Literably (IK12)
Early literacy assessment software for elementary schools

Senior Software Engineer

$150k - $200k1.00% - 2.00%

Remote
Full-time
3+ years
About Literably

Literably is a fast-growing edtech company on a mission to develop every child into a proficient reader. Our flagship product is an online elementary reading assessment. Using our product, K-5 students read aloud and answer questions on a device (Chromebook, iPad, laptop, desktop), and Literably generates key data for reading instruction that would otherwise be collected manually. This saves teachers enormous amounts of time and drives critical intervention decisions for young readers. We currently serve over 500 schools, including several of America’s largest school districts.

About the role

Skills: Python, Amazon Web Services (AWS)

We are looking for a senior full-stack software engineer to take significant technical ownership over Literably's web services and core assessment processing system. You will play a leading role in both defining the technical roadmap and scaling the system to handle our rapid user growth. We work with AWS, Python, Django, Redis, and Postgres, but specific experience with this stack is not required. Prior experience operating autonomously and proactively at early stage startups is a big plus. Other nice-to-haves include experience with signal processing, audio data analysis, machine learning, and automated speech recognition.

Technology

We work with Python, Amazon Web Services, Pulumi, Docker, Git, Django, Redis, CircleCI, and Postgres. We receive huge volumes of noisy, often poorly-articulated audio data from young children in real classrooms every day. Using a combination of automated speech recognition and human transcription, our software converts this into clean, actionable information for elementary school teachers. Improving and scaling this assessment processing pipeline makes up the bulk of our engineering work.

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