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.)
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!
If you have a track record of excellent writing skills, problem-solving skills and have a science / early education background, apply!
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
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!
This job comes with several perks and benefits
Time is precious. Make it count. Morning person or night owl, this job is for you.
Get your caffeine fix to get you started and keep you going.
Easy access and treehugger friendly workplace.
Social gatherings and games; hang out with your colleagues.
Peckish after lunch? We got your back with soft drinks, treats and fruit.
Friday is something special, let's enjoy a beer together.