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Staff Software Engineer - Marketplace Product Infrastructure

Company: Teachers Pay Teachers
Location: New York
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

About Us:
At Teachers Pay Teachers (TpT), we're unlocking the power of educator-created content. TpT gives educators access to a trusted, one-of-a-kind community. We are the world's first marketplace of our kind and founded by a teacher, for teachers as the go-to platform for teacher-created content for nearly 15 years. We are currently serving more than 7.5 million users and more than 85% of U.S. teachers. If you haven't heard of TpT yet and want to learn more, just ask any teacher.
The Team:
Focused on supporting the product teams in building the core TpT experience where teachers come to explore and download resources to use in their classrooms. You'll work full-stack to lay the foundations in the developer experience and technical stack so that the product teams can build and scale new features that enhance our user's experience with search and discovery, creating and evaluating resources, and educating users about new product offerings.
As a Staff Software Engineer within the Marketplace Product Infrastructure (MPI) team, you will help lead our efforts in modernizing and refining the systems powering the TpT Marketplace that supports millions of teachers each year. You will be expected to help the team prioritize, design and implement the right investments on the underlying marketplace technology to support our product priorities. To succeed, you should be excited to dive deep into technical challenges while also helping technical and non-technical team members understand the progress and impact your team is making. This is an opportunity to help define the technical direction for a critical part of the business and own the improvement of our product development velocity and quality.

  • Understand requirements and context to inform how to prioritize investments in our marketplace technology.
  • Drive the scoping, design, implementation, and operation of major projects for the marketplace, spanning multiple engineers, sprints and (sometimes) teams.
  • Play an individual contributor or tech lead role for projects as needed for the team and organization.
  • Uplevel the engineering team by mentoring other engineers, presenting on best practices, and informing major technical decisions.
  • Help shape the long-term technical vision and strategy to achieve and support the Marketplace ecosystem.
  • Take ownership and responsibility for producing maintainable, monitored, and highly available software systems.
  • Own and deliver on engineering practices and processes that have an impact on the productivity and engagement of the team and the wider organization.
  • Own engineering programs or key objectives end-end that span multiple teams, projects, and/or quarters.


    • Deep technical foundation that allows you to engage with and support engineers at the design/review level when making decisions.
    • Technical curiosity and experience necessary to own mission-critical systems, coupled with interest in business and product objectives to make pragmatic decisions.
    • Strong communication skills with ability to articulate complex technical concepts.
    • Leadership skills that allow you to concretize ambiguous goals and rally teams to make meaningful progress.
    • Collaborate with business stakeholders and engineering leaders in the organization
    • Comfortable with lean engineering and agile project management practices with a track record of successfully managing and delivering on large projects.
    • Ability to iterate and create high-quality products using a data-driven approach.

      Benefits & Perks:
      At TpT, we believe the positive experience of employees is essential to growth, both individually and collectively. To achieve our mission of 'Empowering Educators to Teach at Their Best,' we must also empower the members of our TpT Team to work at their best. To that end, two of our core company values are "We Learn and Grow Together" and "We Enjoy the Journey." We've committed to these values and to our employees through investing in added benefits and perks:

      • Comprehensive Medical, Vision & Dental Benefits
      • Free Telemedicine Membership - 24/7 access to trusted medical advisors
      • Generous PTO and Wellness Days
      • 5 Week "Recharge Leave" after 5 Years, to refresh and celebrate the impact you've had at TpT
      • Generous Parental Leave (for new parents) for time to adjust to parenthood, plus additional six weeks for the birth parent
      • Onsite Mother's Room
      • 'Employee Resource Groups' (ERGs) to promote employee inclusivity and belonging
      • Engineering Learning Fridays (ELF), to provide a space each week for Engineering teams to collaborate and learn from each other
      • 'Professional Development' Stipend, to support the professional growth of employees (including - but not limited to - subscriptions, books, lectures, etc.)
      • Annual Company Events (Camp TpT, Field Day, Hackathons, Holiday Party, Summer Picnic, Classroom Visits, etc.)

        Here at TpT we value Diversity & Inclusion and encourage people to bring their most authentic selves to work. We cultivate an environment where people are recognized and celebrated for their individuality.
        Any TpT applicant who requires reasonable accommodations during the interview process should contact the TpT People Ops Team ( to make the need for an accommodation known.Finally, if you're a California resident, California law requires that we provide you notice about the collection and use of your personal information. We encourage you to read it carefully. You can find our full notice.

Keywords: Teachers Pay Teachers, New York , Staff Software Engineer - Marketplace Product Infrastructure, IT / Software / Systems , New York, New York

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