Sep 05

Fullstack Software Engineer

The Company

👋 We’re Supernow - a venture-backed, kid’s interactive edutainment platform on a mission to make learning more magical and joyful while instilling value soft skills like creativity, empathy, leadership and gratitude that aren’t taught in school.

We’re creating an entirely new way for kids to learn, play and interact online through our “Superverse” of engaging characters and immersive digital learning experiences. This is a safe space for kids to get their imaginations fired up, bodies moving, and social skills sharpened instead of turning into screen zombies and video game addicts. We are using technology to enable kids to engage directly with each other and our beloved cast of Supernow characters (imagine watching Sesame Street but engaging directly with Elmo!) and join teams to drive the storylines themselves in choose-your-own-adventure style classes. Our characters are played by multi-talented creatives who we work with to co-create their one-of-a-kind classes and bring them to life on our platform.

We’re building the next irresistible kids brand that every family in America will know and love and we’re growing FAST. With top investors behind us including First Round Capital and Slow Ventures, and a small but mighty core team, we’re ready to make that a reality.

That’s where you come in. We’re looking for a fullstack software engineer who’s excited about joining our development team to help our dreams become a reality.

The Role
As the second member of the engineering team at Supernow, you’ll be responsible for feature development across our stack. You’ll help architect and implement our new live class experience as well as our customer-facing website.

Our Tech Stack
  • Our frontend is built on Next.js, React/TypeScript, and Apollo GraphQL
  • Our backend is Phoenix and Elixir backed by PostgreSQL, hosted on AWS

Who We’re Looking For

You have 5+ years of fullstack development experience. You’re comfortable designing and implementing APIs alongside their interactive UI counterparts.

You’re excited by functional programming. Elixir is a purely functional language, and our React frontend is entirely Function Components. You share an interest in using functional programming to improve reliability, reduce bugs, and enjoy writing code. No previous functional programming experience is necessary.
 
You are comfortable working independently. We’re a very small team with a lot of big ideas. You’re excited by the idea of tackling big problems autonomously. You don’t like being micromanaged, and know when to ask for help.

You’re scrappy, entrepreneurial and collaborative. You thrive in fast-paced environments and are willing to roll up your sleeves no matter what the challenge is. We’re a small startup with huge ambitions, so you don’t have any problems pitching in even if the task doesn’t fall squarely in your job description.

You’re biased to action. You like to build and ship, and favor choices that get us answers faster (rather than perfectly). You focus on things that matter, push back on things that don’t, and ship quickly.

You are a strong communicator and are able to explain complex concepts to a wide audience. You are proactive when it comes to keeping the team abreast to progress.

You’re joyful, optimistic and passionate. You have a certain fire, energy and positive outlook that drives you in everything you do. People gravitate to you for your good vibes :) You believe anything is possible, especially with a kickass team at your side.

You care deeply about positively shaping the next generation. You’re driven by helping kids everywhere grow up happier, healthier and with a deep curiosity for learning.  You believe that there are better ways to educate and engage kids that leverage media, technology and community to make it magical.


What We Can Offer You
  • Remote-friendly culture, with optional NYC office space.
  • A competitive salary and early-stage stock options
  • Subsidized healthcare, dental and vision
  • Unlimited PTO
  • A parent-friendly culture
  • Whatever equipment you need, and a generous career education stipend to spend on your preferred workshops, books etc.
  • What else? We're new, shape it with us!




Ready to Apply?
Email us a resume and a short cover letter explaining why you’d be an excellent fit to [email protected] 

At Supernow, we value diversity and always treat all employees and job applicants based on merit, qualifications, competence, and talent. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Location

USA-ONLY

Salary and compensation

$120,000 - $150,000 / year



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