Back End Engineer

Back End Engineer
  • Full Time
  • Permanent
  • Remote
  • Anywhere

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Developing Children's Futures, Helping Educators Now

Join the fully-remote team at to create, develop, and deliver fun and engaging software for educators and students!

Who We Are & What We Do

We’re working to change the future of online education by building exciting products that equip students and teachers with the tools to succeed in the classroom and beyond. Our team is hungry to learn and improve—both when it comes to our products and ourselves. We’re a small, hard-working group of self-starters who are passionate about what we do and constantly seek new ways we can be better, together.

As a team member at, you’ll get to own the strategy and implementation of features on products like the world’s largest typing software,, and Nitro Type, the #1 educational game in the world. Everyone at is empowered to move quickly, make decisions, and get things done so we can continue to make learning accessible to our growing community of more than 75 million students and teachers internationally.

Who You Are & What You’ll Do

We are looking for a curious and passionate back-end engineer with a drive towards building products that people are fanatical about to work full-time on Nitro Type and You’re less concerned with patting yourself on the back for well-written code and more concerned with quickly and efficiently delivering value to our users, while of course balancing the cost of technical debt. The ideal candidate has experience working with products at scale and the nitty-gritty details of performance optimization.
Skills & Background
Exceptional communication skills, particularly written (as a remote company, we value clear and concise communication across all departments)
6+ years with PHP, MySQL
Production experience with Node.js
Comfortable writing javascript & front-end code
Ability to optimize applications for speed and scalability
Highly skilled in security and data protection
Able to meet deadlines in a fast-paced quickly changing environment
Approaches problem-solving proactively with strong decision-making skills
Positive attitude and entrepreneurial spirit

Bonus Skills

Experience with Laravel, MongoDB, Redis or Unix CLI
Compensation, Benefits & Perks
Competitive salary
Unlimited paid time off
Company-owned laptop
Flexible office hours
Ongoing education assistance
Annual company retreat

Sorry, we will not transfer or sponsor visas.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

We care deeply about the culture at and have put together a manifesto outlining our values, communication, and product management strategies. Prospective employees will learn a great deal about what it’s like to work here by reviewing it.

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