Software Engineer

  • Chicago, Illinois, United States
  • Temporarily Remote
  • Full-time
  • Technology
  • uch-54927

UChicago Impact is an education non-profit taking on complex problems and for-profit entities with a small team of internal and external developers working alongside the best educational researchers in the world. We offer a casual and collaborative work environment with flexible hours, as well as a hybrid work environment, paid sick, vacation, and personal days. You'll be working directly with a senior software engineer and a team of project managers who oversee the 5Essentials, Cultivate, and The Essential 0 – 5 Survey.

We’re looking for an individual who is a curious self-starter, demonstrating the ability to independently bring tasks and projects to completion.

Qualified candidates must have:

  • 3+ years of experience developing production applications
  • Ability to break down tasks into appropriate sub-tasks
  • Experience with Linux and working at the command line
  • Comfort with Git
  • Experience with Python and JavaScript
  • Experience with Django and/or React is a plus

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work alongside local and remote team members to advance the quality of UChicago Impact’s survey offerings
  • Write clean, consistent, and readable code that can be easily maintained
  • Actively participate in code reviews
  • Communicate clearly and consistently with supervisor and colleagues, including researchers at the UChicago Consortium
  • Self-manage and work on more than one project at a time
  • Take pride of ownership in your work; leave code better than you found it


  • Competitive Salary
  • Comprehensive benefits, including Health, Dental, Vision, and a 403b plan with employer match
  • Vacation (3 weeks per year), Personal Holidays (5 days per year), and Sick Leave (2 weeks per year)
  • UChicago Impact holidays (7 days) across the year, plus a year-end office closure
  • Paid Parental Leave after one-year of employment

More about UChicago Impact:

Launched in 2011 as a not-for-profit organization, UChicago Impact is one of four units that comprise the University of Chicago's Urban Education Institute (UEI). The other units include: the UChicago Charter School, the UChicago Consortium on School Research and the Urban Teacher Education Program (UTEP). UEI’s academic home is in the School of Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice (CFS) at the University of Chicago.

Research continues to show that many of America's schools fail to prepare students of color and students from low-income families to succeed in college and beyond. Many view these problems as intractable. UChicago Impact does not. UChicago Impact uses proven research to create scalable evidence-based tools and supports designed to improve academic outcomes. UChicago Impact stands apart from others in the market for the following reasons:

          ●    It is embedded in The University of Chicago
          ●    Its work is grounded in rigorous research
          ●    It establishes long-term partnerships with schools and districts
          ●    Its partners achieve results

UChicago Impact currently has partners and clients in more than 60 cities and 35 states — including some of the highest performing school systems and charter management organizations nationwide


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