Make School - Senior Frontend Engineer

Multiple Locations



We're looking for a Senior Frontend Engineer to help design and build the applications and services to support the Make School platform.  We view software as the backbone of our classrooms and are working to digitize our entire curriculum to build a better learning experience and to allow instructors to focus on providing better in-person support to our students.  You'll be responsible for our Online Academy, student management system, portfolios, the marketing website, reporting, and other Make School needs.

Our Stack:

React, Relay, GraphQL, Redux, ES6, Webpack, Jest, Ruby on Rails (marketing site)

Our Process:

We are an agile team that follows a scrum methodology using Asana. We have stand-ups, sprint planning meetings, retrospectives and pair programming sessions. We connect regularly over Slack & video chat and look forward to seeing your face there!


This position can be remote (US-friendly time zones) or based in our headquarters in San Francisco.

What You’ll Do:

    • Play a key role in the continued architecture and implementation of the Make School educational platform
    • Analyze and improve the efficiency and reliability of the Make School infrastructure
    • Write code with best-practices (including TDD) and participate in peer code review
    • Create the best user experience (for internal & external users)

What We’re Looking For:

    • 4+ years of strong development experience in our stack, especially React/Relay/GraphQL
    • Debugging, quality-assurance and performance analysis experience
    • Ability to work well with both in-person and remote peers
    • Strong understanding of TDD and ES6 best practices
    • Ability to accurately set timelines and to clearly define specifications
    • Ability to work efficiently and manage trade-offs when faced with conflicting deadlines
    • Ability to clearly communicate thought process
    • Ability and confidence to take ownership of projects
    • A strong understanding of visual design and user experience principles
    • Passion for education
    • Bonus points for experience with Ruby on Rails

About Make School

Make School is an accelerated college program for students who want a hands-on and product-oriented educational experience. The program spans two years, divided by a six-month internship at a tech startup. Students learn the Computer Science theory covered by traditional universities paired with the practical experience of building and shipping products, plus soft skills such as ethics, storytelling, and interpersonal communication. Students network with successful founders and developers throughout the program, and are placed at a tech startup upon graduating. The program has no up front cost, and instead students pay tuition through internship and post-grad job earnings.

We also run a six week Summer Academy program teaching iOS and web development, and our online curriculum inspires thousands of people to become software engineers.