Seesaw

26 - 50 Employees
11 - 25 Engineers
$25M - $50M Funding
Series A

Seesaw inspires engagement by giving students powerful creative tools to capture their learning. Students are even more motivated knowing they can show their learning to classmates, teachers and families right in the app.

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Why join us?
  • After just 3 years, Seesaw is used by millions of students in 1 in 2 schools in the US and used internationally in 150 countries. The best way to see the impact we have is to check out our unfiltered Twitter here: https://twitter.com/search?f=tweets&vertical=default&q=%40seesaw&src=typd

  • We are well-funded, quickly growing, and bringing in millions in revenue.

  • We have an experienced team including co-founders who have founded and sold multiple startups together. Work with the creators & leads of Google Calendar, Picasa, Maps, Facebook Platform, and Twitter.


Engineering at Seesaw
Engineering team and processes

We're a small but experienced team of engineers. Our engineers have led efforts on Google Calendar, Maps, Facebook Platform, Twitter, Apple iOS, and Khan Academy.

We are organized into product-focused (feature) teams where you’ll be able to develop on all parts of our codebase across platforms. You'll have the opportunity to partner with product managers, designers, and fellow engineers and take ownership building features from concept to launch. Seesaw is used by teachers, students, family members, and school administrators across a variety of devices. We develop and support Seesaw on the web, natively on iOS and Android, and run our backend on Amazon Web Services. We develop in a collaborative and iterative environment and ship frequently. We value practicality over being clever, we are curious, we value solving the problem vs patching the issue, we think it’s okay to say “I don’t know”, and we do our best to help each other.

Technical Challenges

One of the most exciting challenges at Seesaw is creating a product that engages and empowers students to show what they are learning in the classroom with their teachers and family members. We work closely with our product managers, designers, and user researchers to understand the unique needs of our diverse audience.

With a diverse user base, we are constantly tackling the challenge of making Seesaw accessible across as many devices as possible. Making Seesaw a delight to use on the web, on mobile devices, and on Chromebooks is critical to our success and our mission. We are seeing growth and adoption of Seesaw all over the globe and delivering a great experience to our users means thinking about how we scale our service to meet needs not just in the US but in all parts of the world.

We are continuing to innovate and find ways to bring more ways for students to express themselves in Seesaw via a suite of rich, creative, multimedia-based tools.

We have created a community driven Activity Library for teachers to use in the classroom with their students. We are continuing to find ways to surface more relevant and personalized content to teachers browsing and searching through the ever-growing Library.

Projects you might work on
  • Create a more personalized and rich experience for teachers searching and browsing for activities to share with their students.

  • Build new ways for students to express and show what they are learning in the classroom on Seesaw.

  • Help our growing number of paid schools and districts integrate and manage Seesaw more effectively.

  • Work on our backend systems to continue to help scale our service to millions of users worldwide.

  • Help us actively migrate our Web App from AngularJS to React.

  • We run Docker containers in our development and test environments and are planning to migrate our production systems to use containers to allow us to more efficiently manage our production infrastructure.

Tech stack
Python
Angular.js
React
AWS
DynamoDB
Elastic Search
AWS Athena
Tornado
Redis
CloudFront
Docker
Android
Objective-C
iOS Development

Working at Seesaw

We value humility, curiosity, and transparency as we work together to serve students, teachers, and family members. We also put a high emphasis on collaborating and continual learning. For example, we have company-wide lunch & learns for Seesawers to learn about what other teams are working on.

The K-12 market also represents an incredibly diverse user base. We’re actively working to build a diverse and inclusive team that can best advocate for the needs of this community. More than 40% of our prod/eng team identify as women and more than 20% identify as members of underrepresented racial and ethnic groups.

Generous Vacation

Unlimited PTO

Free Food

Employees get a company credit card to spend on lunch every day.

Gym/Fitness
Beautiful Office
Company Retreats

We have two company trips a year, as well as quarterly offsites and team activities. In the past, we've been to Japan, New Orleans, and Lake Tahoe.

Maternal/Paternal Leave
Health Insurance
401(k) Contribution
Philanthropic Contributions
Team Activities
Workshops/Conferences

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