Software Engineer

Remote (United States)

Coursera’s Engineering teams are responsible for maintaining a scalable and reliable platform. Engineering works to build interactive products for the worldwide learner community. 

As an engineer at Coursera, you will be empowered to build well-engineered products that shape new platform features and advance our technical infrastructure. You will be encouraged to build reliable, scalable, testable, and efficient systems.

We innovate, productize, and iterate at start-up speed, deploying our code over 25 times a day. When you join our team, you will be given the opportunity to take ownership of significant parts of our codebase. Check out life at Coursera on The Muse!


  • Rapidly innovate on products and scalable infrastructure with a fail fast mindset
  • Implement features using cutting edge technologies (i.e. React.js, Scala, Swift, Kotlin)
  • Work in a cross functional team of Engineers, PMs, Designers, Data Scientists, UX Researchers, and Marketing.
  • Own projects and drive scoping and prioritization decisions
  • Measure your work thoroughly, analyze results, and drive new product changes through A/B testing

Basic Qualifications:

  • At least one previous internship or work experience in related field
  • Currently pursuing a B.A./B.S. Degree or higher in Computer Science, or related technical field

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong oral and written communication skills; strong representation of previous work
  • Ability to work on a team and learn quickly
  • Experience working in a short-cycle, agile, iterative development team
  • Knowledge of computer science, with strong competencies in data structures, algorithms, software design, and object oriented skills
  • Strong competencies in data structures, algorithms and software design
  • Self-motivated, smart, hands-on, relentlessly focused on impact, and able to operate under a great deal of independence

Coursera is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and considers all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected class.


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