We’re looking for a talented software engineer to work as a senior engineer and manager in our Engineering team.
This role will begin as a hands-on senior engineer in the team, where you'll be coached to take on one or two direct reports in the next six months. It's expected that this number will grow as we continue to expand the team, but not exceed five in a steady-state as we want you to have time to think and execute as well as manage. You'll have the opportunity to learn Stile's management style (largely we aim to follow Manager Tools guidance) from your peer managers and from DRP, our CTO.
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). This is a rare opportunity to have a big influence on a team, and make a significant long-term change to education, critical thinking and science literacy. If that appeals to you, then send us an email.
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 daily release cadence, involvement of engineers in the design process, and a willingness to take risks
a large base of real customers as well as growth opportunities overseas
enormous respect for our employees’ work-life balance reflected in our parental leave policy, flexibility and sustainable project pace
a highly ethical and mission-driven company
a modern web tech stack featuring React, TypeScript, Ruby with strongly typed API boundaries using protocol buffers, and a highly-available, auto-scaling containerized deployment.
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 New Zealand and 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 lead by example, enjoying an opportunity to get your hands dirty.
You learn people's ambitions and life stories, and can't help yourself but try to help them achieve their goals.
You're a critical thinker who sees the system as a whole, and finds ways to cut to the core of the issue.
You love thinking about people, processes, and systems for continuous improvement, even when the solution doesn't involve technology.
You have a strong desire to improve things around you rather than just getting today's job done.
There will never be enough time to do everything. You think about the value of competing projects and priorities, and enjoy finding the balance between things that are urgent today, and things that will set us up for success in the longer term.
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.
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.
Experience indicator for applicants (these are advisory only and will vary for each candidate):
Many years of experience in the industry.
Has probably held technical leadership positions before, or has contributed a lasting impact on their workplace through other means.
Broadly knowledgeable about the industry as well as technology.
Deeply knowledgeable on many technical areas.
Send us an email including:
A cover letter addressed to Daniel Rodgers-Pryor telling us why you’re the best candidate for the job and also a paragraph on which Behaviours of an Effective Stile-ist most resonates with you or which you disagree with and why. Your cover letter should be no more than 2 pages long.
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.