TakeLessons · Jun 21st 2019
Are you passionate about building products people love?
Do you want your work to matter – to you and the world?
Are you motivated by solving problems?
Do you work well with a fast paced, collaborative team?
If this sounds like you, we’ve got your perfect job.
My name is Charles Newman, Sr. Director of Engineering at TakeLessons. I’d like to tell you about a position we have on our team.
This role is entitled Software Engineer III. In this senior engineering role you will build really cool products customers can’t stop talking about. Better yet, you will be working with an amazing team of motivated, smart, yet humble teammates.
At its core, this role is so much more than building software applications. Instead, this is a role about creating the future, fueling our growth, and building things people love.
Here’s how it works:
Our company, TakeLessons, is used by millions of consumers and instructors each month to find and book education services and take online classes. We have two products: first, a matching marketplace where customers can find and book their perfect instructor – both in-person (locally) and online. Second, an online group class product called TakeLessons Live where customers can access live language and music classes from wherever they are, on any device, and get the help they need.
From the first time a person signs up to become a member or downloads our app, we want to give them an incredible learning experience. Our Software Engineer III is a critical member of the team who ensures we deliver a delightful and wow experience during their journey with TakeLessons.
It’s a fast-paced agile environment that gives you the opportunity to work on challenging problems alongside talented individuals that value teamwork, user empathy, flexibility, and quality software solutions.
Your day will consist of mission critical tasks, decisions, and direction that help shape our user experience. You may find yourself working on things like:
Why should you work with us?
We’re TakeLessons and our mission is to inspire the world to connect and grow so that we empower people to live more meaningful lives. To do this, we’ve created a top education site for lifelong learning.
You’ll get to own our web platform and mobile app experiences and find new ways to deliver value to customers. We’re seeing usage continue to ramp, customer feedback scores improving and we’re thinking about how to scale like crazy. There’s so much opportunity to make a difference here!
The people we work with are open-minded and focused on ways we can improve. If we find a cool new tool or service that will really benefit the company, let’s use it! If you come up with a new idea or a better way to do something, let’s talk about it! We have a fun and smart group that loves to figure out creative and efficient ways to get things done.
What’s really super cool for me (I think you’ll like it, too) is that we get to help instructors make a better living doing what they love. We all know how hard it is for teachers to make money, but with TakeLessons, they can teach their passion and get paid doing it! Check out some of the unsolicited comments we’ve gotten from our teachers (scroll down to the part “What Teachers Have to Say”) You can see some press about us here.
Necessary Skills and Qualifications
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Benefits and Culture
Our Core Values
So, what do you think? Does this suit you? If so, here are the details
Remote (USA only): You can be located anywhere in the US with excellent Internet and phone connectivity. However, we may give preference to someone living in San Diego, CA just because it’s easier to meet with the engineering team (also located in San Diego).
Type of Employment
Full-time only, salary
Ready to apply?
Great! We can’t wait to meet you. Here’s the next steps:
All applicants must apply online at: https://takelessons.com/about/careers#join
No phone calls or agencies please Sponsorship not available We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome diverse backgrounds Bonus
If you’re not right for the job, but you know the perfect person, send them this job description and let me know.
If we hire them, we’ll give you a $5,000 bonus.
That’s right! Either we hire you, or we’d love to pay you some hard cash for helping us out.