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Our office is in New York City, near Madison Square Park

Head of Design
As our designer, you will join a small team executing on huge challenges.

Socratic is a world-class startup obsessed with building the best education app in the world. Our product is used by millions of students, and your work will impact their lives on a daily basis. With the help of our engineering team, you’ll harness cutting edge technology (machine learning, computer vision, NLP) to build deliciously simple experiences for our users. Apple puts it this way: “No matter how much we use it, this app feels like magic.”

About the role

  • Work with extraordinary teammates. Our team is stacked with tech talent (Google, Venmo, Khan Academy, Microsoft Research) and educational expertise (watch Tyler’s TED Talk).
  • You’ll have full ownership of design at Socratic: first as the sole designer, then as design manager as the company grows.
  • Work with our CEO Chris to define product strategy (plan roadmaps, define product requirements, prioritizing tasks).
  • Lead our culture of user-centric design by running user tests and sharing insights with the team.

Qualifications

  • Strongly product driven. You identify and prioritize product opportunities and create designs that solve for product goals.
  • Visual and interaction design is your bread and butter.
  • You’re comfortable using data to learn about how users use a product and as a tool to inform product decisions.
Android Lead
Bring Socratic to the next billion students.

Socratic is on a mission to make learning easier for every student. Our app is used by millions of students, and your work will impact their lives on a daily basis. Apple put it best: “No matter how much we use it, this app feels like magic.”

About the role

  • You will lead development of our Android app.
  • You will make key technology and architecture choices.
  • You will work closely with product and design to make a consistent, performant, and delightful app.
  • You will be supported by experienced mobile and backend engineers.

Qualifications

  • You have built and maintained an Android app, and have shipped it via the Play Store.
  • You have experience with all major aspects of mobile development, including UI, networking, data management, etc.
  • You exercise sound judgment and understand the balance between moving fast and writing maintainable code.
  • You can rapidly prototype new ideas, and are comfortable working in a fast-moving, iterative, environment.
Generalist Engineer
Help build every part of Socratic's engineering stack.

Socratic is on a mission to make learning easier for every student. Our app is used by millions of students, and your work will impact their lives on a daily basis. Apple put it best: “No matter how much we use it, this app feels like magic.”

About the role

  • You'll work on all parts of Socratic's stack, including our Go API, our open-source math solver, and eventually, our Android app.
  • You'll build and deploy big new product features, and will make small tweaks.
  • You'll learn new technologies as needed.
  • You'll work directly with product and design, and will have a say in the company's direction.

Qualifications

  • You have built, maintained, architected, or optimized one or more production systems.
  • You are not tied to specific technologies, and are excited to learn new tools and approaches.
  • You exercise sound judgment and understand the balance between moving fast and writing maintainable code.
  • You are excited about Socratic’s mission.
Help us create a life-long learning partner

What if you had an amazing teacher by your side whenever you were trying to learn something? We believe that everyone should have access to great teaching, in every topic, language, and learning style.

We're onto something big

Our app launched in the summer of 2016 and has shot up the charts. We have a 5 star average with 2000+ reviews.

Top in the app store

“No matter how much we use it, this app still feels like magic.”

Apple, App Store Editor's Notes

“This homework helper is legitimately the coolest app I have seen in a year.”

Casey Newton, The Verge
Love your job, and live your life

Meaningful work is part of a full and healthy life. We support you for the rest.

  • Health
    Full health/vision/dental insurance
    Gym memberships
    Citibike membership
    Exercise anytime
  • Wellness
    Flexible hours
    Work-from-anywhere mornings
    Remote work flexibility
    Unlimited vacation policy
  • Experiences
    Team trips (Brazil, Morocco)
    Industry conferences
    Work with students
    School visits