Overview

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 5 million paid, subscribed users, helping students and teachers in all 50 states and over 190 countries.
 
International candidates encouraged to apply, H1B sponsorships available.   

Responsibilities

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. 

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

  • Bachelor’s or advanced degree in Computer Science or a related discipline
  • Have a solid grasp of general programming principles
  • Excellent programming skills in Java or other object-oriented language
  • Strong analytical-reasoning and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work both independently and in a wide variety of teams
  • Knowledge of Unix, Java, SQL, JavaScript, CSS, source control is a plus
  • Passion for improving education through technology

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. 

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.     

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