Instructure was founded to define, develop, and deploy superior, easy-to-use software. (And that’s what we did / do / will keep on doing.) We are dedicated to the fight against iffy, mothbally, shoddy software. We make better, more usable tools for teaching and learning (you know, stuff people will actually use). A better connected and more open edtech ecosystem. And more effective ways for everyone everywhere to access education, make discoveries, share knowledge, be inspired, and do big things. We accomplish all this by giving smart, creative, passionate people opportunities to create awesome. So here’s your opportunity.
We’re hiring engineers at different levels who are passionate about technology and education, to help build a new product delivering the next generation of observability & decision-making for Canvas administrators.
Culturally our team will look and feel very much like a highly collaborative start-up. We value innovation, so much so that we have quarterly Hackweeks; a week each quarter to work on relevant pet projects and features.
Most of our work is open source, even our primary product (Canvas). Check us out on Github:
Our Seattle office is located downtown in the Westlake Center, 1601 5th Avenue.

What we do:

  • We are web engineers with experience building services at scale in a loosely coupled but highly integrated system, as well as developing well composed and performant isomorphic/universal web apps.
  • We have a deep commitment to quality and using the right tool for each problem we solve.
  • We use Flow, JavaScript, Node.js, GraphQL, Apollo, Redux, D3, and PostgreSQL. Our platform runs on AWS.
  • What we look for:

  • Experience building geographically aware, user-facing consumer web applications.
  • Front-end focus, back-end focus, or full-stack with a lean towards one or the other.
  • You've written 10,000 lines of code that look embarrassing in retrospect, and you’ve written over 10,000 lines of good code since then.
  • Ability to solve complex problems requiring in-depth analysis.
  • Mastery of your chosen tools.
  • Capable communicator.
  • A passion for staying informed of new technologies and keeping a technical edge.
  • Strong knowledge of, and adherence to, coding best practices.
  • Ability and desire to work in an open and team-oriented environment.
  • BS in Computer Science or related degree preferred.
  • Get in on all the awesome at Instructure.

  • Competitive salary, equity, and 401k 
  • Employee stock purchase plan
  • 100% paid medical, dental, disability, and life insurance 
  • HSA program, vision, voluntary life, and AD&D 
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Transportation allowance
  • Paid time off, 9 paid holidays, and flexible work schedules 
  • Gym club reimbursements and rewards-based fitness tracking  
  • Latest software and tools with top of the line equipment
  • Food, lots of food.
  • We’ve always believed in hiring the most awesome people and treating them right. We know that the more diverse we are, the more diverse our ideas will be and when we openly welcome those ideas, our environment is better and our business is stronger.
    At Instructure we participate in E-Verify and yes, in case you didn't catch it from the above, we are an Equal Opportunity Employer.