Software Developer (temporary)

The Concord Consortium, a nonprofit research and development organization dedicated to transforming STEM education through technology, is seeking a talented software developer to create innovative science, engineering, and math software for STEM education in our Emeryville, California, location. As a software developer you will build components for these 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 a project’s 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 need:

  • experience with application-level JavaScript and preferably TypeScript
  • confidence and collaborative skills to work in an agile environment
  • an undergraduate degree or equivalent in CS, mathematics, or natural sciences
  • 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 MobXStateTree
  • Cloud-based data storage such as Firebase
  • automated testing (Cypress or equivalent)
  • Git and Travis
  • Linux
  • science, math, data science, citizen science, or related field/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 is a six-month assignment in our Emeryville, CA, office. Our office is located in the heart of Emeryville, reachable from the BART station via the Emery Go Round shuttle.

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

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.