We're hiring: Full Stack Engineer

Do you geek out on design, fast loading code, and solving complex problems with elegant solutions?

Are you a rebel who rejects being a cog in a big company, and who wants to be a part of the growth at a startup?

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Are you the one?

You code for fun and geek out on design

You love digging into code, getting to know how systems work end-to-end, and writing future-proof software. The front-end design side is fun, but you can rock an efficient database retrieval too!

You love learning new languages and systems

You've got the technical aptitude to learn new systems as things change, and you can pick up new programming languages or frameworks easily.

You like to have focused autonomy and collaborate too

Joining a fully-distributed team and working from home is your jam, and you like communicating with clients and team mates via text and video conferencing.

At AccessAlly you'll experience

People who care.

Work that matters.

Success you can be proud of.

Here's what you can expect in this role

As a Full Stack Engineer, you’ll work closely with our lead software engineer, product designer, and project manager. You’ll take the lead on front end development, implement new features, and keep an eye on ways to improve the software for our clients.

Why become a Full Stack Engineer at AccessAlly?

Because you’ll be doing meaningful work, while making your mark on online learning software that’s responsible for providing education to millions of people.

The global Learning Management System market is expected to grow from 13 billion in 2020 to 25 billion by 2025, and you’ll be part of a team of smart, caring and hardworking people leading the way.

Access to education can help defy stereotypes and make the world a better place, while providing a great livelihood for teachers.

You can be a part of making that happen while flexing and honing your unique skill set.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Design, write, and test efficient code that makes a difference in clients’ lives using PHP, JavaScript, and CSS
  • Work closely with your project manager and the rest of the development team to prioritize implementation, feature requests, and other work
  • Participate in development sprints and support the release cycle to get new features out on time
  • Be responsible for making the front end of the software load quickly, while providing an intuitive user experience
  • Research and experiment with new ideas and technologies to keep the product evolving
  • Perform regular and pre-emptive testing to ensure that bugs are found and fixed quickly
  • Report on your progress and demonstrate new features to the team
  • Document your development work, create tutorials, and train other team members

You’ll be asked to work independently with minimal daily oversight, while also contributing to and collaborating with a close-knit team.

Qualities and skills we're looking for:

  • Have a degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering or similar program
  • Have experience in a full stack engineering role
  • Demonstrate a practical understanding of Web APIs, PHP, HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
  • Have practical experience with relational databases, SQL and engines like PostgreSQL and MySQL
  • Understand website hosting server technology, including caching functionalities
  • Have exposure to the WordPress platform and general understanding of the plugins ecosystem
  • Be highly motivated and a self-starter that sees things through to completion
  • Be able to take direction and feedback and iterate toward shared goals with grace
  • Demonstrate excellent writing and interpersonal skills
  • Be able to legally work in Canada or the United States of America

This is a full-time employee position, beginning with a 60-day trial to ensure a good fit. While this is a virtual, work-from-home position, it is not short-term. We are committed to building a world-class team culture, and want someone equally dedicated who will grow with us for many years.

We’re a heart-centered team of dedicated, disciplined A-players and we need you to be too. If the potential for more ownership and room to grow into the team sounds exciting, keep reading.

"One of the things I love most about working at AccessAlly is how much everyone cares. Every single team member gives their all and wants what’s best for the company, for our clients, and for one another.

Just knowing that we’re all focused on the same goals makes working with everyone a joy every single day."

Naomi Niles, Client Success Strategist

Naomi Niles

How we do things

Flexible Remote work

With team members all over the US and Canada, you’ll be in good company as you work from the comfort of your home office. As a distributed team, we meet regularly to make decisions and stay in sync, but we also have dedicated focused time so we can all get into flow.

Diversity, Equity, and Belonging

We’re committed to building a diverse, equitable, and welcoming team for people of all backgrounds. We have the most spectacular clients from all over the world, and we want to shine a light on marginalized people in our work and hiring through ongoing anti-racism discussions and actions.

Ongoing learning

As a Learning Management Software company, we love teaching and learning. We’ll continuously support your personal and professional development, through ongoing feedback, training, and new projects. You’ll have dedicated time for learning new skills and sharpening your talents, on top of the on-the-job learning that happens naturally.

Taking care of each other as a team starts with...

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Work from anywhere:

Enjoy working from your home office or outdoor space, as long as you've got an internet connection and you're available during core business hours.

Competitive salary:

Get paid what you're worth and know that you're being taken care of financially with retirement investment matching.

Generous vacation policy:

Start things off with 17 days off and 10 holidays per year, so you can spend time with family, travel, or enjoy some well deserved downtime.

Every other Friday off:

We work a few extra hours during the week so that everyone can take Friday off every other week, to take care of personal tasks or just relax.

Great healthcare and dental coverage:

Choose from several plans to cover your own or your family's healthcare and dental insurance, for added peace of mind.

Computer and software setup:

You'll get your own company laptop with all of the tools you need to do amazing work.

8 weeks paid leave for new parents:

Bond with your little one without worrying about your expenses, and if you need more time off before coming back to work full-time, your job is secure.

Annual company retreats:

Get to know your team mates with in-person company retreats while doing fun activities, visiting new locations, and eating great food.

Professional development:

You have $500 to spend each year on courses, books, or conferences to help you be the best you can be, and the time to dedicate to honing your skills.

Sounds good? Apply below.

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What you can expect after you apply

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Resume & Application Review

2

Fill Out a Questionnaire

3

Introductory Call (30 minutes)

4

Kolbe Workstyle Assessment

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Team Interviews (2-4 hours)

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Offer Letter & References

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Start with AccessAlly!

We'll send your company laptop, and have our first onboarding call to welcome you aboard.

Still wondering if you should apply?

We support workplace diversity and do not discriminate on any protected class. We believe when we work together as a team of different views, experiences, and ideas, we can build amazing things.

If you've got an entrepreneurial side, we welcome that! If you like to work autonomously, you're great at managing your schedule, and creative problem solving... you should apply.

If you like to geek out on pixel-perfect design, code efficiency, and web standards then you should apply.

If you dig open source projects, you care about knowledge sharing and education, and you like being challenged… you should apply.

"I’ve been with AccessAlly for 5 years now. It is one of those rare experiences where I've found myself thriving both personally and professionally.

I love that, while our product will always be the reason why we’re working together, there is a sincere focus on the individual needs of each team member. Not only have I achieved new skill levels in my career (without having to go through the painstaking process of switching jobs), but the company has also genuinely supported me in the ups and downs of being a new mother.

I honestly don't know where you'd find another fully remote company that offers the same level of fun, warmth, and competitive professionalism."

Maria Myre, UX Designer

Maria Myre

Our Core Values as an LMS Company

Core Value #1

Do fewer things, better.

We've experienced shiny object syndrome before, but these days we're focusing on doing what we do best: creating powerful LMS software with solid marketing strategies built right in.

Core Value #2

Data driven, but human focused.

We know that what you measure improves, and we're constantly looking to data to make better decisions. It's also important to us to remember the human being on the other side of the screen. Howdy!

Core Value #3

Be an ally.

We strive to actively remove the barriers to success for others. We believe that technology and education have the power to eliminate the inequality that we witness daily. We're on your side, and we want to help you reach your goals.

We love working here. We think you will too.