Lead Full Stack Developer

Prodigy Game - Burlington, ON (5 months ago)

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Who We Are:
Prodigy Education connects students, parents, teachers and school districts with resources that promote a lifelong love of learning. Anyone with an internet connection is welcome to create a free account and try the most effective and engaging K-8 math platform in the world. Our business model helps us connect with youth around the world, with over 50 million students now voluntarily practicing math every single day — and enjoying it! We believe the entire community that surrounds a student plays a part in their success as a learner. For that reason, Prodigy Education uniquely empowers parents, teachers, and schools by providing curriculum-aligned tools, performance reports, and even partnerships. At Prodigy Education, we have an incredible team that works tirelessly to turn our goal of making education a human right into a reality. We are immensely grateful for our amazing team and all they do every day.

In the last eight years, Prodigy Education has gone from 3,000 local users to over 50,000,000 worldwide, and is currently the fastest-growing educational startup in North America! We have always been popular in North America but have expanded into the UK, Australia and recently opened our first office in India. 2018 proved to be a big year for us. We are proud to have been named the fastest-growing software company in Canada by Canadian Business, as well as selected to be on the list of the most sought-after startups in Canada by LinkedIn. Prodigy's incredible growth was recognized by Deloitte with a triple-award win by placing in Canada's Technology Fast 50 and the North American Fast 500 rankings, in addition to being honoured with a Leadership award for our deep commitment to innovation and advancement within the industry.

We welcome people who share our passion to join our team, where you will have the opportunity to help an entire generation of students to LOVE learning, while working alongside some of the brightest and most passionate people in the industry.

As a lead full stack developer at Prodigy you will build features that help millions of kids learn math.

Your Impact:
Assist in guiding and supporting a new development team in downtown Toronto
Lead and mentor a development team; enabling them to improve the product, ship code faster, and further their careers
Make architectural decisions that will help us scale our product for the next 30+ million students
Build new interfaces for teachers and parents to enable them to help their kids learn
Work cross-functionally with an agile team including Product, UX & Design, Development, and QA
Provide input on technical design and product features
And much more...

Who You Are:
Excellent communication skills
A passion for user experience and performance
Experience leading and managing product teams
Experience designing high availability systems
A solid understanding of JavaScript and HTML5
Experience with one or more JavaScript frameworks (Backbone, React, Angular, Vue.js, Ember, etc.)
Experience writing API endpoints and working with databases (PostgreSQL, Dynamo DB, etc.)
A love for learning and staying on top of the latest in web development

Our Core Technologies:
Backend: Node.js, GraphQL, Postgres, Dynamo DB, Redis, AWS
Frontend: React, Backbone (legacy), ES6, SASS & BEM

Who We Are:
The opportunity to build a career of value and witness first hand the impact Prodigy has as the most engaging math platform in the world!
A culture of transparency
No is never the final answer, we want you to bring your fresh ideas to the team
No micromanaging here!
We are Canada's Fastest Growing Software Company, build your career, define your role, push yourself beyond expectations and be rewarded
Full health benefits from day one (1) for you and your family, fully covered! Nothing is ever taken off your pay cheque
We are a profitable company, with stock options for all employees
Flexible working hours (core office hours of 10:30 - 3:00)
Work from home options
Work life harmony, work hard, play hard
Team building events that not only include you as a Prodigy employee but your significant other and children as well
Really cool, innovative projects that truly change the way students interact with math
Company lunch every second week for ‘All Hands’
And of course your start-up necessities Ping Pong and Smash Bros competitions

We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to providing employment accommodation in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA). Prodigy Game will provide accommodations to job applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require an accommodation, please notify us and we will work with you to meet your needs.