Software Engineer - New Grad

Company: IXL Learning

General Information
  • Job Type: Full-time
  • Location: San Mateo, CA
  • Educational Requirements: Bachelors Degree

We are seeking new computer science graduates 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.
As a 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.
Our server-side stack currently includes Linux, Apache, Java, and Oracle. Inside browsers, we use a fair amount of JavaScript, CSS, and Flash. Of course, the specific technologies and languages you use will vary by project and according to your own interests or specialization areas.

  • Have 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.
  • Strong analytical-reasoning and problem-solving skills.
  • 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.

Desired Majors


  • Applied Physics
  • Computational and Mathematical Engineering
  • Computer and Information Sciences
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Systems Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mathematical and Computational Science
  • Mathematics
  • Statistics
  • Symbolic Systems

Desired Graduation Dates

January 2007 - June 2014

Our Engineering Team
We have a small and talented team of smart, creative, and fun engineers with degrees from Stanford, CMU, Harvard, Berkeley, Cornell, and other top schools. The work inspires us to do the best we can each day; we know that the code that we write will be used by students and teachers around the world. Our goal is to transform teaching and learning by making major leaps forward in educational technology.


Competitive salary and benefits


Permanent, full-time

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 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.

How to Apply: We will be on campus this fall for the following events: 9/10 - College of Computing Career Fair 9/12 - On Campus Interview At IXL Learning, we are passionate about creating and supporting the best educational technology possible. People count on us to make learning as effective as it can be, and we are deeply committed to solving the real-world challenges faced by students and teachers around the planet. We're looking to add some more awesome people to our IXL team, so if you're interested in hearing more, come check us out at any or all of the events listed above! Additionally - if you wish to apply for any of our active positions prior to those events, please visit us on the web at