Senior Software Engineer, Teacher Analytics (San Mateo, CA)

IXL Learning - San Mateo, California - Full time

IXL Learning, a leading edtech company with products used by over 12 million students worldwide, is seeking Senior Software Engineers who have a passion for technology and education to help us add new features to our IXL Teacher Analytics reporting suite.

The IXL Teacher Analytics Engineering team is responsible for designing and creating the code that powers the analytics reports that thousands of teachers use to support the millions of students who use IXL. These reports are the ultimate tool that provide teachers with the critical data-driven insights that they need in order to help their students succeed. We find it immensely satisfying to develop products that impact the lives of millions, and we are eager to have you join our team.


  • Work closely with a team of talented full-stack engineers, both starting projects from scratch and also working within the existing code base
  • Build the back-end wiring, application logic, and UI for our products
  • Engage in every aspect of the development process, including designing, coding, documenting, testing, debugging, and performance tuning
  • Provide accurate estimates, evaluate feasibility, and assess new platforms and technologies for project implementations
  • Collaborate and communicate clearly across multiple development teams to design and release amazing products
  • Design code with scalability in mind as we continue to support an ever-growing number of users


The technologies that we use include Java, JavaScript, React, Redux, Sass, Highcharts, Git, PostgreSQL, Cassandra, Redis, and Kafka.


  • 4+ years of experience in software engineering
  • Bachelor's or advanced degree in Computer Science or a related discipline
  • Excellent programming skills in Java or other object-oriented language
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to collaborate well in a tight-knit small team
  • Willingness to take ownership and drive initiatives that you are passionate about
  • Strong analytical-reasoning and problem-solving skills
  • Knowledge of Java, SQL, JavaScript, and/or CSS is a plus
  • Passion for improving education through technology


IXL Learning is a leading educational technology company on a big mission: creating innovative learning experiences that help all learners reach their full potential. IXL's comprehensive curriculum and insightful analytics help more than 500,000 teachers deliver personalized instruction, and empower over 12 million students to achieve new learning milestones every day.

At IXL, we’re passionate about our mission of creating the best educational technology that improves learning for all students. We bring that same passion to creating a workplace that values diversity on the basis that all of us bring a unique perspective and experience that advances IXL’s mission.

We value diversity in age, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, physical and mental ability, political and religious beliefs, and life experience, and we are proud to promote a work environment where everyone, from any background, can do their best work. IXL Learning is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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