Pedagogical Developer

Salary Competitive

We are looking for a Pedagogical Developer (maternity leave substitute). If you have a track record of excellent writing skills, problem-solving skills and have a science / early education background, apply!


We are on a mission to build the next generation of critical thinkers by developing a love of science in children. We're well funded, and we’ve got paying customers (teachers) globally in 25 countries. 

At the core of our business, we have our pedagogical model, which we have developed through years of academic research. This pedagogical model is in use in kindergartens and hobby centres around the world, as well as in our digital family product. We’re also featured in Pikku Kakkonen, a Finnish TV show for children, aired by Yle, and we’ve produced children’s books with Sanoma Pro. We support children’s learning everywhere. 

At the moment, the most important manifestation of our pedagogy is in our products for teachers: lesson plans and training materials available via our online platform and carefully developed by our top-notch in-house pedagogical team. We currently have customers who understand English, Chinese or Finnish, from solo teachers to Ministries of Education.

We have won several competitions in our field, and we have investors like Reaktor, Sparkmind,  and Emerge Education to back us up. We also closed a significant funding round, so it is time to change gears and grow our team. 

You’d get to work alongside 14 colleagues, and be a crucial member of our product and customer success teams. 

We place a high priority on working culture, and we optimize for learning and working collaboratively. We would love you to spend your working time with us at the office in Helsinki*, but remote working is also possible for the right candidate. We’ll offer you all of the tools you need, as well as all of our knowledge and skills.

(*Of course, we’re all remote and rarely in the office until the COVID situation changes.)


The Role

We’re looking for someone to join our pedagogical team to design our pedagogical content and help our customers succeed with our product

  • You’ll help us convert our registered users into customers and make them satisfied with our product. 

  • You’ll do high-quality STEAM education content development with our world-class team of pedagogical experts.

  • You’ll work closely within the product team consisting of pedagogical, tech, design and growth professionals.

  • You’ll help our customers with their needs regarding our product and STEAM education. 

  • You’ll present yourself and Kide Science in a manner consistent with a world-class company and product.

  • You’ll work in a truly flat and collaborative organization, where all team members have equal rights and opportunities to shape the decisions being made.

  • You’ll share in our joys and successes as we form the next generation of critical thinkers around the world!

Your Requirements

If you have a track record of excellent writing skills, problem-solving skills and have a science / early education background, apply!

Must Haves

  • 3+ years of experience in education, preferably in science education or early years education.

  • Experience in pedagogical content design.

  • Native-level fluency in English language. 

  • Creativity and excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Skills to work autonomously but also an excellent team working skills.

  • A data-driven mindset. We’re always testing ideas and learning.

  • Empathy. Understanding others and how we can help.

  • A growth mindset. We’re always improving.

  • Can passionately advocate a cause or project, but pivot if we go in a different direction. We can disagree, but we don’t do conflict.

Nice to Have

  • Startup experience

  • Native-level fluency in Finnish language.

  • Experience in educational research

  • Experience with Lean methodologies and/or Kanban

  • Experience in designing or using international curriculums in your work (NGSS, IB, EYFS)

This is a full-time position to substitute our dear colleague during maternity leave.* You’ll also get healthcare, subsidized lunch vouchers, a lovely office in the heart of Helsinki city, and 14 co-workers ready to shape the next generation of learners!

*Even though you’d be substituting our colleague, we’d hope to see this relationship growing into a permanent one!

For more information or questions please contact us at unni@kidescience.com

Perks and benefits

This job comes with several perks and benefits

Flexible working hours
Flexible working hours

Time is precious. Make it count. Morning person or night owl, this job is for you.

Free coffee / tea
Free coffee / tea

Get your caffeine fix to get you started and keep you going.

Near public transit
Near public transit

Easy access and treehugger friendly workplace.

Social gatherings
Social gatherings

Social gatherings and games; hang out with your colleagues.

Free office snacks
Free office snacks

Peckish after lunch? We got your back with soft drinks, treats and fruit.

Free friday beers
Free friday beers

Friday is something special, let's enjoy a beer together.

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Working at
Kide Science

We are looking for a Customer Success Lead & Pedagogical Developer, please scroll down for more information... 👇🏽 Kide Science is a world-class, research-based pedagogical model from Finland for early science education for 3-to-8 year-olds all over the world. The play-based STEAM learning model with storytelling functions as an engaging “plug n’ play” tool for teachers and parents. The licensing model and online platform for educators is complemented with training, lesson plans, peer support and engagement for families. Proven pedagogical methods are based on rigorous academic research conducted at the University of Helsinki, Finland by the founder of Kide Science Jenni Vartiainen, who is a leading researcher in the field of play-based science education. Kide Science supports children’s scientific thinking, which predicts better learning outcomes in school - with play everything is possible! After we founded Kide Science in December 2017, we have won many awards, have customers from 25 countries and are backed by international investors. Do you want to join our start-up's success story and help future grown-ups and decision-makers? Join us on a thrilling science adventure that has long-lasting effects.

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