Art of Problem Solving Careers
Full-time positions in our San Diego office
- What You're Good At
- Mathematics Curriculum Developer
- Computer Science Curriculum Lead
- Physics Curriculum Developer
- Language Arts Curriculum Developer
- DevOps Engineer
- Software Engineer
- Online School Cat Herder
- Customer Communications Specialist
Part-time positions that may be performed remotely
What You're Good At
While we've listed a number of specific jobs below, our most pressing need is for more people who have strong math or programming skills, are passionate about math, and want to work with some of the most outstanding math students in the world. If that describes you, then we might be able to build a role around your interests and abilities.
To apply, send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please describe what roles you might play at AoPS. Currently we are most interested in candidates who would like to work full-time in our offices in San Diego, CA. Those who are seeking part-time or remote work should consider applying to be a course instructor. Salary is negotiable and commensurate with experience. All applicants must be U.S. citizens or otherwise legally able to accept full-time work in the U.S.
Mathematics Curriculum Developer
You look over the bios of our instructors and think, "Those are my people!" You love math as much as we do, and you love sharing math with students who thirst to learn more. You write well, you think about how to make other people smarter, and you know that the little stuff really matters when making something great. You just wish you could find students and coworkers who have favorite math problems.
To apply, send a cover letter, your favorite math problem, and a resume to email@example.com. Please include a sample (or links to samples) of your work, such as a mathematical writing sample and/or lesson material that you have written. This is a full-time position in our offices in San Diego, CA.
Computer Science Curriculum Lead
You poke around our site and wonder, “Why isn’t there an AoPS for computer science?” You want to inspire and educate the next generation of great programmers and computer scientists. You know what to do with the kids, starting from the early ages and ranging up through the superstars in high school. You just need a platform where you can reach them, a place where you can build the resources you wish you’d had when you were learning to code.
We have the kids. Amazing, eager students who don’t shy away from challenges. We just need a visionary CS educator to work with our team of developers and math educators to design and build a wide range of resources for our students, including:
To apply, send to firstname.lastname@example.org your cover letter, resume, and a link to or a document containing something you have produced to teach a pre-college student anything about computer science or programming. This is a full-time position in our offices in San Diego, CA.
Physics Curriculum Developer
AoPS has recently expanded into physics with the successful implementation of PhysicsWOOT, an advanced course in problem-solving for high school physics competitions. Now, we seek a physics educator to join our team and help us build new material for many of the country’s top students.
You might be a good fit for this position if you want to inspire kids to dive deeper into physics by engaging them in solving rich and challenging problems. You’ve read about how our AoPS Online and AoPS Academy classes work. Your teaching experience has prepared you to transition into these environments and to work with both middle and high school students. You’re excited about teaching and developing lessons on a variety of topics, ranging from classical mechanics to modern physics. You’ve also checked out our PhysicsWOOT page and are eager to help this new program continue to grow.
To apply, send to email@example.com your cover letter, resume, and a link to or a document containing something you have produced to teach a pre-college student anything about physics. This is a full-time position in our offices in San Diego, CA.
Language Arts Curriculum Developer
Do you find yourself flipping through language arts textbooks and sighing with disdain? Do you wish you could find a challenging language arts curriculum for your classroom that’s also exciting and engaging? When you don’t find the curriculum you really want, how often have you thought of just making it yourself?
If the notion of building a one-of-a-kind language arts program with problem-solving at its core thrills you, then you might be in the right place. To best complement our existing team, we’re especially interested in candidates who have significant classroom experience at the elementary school level.
To apply, send your cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include a sample (or links to samples) of your writing, such as an essay or short story, as well as a worksheet, handout, or other printable you’ve designed for students. This is a full-time position in our offices in San Diego, CA.
Please visit our Software Development Positions at AoPS page for details.
Please visit our Software Development Positions at AoPS page for details.
Customer Communications Specialist
You love helping people. Whatever their problem is, you'll try hard to solve it. Whatever their question is, you'll find the answer. You're so good at anticipating others' needs that you'll even answer their next question before they ask it. You're not intimidated by large volumes of incoming email because you're ready with your favorite Gmail commands.
To apply, send your cover letter and resume to email@example.com, and tell us why you want to help our students and their parents. This is a full-time position in our offices in San Diego, CA.
Online School Cat Herder
Our online school will have over 15,000 enrollments this year. To train all these amazing students, we have a large team of curriculum developers, instructors, assistants, and graders. Maybe you can keep them all pointed in the same direction because you’re good at bringing order to chaos. You enjoy making complex systems run smoothly by designing and maintaining procedures and documentation, and you’re quick to fix the problem when those processes fail. You corral strays with tact and poise because you work well with a wide range of personalities. Just like our students, you're exceptional and get a kick out of solving tough problems for fun.
To apply, send your cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include a description of other roles in which you’ve herded cats to get a tough job done. This is a full-time position in our offices in San Diego, CA.
You love to write and are excited to jump into the world of math education. Maybe you’ve been freelancing for a while and are looking for something more steady or are an educator who’s written for a variety of blogs and publications. You’re excited to help us refine our voice by writing and editing email marketing campaigns, AoPS News articles and updates, website copy, and more. You’re eager to get to know our products and the people behind them so that you can get all of the details right and know who to ask when you’re not sure. You can keep track of all the projects in your pipeline and prioritize what to work on next. You’ve already thought of a few ways in which this job ad could be improved - maybe you’ve found a grammar mistake or an awkwardly structured sentence, or you’re itching to rewrite this whole paragraph to make it clearer and more compelling.
To apply, scratch your itch and send your cover letter and resume to email@example.com. Please also include links to 2 or 3 writing samples which demonstrate the breadth of your writing experience (different voices, purposes, audiences, etc). This is a full-time position in our offices in San Diego, CA.
You’re a people person. You love networking, can talk up AoPS, and have a knack for figuring out where candidates might fit in best here. You’re excited to send out lots of emails and InMails, try out new job platforms, and use data to see what’s working and what isn’t. You can help us find the talent we need to develop more products, expand our operations, and serve more students. While reading this page, you've already come up with a few ideas about where we should be looking.
To apply, send your cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. This is a full-time position in our offices in San Diego, CA.
AoPS Academy Campus Director and Assistant Director
You understand what actors mean when they say, "I love acting, but what I really want to do is direct!" That's because you love teaching, but what you really want to do is run your own learning center. You're ready to do a bit of everything - teach math or language arts classes, hire and train teachers, work with parents to ensure their children's success, introduce our program to the local community, and whatever else comes your way.
See the AoPS Academy Join Our Team page for a list of current openings and application instructions.
Online Course Instructor
You fit right in with our instructors, but you’re not able to join us full-time out here in sunny San Diego. You love teaching outstanding students who thirst to learn more, and you have a few hours a week to share your love of math with our students. You’ve worked with high-performing students before, or you were an avid participant in math camps and math contests back when you were a student. You’re available once or twice a week 7-9 pm ET (4-6 pm PT), which is when most of our classes run, and have 1-3 other hours a week to prepare, participate in class message board discussions, and review graders' comments on student work.
To apply, send a cover letter and resume to email@example.com. Please include a sample (or links to samples) of your work, such as a mathematical writing sample and/or lesson material that you have written.
Do you want a flexible job that allows you to share your love of math with younger students? Our graders work on their own time providing feedback on homework problems to aspiring mathematicians. The grader position is perfect for those who need or want flexibility in their work but still want to have a meaningful impact on the lives of others. Want a more active role? Teaching assistants answer questions and encourage students during live class sessions. Both roles are vital to the success of our students and contribute to their growing love of math.
Our grader/assistant pool includes college students, stay-at-home parents, retired professors, graduate students, high school teachers, business analysts, chemists, and many others who just love math! Our courses range from Prealgebra up through Calculus, Intermediate Number Theory and Olympiad level Geometry, so if you have enthusiasm for math of any level, there is a course for you to help out in!
Online grader and teaching assistant applications open a few times per year. To apply or receive notifications when applications open click here. If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.