Teaching Strategies, LLC
  • Technology Development
  • Bethesda, MD, USA
  • Full Time

Teaching Strategies is a dynamic early childhood education company that provides the most innovative and effective curriculum, assessment, professional development, and family connection resources to programs serving children from birth through kindergarten. With ground-breaking solutions and a strong belief that the most powerful way to impact child outcomes is to improve teacher effectiveness, Teaching Strategies has been supporting the critical work of early childhood educators for over 25 years.

As a company, our philosophy is that the best outcomes result from working together as a team. Located in downtown Bethesda, MD, our company's headquarters are within steps from Bethesda Row and the Bethesda Metro stop. Candidates who fit with our values, vision, and mission will find a casual and fun work environment that fosters creativity, innovation and career growth. Along with great benefits and competitive compensation packages, we at Teaching Strategies pride ourselves on the impact we have on the early childhood field through supporting teachers who are doing the most important work there is teaching children to become creative, confident thinkers.

Position Overview:

Teaching Strategies is looking for a highly talented, innovative and creative software engineer to join its technology development team.  We are looking for engineers that want to make a real impact in early childhood education.  Our platform is evolving, so you need to be someone ready to take on challenging refactoring work, and able to learn new technologies quickly. 

We are looking for an experienced Full Stack developer who is excited about developing front ends in Javascript with React, backends in ColdFusion, and queries in SQL Server.  We are embarking on a multi-year refactor of our ColdFusion based legacy platform, in to a Javascript / React based single page app, and Go based polyglot SOA.  The ideal candidate will be comfortable handling SQL Server, ColdFusion & React tasks with an eye towards transition to Go, Postgres and React among other languages.


Specific Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Maintains, writes and tests secure, scalable, clean and efficient TDD code
  • Has a desire to learn new technologies and to keep up with both traditional and emerging best practices
  • Possesses the ability to understand complex problems and can provide meaningful estimations
  • Favors collaboration and iteration over a long requirements and deployment lifecycle
  • Understands the value of automation and continuous delivery tools
  • Comfortable working closely with designers and project managers and are interested in the overall product development process
  • Cares about the work you produce and contributing to our mission



  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or a related field
  • 8+ years of solid work experience in software engineering and web application development
  • Previous experience working with ColdFusion
  • 2+ years working with JavaScript (React) required
  • 5+ years working with SQL Server
  • Experience with Go a plus
  • Experience working with relational and non-relational datastores
  • Hands-on experience in production SPA, SOA and SaaS environments
  • Understanding of design patterns and agile development
  • Commitment to following security best practices
  • Able to write highly testable code


Teaching Strategies, LLC is an equal opportunity employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans and Individual with Disabilities

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