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Interaction Developer (contract)

Employer
Amplify
Location
Nationwide
Salary
Competitive
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A pioneer in K–12 education since 2000, Amplify is leading the way in next-generation curriculum and assessment. Our captivating core and supplemental programs in ELA, math, and science engage all students in rigorous learning and inspire them to think deeply, creatively, and for themselves. Our formative assessment products turn data into practical instructional support to help students at every skill level build a strong foundation in early reading and math. Our programs provide teachers with powerful tools that help them understand and respond to the needs of all their students. Today, Amplify serves five million students in all 50 states.

 

The Interaction Developer will work as part of the Digital Curriculum team, which itself is part of the larger Amplify Math Curriculum Team. The Interaction Developer has the role in the creation of complex digital graphs and manipulatives, which will be used in lessons, practice, and assessments for Amplify Math. The Interaction Developer will report to the Managing Editor, Digital Curriculum.

 

In general, Amplify Math lessons (and their digital lesson counterparts):

 

  • are consistent with a student-centered, problem-based pedagogical philosophy

     

  • foster a social, collaborative learning environment

     

  • teach and demonstrate math in an engaging way

     

  • help students identify as mathematicians

     

  • demonstrate the utility, power, and beauty of math

     

  • assist educators in orchestrating productive mathematical discussions

     

Responsibilities of the Interaction Developer:

 

  • Build complex digital graphs and manipulatives.

     

  • Work with Activity Specialists and the Curriculum Team to define specifications and functionality for graphs and manipulatives.

     

  • Explore new graphing functionality.

     

  • Regularly meet with the Design Team to improve and make decisions around user interface.

     

  • Work with the Design Team on efficient practices for integrating images and illustrations into digital graphs and manipulatives.

     

  • Participate in workshops with Curriculum and Design teams.

     

Basic Qualifications of the Grapher, Interaction Developer:

 

  • At least two years of experience with web-based mathematical authoring tools and graphing calculators, including Desmos Graphing Calculator, Desmos Activity Builder or GeoGebra

     

  • Bachelor’s degree in mathematics, mathematics education, or another quantitative field

     

  • Comfort in the following mathematical domains:

     

    • Advanced algebra

       

    • Trigonometry

       

    • Calculus

       

    • Statistics

       

  • Basic tutoring or teaching experience, including online or as a teaching assistant

     

  • Proficiency using digital teamwork tools, including spreadsheets and Google Drive

     

  • Coding experience in mathematical languages (e.g., MATLAB, Mathematica) or other languages (e.g., JavaScript, Python)

     

  • Willingness to travel to Amplify’s New York Office Headquarters for occasional workshops

     

Preferred (but not Required) Qualifications of the Grapher, Graphing Specialist:

 

  • Face-to-face classroom teaching experience, at any grade level

     

  • At least four years of experience with web-based mathematical authoring tools and graphing calculators, including Desmos Graphing Calculator, Desmos Activity Builder or GeoGebra

     

We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. To that end, we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. 

 

Amplify is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. 

This position may be funded, in whole or in part, through American Recovery & Reinvestment Act funds.

Amplify Education, Inc. is an E-Verify participant.

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