Principal Software Engineer - NodeJS


Knowledgehook is on a mission to empower the problem-solvers of tomorrow. We are  preparing the next generation of learners to create an incredible future for this world. We have a math education brand with a passionate fan-base and are creating a purpose-driven team who loves to collaborate and solve problems with solutions that break new ground. To help our company move to the next level and enable us to build an even more compelling education experience, we are looking for a Principal Software Engineer.

What you’ll be doing

Our engineering team is dedicated to providing functional solutions for students around the world, no matter what type of device they have - smartphones, desktops, Chromebooks, or even crypto mining rigs with 4090s. As a member of the product development team, you will have the opportunity to:

  • This is a hands-on, architecting, and feature development role 
  • Design, Develop and Scale an EdTech / game platform as well as multiplayer and social features
  • Model problems, design, write, test, and release code to solve them.
  • Take ownership of large parts of our engineering solution.
  • Contribute to open source projects. We are passionate about open source and love giving back to the community whenever possible.
  • Own the creation of new features as well as modifying existing ones
  • Work closely with Engineering Leadership to design and implement long-term backend solutions following industry best practices
  • Help Eng Manager break down features into epics and tasks
  • This role reports to the Engineering Manager on Game and Student Engagement teams

We use technology that is best suited for solving problems for our learners. At KH we work with Angular, C#, NodeJS, and MS SQL Server, and we are always open to adopting new technologies if they can help us achieve our goals. If you understand Bubble Sort but would question implementing it then you’ve come to the right place.

What you need

  • At least seven years of developmental SaaS experience
  • Expert level knowledge of NodeJS and TypeScript
  • Proficiency with modern SQL
  • Experience with Angular or React would be a plus
  • Familiarity with Websockets and realtime server applications
  • Familiarity using effective product development processes
  • The ability to motivate and drive a talented, creative, and technical team
  • Strong communication skills, both spoken and written — we are a remote team and communication is critical
  • To command technical respect — you can dive into technical discussions and deeply understand and influence the decision making process
  • To excel at giving and receiving feedback
  • A desire to change the world
  • Nice-to-have: Kubernetes Experience
  • Huge Plus: Game development experience

What’s in it for you

  • Be part of a transformational organization! The Ed-Tech industry has a direct impact on the education system, empowering students and families with innovative tools and resources to enhance learning outcomes. As an Ed-Tech company, we are revolutionizing the way children learn math and tackling math phobia.
  • Join a winning team! This is a unique opportunity to be part of a thriving  team and develop your skills and knowledge. While the journey may be challenging, it will also be immensely rewarding.
  • Join a welcoming and supportive community!  Our team is a tight-knit group of individuals who share a common passion for our work, and we collaborate closely to achieve our objectives, creating an intimate and caring community.
  • Competitive Total rewards! Our Total Rewards package aligns with industry standards:
  • We offer a benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision coverage, with 100% of premiums paid by the company.
  • We have a generous paid time off program that includes both vacation and personal days.
  • We embrace a remote-friendly work environment.

About Us

Knowledgehook, a leading educational technology company, empowers over 450,000 teachers and parents to collaboratively support the mathematics learning journey of over 5 million students worldwide. Winner of Google’s Game Changer Award and named Top Disruptor by BNN, its platform analyzes student understanding through engaging assessments, providing real-time personalized solutions to close learning gaps between classroom teaching and at-home learning. Designed by leading numeracy and research experts, Knowledgehook’s Instructional Guidance System is known for reinventing how online technology supports education and educators, while developing students into problem solvers of tomorrow by giving them a love of learning, today.

How to Apply

Does this position sound like a good fit? If so, please send your resume and include (Principal Software Engineer - NodeJS) in your subject line to [email protected]

As part of the recruitment process we require references, and Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Check (Level 2) or Vulnerable Sector Check (VSC).

By applying to this position you are confirming you possess either a Canadian citizenship, permanent resident status or work permit.

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code Knowledgehook Inc. will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment and selection process to applicants with disabilities. If selected to participate in the recruitment and selection process, please inform Human Resources of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require.

We thank all those who apply but only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Application Steps

Send your resume and optional video application to [email protected] and include the position you are applying for in your subject line.

Video Application (1-2 min)

The video application is completely optional and gives you the space to share with us more about yourself. Tell us about who you are, why you’d be great, and why you want the role. Take this time to express yourself the way you normally would – we care about what makes you excited!

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We look forward to learning about you!