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:
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 consider yourself a mid-level or senior frontend engineer with some experience in computer graphics or game making. You've got a few years of experience, as well as heaps of learning, determination and ambition. In past jobs or in your spare time, you have accomplished many projects that you're proud of and happy to talk about, and can confidently speak to the challenges you overcame for each one.
You love creating fun, educational experiences that help people think differently.
You think about systems, not just details - you consider how data flows, how to handle API errors, and how to make the next iteration easier to develop than the previous. Furthermore, you consider the ways that other developers might interact with your code and anticipate gotchas. After shipping your product, you think about how to monitor its performance and improve it further based on feedback.
You have a love-hate relationship with the eccentricities of CSS and WebGL, and look for ways to simplify and reduce opportunities for error when other people work with your code. You have a good grasp of security as it relates to frontend development, stay on top of new technology, and get a buzz from making the user happy. 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'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:
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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.