• Location
    • New York
  • Date Posted
  • 16 Mar 2020
  • Function
  • Software Engineering

Hello, World! Codecademy has helped over 45 million people from around the world upgrade their careers with engaging, accessible, and flexible education on programming and data skills. We provide over 200 hands-on interactive lessons ranging from Python to R to Javascript and everything in between. Our learners have gone on to start companies, new jobs, and new lives thanks to what they’ve learned with Codecademy, and we’re thrilled to be working to take that impact to the next level.

Codecademy was started in 2011 by two college students in a dorm room at Columbia that were frustrated by the huge gap between education and employment. A few years later, we are a rapidly growing, diverse team of 75+ in SoHo, NYC. We’ve raised over $40m in venture capital funding from top investors including Union Square Ventures, Kleiner Perkins, Naspers, Y Combinator, and more.

If you want to help build a business that impacts tens of millions of people each year and helps them lead better lives, join us!

Codecademy teaches people the skills they need to upgrade their careers. The Curriculum Developer is responsible for designing and authoring educational content, creating educational products, and ensuring that learner outcomes can be successfully achieved.

What you'll do

  • Design and author new content, including lessons, quizzes, projects, courses, and outcome-oriented learning paths.
  • Review, provide feedback to, and mentor a network of 3rd party authors who contribute content to Codecademy.
  • Research educational techniques and philosophies, and apply them to curricula.
  • Research the learner experience, identify weaknesses in curriculum and make improvements to existing content.
  • Collaborate with designers, engineers, product managers, and marketers to design, create, market, and improve Codecademy's curricula.
  • Collaborate with the Customer Support and Product teams to gain insight into the learner experience and make data-based improvements to curricula.
  • Collaborate with the Product and Engineering teams to create and improve the content authoring process and tools, and make improvements to our learning environment.

What you'll need

  • Bachelor's degree or practical experience required.
  • Professional or volunteer experience as a teacher or instructor.
  • Software development experience in one or more general purpose programming languages, including, but not limited to: Python, R, JavaScript, Ruby, Java, C++, C#, PHP, Swift, or Go.
  • Experience with developer tools such as Git, GitHub, and the command line.
  • Interest and ability to learn programming languages, libraries, and frameworks quickly.

What will make you stand out

  • Bachelors or Masters in Computer Science or Education.
  • Experience with SQL, data analysis, and data visualization.
  • Project, product, or people management experience involving small to large teams.
  • Experience working with 3rd party authors and vendors to deliver high-quality content.
  • Experience with writing educational content that reaches a wide audience in a digital format (such as blogs or e-books) or in print.