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Employment Type:
Full time
Posted:
5/31/2013
Job Category:
Software Development
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Math/Language Arts Software Engineer
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IXL Learning | San Mateo, CA
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Job Description

The foundation of IXL.com is our ability to algorithmically generate exceptional questions and explanations. As a Math/Language Arts Software Engineer at IXL, you’ll be working on novel and challenging programming problems that will require creative thinking. You will own your projects from start to end as they travel through IXL's fast-paced development cycle. Your code will generate the math and language arts questions that millions of students in over 170 countries will answer every day.
 
International candidates encouraged to apply, H1B sponsorships available.
 
Responsibilities

  • Write the code modules and supporting libraries to generate and display engaging and interactive spelling, vocabulary, grammar, and math problems.
  • Be involved in all aspects of the development process, including design, coding, testing, debugging, and tuning.
  • Work closely with product designers and other teams to create the best questions for our users.

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

  • 1 to 5 years of experience in software engineering.
  • 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 collaborate in a small team.
  • Passion for improving education through technology.
  • Knowledge of Unix, Java, SQL, JavaScript, CSS, source control is a plus.

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.
 

About IXL Learning

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. 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 world.

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.