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Outschool, Inc.
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The Company
Outschool's mission is to inspire kids to love learning. We believe the best way to do that is by linking learning to kids’ interests, connecting them with others who share those interests, and giving them the autonomy to pick their own path. We provide small group classes that meet over live video chat where learners are connected with teachers and classmates who share their interests. These classes are offered through our marketplace and conducted on our remote learning platform.
Our business is growing explosively: 950,000+ learners have taken more than over 8.5M class hours. We've more than quadrupled our team since the beginning of 2020 from 25 to 130 to keep up with growth. We’ve raised $130M since founding with most of that still in the bank. We’ve also been named Fast Company’s most innovative edtech company in the world and in the top ten best startups for women from Elpha.
We're committed to access and impact so we founded to offer financial assistance to families in need. In addition, Outschool has created an Educator Endowment Fund in appreciation for these teachers who are so central to our mission of inspiring kids to love learning.
Our product and expertise have become central to many families, educators and organizations and will continue to provide kids with unique opportunities to explore their interests in 2021 and beyond.
The Role
We are an effective team of fully remote engineers distributed across the US and Canada. Our philosophy is to start small and then intentionally iterate to test our assumptions and learn quickly (we call this Remixing Our Work, one of our cultural values). We're building a complex product for a highly engaged audience, getting a lot done by staying focused on the work that matters.
We work on AWS with ElasticSearch, Kafka, CDK, and Terraform. For languages, we work primarily in modern JavaScript (TypeScript), React, GraphQL/Apollo, and Node/Express backed by PostgreSQL. We also use Python and other frameworks/languages where appropriate.
We believe that the future of education is hybrid - online and in person. We are looking for an experienced Security Engineer who is excited about inspiring children to learn by building tools that allow children safe access to a  fundamentally different learning experience.


  • Support and implementation for security projects, including SOC 2
  • Vendor and software risk assessments
  • Development of tooling and security controls to mitigate risks
  • Internal audits of control effectiveness
  • Work with Trust & Safety and other teams on security issues
  • Review of internal and 3rd party tools to ensure that security objectives are met


  • Prior work experience as a software engineer
  • 3+ years of experience, preferably hands-on, as a Security Engineer
  • Prior experience with information security compliance projects
  • 5+ years of hands on experience with AWS with specific experience with AWS security services (e.g. CloudWatch, IAM, Inspector, Security Hub, WAF, etc.)
  • Hands on experience with obtaining security certifications including SOC 2, PCI SAQ A and ISO 27001


  • Background in working with software for children or healthcare
  • Project management experience
Outschool is an equal opportunity employer. We view diversity as a moral imperative and competitive advantage. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We plan and structure our interviews to directly assess skills and experience. 
Outschool is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to disabled veterans and applicants with physical and mental disabilities. If you need assistance due to a disability, you may contact us at
Must be a citizen or legal resident of the U.S. or Canada and reside in U.S. or Canada.
Job region(s): Remote/Anywhere
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