Work closely with other engineers, along with our product, design, and data teams.
You'll work in a cross-functional group, collaborating with our marketing, data science, product, and executive teams.
Why we're excited about you:
You have 4+ years of experience as an engineer with a proven history of working across the stack and building product at scale.
You’re ready to work with an existing code base (some understanding of PHP, node.js, and react or backbone is expected), but you can pick up new languages as needed.
You understand industry standards in architecture, code quality, testing and technical documentation.
You're a natural collaborator – you work seamlessly within and between teams.
You're motivated by full ownership of your work and you’re passionate about the user, and eager to help our organization grow to meet their needs.
You have strong skills in performance optimization
You have experience using a/b testing and analysis to drive measurable improvement in relevancy and user behavior.
Why you're excited about us:
Our mission: We are building a learning ecosystem for the new economy and changing millions of lives for the better.
Our team: We have a passionate, smart team that is a lot of fun to work with. You will have the opportunity to travel to New York and spend time with the teams there.
Your life: We take pride in our flexibility. Working remotely is part of how we need to work these days. You’re a professional, and we trust you to do what you need to do.
Impact: You’ll occasionally roll up your sleeves, but you’ll play a key role in shaping the direction of the engineering team and overall technology strategy.
Our growth: We are looking at triple-digit growth (and then some). It’s going to be a very exciting few years ahead for Skillshare, and you'll participate in the company stock option plan.
Flexibility: We believe that doing your best work means living a full life. That means different things for everyone, so we optimize for trust, invest to support remote teams, and encourage work-life balance. We offer a flexible work culture, including Work From Home Tuesdays and extensive vacation days
Your growth: Ongoing education including learning stipends, English language classes, conference opportunities, and in-house training, ranging from Equity 101 to Engineering Lunch & Learns and professional skills.
Skillshare is an online learning community for creatives. We have thousands of inspiring classes for creative and curious people, and millions of members who come together to find inspiration and take the next step in their creative journey. We are backed by Union Square Ventures, Spark Capital, Amasia, Spero Ventures, and Burda Principal Investments.
Skillshare is committed to building a diverse team that reflects a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We’re proud to be recognized as a top place to work by BuiltinNYC, Crain’s, and Forbes, in addition to being one of the five best places to work for women by Bpeace, and a top-rated workplace for dads by Fatherly. We work to ensure a consistent interview process, fair compensation, and inclusive work environment for all.