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Why Work at Goldstar Learning?

Goldstar Learning is a Chicago-based EdTech software company founded in 2000 to answer education’s evolving assessment, reporting and data-analysis needs. We provide K-12 educators with industry leading, web-based tools that assist in raising student achievement and provide real-time access to student achievement data used to shape their instruction. Our flagship product, Mastery Manager, is utilized in K-12 schools across the country in both large and small districts, as well as in public, private and charter schools.

We’re serious about being passionate for what we do. Our passion for learning and living drives us to innovate, create, relax and enjoy... life, work and all the connecting moments in between. Hey, if you have to spend 40 hours a week with a group of people, you gotta have fun doing it!


When you are happy at work, you’re happy at home. We believe that everyone deserves a fulfilling work experience so they can enjoy their time away from work.

  • Sunny, spacious office
  • Casual dress code
  • In-office recreation
  • Team happy hours/outings
  • Weekly fresh, organic fruit
  • All the cereal you can eat!

Build your own space: You choose your technology. We want you to work efficiently and comfortably and will give you the tools to do so. And you don’t have to take it sitting down: we have adjustable height (stand up) desks, so you can stand up for your space too.


Our headquarters is located in Chicago’s River North tech hub, just north of the Merchandise Mart. You’re within walking distance to transportation, restaurants, night life, river walk, museums, shopping.


Competitive salary based on experience
Medical and dental insurance
401k with immediate vesting, up to 4% matching
Healthcare and dependent care FSA
Commuter benefits
Generous paid time off
Paid parental leave
Short-term disability
Life insurance

Job Openings


...thrive on tackling challenging problems and have great troubleshooting abilities
...offer years of hands-on software development skills
...keep abreast of the latest technology developments and encourage your teams to think outside the box
...possess strong leadership qualities and a track record of delivering great solutions
...participate in solving engineering problems with your peers the team set individual goals and tracking progress toward achieving them

Required Skills/Experience
  • Expert level development experience required with an excellent understanding of the full software development stack
  • Demonstrated experience with modern object-oriented programming and testing methodologies
  • Apply best practices for the full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and deployment
  • Strong leadership skills and affinity for mentorship
  • Effective problem-solving skills with the ability to support, diagnose, and resolve issues in a production environment
  • Operate efficiently and effectively with minimal oversight
Preferred Technology
  • Our legacy system is in Perl and we actively develop in: Ruby, Java, Javascript
  • All of our services are Dockerized
  • We use Postgres and run it using AWS RDS
  • We practice "infrastructure as code" using Terraform
  • We use these AWS Services a lot: ECS, RDS, Lambda
Experience and Education
  • 10+ years software development experience
  • 3+ years of experience leading a team
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related technical discipline

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