At Stile Education, we create incredible, engaging science lessons and couple them with an intuitive and flexible teaching platform that encourages a dialogue in the classroom. We back it up with a dedicated Support and Teaching team to help teachers use effective pedagogies, regardless of their level of computer savvy.
We’re a small team — 12 engineers — but we’re having a big impact. Stile is used by 1 in 3 Australian high schools and (nearly) 1 in 2 students in our target years (7-10). We're expanding into the America market and the company is scaling up. This an opportunity to have a big influence in a growing team, and make a significant long-term change to education, critical thinking, and science literacy.
We’re looking for a talented frontend software developer to work with us. You'll work in a cross-functional sprint team, along with other software engineers, science writers, designers, illustrators, videographers, and teachers to:
For this role, we're particularly looking for someone with a background in science and education. Using your creativity to think up an efficient, scientifically accurate, pragmatic solution with sound pedagogy that will be fun and engaging for the students will be an important part of your mission.
a highly-motivated and talented team with many experienced engineers
a genuine commitment to the professional development of each engineer through training, coaching, regular feedback and increasing responsibilities
a large base of real customers, which is growing rapidly as we expand overseas
enormous respect for our employees’ work-life balance reflected in our parental leave policy, individual flexibility and sustainable project pace
a mission that drives our company, and a strong sense of ethics in everything we do
a modern tech stack. AWS. Terraform. Rust for tooling. CI on Buildkite. An API written in Ruby and Sorbet (not Rails), with a frontend in React and Typescript, glued together with Protobuf interfaces.
You can find out more about our product at https://stileeducation.com, and more about our company at https://stileeducation.com/who-we-are/join-the-team/.
We’ve already helped half a million secondary school students in Australia learn science. In the next few years, we’re striving to perfect our product within Australia and bring our lessons to the rest of the world.
We believe that diverse minds can help us build the best products for current and future teachers and students. We believe in inclusivity, equity, and overcoming unconscious bias in our industry. We welcome anyone who’s ready to take the next step in their software engineering career, regardless of the path they’ve walked to reach this point. If you love science and education, strive for excellence in software engineering, and identify as a member of an underrepresented group in our community, then please apply for this job - or any of our open positions!
You're just getting started in web development - you have heaps of learning, determination and ambition, but this is probably your first or second full-time job. Nevertheless, during your studies or part-time work, you have accomplished a few projects that you're particularly proud of and are happy to talk about.
In a previous life, you were probably a scientist or educator of some kind - perhaps a PhD student, a school teacher, or a tutor. The thrill of considering how to communicate concepts in science to kids, using your web development skills, is what gets you up in the morning.
You also seek visual appeal, knowing that a smooth and stunning appearance will actully help people engage with the core material. Beyond implementing the designs as given to you, you care about the user experience, being an innovative problem solver who strives to delight the customer.
You have a good grasp of security as it relates to frontend development and stay on top of new technology. You're confident working independently with the tools you know, but appreciate opportunities to learn, know when to reach out for help, and love to help others.
It doesn't matter if you're missing a few bits and pieces from our tech stack as long as you can show a track record of picking things up quickly.
You know that sometimes "more tech" isn't the answer. You love thinking about people, processes, and systems for continuous improvement, and use a balance of technology and people skills to have a huge impact.
You seek to understand your teammates rather than win today's argument. You win hearts and minds with carefully considered opinions, and know that success comes from having a whole team working together well. You raise up your peers' voices and enjoy nothing more than seeing your teammates succeed.
You have a strong desire to improve things around you rather than just getting the job done. That said, you know that value exists only once it's shipped and are pragmatic about delivering results.
You think about the value of competing projects and priorities, and enjoy finding the balance between things that are urgent now, and things that will set us up for success in the future.
First, send us an email following the instructions at the bottom of this page. We'll get back to you within a few days.
We'll then catch up with you for a coffee (or video chat if we're in lockdown) to ask a few questions about what interests you and your past experiences.
Proceeding from there, successful candidates will need to complete a coding challenge, technical interview and past experience interview. We pay $200 (through a gift card) to thank you for your time, regardless of whether or not you are successful.
In these interviews, you will need to demonstrate:
Programming competence, systems design skills and software engineering knowledge commensurate with your experience level.
Resourcefulness and initiative, leading to high impact at past jobs.
Ability to ask the right questions, learn quickly, and tackle complex problems.
Ability to focus on the user experience, while balancing it against cost, security, and scalability considerations.
Send us an email including:
Stile is owned and led by engineers. Our team of world-class engineers work closely together to build exciting things on an intuitive and flexible teaching platform. We solve problems quickly while maintaining our relentless commitment to building high quality tools that last. We’re a small team who have outsized influence. The tools we create genuinely improve science education for thousands of students around the globe.
If you’re keen to have a rewarding, impactful career that will help improve scientific literacy amongst young people globally, we'd love to hear from you.