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Software Engineer

  • 5000 - 6000 USD per Month
  • Full Time
  • Posted : 4 weeks ago

Niche is the leader in school search. Our mission is to make researching and enrolling in schools easy, transparent, and free. With in-depth profiles on every school and college in America, 140 million reviews and ratings, and powerful search tools, we help millions of people find the right school for them. We also help thousands of schools recruit more best-fit students, by highlighting what makes them great and making it easier to visit and apply.

Niche is all about finding where you belong, and that mission inspires how we operate every day. We want Niche to be a place where people truly enjoy working and can thrive professionally.

About The Role

We are looking for a Software Engineer to join our user engagement focused product team, Bravo. The ideal candidate will be a fast learner, have good technical foundations, and be a driven, resourceful, and systematic team player. The team is building foundational tooling and processes to better understand user behavior on Niche and guide them through their college search. This position will collaborate closely with other members of a cross functional product team including Product Management, Back-End Engineering, QA Engineering, Design, and Product Analytics.

What You Will Do

During the 1st Month:

  • Learn about Niche by meeting with various team members to learn more about our company through our Onboarding meetings
  • Shadow other engineers on your product team to learn more about our tech stack, the products we support, and our development process
  • Attend company-wide onboarding sessions to better understand our internal processes and learn about the company

Within 3 Months:

  • Begin shipping user-facing code that will be seen by millions of people
  • Start contributing to the agile development process, collaborating with other engineers to break down and implement new features

Within 6 Months:

  • Grow as a contributing member of a product team, providing input and insight to the rest of the team on challenges and feasibility of proposed development
  • Participate in code reviews and provide thoughtful, constructive feedback to other engineers 
Within 12 Months:

  • Confidently implement new functionality and fix bugs across a variety of Front End projects
  • Begin identifying areas for improvement in our codebase, researching best practices, and making recommendations to the team on strategies to address them
  • Solidify understanding of the breadth of our tech stack, including the capabilities of our back end services, how they interact with our user-facing applications, and how we validate and deploy new functionality to our production infrastructure
What We Are Looking For

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, a related field, or equivalent experience
  • 3+ years of professional web or mobile development
  • Experience with modern TypeScript/JavaScript, CSS, and HTML
  • Proficiency with at least one Javascript framework for building user interfaces, such as React
  • Adaptable to rapidly changing frameworks and technologies
  • Strong collaboration and communication skills, both verbal and written
Are you excited about the position and its responsibilities, but hesitant because your experience doesn't align 100% with the posted requirements? We believe you are more than a resume, so go for it! You won’t want to miss the opportunity to play a part in helping students find where they belong.


Our national target base salary range is $86,000-$108,000, plus participation in our Annual Bonus and Stock Option Program. Base compensation will be commensurate with experience and skills.

At Niche, our Total Rewards Philosophy is centered around creating a workplace environment that attracts, motivates, and retains top talent by providing a comprehensive and competitive rewards package. This philosophy is built on the principles of performance-based compensation, best-in-class benefits and work-life balance, and employee well-being.

Why Niche?

  • We are a fully flexible workforce empowering our employees to choose to work remotely, in our Pittsburgh office or whatever combination suits you
  • Full time, salaried position with competitive compensation in a fast-growing company
  • Best-in-class 100% paid employee health plan, including vision and dental and supplemental coverage
  • Flexible Paid Time Off Policy
  • Stipend that allows you to build your work from home office in a style and function that suits your personal preferences
  • Parental leave for all employees (12 weeks fully paid) in addition to short term disability for birthing parents
  • Meaningful 401(k) with employer match
  • Your ideas and work will make an immediate impact on our company and millions of users
  • You will join a team that cares about you, our mission, our work - and celebrates our wins together!

  • Web Development
  • Mobile App Development
  • React
  • TypeScript
  • JavaScript
  • HTML
  • css

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