Snr. Fullstack Engineer II, Product at Khan Academy

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Title: Senior Fullstack Engineer II, Product

Location: Mountain View, CA / Remote (US + Canada Only)

Job Description:

About Khan Academy

Khan Academy, a nonprofit organization, is dedicated to providing a free, world-class education to anyone, anywhere. Our renowned learning platform offers top-quality supplemental learning content and practice covering Pre-K through 12th grade and early college core academic subjects, with a focus on math and science. With over 155 million registered learners globally, we are committed to enhancing learning outcomes for students worldwide, particularly those in historically under-resourced communities.

Our Community

At Khan Academy, our community is as diverse as the learners we serve. Our team comprises individuals from various backgrounds, including academia, traditional/non-traditional education, big tech companies, and startups of all sizes. We prioritize diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging as essential elements for achieving our mission and impacting the communities we serve. By investing in our people and fostering a culture of continuous learning and development, we aim to be a world-class organization.

The Role

As we focus on providing equitable solutions to historically under-resourced communities of learners and teachers, we’re guided by our Engineering Principles. Within the Product team, your projects may include:

  • Integrating cutting-edge learning science into our product to empower learners and teachers to address learning gaps dynamically.
  • Collaborating with public school districts with high percentages of Free and Reduced-Price Lunch students to expand our teacher and learner tools to millions of underserved learners.
  • Developing tools for teachers to utilize Khan Academy strategically in their classrooms.

With the recent introduction of Khanmigo and Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology, this role will contribute to leveraging AI to enhance product capabilities where applicable.

As a remote-first organization, we prioritize leveraging technology best suited to solve problems for our learners. Presently, our tech stack includes Go, GraphQL, JavaScript, React & React Native, Redux, and we’re open to adopting new technologies like LLMs when they align with our goals. At Khan Academy, we value cultivating learning mindsets and strive to match each engineer with opportunities that foster their growth and development.

Your Contributions

  • 8+ years of experience building top-tier product experiences for interactive web applications, including developing and maintaining scalable backend services and complex frontend user interfaces.
  • Strong proficiency in technical project management, often taking the lead on projects.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain complex software, contributing clean, maintainable code to solve challenging problems and drive the team and mission forward.
  • Excellent communication skills, with a willingness to give and receive regular feedback.
  • Driven by Khan Academy’s mission to provide free, world-class education to all.
  • Proven cross-cultural competency, displaying self-awareness, empathy, and inclusive behaviors to foster belonging throughout the organization.
  • Passionate about global education and dedicated to making learning a joyful experience.
  • Experience with Generative AI / LLMs to develop products is advantageous but not required.

We welcome candidates with experience in any technology and offer robust onboarding and mentorship to support your growth and learning.

Perks and Benefits

Although we’re a nonprofit organization, we offer competitive salaries and generous benefits to reward our talented team. Our perks include:

  • Competitive salaries
  • Generous paid time off
  • Remote-first culture, accommodating your time zone with flexible schedules as needed
  • Comprehensive parental leave
  • Opportunity to work on high-impact products that define the future of education
  • Opportunities for connection through affinity, ally, and social groups
  • Traditional benefits such as 401(k) + 4% matching, and comprehensive insurance (medical, dental, vision, life)

At Khan Academy, we prioritize fair and equitable compensation, employee well-being, and our community. Our Total Rewards package includes competitive base salaries, extensive benefits, and perks to support physical, mental, and financial well-being.

The target salary range for this position (LEC IC 1.5) is $165,500 – $201,250 USD / 206,875 – 251,562 CAD. This range is indicative, and actual salary offered will depend on internal pay equity, your relevant skills, experience, qualifications, and job market data. Outstanding performers may earn well beyond this range, and additional incentives are provided as part of the total rewards package.

More About Us:

Explore some of our notable milestones and resources:

– Sal’s TED talks from 2011, 2015, and 2023 provide insights into our mission and vision for education.

– Get to know our dedicated team by visiting our team page at [](

Our Company Values:

  1. Live & Breathe Learners: We deeply empathize with our users, leveraging their insights, research, and experiences to create trusted and beloved content, products, and services. Our success is intertwined with the success of our learners and educators.
  2. Take a Stand: We hold strong convictions about the future of education and   are committed to evolving our perspective based on new data and user feedback, ensuring that our work aligns with industry shifts and user needs.
  3. Embrace Diverse Perspectives: We celebrate diversity within our community, valuing a range of voices, perspectives, and life experiences that contribute to stronger, more inclusive teams and better outcomes. We actively listen, learn, and collaborate to foster understanding and unity.
  4. Work Responsibly and Sustainably: Recognizing that achieving our mission is a long-term endeavor, we set realistic timelines and prioritize sustainable practices in our delivery. As a nonprofit, we steward our resources responsibly, ensuring the health and longevity of our team and organization.
  5. Bring Out the Joy: We are dedicated to making learning a joyful experience, shaping our products and culture to inspire joy in our users, teammates, partners, and donors.
  6. Cultivate Learning Mindset: We believe in the power of growth for both learners and ourselves, continuously learning, teaching, and evolving to improve our offerings, organization, and impact.
  7. Deliver Wow: We uphold high standards and strive to deliver exceptional end-to-end experiences that our users can rely on. By focusing on quality over quantity, we accelerate positive learning outcomes with our strategic partners.

We are committed to equal employment opportunity, fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion across all aspects of our organization. We welcome candidates from historically underrepresented groups and embrace the richness of perspectives they bring.


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