Senior Software Engineer

Goalbook - Remote - Full time

Have you wanted to build products that help people directly in meaningful ways?

Have you been an engineer at a large company where you feel like a cog in the wheel?

Are you looking to feel connected, inspired and excited every day?

Our Mission and Values

Goalbook’s mission is to empower educators to transform instruction so that ALL students succeed. We were founded in 2011 and are currently a team of 50+ people, most of whom are former public school teachers. We now partner with 600 school districts across 45 states, but we are just getting started! We aspire to build a diverse and inclusive company that can have a systemic and cultural impact on the US K-12 school system over the long term.

Our first core value is Relationships. We believe in the power of human connection and the importance of relationships across different strengths, backgrounds, personalities, and identities in order to achieve our shared goals and overall mission.

Our second core value is Growth. We strive to create a supportive environment so that people are continuously growing as professionals and increasing their impact. We also believe in having the time, space, and support to grow in our personal lives as well.

Our Engineering Team

We currently are a three-person engineering team responsible for designing, developing, and maintaining two user-facing products and multiple internal tools. This small team has been hugely impactful because we:

- Embrace the opportunity to work across different products and levels of the stack.

- Have genuine ownership of products that further our mission and impact real teachers.

- Are enthusiastic about our work and have a proactive mindset that values learning.

- Are flexible and open to change (e.g. technology, user feedback, business priorities).

- Support each other as people within our team and across our entire organization.

- Appreciate the time and effort required for both our professional and personal endeavors – it’s not only work that matters.

Who We’re Looking For

Our ideal candidate is a strong engineer, well-experienced in modern full stack web development, who is motivated to both grow and be more fulfilled at work.

Key Responsibilities

Contribute code across the stack with an eye toward continuous improvements in testability, maintainability, and performance

- Design and implement new UX/UI, API, or infrastructure features and enhancements with a forward-thinking approach

- Help teammates to progress through insightful code reviews, regular communication, and thoughtful feedback

- Collaborate with other teams to define requirements that serve our mission

- Limited travel required, including but not limited to onboarding, professional development, team events

Our Technology

We are always open to new technologies and their potential benefits to our work. Being intimately familiar with all the components in our current stack is not required, though you should have current equivalent experience.

- Golang, Ruby (JSON API backend)

- Vue.js, Javascript, Semantic HTML and Less CSS (SPA frontend)

- MongoDB, PostgreSQL, Redshift (NoSQL and SQL databases)

- AWS (e.g. ECS, EC2, S3, Lambda, Cloudwatch)

- Github, CircleCI, Quay, Docker (CI/CD)


Compensation in the range of $135 to 200k, based on experience and location

- Full medical, dental, and vision coverage

- Safe Harbor 401k matching

- Flexible time off policy

- Goalbook Family and Medical Leave

- Goalbook Universal Basic Income

- Mental health services benefit

- A truly motivated, passionate, and fun team. We’re collectively interested in helping you grow in your career.


Submit an application addressed to Joy Maloney and provide your cover letter, resume, LinkedIn profile, and how you heard us. Applicants will not be considered without a cover letter. This position will be based remotely.

Goalbook is committed to building a diverse team and inclusive culture that can represent and serve ALL students in the US public school system. We are an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourage applications from all people of diversity, including those with diverse needs, backgrounds, abilities, and other distinct characteristics.

Learn more about being a part of Goalbook! Check out our teammates’ stories:

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Experience Level

Mid Level


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