Join Our Team

At Desmos, we like hard problems, which is why we've picked one of the toughest ones in education: making challenging math engaging and accessible to everyone. We work in the middle intersection of great curriculum design and cutting edge technology, and we're hiring.

The Perks

We believe that great work requires a great workplace, thoughtful colleagues, a balanced life, and minimal distractions. Here is what it means to work at Desmos.

Great benefits.

Full medical and dental, catered lunch every day, unlimited vacation days whenever you need them.

Productive environment.

No mandatory meetings, bureaucracy, or artificial barriers. Full transparency and participation in company goals and direction.

Competitive compensation.

We offer substantial equity, competitive salary, and retirement matching to every fulltime employee. We want everyone to feel both financially secure and deeply invested in the future of the company.

Work-life balance:

We value results over hours, and sustainable, long-term success over short-term wins. We also love sleep.

Our Story

In our first act, we reinvented the graphing calculator, bringing the block of plastic you used in high school into the 21st century with one of the most advanced HTML5 apps on the web. We sustained and grew our business by selling API access to that tool to established and emerging partners, helping them push their content and assessment offerings to new heights.

In our second act, we are setting a new standard for digital math content, combining the best ideas from education research, technology, and design thinking. We have a large and growing community of millions of students and teachers around the world. We have just scratched the surface of what we want to accomplish, and we need your help.

We're based in the heart of San Francisco, in a beautiful sunny office in SOMA. We’re well-funded by fantastic investors, and are growing rapidly. Come join us as we tackle the hard problems we love and build an enduring company in the process.


Available Positions:

Account Executive

The financial engine of our business is licensing our API to established and emerging partners, helping them push their content and assessment offerings to new heights. However, we have just scratched the surface of what we want to accomplish, and we need your help. We’re looking for an Account Executive to create and maintain partnerships with companies to license the calculator API. This role doesn’t have a handbook; you define your pipeline, reach out to potential partners, and close deals. You have a fire in your belly for sales and a passion to improve education.

Core Requirements

  • Qualify sales leads, schedule presentations and sales meetings, and close sales.
  • Proactively reach out to create a pipeline for new partnership opportunities.
  • Maintain detailed account profiles in CRM application.
  • Negotiate contracts.
  • Regularly exceed revenue targets.
  • Collect, analyze, and report partnership data to other departments.
  • SF-based, open to travel (<25%).

Desired Background

  • 3-5 years experience in business-to-business sales.
  • A history of ambition and self-motivation. (Growth and leadership opportunities will arise as the company grows.)
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organization and attention to detail.
  • Flexibility, friendliness, and resourcefulness.
  • Comfortable with a high level of outbound communication via phone and email.
  • A passion for education. (Bonus points for prior experience in the math sector.)

Does this sound like you?

Send an email with resume to careers@desmos.com
Reliability Engineer

Having your lesson plan fail in front of 40 students is an unpleasant experience to say the least. Yet, teachers all over the world trust Desmos by using it in their classrooms. This is why one of our core values is that our software works every time.

Our activities and calculator have to work on a variety of browsers and devices, often in poor network conditions, and keep up with growing traffic and ever changing functionality. Our small engineering team meets this challenge by operating a scalable, distributed infrastructure (AWS, Postgres, MongoDB). We automate our testing (node, js) and deployment pipeline (Jenkins) and monitor (Redshift, Looker) our systems. Our team is always evaluating new technologies and ways of working together to improve the quality of our products and the developer experience.

Core Requirements

  • Experience deploying, improving and monitoring technologies described above, or similar infrastructure.
  • Demonstrated ability to research, prioritize and implement projects with impact on site reliability and performance.
  • Excellent communication skills.

Does this sound like you?

Send an email with resume to careers@desmos.com
Software Engineer

Desmos is on a mission to improve the quality of math education in every classroom. We do this by letting teachers and students access rich, interactive and pedagogically sound math experiences right on their browser. Building high-quality math content is no easy task, and requires close collaboration between teachers, designers and engineers, as well as constant testing in real classrooms.

Our engineering team builds elegant and flexible systems that can quickly respond to design and pedagogy demands. We are often tasked with coming up with creative solutions to get an interaction feeling just right. We empower our teachers and designers to create delightful and meaningful math experiences.

Core Requirements

  • A love of math and a curiosity about how students learn math.
  • Experience designing and implementing large software systems.
  • Expert at building rich interactions in the browser, or demonstrated ability to quickly become an expert.
  • Demonstrated ability to learn and implement new tools and technologies.
  • Excellent communication skills.

Does this sound like you?

Send an email with resume to careers@desmos.com
General Application
Don’t fit into one of these categories but think you’d still be a great candidate? Email us your resume and your favorite graph at careers@desmos.com
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.