Senior Engineer

Khan Academy is a nonprofit education technology organization with a mission of providing a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere. Over 15 million learners, teachers, and parents around the world use Khan Academy each month. Duck Duck Moose, an award-winning creator of educational mobile apps for children, is now part of the Khan Academy family. We are looking for a talented full-time, in-house Senior Engineer to join our collaborative team of designers, illustrators, engineers and product people. You should have a BA/BS degree in Computer Science, with at least 7+ years of strong mobile, web, or server experience.  

Our Engineer will help redefine the way a whole new generation of children learn and interact with media globally. You will work with a small, collaborative team of engineers, product managers, and designers to create outstanding user experiences. Our ideal candidate will have a deep passion for great design, an outstanding attention to detail, an excellent sense of humor, and a love of games and children’s media. You will be involved in the ideation, and concepting as well as the development for our growing suite of award-winning iPhone, iPad and Android apps. You will also share our love of learning, a strong understanding of mobile interaction design, and an easy-going, fun-loving (and playful) personality.

Skills and Requirements

  • A strong passion for engineering, creativity, and problem solving
  • 7+ years of mobile, web, or server experience
  • Proficiency in C++ and/or JavaScript
  • iOS, Android, NodeJS, Angular experience a plus
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, collaborative environment
  • Strong work ethic, organizational skills, attention to detail, and communication skills
  • Ability to work locally in our office in San Mateo, CA


  • Competitive salary
  • Great Health, Dental, Vision Insurance, 401k
  • Generous paid time off (PTO)
  • A fun, supportive team and flexible work opportunities
  • Weekly team lunches
  • The best Chocolate Ice Cream in the World anytime

About Khan Academy | Duck Duck Moose 

Khan Academy is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with the mission of providing a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere. In 2016, Duck Duck Moose, an award-winning creator of educational mobile apps, joined Khan Academy and formed the Khan Academy Kids team. The company has created 22 top-selling titles and has received 22 Parents’ Choice Awards, 19 Children’s Technology Review Awards, and a KAPi award for “Best Children’s App” at the International Consumer Electronics Show. The Khan Academy Kids team is a passionate group of engineers, artists, designers, and educators. Like all Khan Academy offerings, Khan Academy Kids and all Duck Duck Moose apps are 100% free, without ads or subscriptions.

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