We’re hiring in engineering, education and growth

We’re hiring in engineering, education and growth

We’re hiring in engineering, education and growth

We’re hiring in engineering, education and growth

We’re hiring in engineering, education and growth

We’re hiring in engineering, education and growth

We’re hiring in engineering, education and growth

We’re hiring in engineering, education and growth

We’re hiring in engineering, education and growth

Reasons to join Primer

The next generation deserves a better education system

The people who are going to invent the future are in today’s education system. ​​But they won’t be able to solve 2050’s challenges with an educational supply chain built for the 1950s. We need a new system, one where we value what kids learn both outside and inside the classroom. Where they learn how to solve real problems, not pass tests. Where they learn how to think instead of what to think. Primer exists to increase the odds that the next generation creates the future of their dreams.

> Read more in our mission statement

If we’re going to get this right, we need more bright, ambitious, hard-working, creative people working on it.

See open roles

Taking kids seriously is serious business

We’re building for a precious, discerning, and wildly ambitious user base. If we’re going to capture their hearts and minds, we’re going to have to do some pretty spectacular things and revisit some pretty foundational ideas about teaching and learning. Much of what we work we do day-to-day might not feel like education–we think that’s a good thing!

> These are some the ideas that have influenced our thinking and work at Primer

How can we optimize browser-based audio experiences so they run smoothly on older Chromebooks to make sure anyone who wants to be on Primer can be?

How do we enable live collaboration on a shared canvas that helps kids around the world feel like they’re sitting next to each other?

What layers of security do we need to keep kids safe online while also not getting in the way of fun?

How can Primer be friendly to kids moving at all different paces?

We have some great thinkers and investors in our corner to help us do the work, too.

Lachy Groom
Naval Ravikant

It’s early days, but we’re on to something

Primer puts kids in the driver’s seat. And we’re already seeing what incredible things can happen when we do–13-year-olds will teach each other to code, they’ll provide actionable product feedback (it’s tough, but fair), and self-organize to support each other in building better tools for Minecraft. Most importantly, we’re seeing what magic ensues when kids fall in love with learning and we want to do more of it (and try some new stuff, too).

“He leaves Rooms excited and inspired. Hearing what others are doing is pushing him to improve because he wants something awesome to share for the next meeting... It's a great feedback loop.”

- Josh’s mom

“Maya is making meaningful connections with the other kids. The social part is priceless. The early teenage years are when kids start to crave more complex social interactions. That drives their learning in many ways.”

- Maya’s mom

“She has been telling me about an investor pitch her team made. It’s awesome to see her learning all these life skills she would never learn at school. She also generally enjoys collaborating, so that part has been enjoyable for her.”

- Shivali’s dad

“It’s been so fun to see Paxton connect with friends on primer. He said to me the other day that he’s made more friends on primer than he ever had in public school”

- Paxton’s mom

Explore in clubs

Clubs open a whole new world for your kid. Writing, coding, music, nature––there’s a Club for just about everything.

Engage in rooms

Rooms are live spaces for kids to work with other kids. Together they'll explore new ideas and take on challenges.

Compete in challenges

Kids put their knowledge to the test and get a chance to share their work with the community in weekly challenges

We’re building a company we’re proud of together

We want to be around for a long, long time. We know we’re going to have to earn it by not only building great stuff for our users, but also creating an organization that great people want to be a part of. We’re starting good habits for company-building early.

> Meet our team

Everyone at Primer gets a coach.

Read more about how it works

Oh, and Elliott, Julianna, & Lily think you should

Iris (14) hosts events and challenges for older kids on Primer

Elliott (11) found a bug and pair programmed with one of our engineers to fix it.

Lily (10) leads Wildlife Ranger Club where kids help animals in the wild!

Julianna (12) hosts writing meetups where kids write stories together.

Come do your life’s work

“The best way to predict the future is to invent it.”

– Alan Kay

– also Alan Kay

Open Roles

We’re hiring in engineering, education and growth

We’re hiring in engineering, education and growth

We’re hiring in engineering, education and growth

We’re hiring in engineering, education and growth

We’re hiring in engineering, education and growth

We’re hiring in engineering, education and growth

We’re hiring in engineering, education and growth

We’re hiring in engineering, education and growth

We’re hiring in engineering, education and growth