These 5 exciting edtech companies are looking for an engineer like you

by Andreas Rekdal
July 19, 2016

If you’re a techie on the lookout for a job that makes a difference, working for a company that changes how people learn is a good place to start. Fortunately, there are a number of edtech companies in Chicago that fit the bill. If you’ve got some engineering chops in a front-end, back-end, QA or networking environment, you’ll probably find your services in demand at one of these companies. 

An innovator in edtech for the professional world, LearnCore helps companies like AOL and Zendesk transfer knowledge, skills and best practices from high performers to the rest of the team.

Open job: Software Developer

What they’re looking for: Six years of experience and expertise with at least one back-end web development language like Scala, Java or C#, as well as with relational databases like MySQL. You’ll also need to have a deep understanding of Linux systems and a bachelor’s in computer science or computer engineering (M.S. and Ph.D. holders are also welcome).


A distributor of digital textbooks, RedShelf is on a mission to make shopping for college textbooks cheaper and more convenient.

Open job: QA Automation Engineer

What they’re looking for: For this gig you’ll need five years of QA experience and familiarity with Python, SQL and Agile development, as well as with REST API tests and Git or a comparable system. If you’ve used Django before, that’s a major plus, too.


Wyzant connects students with tutors for individual learning, both online and in person.

Open job: Senior Front End Engineer

What they’re looking for: In addition to experience building consumer-facing front-end applications using JavaScript, CSS and HTML5, Wyzant is looking for a developer who’s proficient in a client-side framework like Vue, React or Angular. If you’ve got experience with A/B testing, full-stack and mobile development, that won’t hurt, either.


Frontline Technologies builds software to support K-12 teachers, both inside and outside the classroom.

Open job: Software Engineer

What they’re looking for: Five years of experience developing for web using JavaScript, CSS and HTML, as well as with PowerShell scripting and IIS management and troubleshooting. You’ll also need to understand Agile development methodologies, virtualization and .Net applications architecture.


With rugged, tamper-proof tablets, Edovo is making interactive learning available to America’s incarcerated populations.

Open job: Infrastructure Specialist

What they’re looking for: A skilled network engineer with a degree (or equivalent experience) and at least one professional IT certification like Cisco CCENT, Network+ or the like. You’ll also need experience in troubleshooting and a passion for learning new things about hardware, software and services. Being open to some travel is a must.

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