How It Works

InstaEDU makes it easy to find a great tutor and connect instantly

  • Connect with the perfect tutor, anytime 24/7

    Never get stuck on homework again. InstaEDU has awesome tutors instantly available around the clock.

  • Work together with the best lesson tools

    Our lesson space lets you use video, audio or text. Upload any assignment and work through it together.

  • Try it free—then lock in a super low rate

    Anyone can try InstaEDU for up to 2 hours for free. After that, rates start at just 40¢/minute.

Jobs at InstaEDU

We are looking for individuals who are passionate about the power of technology to transform online learning to join us at our San Francisco headquarters. We believe that the work we're doing can enable anyone to get the help they need to succeed academically. If you're as excited about InstaEDU as we are, we want to hear from you.

Excited, but don't fit any of the job descriptions below? Send us an email and let us know a little bit about yourself.

Interested in becoming an InstaEDU tutor? Learn more here.


Benefits & Perks

Medical:

Comprehensive medical, vision and dental benefits for full-time employees that cover you and your family.

Salary & Equity:

Every full-time employee is paid a competitive salary and given a generous stock option plan.

Location:

We are two block away from the Montgomery BART/MUNI station, making InstaEDU convenient from the Peninsula, East Bay and anywhere in San Francisco.

Other Fun Stuff:

Trips to Giants games during the summer, weekly happy hour in the office, snacks and caffeinated drinks galore, flexible hours...


Full-stack Software Engineers

InstaEDU is looking for experienced full-stack engineers who love working on a wide variety of challenges. As we quickly grow our userbase, we're looking for new teammates to help develop key features, scale our infrastructure, and take an algorithmic approach to improving product effectiveness. This is a unique opportunity to play a major role on a small team and help millions of students receive high-quality academic support.

Interested candidates should email a resume and short cover letter to jobs@instaedu.com.

Requirements

  • 2+ years of programming experience
  • Extremely strong Python programming skills
  • Proficient with HTML, CSS and Javascript
  • Strong ability to collaborate and communicate
  • Flexible and willing to adapt as new engineering challenges arise
  • Passion for InstaEDU's product and mission
  • BA/BS degree with a strong academic record (or equivalent work experience)

Nice-to-haves

  • Previous experience in a quickly growing startup
  • Experience working with Django, SQL/PostgreSQL, JQuery and/or Redis/NoSQL

Benefits

  • Small team where everyone has a major impact
  • Competitive salary with great equity compensation
  • Casual, open office environment
  • 401k; medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Downtown San Francisco location close to awesome food and easy transit

Mobile Engineer (Android)

InstaEDU is looking for an experienced Android engineer to help create InstaEDU’s first Android app. Our mobile team will be responsible for adopting InstaEDU’s tools to work well on-the-go, as well as developing new, mobile-focused learning experiences. This is a unique opportunity to play a major role on a small team and help make personal tutoring more accessible to students everywhere.

Interested candidates should email a resume and short cover letter to jobs@instaedu.com.

Requirements

  • 2+ years of programming experience
  • Able to take ownership of essential components in the app
  • Strong experience with Android development (iOS is a plus)
  • Experience with Python and Django (or a similar web framework)
  • Strong ability to collaborate and communicate
  • Flexible and willing to adapt as new engineering challenges arise
  • Passion for InstaEDU's product and mission
  • BA/BS degree with a strong academic record (or equivalent work experience)

Nice-to-haves

  • Previous experience in a quickly growing startup
  • Experience working with Javascript/jQuery/Backbone.js, SQL/PostgreSQL, and/or Redis/NoSQL

Benefits

  • Small team where everyone has a major impact
  • Competitive salary with great equity compensation
  • Casual, open office environment
  • 401k; medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Downtown San Francisco location close to awesome food and easy transit

DevOps Engineer

InstaEDU is looking for engineers to play a pivotal role in building out our Site Operations team. You’ll be responsible for running our product services and working to ensure reliability, scalability, and performance of the site. This is a unique opportunity to become a primary point person, responsible for keeping our online learning platform up and running as our user base grows rapidly.

Interested candidates should email a resume and short cover letter to jobs@instaedu.com.

Requirements

  • 2+ years of programming experience
  • Able to provide and support solutions for all aspects of systems, networks, monitoring, and deployment
  • Extremely strong Python programming skills
  • Experience with Haproxy, Nginx, SQL/PostgreSQL, and Redis/NoSQL
  • Able to coordinate and troubleshoot issues across the entire stack
  • Strong ability to collaborate and communicate
  • Passion for InstaEDU's product and mission
  • BA/BS degree with a strong academic record (or equivalent work experience)

Nice-to-haves

  • Previous experience in a quickly growing startup
  • Experience working with Nagios, version control systems (e.g. Git)

Benefits

  • Small team where everyone has a major impact
  • Competitive salary with great equity compensation
  • Casual, open office environment
  • 401k; medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Downtown San Francisco location close to awesome food and easy transit

Backend Engineer

InstaEDU is looking for experienced backend engineers to help scale, extend and evolve our data management strategies to handle our growth. This is a unique opportunity to tackle deep technical challenges and improve product effectiveness. You’ll play a major role on a small team and help make personal tutoring more accessible to students everywhere.

Interested candidates should email a resume and short cover letter to jobs@instaedu.com.

Requirements

  • 2+ years of programming experience
  • Extremely strong Python programming skills
  • Strong experience with SQL-based and NoSQL data stores
  • Track record of supporting large scale, data centric web apps and analytic dashboards
  • Flexible and willing to adapt as new engineering challenges arise
  • Passion for InstaEDU's product and mission
  • BA/BS degree with a strong academic record (or equivalent work experience)

Nice-to-haves

  • Previous experience in a quickly growing startup
  • Experience working with Django and/or Javascript/jQuery

Benefits

  • Small team where everyone has a major impact
  • Competitive salary with great equity compensation
  • Casual, open office environment
  • 401k; medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Downtown San Francisco location close to awesome food and easy transit

Junior Software Engineer

InstaEDU is looking for passionate junior engineers who love working on a wide variety of challenges and learning quickly. As we transition from an early stage to a global web application, we're looking for new teammates to help develop key features and take an algorithmic approach to improving product effectiveness.

Interested candidates should email a resume and short cover letter to jobs@instaedu.com.

Requirements

  • Background in Python programming
  • Proficient with HTML, CSS and Javascript
  • Excellent ability to collaborate and communicate
  • Flexible and willing to adapt as new engineering challenges arise
  • Passion for InstaEDU's product and mission
  • BS degree with a strong academic record (or equivalent work/education experience)

Nice-to-haves

  • Familiarity with Django, SQL/PostgreSQL, JQuery and/or Redis/NoSQL
  • Experience as an InstaEDU tutor or student

Benefits

  • Small team where everyone has a major impact
  • Competitive salary with great equity compensation
  • Casual, open office environment
  • 401k; medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Downtown San Francisco location close to awesome food and easy transit

Software Engineering Intern

InstaEDU is looking for passionate engineering students who love working on a wide variety of challenges. This is a great opportunity to get hands-on experience building important features, influence key product decisions, and see the day-to-day workings of an early-stage startup.

Interested candidates should email a resume and short cover letter to jobs@instaedu.com.

Requirements

  • Familiarity with HTML, CSS and Javascript
  • Strong ability to collaborate and communicate
  • Flexible and willing to adapt as new engineering challenges arise
  • Passion for InstaEDU's product and mission
  • Pursuing BS degree with a strong academic record (or equivalent work/education experience)

Nice-to-haves

  • Strong Python programming skills
  • Familiarity with Django, SQL/PostgreSQL, JQuery and/or Redis/NoSQL
  • Experience as an InstaEDU tutor or student

Benefits

  • Small team where everyone has a major impact
  • Competitive intern salary
  • Casual, open office environment
  • Downtown San Francisco location close to awesome food and easy transit