Web Developer

Quill.org - New York, NY - Full time


Quill is an open source web app that helps low-income K-12 students become sharp writers. Quill is now being used by 100,000 students from 2,000 schools across the country, and we are funded by foundations such as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Google.org, and the AT&T Foundation.

We are looking for a web developer who is passionate about education and open source development. The developer’s primary responsibilities will be developing new features and working with our open source community. Quill is focused on foundational skills, and we are using NLP technology to build an increasingly more complex set of tools. To see how writing instruction is a game changer for students, please check out this Atlantic article:https://theatln.tc/2aJnEfU

We’re a small team of four working in the Financial District of New York City. You will be joining as our third engineer, and you will be directly involved with building the app and testing it with students. Our entire team is self-taught, and we value resourcefulness over previous experience.

You will be:

  • Developing features and the user interface
  • Optimizing code for speed and scale
  • Working with members of our teacher and developer community

You should have:

  • A passion for making education more accessible
  • Experience in building single-page web applications
  • Fluency in Javascript
  • Experience working with CSS / SCSS
  • Experience with TDD in both server and client side contexts
  • Experience working with automated testing solutions and an understanding of the pros and cons of automated testing
  • An understanding of RESTful web services

A big plus would be:

  • Experience with React, Ruby on Rails, Heroku, Firebase, Postgres, and/or Angular
  • Interest in Mobile Web Development, Natural Language Processing, and/or Machine Learning technology
  • Experience working with open source projects

To learn more about Quill, check out these links:

  • https://quill.org/play
  • https://medium.com/writing-with-quill
  • https://twitter.com/Quill_org

This is a full-time, on site role in the Financial District of New York City. To apply, send us a resume and links to your blog, projects, Github, or any other resources that might help us understand your background and skills.

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Experience Level

1 or more years

Quill.org

Quill is an open source web app that helps low-income K-12 students become sharp writers. Quill is now being used by 100,000 students from 2,000 schools across the country, and we are funded by foundations such as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Google.org, and the AT&T Foundation.

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