Software Engineer -- Fully Remote, Full Stack, Early Stage Edtech

Avela Education - Multiple Locations or Remote - Full time

We're promoting equity in education and school enrollment/admissions -- join us! We're looking for a full stack engineer to join our core team. As our 3rd developer and 4th FTE hire, you'll have a major role in shaping our vision, strategy, culture, product, and code. We're fully remote!


1. Early startup, 4th hire

2. Fully remote (permanently)

3. Mission-driven, edtech, equity focused

4. Nobel Prize winning tech w/ renowned founders


We are building a suite of products for school enrollment and admissions, including:

-- Avela Explore: Yelp for schools, to help parents and students find the right educational programs

-- Avela Apply: Accessible, mobile friendly application suite

-- Avela Admit: Platform to ensure equity in admissions criteria and offers.

-- Avela Match: A centralized market for coordinating offers across schools (e.g. in a district)


We are an early-stage startup looking for our third engineer and 4th product team member. We prefer individuals with at least 2 years of full time experience.

We offer higher equity, but a lower salary than a larger company,  though with significantly more excitement and breadth of responsibilities.

As the third technical hire, you have an opportunity to influence the vision of the product and culture we are creating together. Come build something out of nothing with us!


Develop groundbreaking software.

Design and build delightful front-end user experiences

Architect a scalable back-end.

Explore product-market opportunities and co-create products with our customers. 

Collaborate on the product roadmap and prioritization of our product backlog.

Help promote and sell our products, including joining or leading sales conversations, developing and leading customer demos, helping to create product marketing collateral, and more.

Offering technical support for our customers. Until we grow our customer success team, we’ll need help from the entire engineering team to support our customers with technical issues.


2+ years of experience building software

Testing / CI / CDMachine learning experience a plus

Startup experience a plus

Enterprise software / B2B experience a plus

Passion for education, equity, or social impact

Entrepreneurial spirit and drive

Growth mindset and desire to constantly improve

Legal ability to work in the US, working US hours.

Technology Stack

ReactJS frontend

Ruby on Rails 


Postgres database

AWS CDK (IaC) in Typescript

AWS ECS, RDS, Lambda, Amplify

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Experience Level

Mid Level

Avela Education

Avela is promoting equity in education admissions and enrollment.We give enrollment, admission, and award officers the tools to make equitable decisions about the allocation of educational opportunities.
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