Ellevation: Software Engineer

Are you hungry to be a hands-on, inspiring technical leader for the organization? Do you relish the opportunity to frequently validate, release and improve the code that you develop? Can you take on vital initiatives and duties for the company, spark and lead discussion, and help shape the companys technical direction while providing timely and quality support and education across the organization?


As a Software Engineer at Ellevation, you play a key role in building dynamic web applications and services, implementing complex data and API integrations, and driving the concept-to-implementation development process. You help shape our engineering practices and standards through direct coding activities. Your ideas translate our product and business strategy into technical solutions. You research and evaluate new technologies and figure out how, when, and where they will apply to our engineering roadmap.


We are embarking on an effort to overhaul key portions of our tech stack -- front end, back end, cloud infrastructure and all of the connecting parts -- to better position us to build new products and enter new markets. We are looking for great, team-first engineers with real-world experience. And who would relish the unique opportunity that we offer: to evolve the foundation of our engineering team with the backdrop of a mission-driven company that has a thriving, growing business.


Our Engineering Culture

We are organized into small, cross-functional teams that focus on high-level objectives in service of our customers. We focus on outcomes over output. Our teams are empowered to research, prototype, and develop MVPs to solicit user feedback and validate hypotheses. We measure and rapidly iterate so that the end result is a high-confidence, high-value product. We foster an environment where we have the runway to experiment and learn from failure while tackling tricky challenges.


Thought diversity is a core principle for Ellevation Engineering. Our engineers feel comfortable and confident to respectfully voice their ideas and opinions, even if we disagree, because this is how we learn and arrive at the best ideas that lead us to optimal results. We value software engineering principles such as continuous integration, loose coupling, and SOA. As a small technology company, we seek individuals who are willing to be cross-functional, hands-on in multiple areas, and a technical thought leader for the organization.


We also valued staying connected & aligned as a team & as a company. We do this through a variety of ways -- quick weekly sync-ups to review our quarterly OKRs; weekly Demo Fridays where we preview cool new features to the entire company; and our twice-yearly all-company offsites, where we gather the entire company for 2 days of team building and fun. We also value evolving our culture. Got some new ideas? Bring em on and lets talk about incorporating them.

About You:

  • You have 5+ years of experience, including engineering high-performance, enterprise-facing websites and/or SaaS platforms.
  • You have demonstrated success working in and promoting a rapidly changing, collaborative, and iterative product development environment.
  • You have deep experience in at least one modern language, e.g., Python, Go, JavaScript + related frameworks.
  • You have the versatility to learn new technologies and contribute across different parts of the tech stack.
  • Youre naturally curious and a great team player. You have strong interpersonal skills and can work with teammates of varying levels of experience.





About Us:

At Ellevation, we develop world-class software to help school districts and educators support the fastest growing population of K-12 students: English Learners (ELs). By combining great products, student data, and research on best practices, Ellevation helps school districts transform their EL programs and ensure all students can achieve their highest aspirations.


We are a fast-growing, mission-driven technology company, partnering with over 700 public school districts all across the country. We are well-capitalized, have a strong and growing team, and are continuously focused on how to build the best organization so that we can achieve our ambitious social and financial objectives.


Why Ellevation?

In addition to our great benefit plans and competitive salaries, here are some other perks that make us unique:

+ Great location in Boston - a stones throw from the Chauncy Street/Downtown Crossing T stop

+ Ability to make a significant impact in the education industry

+ Fun Fridays including virtual happy hours with our remote team

+ Free snacks, beverages, fruit, and we even compost!

+ On-site gym, game room and darts to support all levels of athleticism

+ Opportunity to join an open and collaborative work environment!


Learn more about our team in our Culture Deck.


At Ellevation, we champion diversity. Were an equal opportunity employer, committed to creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values a range of ideas and opinions. We embrace all types of differences in the development of our organization.

Full-time