Software Engineer

| Greater LA Area
InStride is a public benefit company whose mission is to develop the workforce of the future by helping employers provide career-boosting education opportunities to their employees through a network of high-quality academic institutions. We believe the most enduring way for companies to achieve transformative business and social impact is by investing in their people.
 
Role Overview
Reporting to the Manager of Engineering, this role will work as part of a team of engineers to develop, test, and release new features and functionality.
 

Responsibilities

  • Work as part of an agile team to develop new features and functionality.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to achieve high-quality, elegant solutions.
  • Constantly apply best practices and provide recommendations for continuous improvement.
  • Write well-designed, testable, and efficient code.
  • Design and develop automated tests.
  • Follow and execute the full software development lifecycle.
  • Protect operations by keeping information and data confidential.

Ideal Profile

  • 3+ years software engineering experience delivering large scale, global, high traffic and highly available consumer facing web applications and mobile apps
  • 3+ years experience delivering projects using agile methodologies
  • 3+ years experience collaborating with and working in cross functional teams including product, user experience, project management, etc.
  • Ensure use of engineering best practices for development, development, agile, security, accessibility, compliance, performance, HADR, etc.
  • Experience delivering SaaS solutions for large enterprise customers
  • Experience leveraging a variety of open source technologies, working with cloud services, leveraging modern UI frameworks (Angular, React) , backend (RESTful APIs, Node.js, python, microservices, serverless, etc)
  • Be able to lead and be a technical subject matter expert for platform architecture discussions and decisions
  • Strong process orientation and attention to detail
  • Proactively communicate and manage expectations with your leader and team
  • Excited by the challenge of building a world-class business that delivers not only high revenue growth and compelling ROI, but also has a meaningful impact on society
  • Exposure to higher education institutions through direct experience and/or passion for the education space
  • Comfort with ambiguity and a “no job too small” startup mentality
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science related field and/or work experience

If you are looking to apply for one of our Remote opportunities please know that InStride is only able to employ candidates from the following states.
California
Arizona
Washington
Texas
Massachusetts
Maryland
Michigan
Florida
New Jersey
Ohio
InStride is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, medical condition, or any other category protected by applicable federal and state law, including the City of Los Angeles’ Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance relating to an applicant's criminal history.
We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided a reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please discuss your requested accommodation with our HRBP.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • Dynamo DBDatabases
    • AWS RDSDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • IllustratorDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • JIRAManagement
    • WrikeManagement
    • WordpressCMS
    • SalesforceCRM

Location

Our DTLA office provides easy access to public transportation, great restaurants, museums, and other attractions.

An Insider's view of InStride

What’s the vibe like in the office?

At InStride we operate in a fast-moving environment, which makes it really fun. There’s a lively energy in the office and a sense that we’re all in this together.

Michelle

VP, Academic Partnerships

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

The nice thing about InStride is that we’re really empowered to take the initiative and collaborate with other teams to think through solutions. Everyone is comfortable around one another and is open to sharing ideas–it doesn’t matter what team you’re on or what level you’re at.

Michael

Manager, Engineering

How does the company support your career growth?

Lifelong learning is core to the mission of the company but also the goal for our staff, and I think that’s really important. The Step Forward program means a lot to me because I never thought I would go back to school for my master’s and thanks to InStride I’m super excited to enroll.

Kat

Executive Assistant

What are some social events your company does?

We have the InStride Supper Club where every month we try a new restaurant. As a big foodie myself, that’s something I really enjoy.

Alex

Manager, Growth Marketing

What are InStride Perks + Benefits

InStride Benefits Overview

We want InStriders to thrive and feel supported. Here are a few perks and benefits we are proud to offer our team.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
On a weekly basis, we have yoga, guided meditation, HIIT, Pure Barre classes to name a few.
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Our game room is shared and includes ping pong, pool and a wine fridge.
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Our clubs are growing but here are a few. Our Supper Club for foodies. Our Give Back program to support our local community. Our weekly Creative Juices on Wednesdays to think outside the box.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend

Additional Perks + Benefits

As part of our mission to enable lifelong learning, we provide full tuition coverage for InStriders to earn a degree or credential from a university online within our network.

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