Applications Software Engineer

Company: IXL Learning


General Information
  • Job Type: Full-time
  • Location: San Mateo, CA
  • Compensation: Competitive salary and benefits
  • Educational Requirements: Bachelors Degree
Qualifications:

We are seeking Applications Software Engineers who have a passion for technology and education to help us add new features to our three extremely successful educational products and build new, innovative products. We are constantly adding new features for our over 2 million paid, subscribed users, helping students and teachers in all 50 states and over 170 countries.
 
International candidates encouraged to apply, H1B sponsorships available.
 
Responsibilities 
 
As an Applications Software Engineer, you will build the back-end wiring, application logic, and UI that drive the site. You will find and use the best technologies to add features to our products as well as to create new products. You’ll be involved in all aspects of the development process – including design, coding, testing, debugging, and tuning. In addition to working with your fellow engineers, you’ll collaborate with other teams to design amazing products that meet the needs of our users, who are students and teachers all over the world.
 
Technology
 
Our server-side stack currently includes Linux, Apache, Java, and Oracle. Inside browsers, we use a fair amount of JavaScript and CSS. Of course, the specific technologies and languages you use will vary by project and according to your own interests or specialization areas.
 
Qualifications

  • 1 to 5 years of experience in software engineering.
  • A solid grasp of general programming principles. 
  • Excellent programming skills in Java or other object-oriented language.
  • Bachelor’s or advanced degree in Computer Science or a related discipline.
  • Ability to work both independently and in a wide variety of teams.
  • Passion for improving education through technology.
  • Knowledge of Unix, Java, SQL, JavaScript, CSS, source control is a plus.

About IXL 
 
IXL Learning is an educational technology company like no other. We develop dramatically innovative, first-of-their-kind products used by millions of learners, from children to adults. Our IXL product (located at IXL.com) is the world's most popular subscription-based learning site for K-12. Our other products include Quia Web, the original 'create-your-own' website for teachers, and Quia Books, the leading online platform for world-languages courses.

** Come visit our booth at the College of Computing Spring Career Fair on January 30th! We will also be hosting an on-campus interview on February 1st-- please sign up via CareerBuzz. You can also visit us on the Web at: www.ixl.com/jobs.

How to Apply: ** Come visit our booth at the College of Computing Spring Career Fair on January 30th! We will also be hosting an on-campus interview on February 1st-- please sign up via CareerBuzz. You can also visit us on the Web at: www.ixl.com/jobs.