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Funding1M-5M USD
IndustryWeb 2.0, Software, Social Networking
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Software Engineer

at FormativeLearning in Palo Alto, CA   —   Mar 29, 2014   |  
FormativeLearning plans to disrupt the US K-12 educational system, by revolutionizing teacher and principal training.

Our cloud-based Observation and Professional Development platform is rapidly gaining adoption in an $8.6 Billion, federally-mandated market. Our content marketplace promises to be differentiator in the success of our teachers.

We have closed several large contracts with big-name customers, in addition to securing our first round of investment.

We have a phenomenal set of connections, advisors, and investors who are committed to our success, and focused on changing the lives of millions of students across the country. These include some of the founding team members of Yahoo, the former Executive Director of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Co-Founder of EduSoft, etc.
We are looking for skillful developers on the front and back end who will join the founding team at FormativeLearning. Our talented engineers have come from companies like Google, RockYou, and Taggers.
You will help drive the direction of the product, with the knowledge you are improving the most important sector in our society. Our company culture is one which fosters open collaboration, and seeks the opinions of each team member.
The candidate will have a great experience in web software development, with solid design methodologies.
He or she would ideally be a generalist able to work on the full technology stack. However, a high level of specialization on the front or back end is also a great fit.
You’ve worked with/designed highly-scalable, fault-tolerant web applications. Else you will gain the experience here!
2+ years developing applications in a web development (better if on the LAMP stack - Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP).
Experience with modern web architectures. PHP 5, Object-Oriented Concepts, MVC frameworks such as CakePHP, Symphony or Zend.
Comfortable working with HTML/CSS/Javascript/AJAX. Frameworks like JQuery, MooTools, or Prototype is desired.
Working knowledge of SQL and Database management.
Experience with the full SDLC; requirements, design, coding, testing, release management.
Proficient in Written and Spoken English
B.S. Computer Science, Software Engineering, MIS or equivalent work experience
Very competitive + equity, depending on experience
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