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Product Engineer

CodeHS

CodeHS

Product
Chicago, IL, USA
Posted on Saturday, June 22, 2024

About CodeHS

CodeHS is a comprehensive platform helping K-12 schools teach computer science. We provide curriculum, professional development, and a full software platform. CodeHS is used by millions of students and thousands of schools and districts around the US and the world.

Mission

The mission of CodeHS is to empower all students to meaningfully impact the future. We believe that in the 21st century, coding is a foundational skill, just like reading and writing. That’s why we say: Read, Write, Code. Coding and computer science are essential skills for students to learn and schools to teach.
This is an in office position, which would require 5 days a week in the CodeHS Chicago office at 747 N LaSalle in River North.
Must be authorized to work in the US. We are a distributed company.

Role

CodeHS is hiring a Product Engineer to join the Engineering Team. You will split your time between software engineering and planning technical projects. You'll focus on ensuring that projects we want to complete have a technical plan, are handed off to engineers who can work on them, and are completed and communicated across teams and externally.
Your deliverables will be project specs that explain the business needs of a project along with a roadmap for the technical implementation decisions for the project. You will then follow these projects to completion, ensuring they’re implemented successfully, shipped, and communicated.
You will report directly to the CTO.

Responsibilities

  • Build and write project specs.
  • Evaluate the feasibility of projects in the pipeline from a technical perspective.
  • Work cross-functionally with other teams to ensure new projects meet business needs.
  • Collaborate with designers to plan implementations
  • Collaborate with engineers to make design decisions and launch decisions
  • Write code to prototype or explore in order to make good design decisions.
  • Kick off projects with engineers who work on them.
  • Work with Linear issues, Asana, and Notion to organize, categorize, and document product roadmap
  • Communicate product updates internally and externally
  • Coordinate with marketing to communicate external updates and launches
  • Develop their own projects to an extent (% of time coding TBD per-person)

Qualifications

  • Capable Software Engineer
  • Clear communicator of technical information
  • Ability to balance technical details alongside business needs
  • Good sense for user impact

Not Responsible for

  • Being a direct people manager
  • Defining company product strategy. You will have input into project prioritization but are not responsible for determining product direction at the company level

You're a great fit for this position if you are passionate about improving education, being a great communicator, going the extra mile to solve problems creatively, and working on the forefront to use technology to improve education.

This is an in office position, which would require 5 days a week in the CodeHS Chicago office at 747 N LaSalle in River North.

Benefits

  • Health, dental, vision
  • Equity
  • 401k plan with 4% match
  • Paid Parental leave
  • Strong vacation policy (18 days off + 17 company holidays)
  • Short term and long term disability
  • Lunch provided some days in the Chicago office
  • Cost of monthly CTA ride pass is covered
  • $400 annual professional development stipend

Company Values

Encourage Teaching and Learning

CodeHS is about providing excellent teaching and learning opportunities in computer science for students all over the world. We value creating fun, accessible and creative learning experiences for teachers, for students, and for team members at CodeHS. We believe that education--and specifically coding--within the formal K-12 system, the higher-education system, and beyond has the power to allow everyone to unlock their full potential.

Create a Direct Positive Impact

At CodeHS we value creating a direct positive social impact with our work. We work directly with students, teachers, schools and districts to implement computer science classes. Through building great curriculum, tools and resources to allow high schools to teach computer science, we can create a direct educational benefit to students to help explore the limitless world of computing. We believe that expanding access to computer science education will empower students to take an active role in creating the future.

Make It Fun and Creative

Bringing fun and creativity to every aspect of our work is a main focus for us at CodeHS. It starts with a fun, friendly and accessible curriculum, that allows students the opportunity to build creatively and engage in thoughtful problem solving. We also focus on developing a creative and fun environment to work in, and think that this allows us to bring novel approaches to challenging problems. Computing is about logic--but it’s also about creativity--and we hope to share that excitement with teachers and students through CodeHS.

Our Operating Practices

Get the job done

We figure out the real problem to be solved and take ownership over seeing it to completion. We help move things across the finish line.

Bring context and big picture awareness

We consider the projects we work on in their context and see how our projects impact the team, company, and the customer.

Adaptable

We adapt to changing needs across customers and the team, and make good plans but know that they can change as we get new information.

Growth Mindset

We're always looking to learn and improve, and we share that mindset with teachers and students. We’re working to improve individually and as a team.

Team player

We help out our teammates and we’re team players. We make decisions with a team first approach and strive to act in the best interest of the company as a whole.

Constructive and solution oriented

When approached with problems and roadblocks, we're constructive and solution oriented. We think through problems and tradeoffs, proactively finding solutions.

Good vibes

We bring positive energy whether in person or virtually to help contribute to making a positive work environment for everyone.

Follow through

We make sure to do what we say we are going to do for team members and for customers. We're proactive, dependable and reliable in the work that we do.

CodeHS is an equal opportunity employer. CodeHS maintains a drug-free workplace.