Principal React Engineer

Interplay Learning

Interplay Learning

Software Engineering
United States · Remote
Posted on Monday, June 24, 2024
Interplay Learning sits at the intersection of EdTech, Virtual Reality, and Enterprise Software as it modernizes Learning Management & Content Systems throughout the skilled trade industries.
Since 2016, Austin-based Interplay Learning has been building better training, better careers and better lives for its customers and their employees.
Our award-winning online and VR training for the essential skilled trades, including HVAC, Plumbing, Electrical, Solar, Multi-Family Maintenance and Facilities Maintenance workforces, is scalable and more effective than traditional training methods. By leveraging immersive learning technology, Interplay’s customers are able to train and practice hands-on learning from a desktop, phone, tablet, or in virtual reality. The result is a highly trained employee who is job-ready in weeks, not years.
Our digital experiential learning platform, SkillMill, conveniently turns any space into a training lab with its short video courses, 3D simulations, knowledge checks, coaching, community, and connectivity.
Awards & Recognition:
  • Backed by best-in-class VC’s, we are positioned for exciting growth
  • Forbes 2024, America's Best Startup Employers
  • Built-In, Best Midsize Places to Work In Austin 2023 & 2024
  • Fast Company’s World Changing Ideas Awards in the Education, General Excellence, and On the Rise categories

Position: Principal Software Engineer

We are seeking a highly skilled Principal Software Engineer with a specialization in React and TypeScript to lead our front-end development efforts. As a key member of our engineering team, you will play a pivotal role in shaping the user experience of our VR training platform.

(Please note, this role is an individual contributor and does not include people management.)

Why this position:

Meaningful, impactful work

Mission-driven company

Passionate, collaborative team

Innovative product - EdTech, VR, AI

What you’ll do:

Lead and contribute to the development of cutting-edge web applications using React and TypeScript.

Collaborate with cross-functional teams to define, design, and ship high-quality software solutions.

Mentor and guide team members, fostering a culture of collaboration and continuous improvement.

Ensure code quality through best practices, testing, and code reviews.

Extend expertise to mobile development and VR applications.

Who you are:

Excellent communicator

Collaborative team player

Strong problem-solving and analytical skills.


5+ years of proven expertise in web development, with a track record of successfully delivering web applications preferably related to education, eLearning or ecommerce.

In-depth knowledge of React and TypeScript, with a preference for experience in JQuery, for maintenance of existing tools and migration, and Rest API.

Proven experience in building web applications for mobile devices.

Formal training in a relevant software development or computer science course, or equivalent practical experience that can be demonstrated.

Strong communication skills in English, facilitating effective collaboration with team members and the ability to delegate tasks appropriately when necessary.

Practical ability to write clear, concise, and readable code, including experience in testing practices.

Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.

Candidates must be authorized to work in the United States for any employer without stipulations and be residents of the United States.

Pay: $130,000-$140,000 (there is no bonus component)

Interplay Learning Ethos:
At Interplay, we love what we do. We embrace our daily challenge to push technological limits to invent better ways to make learning easier and training more powerful. We attract passionate people and invite spirited discourse. We celebrate that our jobs fit our lives, not the inverse. We are uncompromising in our belief that together: we can build better training, build better careers and build better lives for customers and our team.
Company Benefits:
  • Remote-first culture and flexible hours
  • Learning resources and annual learning reimbursement
  • Family-friendly policies
  • Generous vacation policy includes 3 weeks of PTO, 1 week Winter Break, holidays and sick days
  • Medical, vision and dental insurance coverage
  • 401k
  • Private company stock options
  • Mental health and wellness resources
  • Virtual/in person social events
Diversity Statement
At Interplay Learning, diversity and inclusion are fundamental to who we are and how we operate our business. We’re building a diverse workforce that cultivates and supports all individuals for the betterment of each other, our company, and our customers. We believe a culture of equality creates a stronger work environment for all employees and that we are all accountable for encouraging and celebrating diverse voices. Interplay Learning commits to promote and recognize principles of fairness, equity, and social justice in relation to, and across, intersections of race, age, color, disability, faith, religion, ancestry, national origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, social class, economic class, ethnicity, gender identity, gender expression, and all other identities represented among our diverse membership.
We strongly encourage people of color, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and non-binary people, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply. Interplay Learning is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes everyone to our team. If you need any reasonable accommodation at any point in the application or interview process, please let us know.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Interplay Learning is committed to providing equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy, marital status, gender identity or expression, status as a veteran, or any other legally protected characteristic or activity in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.