eSpark Learning

eSpark empowers teachers to transform their classrooms with technology.

Founded 2010
16-50 employees
  • Education
  • Headquarters address
    223 W Erie St STE 3NW, Chicago, IL 60654

    Our Mission
    Our mission is to re-imagine student learning for all students so it’s student-centered; enabling students to succeed in school and life. We founded eSpark Learning to bring differentiated learning to students in all schools. Every student and class has differentiated needs which challenge even our most effective educators. Our goal is to offer teachers the tools and insights necessary to reach each of their students, wherever they are.

    How We Interview & Hire Engineers
    We’re a small and growing team, so we put a lot of thought and care into our interview process. If you’re on our team, we want to make sure it’s a good fit for us, but more importantly we want you to feel comfortable, empowered, and challenged at eSpark. We want to give you the chance to learn about us and work on a typical coding challenge we face at our company.

    We start with an initial 30 minute call with a member of our engineering team to answer your questions about eSpark. If that goes well, we’ll ask you to join us for a technical interview over Google Hangout. Afterwards, we will send a 2-hour coding exercise done remotely at your own pace. If you demonstrate an understanding of the technical aspects necessary to be successful in the role, we’ll invite you to our office to present your work. You’ll meet the entire team—both engineering and non-engineering—and have lunch with us. You’ll pair with one of our engineers, talk with our CEO, and meet a few individuals from our product and engineering teams.

    We hope that by the end of our time together you’ve had a chance to learn all about us and we can typically make a formal offer quickly. As part of the offer process, we will ask to setup reference calls with your former managers & bosses. We glean a lot of our inspiration from the book Who?, check it out!

    Growth & Culture at eSpark
    We are inspired to fulfill a mission larger than ourselves. We recognize that every person on our team has an important role to play in helping students and teachers grow. Our company is a mix of product and technical experts and former teachers. We care deeply about our users—parents, teachers and kids—and exemplary academic outcomes. We value data and see accelerated growth in our students’—up to 2x growth on third party assessments when students who are using eSpark are compared to their peers who are not.

    With our mission as our backbone, we strive to be spectacularly great at a few things and aim to have the discipline to say no to many things in order to focus on what’s most important. We seek out compelling data and research so we have the opportunity to change our approach quickly to best serve our students.

    We collaborate, have fun, and work hard to deliver software and services that are truly valuable to schools, teachers, and students.

    Tech stack

    Rails, Angular, Elm

    Benefits

    Compensation and retirement

    401k

    Health and wellness

    Health insurance
    Dental insurance
    Vision insurance
    FSA (Flexible Spending Plan)

    Vacation and time off

    Unlimited time off
    Paid holidays
    Flexible working hours
    Work from home flexibility

    Personal development

    Conferences reimbursement

    Values and quality of life

    Accessible via public transportation
    Snacks and beverages
    Pet-friendly workplace
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