Our mission is to meaningfully engage educators in professional growth.
KickUp’s Engineering apprenticeship is intended to provide an opportunity for someone new to software engineering to grow their technical skills and gain industry experience.
KickUp aims to empower educators by meaningfully engaging them in professional growth. Our platform helps school districts design, coordinate and assess their professional learning activities, giving educational leaders a coherent and actionable picture of their program's effectiveness through data.
We're building a product that improves the way teachers and students are supported, and to do that well, we need a workforce that’s representative of the users we serve. We are actively looking to add members to our team who will bring diverse backgrounds, new perspectives, and a willingness to challenge us to improve the work we do every day.
Full-time position (30 hrs / week), January - April (~12 weeks) with a $10,000 stipend
You’ll work with modern tools, by building our web app with Django and React
You’ll work full-stack, touching everything from dev-ops through our design system
You’ll work directly with mentors on our engineering team on roadmap projects
You’ll have opportunities to collaborate with other teams across the organization including Product, Customer Success, and Sales
You’ll get to engage in the whole software lifecycle -- from spec to development to QA to release
You’ll be supplied with a laptop for the duration of the apprenticeship
Due to Covid-19 the apprenticeship will be fully remote
No prior professional experience as a full-stack software engineer, and no more than 6-months experience as a web developer
Non-traditional background in computer science: self-education, bootcamp, two-year degrees in computer science or related discipline, or four-year degrees in non-technical fields
Ability to learn and work independently
Ability to make progress in a remote-first environment
Good communication skills
Bonus: a demonstrated interest in or personal connection to K-12 education
Bonus: a web-hosted, live demo of a project you’ve worked on (even if it is a capstone project from a bootcamp or a personal project)
We believe diversity breeds innovation. We're building a product that improves the way all teachers and all students are supported, and to do that well, we need a workforce that’s representative of the users we serve. We are actively looking to add members to our team who will bring diverse backgrounds, new perspectives, and a willingness to challenge us to improve the work we do every day.
Our mission is to meaningfully engage educators in professional growth. Education is in our team’s DNA, and study after study demonstrates that educators have the single greatest impact on student learning. KickUp exists to help districts grow their teachers through high-quality professional learning and well-coordinated improvement efforts, and your work at KickUp will lead to system-level change in education.
Our team is humble and sharp, with a unique blend of both mission driven and business smart qualities. Because we offer our clients both software and services, we’re able to build deep relationships and garner deep insight into the needs of our users in order to be a highly user-focused team. We work closely together to share learnings, solve cross-team problems, and maintain a cohesive, small-team feel and community spirit as we grow our organization.
Step 1: Intro Call: an initial call with our engineers to learn more about KickUp
Step 3: Technical phone interview: chat with a member of our team so we can learn more about your specific experience
Step 4: Virtual "on site" interview: meet the engineering team, and members of other departments, in a half-day final interview
Step 5: Reference checks and offer
Our work centers around empowering educator professional growth through data, and our educator DNA makes for a growth-oriented environment. We're a relatively small team of 23, with a lot of opportunities for all members of the team to be heard, take on leadership roles and have their talents recognized. You'll find a welcoming space in our Wellness and Culture initiatives (led by two culture leads), and we have a dedicated Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Lead on our team to ensure we are continuously listening and finding ways to intentionally build an inclusive environment.
Made with ❤️ by Veni Kunche.