At its core, education has a fundamental data problem: schools run on legacy infrastructure that's impossible for developers to build on top of. We're on a mission to replace the terrible things that engineers have to do to build classroom software (think nightly CSV FTP transfers) with an API that feels more like Facebook's or Stripe's: https://clever.com/developers/docs.
When we started three years ago, four schools used Clever. Today, Clever is used by over 60,000 schools, making it the fastest-growing company in education. We're looking for talented engineers who want to help us build Clever into something every school, student, and teacher relies on.
A Day in the Life
Interested in APIs, education, data, and scaling a system that supports over half the schools in the U.S.? As an engineer at Clever you will join a tight-knit team working on challenging problems that span the entire stack—from high-performance back-end services to rich front-end web apps. Clever is built with a variety of tools—part of our engineering philosophy is to "use the right tool for the job":
What Clever offers
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Founded in 2012 by educators and technologists who knew that widely available educational apps could improve both teaching and learning, but that tools to deploy and secure the applications were simply unavailable, Clever is the platform that powers technology in the classroom. Today, almost half of the K-12 schools in the U.S. trust Clever to secure their student data as they adopt learning apps in the classroom
In 2014, Clever won the ‘Crystal Clear’ award by the Digital Innovation Learning Awards. It is also the trusted provider of the American Federation of Teachers, who uses Clever to secure its own ‘Share my Lesson’ platform with its teacher members. Backed by Sequoia Capital, Lightspeed Partners, and GSV Capital, Clever currently has 100+ employees and is based in San Francisco, California.
Clever is backed by top-tier investors, so we’re lucky enough to have the financial freedom to build the company we’ve always wanted to work for. We go to work every day knowing we’re helping to improve education for millions of kids. It’s a cool job perk (way better than free meals, though we have those, too).
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