Remote, sf
11 - 25 employees
< 10 engineers
$5m - $10m funding
Series a

CodeCombat is building a new way for K-12 students to learn computer science by using real programming languages to play an adventure game. We help students learn how to write functions in order to control their ‘hero’ avatar, implement puzzle-solving strategies, and ultimately code their own websites and games. We continually research and experiment with new ways to combine gaming and education so kids can learn computer science with a smile on their face.

We are a small, tight-knit team passionately educating millions of students worldwide. We are dedicated to providing an enjoyable, meaningful place to work. Team members pursue a healthy work/life balance, with unlimited vacation and flexible working hours.

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Why join us?

  • Join a passionate team driven by a mission to evolve education through game-based learning.

  • Backed by world-class investors including a16z and YC, we are nearly profitable with almost two years of runway and poised to scale with a Series A target of late 2018.

  • CodeCombat is in 15K schools and used by 800K students and 45K teachers in the US, and millions of players around the world. Teachers, students, and parents love us!

  • Combine the technical challenge and creative satisfaction of making games, the social impact of improving education, and the huge business opportunity of a high-growth startup with product-market fit. Join us!

Engineering at CodeCombat

Engineering team and processes

We all operate as full stack engineers, which allows us to be nimble as a small engineering team. It's also helpful that the whole codebase is in JavaScript. Engineers at CodeCombat split their time between customer-focused projects, maintenance (bugs, small misc tasks), and engineering improvements (e.g. upgrade build system, migrate to Vue.js). Customer-facing projects are where the majority of time is spent.

Engineers typically work with designers and other stakeholders to spec out features, and then push forward their contributions on an individual basis. We use GitHub Pull Requests and a suite of automated tests to push changes to production multiple times a day.

Technical Challenges

1) Extend our single player game to support synchronous multiplayer

2) Add customized items to character animations

3) Migrate entire codebase from CoffeeScript to JavaScript

4) Migrate from Backbone to Vue.js

Projects you might work on
  • Extend in-game character animation to include custom items and colors

  • Integrate our classroom management with Google Classroom

  • Design a progress dashboard that is fast and accurate

Tech stack
Amazon AWS

Working at CodeCombat

We’re mission-driven with an emphasis on results. We value teamwork and collaboration.

Perks & benefits
  • Work from Home

    Thursdays are a recurring work from home day, and individuals are encouraged to do so on other days as needed.

  • Maternal/Paternal Leave

    Maternity leave: 12 weeks paid, next 6 @ 55% salary Paternity leave: 12 weeks paid

  • Health Insurance

    Medical (gold), dental, vision.

  • Workshops/Conferences

    We encourage engineers to attend workshops and conferences. We believe in continued education and are happy to cover the costs.

  • Transportation

    Subsidized Clipper card: first $100 / month paid by CodeCombat, next $155 / month is pre tax money.

  • Relocation

    We assist with relocation expenses and logistics.

Our Team by the Numbers

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