Software Engineer - Intern

Engineering & IT San Mateo, California

IXL Learning, a leading edtech company with products used by 6 million students worldwide, is seeking Software Engineer Interns who have a passion for technology and education. You will dive into our code base and immediately contribute to our three extremely impactful educational products and build new, innovative products. You can fine-tune your existing skills and learn new ones as you work on one of our many teams. You’ll be able to work with our Core Technology team in back-end engineering, Front-end group using cutting-edge technologies like React, Mobile team in implementing iOS and Android apps, or our Full-stack teams who seek engineers interested in doing it all.

We find it immensely satisfying to develop products that impact the lives of millions, and we are eager to have you join our team.

We hire interns year-round. International candidates encouraged to apply; H1B sponsorship is available.

What You'll Be Doing

As a Software Engineer Intern, you will work as a member of our engineering team and build the back-end wiring, application logic, and UI that engage our users. You will find and use the best technologies to add features and create new products. You’ll be involved in all aspects of the development process – including design, coding, testing, debugging, and tuning. You will own your projects from start to end as they travel through our fast-paced development cycle. In addition to working with your fellow engineers, you’ll collaborate with other teams to design amazing products that meet the needs of our users, who are students and teachers all over the world.

Technology

Our server-side stack currently includes Linux, Apache, Java, Scala, Python, and Oracle. For our iOS app development, we use Swift. Our front-end code is written in JavaScript (including the React and D3 libraries, and ES6). Of course, the specific technologies and languages you use will vary by project and according to your own interests or specialization areas.

What We're Looking For

  • Pursuing a Bachelor's or advanced degree in Computer Science or a related discipline
  • Excellent programming skills
  • Strong analytical-reasoning and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work both independently and with a wide variety of teams
  • Knowledge of Unix, Python, Java, SQL, JavaScript, or Mobile app development is a plus
  • Passion for improving education through technology

About IXL

IXL Learning is a leading educational technology company on a big mission: delivering an immersive learning experience to all students, in all grades and subjects, in schools and homes worldwide. With 1 in 8 U.S. students already learning on IXL (answering over 50 million questions every day!), IXL inspires educators and learners around the world and is changing how students feel about learning and about themselves.