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Software Engineer III

Company: Saga Education
Location: Bakersfield
Posted on: June 22, 2022

Job Description:

**Employment Status:** Full-time; Remote

**Position Reports To:** VP of Engineering

**Start date:** Immediate

_**Anticipated compensation:**_ Starting at $99,300_, commensurate with experience -_

**Who We Are**

Saga Education is a national nonprofit that has served over 17,600 students with high-dose math tutoring during their regular school day. Fueling this work is a bold vision to combat educational inequity by working with school districts to unlock the power of personal relationships to nurture academic, social and emotional growth for young people. Our students and schools represent historically marginalized communities. Our mission is to provide them rigorous, high impact tutorials that ensure they have the confidence and academic strength to achieve success in high school and beyond.

For more information about Saga Education's mission, please visit us at [www.sagaeducation.org](http://www.sagaeducation.org/).

**The Work and Why it Matters**

Our software engineering team supports this bold vision by building best-in-class products. Today this includes, [Saga Connect](https://www.sagaeducation.org/saga-connect), [Saga Coach](https://www.sagaeducation.org/sagacoach), and [Woot Math](https://www.wootmath.com/). Saga Connect is an online learning platform for live tutor-student interactions. It enables our tutors (Saga Fellows and AmeriCorps members) to deliver high quality online math instruction. It was ranked as the best online platform for live instruction by the College Board, and today, we are proud to support the use of it by other organizations.

Saga is the best at training non-educators to be high quality and high impact tutors. Our most recent effort is Saga Coach, an innovative platform that strives to capture this training in a self-serve course that is as engaging as it is effective.

Last, we continue to deepen our direct support of math teachers through Woot Math, a research-based, award-winning adaptive learning and formative assessment platform for the K-12 math classroom ([acquired](https://www.sagaeducation.org/blog/2020/10/27/press-release-saga-adds-software-company-to-scale-impact) by Saga Education in 2020).

Our team is passionate about building high-value products that enable transformative learning and support the teachers and tutors that are the frontline of that work. To do this, we continuously gather data, listen to our users, and focus on providing tools and platforms that are as effective as they are delightful.

We value the ability to learn quickly and to adapt to the ever changing tech landscape. Our current code base includes Javascript, HTML5, Haxe, GraphQL, Ruby, and Python. That said, we value code quality, design and ingenuity - and the ability to learn new tech - over any particular language expertise. The backend architecture leverages modern database technologies such as MongoDB as well as SQL. Our web stack is a state-of-the-art, multi-channel, high-availability, cloud-deployed solution with fully automated continuous deployment and testing.

No matter the language or technology, our goal remains the same: to deliver best-in-class, innovative products that reimagine how software can help teachers and tutors reach more students.

**Position Overview -**

Saga Education is at the forefront of education reform and innovation, and we are investing heavily into technology and products to accelerate this vision. We're looking for a Software Engineer III to be an active member of the software team to help drive innovation in a rapidly changing environment.

Saga Education acquired Woot Math for it's advanced technology platform, and is continuing to build out capacity and capabilities in the mobile web space. The Woot Math leadership team previously held executive positions at Disney Online, and the team has a rich history of developing award-winning, best-in-class software products.

**Responsibilities**

- You will collaborate with a team of software engineers to develop products used by our tutors and students
- You will develop new front-end and back-end technologies for Saga's product suite
- You will work in a collaborative environment with an highly motivated engineering team
- You will test, deploy, maintain and improve existing code base and technologies
- You will complete bug fixes and resolve technical issues as necessary

- Bachelor's degree or equivalent practical experience
- 3 years of software development experience, or 1 year with an advanced degree
- Experience with web application development and software debugging
- Analytical and problem-solving skills
- Passionate about developing software products that make an impact in education

Keywords: Saga Education, Bakersfield , Software Engineer III, IT / Software / Systems , Bakersfield, California

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