Swing Education

Swing Education is the on demand workforce for schools. We make it…

Sr. Front End Engineer

$160k
Location
Remote
Job Type
Full-time
Experience
6+ years
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About the role

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About Swing

On average, U.S. students are with substitute teachers for 5% of the typical school year. That means our students have substitute teachers for more than six months of their K-12 school career. The problem? We're suffering from a national shortage of substitute teachers.

Swing Education is focused on tackling the substitute teacher shortage. Our online platform makes it easy for great schools and quality subs to find each other. We help schools access more subs and offload tedious work associated with managing a pool of substitute teachers (recruiting, screening, payroll, etc.). Our network provides subs with a wider range of work opportunities to gain experience and build their professional network.

After more than 6 years in operation we are working with over 4000 schools in 7 states and have filled over 300k teacher absence days. We're a post-series B company with about 50 employees currently and our lead investors include GV (aka Google Ventures), Owl Ventures, and Social Capital. We also have a strong commitment to diversity and our employees are 60% people of color (30% underrepresented minorities) and over 50% female. Our board of directors is also 75% female and 75% people of color.

We’re a diverse and inclusive team. We find it easy to get up in the morning and work for teachers, schools, and students.

Position Summary

We are looking for a senior front-end engineer to become a foundational member of a small engineering team. You will partner with product management and design to architect, implement, test, iterate and maintain features that will bring unprecedented technology to the school and substitute teacher marketplace. You will play a key role in helping us mature and scale our team, codebase, infrastructure, processes and products.This role will meaningfully impact Swing’s mission to ensure that learning never stops in K-12 classrooms.

This will be a full-time remote position.

Essential duties and responsibilities

Foster a collaborative environment for you and your teammates to deliver high-quality, reliable, and well-tested features

Help define, build and maintain Swing’s new Design System

Help guide and evolve our application-side storage and routing

Ensure that the code meets performance, reliability, quality, security, and testability standards

Mentor others to solve problems and lead complex projects

Champion building products that produce valuable outcomes for our users

Collaborate closely with product management and design on requirements, priorities, sizing efforts and tradeoffs

Collaborate with teams across the organization to accomplish our holistic company goals

Technology

Our primary applications are interactive ClojureScript web applications built on Reagent (which is a ClojureScript wrapper around React)

Our mobile application is built with React Native

Our backend API is written in Clojure and our primary data store is Datomic. All day-to-day development will be in Clojure.

Please note that previous Clojure experience is not a requirement but is a nice-to-have. We are confident in our ability to train as needed and that engineers will enjoy working in Clojure.

Deployment is CI-driven, built on top of AWS ECS and CloudFormation via Convox

What you’ll bring

5+ years of professional software development, ideally with a focus on front-end software development.

Deep knowledge of semantic HTML, CSS and JavaScript

Extensive experience in one or more front-end web frameworks (e.g. React, Vue.js, Angular)

Experience building/deploying UI component libraries

Experience working with scalable REST APIs

Demonstrated experience designing and architecting software solutions

Experience leading projects and mentoring others to solve problems

Experience developing and shipping production-grade services in an agile, product-oriented environment

Track record for becoming a domain expert in both technical and business areas

Some nice to haves

Previous Clojure, ClojureScript, Datomic, or Lisp-based language experience

Previous mobile development experience via React Native

Previous EdTech, startup, or online marketplace experience

Previous experience with Reagent, Figma, Storybook, or as a designer

New user onboarding and first touch tailoring experience

We’re looking for someone who has Excitement about working at a mission-driven startup, and the opportunity to have an outsized influence on the trajectory of the company

Passion to foster a diverse and inclusive culture

High standards, for themselves and others, and attention to detail

Pride in owning projects end to end and driving them to successful completion

A strong sense of urgency and a bias to action

Open communication skills — asks questions, assumes good intentions, and defaults to transparency

Compensation

Salary is commensurate on experience and is adjusted for cost of living standards dependent on position location. Swing Education offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes the following perks:

Medical/dental/vision benefits

Generous PTO Paid holidays Family leave Stock options Professional development reimbursement program Mission-driven work Fun, collaborative, balanced culture

Why you should join Swing Education

Swing Education is the education technology space with an immediate focus on tackling the substitute teacher shortage problem.

Our online platform makes it easy for great schools and quality subs to find each other. We help schools access more subs and offload tedious work associated with managing a pool of substitute teachers (recruiting, screening, payroll, etc.). Our network provides subs with a wider range of work opportunities to gain experience and build their professional network.

After about 4 years in operation we are working with over 1500 schools and have filled over 150k teacher absence days. We're a post-series B company with about 50 employees currently and our lead investors include GV (aka Google Ventures), Owl Ventures, and Social Capital. We also have a strong commitment to diversity and our employees are 60% people of color (30% underrepresented minorities) and over 50% female. Our board of directors is also 75% female and 75% people of color.

Swing Education
Founded:
Team Size:52
Location:San Mateo, CA
Founders
Osbert Feng
Osbert Feng
Founder
Mike Teng
Mike Teng
CEO
Asha Visweswaran
Asha Visweswaran
COO