Senior Software Engineer

Are you ready to create innovative web and mobile applications for K-12 students and teachers? The Concord Consortium is seeking a talented seniro software engineer to create innovative science, engineering, and math software for STEM education. We are an educational nonprofit located in Concord, MA, and El Cerrito, CA. As a software engineer you will build components for STEM education activities and create and improve systems for authoring, deploying, and reporting on them.

In this position you will:

  • write open-source code
  • work in sprints with a project leader and other developers
  • learn the science, engineering, or math subject matter well enough to work effectively with the project leader
  • rotate among several projects, switching as needed
  • suggest new technology ideas to project leaders and developers
  • improve platform and deployment processes
  • optimize applications for maximum speed and scalability
  • participate in team discussions of software architecture and infrastructure
  • provide tools to help researchers access their project data, outputting data in different formats
  • build reusable code and libraries for future use

To accomplish this you will need:

  • experience with application-level JavaScript and preferably TypeScript
  • experience with mathematical modeling of physical systems
  • confidence and collaborative skills to work in an agile environment
  • an undergraduate degree or equivalent in CS, mathematics, or natural sciences
  • at least five years of work experience as a software engineer
  • have completed a software project with a team of developers
  • ability to work independently when necessary
  • good verbal and written communication skills
  • interest in creating superior educational software

You will be even more successful if you have experience with or interest in:

  • JavaScript frameworks such as React and MobX-State-Tree
  • cloud-based data storage such as Firebase
  • automated testing (Cypress or equivalent)
  • Git and Travis
  • science, math, data science, community science, or related fields/applications
  • creating clean, usable, and beautiful user interfaces
  • designing well-structured applications that communicate through extensible APIs
  • cloud-based deployment, especially on Amazon Web Services or Heroku
  • working on an agile team

This position is primarily a remote position with preference given to candidates within commuting distance to either of our offices for occasional in-office meetings.

The Concord Consortium offers a rich variety of benefits, including up to four weeks’ vacation, medical and dental insurance, tuition reimbursement, a generous TIAA-CREF retirement plan, and life and short- and long-term disability insurance.

Our work environment is casual and stimulating. Join us to be part of a creative community of geeks and science, math, and engineering fanatics. We have frequent technical and research discussions, sometimes including invited guests from local and distant nonprofits, tech groups, and more. We’re a creative, intelligent, happy bunch — check out our profiles at:

To apply

If you are authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis for any employer and you have the required qualifications, please email your resume and cover letter to

We are unable to offer sponsorship.

The Concord Consortium is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a person’s race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, or any characteristic protected under applicable law.