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Software Developer

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Posted about 2 months ago

Would you be excited to help drive a movement to get kids across the country learning outside? If so, we’d love to talk to you. We're hiring a Sr. Software Developer to help us amplify our movement in more communities across the country.

Tinkergarten is the national leader in outdoor, play-based learning. We are a fast-growing, social impact company founded by education and tech industry vets. Our platform, training and curriculum equips a network of thousands of teachers to lead live online and in person outdoor, play-based kids classes everywhere.

As a Software Developer you will collaborate with other technologists and cross-functional teammates to build delightful, high-impact experiences for a variety of end users, helping better support our fast-growing business. You’ll interface with all aspects of what we do; enabling both online and on-ground learning with technology. Most importantly, your work will make a significant impact, as it is our collective mission to ensure that our next generation of children can lead happy, healthy, productive lives.


  • Build new products that delight customers and enhance their on and offline experiences.
  • Continue developing tools to help our network of leaders to manage and grow their educational impact.
  • Work with internal teams to identify, understand and build internal tooling to increase operational efficiency as we scale.
  • Work with the company’s data and analytics to generate reports, analysis, and make better decisions for the business.
  • Requirements

    Ideal Candidate Background:

    • 3+ years of prior experience in software development role, information technology role.
    • Experience with: Ruby (on Rails), Javascript (ideally React), modern CSS frameworks (Tailwind, Bootstrap, etc), MySQL or Postgres, cloud services AWS, GitHub;
    • Can multitask, prioritize, and manage one’s own time while building strong interpersonal relationships with peers and other teammates.
    • Strong Design and Product sense
    • Is a collaborator and communicator, and is proactive in organizing, presenting, and communicating work.
    • Energized by a little uncertainty and in situations where things are continually evolving.
    • Is capable of managing a team either while in person or while remote.
    • Is excited to work hard, make significant contributions, and is open to learning and improving.
    • Wants to make a huge impact during your time on the planet.
    • This role can be based anywhere, though must be willing to align with EST time zone. We welcome all to apply, and we believe that diverse teams are stronger teams.


      At Tinkergarten, we know how impactful a meaningful work/life balance is to the wellbeing of our teammates. We’re big on “filling our buckets” with joy and play. That’s why, in addition to a robust Medical, Dental VIsion benefits package, we’re also thrilled to support our employees with:

      • Company Equity
      • Team Play Breaks: We coordinate opportunities for the entire team to take an afternoon to unplug and play outdoors during working hours.
      • Generous PTO, Sick, Holiday, and new parent paid leave policies
      • A supportive, connected company culture across a fully remote team.
      • Complimentary Tinkergarten Classes for employees and the children in their care.

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