About the role
As a full-time front-stack engineer, you will be working on a complex interface that combines story-based video clips, audio recording, and flashcard animations. You will be working on both our website and our mobile app. We are looking for people who take ownership of their work and are not happy with a feature until it makes the product a better experience for all users.
It is very important that you have an interest in the topic of language learning. We are a mission-driven company, looking for people who are dissatisfied with the state of language learning and want to help us to make a dramatically better experience for students.
- 3+ years professional experience with Ruby on Rails.
- 3+ years professional experience with React.
- Proficient with CSS.
- Excellent written and spoken communication skills in English.
- Great attention to detail.
- Highly independent and self-motivated.
Ideally: Experience with React Native.
We have achieved the monorepo dream, with a codebase that allows for easy code sharing between our web and mobile apps.
At Seedlang we are passionate about working at the intersection of education and technology. It is our mission to help people succeed on the difficult journey of learning a new language in a fun and effective way. We believe in bringing together innovative technology and authentic language learning content, produced by real people using real language.
Our team is small but dedicated. We are working on a big challenge that we have ourselves experienced, both as learners and teachers. Seedlang has been founded by Jeremy Smith in 2015 as a response to his struggle with learning German after moving to Berlin. He was later joined by Cari Schmid who has been teaching German through her Easy German YouTube channel. Her YouTube channel now has almost a million subscribers.
We are in this for the long-haul and we believe that it is worth it to take our time to craft an amazing product. We even do things that don't scale, and have already created 10s of thousands of short videos for use in our flashcards.
We are fully bootstrapped, profitable, and growing! We intend to take on the big players in the language learning space, but to do it our way.
What we offer
We offer a competitive salary, equity in our company, flexible working hours, and a lot of autonomy regarding how you do your work and how you structure your day. You will be given responsibility and have ownership of your tasks. We are, of course, there to support you as you need.
And because we are as much a content company as a technology company, we are an interesting and diverse group of characters. We want to do great work, but we also want to have fun while doing it. We hope you will want to join our unique bunch of misfits!