Job Openings at Code.org

Launched in 2013, Code.org® is a non-profit dedicated to expanding access to computer science, and increasing participation by women and underrepresented students of color. Code.org organizes the annual Hour of Code campaign which has engaged 10% of all students in the world, and provides the leading curriculum for K-12 computer science in the largest school districts in the United States. Our vision is that every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn computer science, just like biology, chemistry or algebra. Join our team to help make this vision a reality!


Working at Code.org

We are currently hiring for:

Don't see a good fit, but have passion for our mission? Send a resume and drop us a line to let us know why you want to work for us and what you would bring to our team.

To apply, email resume, cover letter, portfolio, and/or LinkedIn profile to jobs@code.org.

Executive Assistant (temporary; Seattle, WA)

Job Summary:

Code.org is looking for an experienced Executive Assistant to join our administrative team. This is a full-time, short-term assignment, to cover the maternity leave of one of our staff members.

We are looking for an energetic, positive, collaborative professional to join our small, nimble administrative team for the next 3-4 months (tentative start date: May 2). You should be a tech-savvy self starter experienced in using tools to solve problems, with a willingness to take ownership and get-it-done attitude. Successful candidates will have prior experience in a fast-paced or start up environment.

The primary responsibility of the person filling this role will be supporting three C-level Leadership Team members in day-to-day administrative tasks.

Typical duties will include:

  • Managing individual Leadership Team member’s calendars
  • Coordinating travel and submitting expense reports for LT members
  • Assisting in event planning and order catering, as needed
  • Other duties, as assigned

Experience and Qualifications

The ideal candidate has the following qualifications:

  • 2-4 years experience in supporting C-level executives
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Proficiency using Google Apps for email and calendaring
  • Proactive problem solver with strong attention to detail
  • Experience learning and using current tech tools

To apply, please email cover letter and resume or LinkedIn profile to jobs@code.org.

Director of Marketing & Communications (Seattle, WA)

Job Summary:

In the last 3 years, Code.org has grown exponentially. We currently have over 15 million student accounts with 10,000 additional created every day. Our social media accounts have over 2.5 million followers and a third of US schools joined the Hour of Code last year. We need your help to continue to drive momentum and opportunity for computer science education. You can find our newsroom here.

Code.org is looking for a talented and creative manager to set and execute a strategic, comprehensive marketing and communications plan for the organization. The Director of Marketing & Communications will work closely with Code.org’s leadership team as the communications partner on a variety of initiatives.

Responsibilities of the position include:

  • Designing and managing organization-wide communications strategy
  • Driving and managing media and PR strategy
  • Managing and establishing key partnerships with communications teams at related organizations
  • Managing the international Hour of Code campaign and partnerships
  • Designing and managing email communication plan for marketing and grassroots lobbying campaigns
  • Manage a small team responsible for social media, web content, email campaigns and event marketing and communications
  • Working with external vendors supporting our efforts in PR and advocacy

Experience and Qualifications:

The ideal candidate has the following qualifications:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and sound editorial judgment
  • Previous success in public and media relations; creating compelling stories to drive brand strategy and developing relationships with the press
  • Strong project management and strategic partnership skills to drive marketing campaigns with external partners
  • Experienced manager able to hire and develop a marketing and communications team
  • Proven ability to work effectively across a wide range of internal teams, and produce on deadline in a fast-paced environment
  • Proficient in using Google suite of applications, presentation and layout skills
  • 5-7 years of relevant work experience in communications and technology
  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, public relations, or related field
  • Familiarity or background in educational communications preferred, no background in Computer Science needed

To apply, please email resume, cover letter, and writing sample and/or social media accounts to jobs@code.org.

Marketing Associate (Seattle, WA)

Job Summary:

Code.org is looking for a Marketing Associate who will support communications across the organization. The primary responsibility of this position will be assisting the Director of Marketing in the planning and execution of the annual Hour of Code campaign. The Hour of Code initiative encourages students to try computer science during Computer Science Education Week in December. The Marketing Associate will make essential contributions to this global and highly visible marketing effort, supporting social media and email outreach, live events, partnership cultivation, and more.

The Marketing Associate will have a wide variety of additional day-to-day responsibilities supporting the marketing team, including everything from running email campaigns reaching millions of teachers, parents, students and volunteers to supporting public relations, media coverage, and events.

Other responsibilities of the position may include:

  • Managing, maintaining, and growing our social media presence
  • Writing, sourcing and editing compelling stories for our blog or external press
  • Creating website content on code.org, csedweek.org, and hourofcode.com

Experience and Qualifications:

We are looking for a self-starter, experienced in communications, who can multi-task, excel under pressure, and work independently with a geographically dispersed team. Must be extremely detail-oriented, tech-savvy, and able to swiftly prioritize duties as needed on multiple ongoing projects. Candidate should be flexible and willing to work in a fast-paced, start-up environment.

The ideal candidate has the following qualifications:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong copywriting and content development experience
  • Knowledge and understanding of current trends in social media
  • Passion for digital media and devices, an “early adopter” of digital trends
  • Familiar with methodologies of website and media tracking tools
  • Proven ability to work effectively across a wide range of internal teams, and produce on deadline in a fast-paced environment
  • Proficient in using Google suite of applications, presentation and layout skills
  • 2-5 years of relevant experience in communications and technology
  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, public relations, related field or equivalent work experience
  • Familiarity or background in educational communications preferred, no background in Computer Science needed

To apply, please email resume, cover letter, and writing sample and/or social media accounts to jobs@code.org.

Marketing Coordinator (Seattle, WA)

Job Summary:

We are looking for a Marketing Coordinator to support communications, marketing, and public relations efforts at Code.org. The Marketing Coordinator will collaborate with members of our marketing team and across the organization to make sure projects get the resources and attention they need to be successful.

Other responsibilities of the position may include:

  • Work with marketing team to coordinate day-to-day activities that lead to the completion of projects and tasks Managing, maintaining, and growing our social media presence
  • Writing, sourcing and editing compelling stories for our blog or external press
  • Working with our advocacy team on grassroots lobbying campaigns across the country
  • Supporting public relations, media coverage, and events
  • Creating website content on code.org, csedweek.org, and hourofcode.com

Experience and Qualifications:

We are looking for a self-starter, experienced in communications, who can multi-task, excel under pressure, and work independently with a geographically dispersed team. Must be extremely detail-oriented, tech-savvy, and able to swiftly prioritize duties as needed on multiple ongoing projects. Candidate should be flexible and willing to work in a fast-paced, start-up environment.

The ideal candidate has the following qualifications:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong copywriting and content development experience
  • Knowledge and understanding of current trends in social media
  • Passion for digital media and devices, an “early adopter” of digital trends
  • Familiar with methodologies of website and media tracking tools
  • Proven ability to work effectively across a wide range of internal teams, and produce on deadline in a fast-paced environment
  • Proficient in using Google suite of applications, presentation and layout skills
  • 2+ years of relevant experience in communications and technology
  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, public relations, related field or equivalent work experience
  • Familiarity or background in educational communications preferred, no background in Computer Science needed

To apply, please email resume, cover letter, and writing sample and/or social media accounts to jobs@code.org.

Director of Product (Seattle, WA)

Job Summary:

Code.org is looking for an experienced Director of Product with a shared passion for our mission--we are transforming computer science education and changing the world! Working at Code.org, you’ll be a leader in getting computer science education into all schools for all students and building the competitive workforce of the future.

The Director of Product will be responsible for providing end-to-end ownership of the Code.org website and web services, including the curriculum platform used by tens of millions of students and hundreds of thousands of classrooms. Code.org curriculum spans from kindergarten to grade 12 and professional learning workshops for teachers.

In addition to our curriclum platform, the product team builds tools for advocacy, marketing, and partnerships. Some examples:

The Director of Product will also be responsible for:

  • Managing a team comprising product management, user experience, design, data science, and customer support.
  • Managing high visibility external partnerships

Experience and Qualifications:

The ideal candidate has the following qualifications:

  • 7+ years experience as a Product Manager, i.e. defining product, customer/competitive research, writing specs, working with engineering team
  • 3+ years experience as a manager of other PMs
  • Experience with building / managing a Web site and/or web services
  • Bachelor’s degree with a background in Computer Science (or equivalent experience)

In addition, candidates:

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Must pass a pre-employment background check

To apply, please email your resume (and/or LinkedIn profile), cover letter, and portfolio to jobs@code.org.

Product Designer (Seattle, WA)

Job Summary:

Code.org is looking for an experienced, creative designer with the drive to own end-to-end design of a product with major impact. This is a one-year, full time role with potential to extend on mutual agreement.

You will manage design changes across our website, marketing materials and education tutorials. These currently reach millions of people around the world. We have over 15 million students today and 10,000 new accounts created every day.

Areas of responsibility include:

  • Website pages for Code.org and Hour Of Code
  • Tools and a development environment for middle school and high school students to learn computer science (examples).
  • Tutorials to teach elementary students to code (like learning to draw with code or making a story with code)
  • As needed, design elements for marketing materials and handouts that are used for schools, districts, and partnerships or social media memes/infographics
  • Managing style and design guidelines across the site
  • Managing external contractors for illustration/animation/other work as needed

You will also need to be able to successfully communicate conceptual ideas, detailed design, and design rationale, both verbally and visually.

Experience and Qualifications:

The ideal candidate has experience in app and/or web design and strong, flexible visual design skills. We are looking for a self-starter who is passionate about improving education.

The candidate should have:

  • 3+ years of UX/UI experience on websites or apps with a portfolio reflecting that experience.
  • Strong information design skills with an understanding of responsive design and best practices for web
  • Graphic design skills for print and web (layout, color, etc.)
  • Visual design skills to make activities fun and appealing to children
  • Solid intuition and passion for interaction design
  • Ability to work seamlessly with engineers and product managers end to end to create solutions that are both well designed and technically feasible
  • Proven ability to own end-to-end design for product, including style guides and design guidelines

Additional preferred skills (not required to apply):

  • Ability to create illustrations for kids ages 5 to 18
  • Experience in education, children’s products, or video games (on personal projects, volunteer opportunities or for a previous job)
  • Bachelor's degree in graphics design, interaction design, fine arts, or a related discipline.

In addition, candidates:

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Must pass a pre-employment background check

To apply, please email your resume (and/or LinkedIn profile), cover letter, and portfolio to jobs@code.org.

Senior Software Engineer (Seattle, WA)

Job Summary:

Code.org is transforming computer science education and changing the world. Working at Code.org, you’ll be playing an active role in getting computer science education into all schools for all students and building the competitive workforce of the future.

As a Senior Software Engineer at Code.org, you’ll be a key contributor in delivering features in Code Studio, used by tens of millions students and teachers in K-12 classrooms around the world. You’ll be part of an agile, fast-moving team where you get to deliver features to customers quickly and frequently. You’ll get to work on hard computer science problems and use some of the latest web technologies.

Experience and Qualifications:

The ideal candidate has the following qualifications:

  • Passion for our mission of #CSForAll
  • Bachelor’s degree with a major in Computer Science
  • 5+ years as a software engineer
  • Ability to make senior level engineering contributions including a high level of output, tackling the hardest problems, and being a guiding voice on the team
  • Experience shipping significant features in commercial software products
  • Expertise in some of these technologies preferred:
    • JavaScript
    • React
    • Ruby / Rails
    • SQL/Databases/MySQL

In addition, candidates:

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Must pass a pre-employment background check

To apply, please email resume, cover letter, and/or LinkedIn profile to jobs@code.org.

Software Engineer (Seattle, WA)

Job Summary:

Code.org is transforming computer science education and changing the world. Working at Code.org, you’ll be playing an active role in getting computer science education into all schools for all students and building the competitive workforce of the future.

As a Software Engineer at Code.org, you’ll be delivering features in Code Studio, used by tens of millions of students and teachers in K-12 classrooms around the world. You’ll be part of an agile, fast-moving team where you get to deliver features to customers quickly and frequently. You’ll get to work on hard computer science problems and use some of the latest web technologies.

Experience and Qualifications:

The ideal candidate has the following qualifications:

  • Passion for our mission of #CSForAll
  • Bachelor’s degree with a major in Computer Science
  • 3+ years as a software engineer
  • Expertise in some of these technologies preferred:
    • JavaScript
    • React
    • Ruby / Rails
    • SQL/Databases/MySQL

In addition, candidates:

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Must pass a pre-employment background check

To apply, please email resume, cover letter, and/or LinkedIn profile to jobs@code.org.

Working at Code.org

Company Profile

Code.org is a non-profit organization dedicated to expanding participation in computer science by making it available in more schools, and increasing participation by women and underrepresented students of color. Our vision is that every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn computer science.

We believe computer science and computer programming should be part of the core curriculum in education, alongside other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) courses, such as biology, physics, chemistry and algebra.

Working for Code.org

We offer a comprehensive employee benefits package that includes:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Technology subsidy consistent with our Bring Your Own Device environment
  • Flexible, engaging working environment
  • Monthly unlimited ORCA pass or equal value transit subsidy; located near public transit hub in Seattle, WA
  • Paid time off: 3 weeks vacation annually, sick leave, and 'winter break' office closure the two weeks that include Christmas and New Years.
  • Medical, dental and vision premiums paid at 100% for FT positions and their dependents
  • Option to participate in 403b retirement savings plan
  • The opportunity to help students learn better and change the face of computer science

Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident and be capable of passing a pre-employment background check

No relocation packages

Don't see a good fit? Drop us a line and a resume and let us know why you want to work for us and what you would bring to our team.

To apply, email resume, cover letter, portfolio, and/or LinkedIn profile to jobs@code.org.