FREE TRIAL

TCI

Headquarters: Mountain View, CA
Finance and Operations: Sacramento, CA

Want to change education? We make educational products for over 1.7M teachers and students around the nation.

Accomplishments

Our products include the Teacher Subscription and Student Subscription.

1.7M teachers and students use our curriculum each year.

Stats

  • Founded in 1989.
  • Created by teachers, for teachers.
  • 20+ years focused on K-12 social studies.
  • K-8 science will launch in 2014.
  • 141 pounds of chocolate/year devoured by employees.
  • 2,185 miles employees ran to burn off said chocolate.

Addresses

Headquarters
TCI
2440 W. El Camino Real,
Suite 400
Mountain View, CA 94040

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 1327
Rancho Cordova, CA 95741

Back

Graphic Artist

Temp Position 25 hrs/wk


Company Overview

At TCI, we have a guiding mission that has energized us for more than 20 years: to engage all students in the classroom. We create innovative and engaging activities for K-12 teachers and students and serve them up via web-based software. We're building our software team to help take our market-leading products to the next level as we help define the technology-based interactive classroom. This is your opportunity to help lead our charge and have a great time while you're at it!


TCI is an educational software company supporting 1.7M teachers and students across the nation. Learn more about the fun and interesting people who work at TCI.


Background on Position

After over 20 years of focusing on social studies curriculum, TCI has ventured into science. TCI is creating a unique, ambitious science program. It will be the first national, complete science program and will include standards-based text, technology, and the TCI lessons our teachers have come to know and love.


Job Description

  • Generates science illustrations with a hand-rendered look.
  • Collaborates directly with science editors to create highly accurate illustrations, graphics, flow charts, and schematics.
  • Assists senior designer in the creation of graphic collateral to be inserted into TCI's proprietary software system.
  • Contributes to TCI's design style guide.
  • Works within a highly collaborative, team-oriented environment.

Job Qualifications

  • Proficient in Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop.
  • Ongoing college enrollment acceptable.
  • Exceptional drawing skills.
  • Ability to be flexible, multi-task, effectively prioritize and work collaboratively with the team.
  • Animation skills and proficient in Autodesk Maya a plus.


Interested? Please send cover letter and resume to jobs@teachtci.com. Please put subject as "Graphic Artist".

Back

Science Content Developer — Physical Science (Physics)

32 hours per week


Company Overview

At TCI, we have a guiding mission that has energized us for more than 20 years: to engage all students in the classroom. We create innovative and engaging activities for K-12 teachers and students and serve them up via web-based software. We're building our software team to help take our market-leading products to the next level as we help define the technology-based interactive classroom. This is your opportunity to help lead our charge and have a great time while you're at it!


TCI is an educational software company supporting 1.7M teachers and students across the nation. Learn more about the fun and interesting people who work at TCI.


Background on Position

After over 20 years of focusing on social studies curriculum, TCI has ventured into science. TCI is creating a unique, ambitious science program. It will be the first national, complete science program and will include standards-based text, technology, and the TCI lessons our teachers have come to know and love.


Job Description

  • Leads on the creation of detailed visual outlines for each lesson.
  • Reviews all student text and works with writer to ensure text adheres to guidelines.
  • Edits student text and ensures it meets TCI's high level of quality and excellence and adheres to editorial checklist.
  • Outlines, develops, and tests investigations and reading activities based on NGSS standards in collaboration with TCI's team of developers.
  • Reviews physical science content as needed and ensures it is scientifically accurate and correct.
  • Pilot curriculum under development at local schools to further innovate and shape prototypes.

Job Qualifications

  • Physics Subject Matter Expert; BA, BS, or MA, or equivalent, science degree, educational related degree. Science teaching experience at middle school level is highly desired.
  • 1-3 years professional experience including research, teaching, and/or curriculum development, a combination of all three preferred.
  • A deep understanding of NGSS and Framework for K-12 Science highly desired.
  • Exceptional research, writing, and editing skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with students in a classroom setting.
  • Ability to be flexible, multi-task, effectively prioritize and work collaboratively with the team.


Interested? Please send cover letter and resume to jobs@teachtci.com. Please put subject as "Science Content Developer — Physical Science (Physics)".

Back

Production Intern

Mountain View, CA


Company Overview

At TCI, we have a guiding mission that has energized us for more than 20 years: to engage all students in the classroom. We create innovative and engaging activities for K-12 teachers and students and serve them up via web-based software. We're building our software team to help take our market-leading products to the next level as we help define the technology-based interactive classroom. This is your opportunity to help lead our charge and have a great time while you're at it!


TCI is an educational software company supporting 1.7M teachers and students across the nation. Learn more about the fun and interesting people who work at TCI.


Department Overview

The Curriculum Department is in the process of revising various social studies and elementary science programs and creating new middle school science programs. The production team supports the creation of these programs by designing and entering content into our online and print resources.


About the Position

The Production Intern works closely with the Production, Content Development, and Software teams to bring new lessons into TCI's online subscription as well as print materials.


TCI Internship Program

Interns are an important part of the TCI Team. Our interns work on actual projects, right alongside regular employees. Our interns:

  • Maintain a regular part or full-time schedule.
  • Engage in real world assignments and meet goals and deadlines.
  • Work collaboratively with their manager and team members.
  • Attend educational sessions (lunch time speaker events, All Staff & team meetings).
  • Have some fun, ask questions, get involved and learn some new things.

Key Responsibilities

  • Entering and styling teacher presentations into TCI's online HTML5 tool.
  • Entering online student activities into TCI's online subscription tools.
  • Creating print materials for teachers and students using InDesign.
  • Making design and functionality recommendations to the software team to ensure the best delivery of content.
  • Communicating regularly with all team members to ensure that content is accurate, roadblocks are identified, re-work is minimized, and deadlines are met.

Schedule: Temporary position with options between 20 and 40 hours a week.


Job Qualifications

  • Familiarity with basic HTML commands.
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, etc.).
  • Ability to follow detailed instructions.
  • Ability to communicate with both technical and non-technical staff.


Interested? Please send cover letter and resume to jobs@teachtci.com. Please put subject as "Production Intern".

Back

Junior Software Engineer

Mountain View, CA


Who We Are:

TCI is an educational technology company providing a SaaS solution that brings social studies and science alive for teachers and students. We:

  • create software that delivers engaging Social Studies and Science lessons for grades K-12.
  • have 100,000+ users on our website daily.
  • provide a hands-on, interactive learning environment.
  • have been developing curriculum for 25+ years, and we've never stopped innovating.

TCI is an educational software company supporting 1.7M teachers and students across the nation. Learn more about the fun and interesting people who work at TCI.


What We Do:

TCI is all about small teams building big things. The software team works in an Agile environment that includes pair programming, test driven development, and daily standups to move quickly.

The team builds award winning tools that engage students and teachers, such as:

  • Ready to teach classroom presentations make preparing for lessons a breeze
  • Tutorials allow students to check their understanding in a non-threatening environment
  • Interactive Student Notebooks give students the opportunity to show what they know

All of this is accomplished with an Amazon Linux hosted web app running Nginx with PostgresSQL 9.3.5 (RDS), Unicorn web server utilizing Ruby on Rails 4.1.7


What You Should Know to Apply:

  • Basic programming experience, Ruby on Rails a plus
  • Computer science or other science background
  • Understanding of Agile methodology
  • This position is based in Mountain View, CA

Why You Should Apply:

  • You like to solve problems using the latest technology.
  • You want a new challenge each and every day.
  • You want your work to matter. Both to the team and to society.

But Don't Apply If:

  • You think kids should learn by reading a book and answering questions on paper.
  • You like the status quo – "We've always done it that way" is a perfectly acceptable answer.
  • You think the latest technology is far too scary to consider.


Interested? Please send cover letter and resume to jobs@teachtci.com. Please put subject as "Junior Software Engineer".

Back

Software Engineer Intern

Mountain View, CA


Who We Are:

TCI is an educational technology company providing a SaaS solution that brings social studies and science alive for teachers and students. We:

  • create software that delivers engaging Social Studies and Science lessons for grades K-12.
  • have 100,000+ users on our website daily.
  • provide a hands-on, interactive learning environment.
  • have been developing curriculum for 25+ years, and we've never stopped innovating.

TCI is an educational software company supporting 1.7M teachers and students across the nation. Learn more about the fun and interesting people who work at TCI.


What We Do:

TCI is all about small teams building big things. The software team works in an Agile environment that includes pair programming, test driven development, and daily standups to move quickly.

The team builds award winning tools that engage students and teachers, such as:

  • Ready to teach classroom presentations make preparing for lessons a breeze
  • Tutorials allow students to check their understanding in a non-threatening environment
  • Interactive Student Notebooks give students the opportunity to show what they know

All of this is accomplished with an Amazon Linux hosted web app running Nginx with PostgresSQL 9.3.5 (RDS), Unicorn web server utilizing Ruby on Rails 4.1.7


What You Should Know to Apply:

  • Basic programming experience, Ruby on Rails a plus
  • Computer science or other science background
  • Understanding of Agile methodology
  • This position is based in Mountain View, CA

Why You Should Apply:

  • You want an internship where you're making a difference.
  • You like to solve problems using the latest technology.
  • You want a new challenge each and every day.

But Don't Apply If:

  • You think kids should learn by reading a book and answering questions on paper.
  • You like the status quo – "We've always done it that way" is a perfectly acceptable answer.
  • You think the latest technology is far too scary to consider.


Interested? Please send cover letter and resume to jobs@teachtci.com. Please put subject as "Software Engineer Intern".

Back

Software Engineer

Mountain View, CA


Who We Are:

TCI is an educational technology company providing a SaaS solution that brings social studies and science alive for teachers and students. We:

  • create software that delivers engaging Social Studies and Science lessons for grades K-12.
  • have 100,000+ users on our website daily.
  • provide a hands-on, interactive learning environment.
  • have been developing curriculum for 25+ years, and we've never stopped innovating.

TCI is an educational software company supporting 1.7M teachers and students across the nation. Learn more about the fun and interesting people who work at TCI.


What We Do:

TCI is all about small teams building big things. The software team works in an Agile environment that includes pair programming, test driven development, and daily standups to move quickly.

The team builds award winning tools that engage students and teachers, such as:

  • Ready to teach classroom presentations make preparing for lessons a breeze
  • Tutorials allow students to check their understanding in a non-threatening environment
  • Interactive Student Notebooks give students the opportunity to show what they know

All of this is accomplished with an Amazon Linux hosted web app running Nginx with PostgresSQL 9.3.5 (RDS), Unicorn web server utilizing Ruby on Rails 4.1.7


What You Should Know to Apply:

  • 2+ years experience with Ruby, Ruby on Rails, and git
  • Experience with HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript/JQuery
  • Understanding of Agile methodology
  • This position is based in Mountain View, CA

Why You Should Apply:

  • You like to solve problems using the latest technology.
  • You want a new challenge each and every day.
  • You want your work to matter. Both to the team and to society.

But Don't Apply If:

  • You think kids should learn by reading a book and answering questions on paper.
  • You like the status quo – "We've always done it that way" is a perfectly acceptable answer.
  • You think the latest technology is far too scary to consider.


Interested? Please send cover letter and resume to jobs@teachtci.com. Please put subject as "Software Engineer".

Back

Database Admin Intern

Mountain View, CA or Sacramento, CA


Company Overview

At TCI, we have a guiding mission that has energized us for more than 20 years: to engage all students in the classroom. We create innovative and engaging activities for K-12 teachers and students and serve them up via web-based software. We're building our software team to help take our market-leading products to the next level as we help define the technology-based interactive classroom. This is your opportunity to help lead our charge and have a great time while you're at it!


TCI is an educational software company supporting 1.7M teachers and students across the nation. Learn more about the fun and interesting people who work at TCI.


TCI Internship Program

Interns are an important part of the TCI Team. Our interns work on actual projects, right alongside regular employees. Our interns:

  • Maintain a regular part or full-time schedule.
  • Engage in real world assignments and meet goals and deadlines.
  • Work collaboratively with their manager and team members.
  • Attend educational sessions (lunch time speaker events, All Staff & team meetings).
  • Have some fun, ask questions, get involved and learn some new things.

Position Summary

The Database Administrator will work directly with TCI's Controller, Network and Systems Architect, Operations Manager and others to make an impact from day one. A few key projects currently in the works are:

  • Creating seamless integrations between NetSuite, SalesForce, and our own PostgreSQL database to ensure sales, accounting, and support are on the same page
  • Creating reports to understand the usage of up to 1 million students
  • Maintaining and optimizing a cloud based infrastructure

This position is for a driven database administrator who wants to work with a dynamic team that is never satisfied with "good enough".


Job Qualifications

  • Strong communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Familiarity with PostgreSQL
  • Familiarity with Microsoft and Linux operating systems (Redhat/CentOS flavor preferred)
  • Experience with NetSuite/SalesForce a plus

Interested? Please send cover letter and resume to jobs@teachtci.com. Please put subject as "Database Administrator Intern".

Back

Fulfillment and Product Support Intern

Mountain View, CA


Who We Are:

TCI is an educational technology company providing a SaaS solution that brings social studies and science alive for teachers and students. You may want to know that we:

  • create software that delivers engaging Social Studies and Science lessons for grades K-12.
  • have 100,000+ users on our website daily.
  • provide a hands-on, interactive learning environment.
  • have been developing curriculum for 25+ years, and we've never stopped innovating.

We need a Fulfillment and Product Support Intern to keep all those teacher and students smiling!

TCI is an educational software company supporting 1.7M teachers and students across the nation. Learn more about the fun and interesting people who work at TCI.


Job Description

Our Product Support team works closely with a variety of teams including software, sales, and accounting. This position offers the opportunity to work in a highly collaborative environment working directly with customers while learning about sales order processing and fulfillment. Interns will learn to use a variety of software systems like Salesforce, Netsuite, and UserVoice.

This internship with will begin in mid-June and end in mid-September.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Review and approve daily orders.
  • Contact customers and resolve order problems.
  • Complete data maintenance tasks in NetSuite
  • Support customers from 7AM to 4PM from Monday to Friday.
  • Respond to customer support requests via TCI's ticketing system, UserVoice.

Job Qualifications:

  • Strong communication skills (written and verbal) required.
  • Interest in operations.
  • Familiarity with PC, Mac, and mobile operating systems.
  • Software troubleshooting experience a plus.


Interested? Please send cover letter and resume to jobs@teachtci.com. Please put subject as "Fulfillment and Product Support Intern".

Back

Communications and Product Support Intern

Mountain View, CA


Who We Are:

TCI is an educational technology company providing a SaaS solution that brings social studies and science alive for teachers and students. You may want to know that we:

  • create software that delivers engaging Social Studies and Science lessons for grades K-12.
  • have 100,000+ users on our website daily.
  • provide a hands-on, interactive learning environment.
  • have been developing curriculum for 25+ years, and we've never stopped innovating.

We need a Product Support Intern to keep all those teacher and students smiling!

TCI is an educational software company supporting 1.7M teachers and students across the nation. Learn more about the fun and interesting people who work at TCI.


Job Description

Our Product Support team works closely with a variety of teams including software, sales, and accounting. This position offers the opportunity to work in a highly collaborative environment working directly with customers while learning about the innovative and rapidly changing educational technology industry. Interns will learn to use a variety of software systems like Salesforce, Netsuite, and UserVoice.

This internship with will begin in mid-June and end in mid-September.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Support customers from 7AM to 4PM from Monday to Friday.
  • Respond to customer support requests via TCI's ticketing system, UserVoice.
  • Answer customer support phone calls.
  • Pro-actively communicate with customer via social media and System Messages to build excitement for new features and ensure usage of existing features.
  • Suggest improvements to software based on customer feedback and support needs.
  • Update knowledge base to reflect latest releases and customer questions.

Job Qualifications:

  • Strong communication skills (written and verbal) required
  • Familiarity with PC, Mac, and mobile operating systems
  • Familiarity with a wide variety of browsers including Internet Explorer, FireFox, Chrome, and Safari
  • Software troubleshooting experience a plus
  • Experience with social media a plus


Interested? Please send cover letter and resume to jobs@teachtci.com. Please put subject as "Communications and Product Support Intern".

Back

Product Manager

Mountain View, CA


Who We Are:

TCI is an educational technology company providing a SaaS solution that brings social studies and science alive for teachers and students. You may want to know that we:

  • create software that delivers engaging Social Studies and Science lessons for grades K-12.
  • have 100,000+ users on our website daily.
  • provide a hands-on, interactive learning environment.
  • have been developing curriculum for 25+ years, and we've never stopped innovating.

TCI is an educational software company supporting 1.7M teachers and students across the nation. Learn more about the fun and interesting people who work at TCI.


Job Description and Key Responsibilities:

We are looking for a smart, enthusiastic, and creative leader who is able to execute both strategically and tactically while working in a variety of roles. The Product Manager will take new products and features from planning to release and will develop and implement a strategy to increase our subscription conversion and retention rates. This includes working with teams across the organization to:

  • Manage the entire product line life cycle from strategic planning to tactical execution.
  • Drive product requirement decisions and customer communication strategies to increase user conversion and retention rates.
  • Conduct a variety of user experience activities to gather feedback from customers and staff.
  • Develop wire frames, mock-ups, and other guides for development.
  • Follow the Agile development model to manage work flow, and to create, manage, and prioritize feature releases.
  • Use Google Analytics and other reports to measure and analyze product metrics and drive decisions to increase retention rates.
  • Simplify our customer communications including user articles and trainings, user emails, System Messages, e-News, and social media posts.
  • Provide product training and sales tools to the sales and support teams.
  • Manage pricing and help drive operational decisions related to products.

Job Qualifications:

  • 4+ years of product management and marketing experience and a bachelor's degree in a related field.
  • Comfort working across teams and in a rapidly changing Agile environment.
  • Excellent communicator with strong writing skills.
  • Experience managing marketing communications in a SaaS environment.
  • Solid understanding of user-centered design principles—design skills a plus.
  • Familiarity with Google Analytics and other business software systems.
  • Drives decisions through analytical research.


Interested? Please send cover letter and resume to jobs@teachtci.com. Please put subject as "Product Manager".

© 2015 - TCI | Social Studies Textbooks, Science Textbooks & Curriculum for K-12 Schools