Codecademy

New York
101 - 250 Employees
51 - 100 Engineers
$25M - $50M Funding
Series C

Codecademy is an education company. But not one in the way you might think. We're committed to building the best learning experience inside and out, making Codecademy the best place for our team to learn, teach, and create the online learning experience of the future.

Education is old. The current public school system in the US dates back to the 19th century and wasn't designed to scale the way it has. Lots of companies are working to disrupt education by changing the way things work in the classroom and by bringing the classroom online.

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Why join us?
  • Disrupting a huge market — Education is broken, and we're trying to fix it. The traditional education model cannot keep up with the rapid changes in technology. Our market is limitless and can have a net positive impact on the lives of every single user from n00bz to professional engineers in their journey to always be learning. At the end of the day, we're striving to make Codecademy as globally accessible as possible to help people get the jobs they want. We're not only after education but giving our users economic mobility and access to course material and content they otherwise wouldn't have.

  • Positive impact on the world — We are rethinking education from the bottom up. The web has rethought nearly everything - commerce, social networking, healthcare, and more. We are building the education the world needs - the first truly net native education. We take more cues from Facebook and Zynga in creating an engaging educational experience than we do from the classroom. Education is broken. Come help us build the education the world deserves.

  • Invest in your learning — We're firm believers in lifelong learning. All employees receive unlimited access to the Codecademy course offerings as well as a professional development and conference annual budget.


Engineering at Codecademy
Technical Challenges
  • Scale our platform which currently supports 45M users, to be able to handle over 10x as much traffic using Chef and Docker
  • Refactor our interactive Learning Environment (LE) to give our users a better in browser development experience
  • Push the limits of the LE to be able to teach courses beyond web development (think data science, mobile, and beyond!)
  • Help us build out a mobile component to give even more accessibility to our users
  • Internationalization - help us figure out how to ensure that users from both domestically and abroad have the same beautiful learning experience, without sacrificing performance
  • Data - we have tons of it. Help us analyze every little bit to make the Codecademy platform even more amazing
Tech stack
Ruby
Go
MongoDB
Javascript
Redis
React
Redux
Elastic Search
Chef
AWS
Node.js
Containerization
Docker
Nginx
Angular.js
Jest
Ruby on Rails

Working at Codecademy

Codecademy runs on our employees' love of learning whether it be our internal brown bags on a variety of topics, our engineering beloved lightning rounds, or our weekly slack book dumps where employees across the company enthusiastically recommend recent books they've read.

Generous Vacation

Codecademy has an unlimited vacation policy. We encourage employees to take at least 2 weeks every 6 months to make sure that they're well rested and fresh!

Free Food

Codecademy has catered lunch Monday through Thursday, and enough snacks to keep all of your hunger pangs at bay.

Beautiful Office

We're located in a beautiful SoHo loft space, right on the corner of Prince St. and Broadway. We're a short walk from Little Italy, Chinatown, the LES and The Village.

Workshops/Conferences

Codecademy believes in continual evolution and constant learning. We provide a professional development budget for every employee and department to take courses and attend conferences that will help them evolve.

Health Insurance

Codecademy provides benefits through Justworks, with a variety of very affordable plans available to suit all of our employees needs.

Gym/Fitness

We give our employees a $50 a month wellness reimbursement to be put towards gym memberships, yoga classes, massages, or whatever floats your boat. We also have a company-subsidized Citibike membership so you can pedal to work and ditch the subway (weather permitting of course!)

Team Activities

We host an open themed happy hour the first Thursday every month called First Thursday. Additionally, we have tons of clubs and interest groups ranging from Moviecademy (for all of our MoviePassers), game nights (board, strategy, and poker), and our Fitcademy triathlete club.

Flexible Hours

Most of us are in the office by 10am and leave after 6pm. While we have several morning people, and other late risers, we don't have set office hours and allow team members to set schedules for themselves that will make them the most productive.


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