Software Engineer

Course Hero is creating a platform where students and experts can share and access great academic content they need to succeed at any time, from anywhere. Today, millions of students take advantage of our educational resources including study guides, flashcards and tutors.

We believe that improved access to knowledge enriches lives and increases future opportunities. Technology is revolutionizing the way we learn, and we’re committed to providing individualized support to students everywhere to help them expand their academic knowledge and professional skills.

Our company culture is very open, flat, and transparent. We succeed and learn together. We’ve tried hard to make this a pleasant and inspiring place to do creative work and it’s been working since we started out in 2008.

Most importantly, we seek to hire individuals whose personality, integrity and passion for our business make our team better as a whole. We’re growing fast, profitable (yes, it’s true for 4 years and counting!), and looking for new team members to push us toward the future.

The role:

Course Hero is looking for a software engineer who can hit the ground running. Our engineering team releases code every day to millions of people, so we're looking for someone who can take on challenges, build new features, and iterate quickly.

Each engineer has a role in building Course Hero's architecture and will have the opportunity to touch all parts of the stack. Our projects are big­­­­terabytes of data and customers around the world­­­but our team is small, so you’ll see projects from start to finish, and work closely with product managers and designers to ensure successful results.

Some of the challenges you'll help us tackle include:
  • Helping us expand our core applications architecture (Study Guides, Flashcards, Tutors) using MVC frameworks like Zend or Symfony.
  • Taking us global as we scale our site from 10x to 100x as many students who can access our resources for any course, anywhere, at any time.
  • Learning new product development as we add native mobile applications for iOS and Android.
  • You’ll work with our engineering, product and design teams to build new features, tools and functionality with PHP, JavaScript, MySQL and other fun tools in our stack.
  • You’ll learn more about TDD and SCRUM practices as part of a small, collaborative team.
Our ideal candidate has:
  • Some academic, project or 1­-2 years of work experience where you’ve worked with modern languages and MVC frameworks like PHP, Ruby, Python or Node.js.
  • A degree in Computer Science or STEM field, and interest in side projects you can share through a project website or GitHub repository.
  • Experience working with SQL databases like MySQL or PostgreSQL.
  • Academic or work experience in data structures and algorithms
Nice-to-haves include:
  • Front end development or design experience with jQuery, Angular.js, JavaScript, Sass or Susy.
  • Mobile development experience.
  • Experience or familiarity with continuous integration or TDD.
What we can offer you:
  • Industry competitive salary and stock options.
  • Full medical coverage (medical, dental, vision).
  • 401(k) program to help you save for the future
  • Regularly planned team events and outings.
  • Free Friday lunches and an endless snack and drink supply
  • On­site amenities including a day spa, full­service cafeteria, 3 miles of nature walks along the Bay and free membership to a 7500 sq. ft. fitness center.
How to apply:

This position is located in Redwood City, California. To apply, email us at or click the link on this page!

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Send us an email with the subject line "Course Hero: Software Engineer" and tell us why you're the best person for the job. Please include your resume and cover letter.

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