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Sr. Frontend Software Engineer - Abl Schools

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Sr. Frontend Software Engineer
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Company Overview

Abl believes every student deserves the opportunity to maximize their potential by making informed and meaningful choices about their lives and futures. Unfortunately, many students arenโ€™t given the same opportunities due to systemic inequities perpetuated by outdated, unresponsive systems. Abl offers advanced, data-driven software and services to help K12 school and district leaders identify and remove those barriers to equity. 


We are looking to add a talented Frontend Software Engineer to build, launch, and maintain products and experiences to help our customers improve student outcomes. The role will involve working with others to build new product features from beginning to end, including conception, research, implementation, and maintenance. 


In this role you will:

  • Collaborate across functions to understand user problems in order to ideate, scope solutions, and implement them. 
  • Lead projects and coordinate efforts across engineering, product, data science, and customer success teams.
  • Improve performance, reliability, and user experience in our products.
  • Collaborate with the R&D team to shape our long term product vision. 
  • Collaborate with the Engineering team to shape our long term technical vision.
  • Proactively define/maintain best practices, mentor other engineers, and lead by example
  • Foster inclusive relationships and collaborate cross functionally with Designers, Data Scientists, education experts and other Engineers.


Ideal candidate has:

  • 3+ years experience as a software engineer
  • Experience architecting, developing, and testing frontend code
  • Experience building applications with modern frontend web tooling (we use React, Apollo, Webpack, and more)
  • Experience working with large, complex datasets in a frontend application
  • Empathy for team members and a passion for diversity and equitable outcomes
  • A track record of leading complex technical projects.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to provide in-depth evaluation of multiple technical directions and determine tradeoffs of each


Bonus Points if:

  • You are passionate about education and equity
  • You have experience with Ruby on Rails (our backend is Rails)
  • You have experience driving initiatives at a company level
  • You have experience working at a remote tech startup


Note to Candidates: Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they check all the boxes listed in a job description. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background. We encourage you to apply, even if you don't believe you meet every one of our qualifications described.


What we offer:

  • Competitive compensation
  • Flexible PTO for our employees to use as needed
  • Stock option plan to give our employees a direct stake in Abl's success
  • Comprehensive health coverage (medical, dental, vision) subsidized up-to 100%
  • Remote first company with in-person events throughout the year
  • Generous Parental Leave and Adoption Assistance for your growing families
  • Pre-tax benefits including 401k, FSA, and HSA with $1000 towards the account
  • Learning & Development opportunities and reimbursements for further professional training


Company Culture

Abl employees share a passion for revolutionizing education through school design, whether or not they have prior experience working in the field. We value diversity of background and thought. We strive to create a safe and supportive environment where trust, communication, creativity, and humility are valued as highly as technical skills. We believe shared ownership builds a more resilient company, and we tackle hard problems, together. If that sounds like your dream work environment, we look forward to hearing from you.


Abl Schools Headquarters Location

San Francisco, CA

Abl Schools Company Size

Between 20 - 100 employees

Abl Schools Founded Year


Abl Schools Funding Rounds

  • Series A

    $7,500,000 USD

  • Seed

    $4,500,000 USD