Careers

NoRedInk is transforming grammar and writing education through adaptive learning and personalization. We're one of America's fastest-growing startups, and every 0.25 seconds, a student solves a question on our site. Our focus is eliminating the "red ink" on students' papers and empowering massive numbers of students, teachers, schools, and parents around the world.

... And we want you to join us.

What are we up to?

NoRedInk is an adaptive learning tool that helps students improve their grammar/writing skills. Our engine generates personalized curriculum from students' interests and adapts to their abilities with instant feedback, tutorials, and color-coded heat maps. With no marketing, we're in 5% of schools.

We won NBC's $75,000 Innovation Challenge in September and have been featured on the TODAY show, Mashable, TechCrunch, MSN.com, US News & World Report, and Hack Education. We're funded by prominent investors, backed by ImagineK12, and led by an English teacher who, after grading 15,000 papers, decided to leverage technology to eliminate "red ink" on students' papers.

Engineering positions

Lead Front-End Engineer

We're hiring a front-end engineer to create beautiful, intuitive experiences for our users and pioneer new assessment types that fundamentally alter the way kids learn.

This could be a good fit for you if you're entrepreneurial, passionate about disrupting education, very smart, and looking for a pivotal role on a small team. You'll have competitive compensation, all the Mac equipment your heart desires, and fantastic benefits. More importantly, you'll be doing work that really matters, and nearly every code push you do will directly affect massive numbers of students, teachers, and parents all over the world.

Key responsibilities

  • Be our front-end lead, architecting a client side that's efficient, elegant, and intuitive across browsers, operating systems, and devices.
  • Delight students, creating user experiences that will charm our users, keep them engaged, and make learning easy and fun.

Requirements

  • You have previously been the lead on a small team (2-10 people)
  • You're an expert in Javascript, jQuery, HTML5, and CSS
  • You write well-tested, object-oriented code
  • You have a history of creating beautiful, engaging user experiences.
  • You want to be a leader at an early-stage, well-funded startup with massive traction.
  • You want to make a difference

Bonus Points

  • You have experience/talent with UI/UX design

How to apply

Email jobs [at] noredink [dot] com letting us know why you think you'd be a good fit. Please include specific examples of projects you've worked on with links. Link to your Github if you have one.

Lead Rails Engineer

We're hiring a full-stack engineer to run our technical show, pioneering new assessment types that fundamentally alter the way kids learn.

This could be a good fit for you if you're entrepreneurial, passionate about disrupting education, very smart, and looking for a pivotal role on a small team. You'll have competitive compensation, all the Mac equipment your heart desires, and fantastic benefits. More importantly, you'll be doing work that really matters, and nearly every code push you do will directly affect massive numbers of students, teachers, and parents all over the world.

Requirements

  • You're very smart, you dream big, and you want to be in charge of something huge.
  • You have experience supporting an entire stack w/ Rails
  • You're an expert in Ruby, JavaScript, Linux and MySQL
  • You design with OOP, SOLID, MVC and REST in mind
  • You test at the unit, functional and integration level
  • You can be your own DBA (setup, optimization and troubleshooting)
  • You actively track new languages and technologies
  • You're familiar w/ Git, CSS, HTML, JQuery, CoffeeScript, Backbone.js & Rackspace Cloud/AWS
  • You want to be a leader at an early-stage, well-funded startup with massive traction.
  • You want to make a difference

How to apply

Email jobs [at] noredink [dot] com letting us know why you think you'd be a good fit. Please include specific examples of projects you've worked on with links. Link to your Github if you have one.

Design positions

Lead Product Designer

Content creation

Content Creation Lead (Full-time)

Attention language sticklers and grammar nerds: We're hiring former English teachers and/or test prep specialists to lead NoRedInk's content creation team. Are you a great writer? Do you love playing with language? Want to wear many hats at a well-funded and fast-growing startup? If you're interested in helping us rid the world of "red ink" please read on.

Daily Responsibilities

  • Helping us expand our grammar curriculum, using your pedagogical expertise to create new categories, do research, and make important decisions about what we measure and how we measure it
  • Creating scalable and engaging content within our engine, helping a massive number of students, teachers, and parents all over the world. You'll also train a team of freelancers using your knowledge of our system; you'll be the point person responsible for making sure all our content is top-notch
  • Answering customer service emails, crafting responses to common issues, documenting and relaying problems to our management/technical team, and working on ways to cut down on support requests
  • Writing copy for the site (our newsletter, FAQ, help page, blog, testimonials page, etc.)
  • Performing "quality control" on sentences and formulas that users have flagged
  • Helping with various types of "growth hacking" to help the company reach important milestones

About You

  • You have at least 2 years of teaching experience. Ideally, you've taught middle or high school English
  • You're incredibly organized, and you're great at creating organizational systems to manage complex tasks
  • You're tech savvy and a Mac lover
  • You're hungry to make a difference in education, and you bring passion, an awesome work ethic, and an entrepreneurial mindset to all your endeavors. You want to work at a small startup with a dedicated and talented team
  • You're a language stickler, and you want to help students improve their grammar/writing skills
  • You're based in the San Francisco Bay Area. We unfortunately cannot accommodate those who wish to work remotely but would like to be full-time

How to apply

Apply here! Please also email your resume to content-jobs [at] noredink [dot] com.

Content Creation Freelancer (Part-time)

Attention language sticklers and grammar nerds: We're hiring talented writers to create engaging content inside NoRedInk's grammar engine. Are you a great writer? Do you love playing with language? Want to wear many hats at a well-funded and fast-growing startup? If you're interested in helping us rid the world of "red ink" please read on.

Daily Responsibilities

  • Creating funny, entertaining, and high-quality sentences within our grammar engine, helping massive numbers of students, teachers, and parents all over the world. You'll also create tutorials to help students improve when they've made mistakes.
  • Researching new grammar categories and performing other tasks that constantly improve our content creation system.
  • Answering customer service emails, crafting responses to common issues, documenting and relaying problems to our management/technical team, and working on ways to cut down on support requests.
  • Writing copy for the site (our newsletter, FAQ, help page, blog, testimonials page, etc.)
  • Performing "quality control" on sentences and formulas that users have flagged.
  • Helping with various types of "growth hacking" to help the company reach important milestones.

About You

  • You love playing with language, have excellent grammar, and understand how to engage middle and high school students.
  • You're very organized, and you're great at creating organizational systems to manage complex tasks.
  • You're tech savvy and a Mac lover.
  • You're hungry to make a difference in education, and you bring passion, an awesome work ethic, and an entrepreneurial mindset to all your endeavors.
  • You want to be a part of something special.

How to apply

Apply here! Please also email your resume to content-jobs [at] noredink [dot] com.

Note: If you share our vision but don't fit one of these categories, please let us know how you'd like to contribute.