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Kami

About

Your digital classroom hero

Kami is an interactive learning platform that helps teachers and students collaborate on digital documents and learning resources that can be personalised to individual needs and learning styles. Today Kami is used by over 32 million teachers and students in 180 countries.

Location
Auckland
Website
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Founded
2013
Employees
51-100
Industry
Education
Funding stage
Private

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Matchstiq's take on Kami

Kami is on a mission to build the future of education, making classrooms around the world more engaging, collaborative, and interactive in an effort to empower everyone to love learning.

The market opportunity ahead for Kami

With more than 1.5bn students across the globe who could benefit from innovative learning tools such as Kami, we have barely scratched the surface of this rapidly-growing market for next-generation EdTech solutions. Kami is relentless in its mission to help shape the future of education globally with a goal of 100 million users.

Why Kami is a great place to work

Kami has a harmonious team culture that’s continued to thrive since our inception —through fun and inclusive culture-building activities, such as hosting regular games nights (such as Dungeon & Dragons), team dinners, weekly paid lunches and celebrating each birthday and work anniversary for each team member.

This year, in celebration of Kami’s 9th birthday, we hosted an epic summer festival called Kamichella, packed with fire dances, a variety of food trucks, a champagne lounge, a cocktail/mocktail bar, glitter stations, face painting and more!

With the team coming from varied ethnic backgrounds, the leadership team believes in celebrating and educating the team on the events and occasions that are meaningful to them. Some of the events that are celebrated annually include Matariki, Chinese New Year, Lunar New Year, the end of Ramadan, Diwali, and Pride month. These events act as a platform for teams to feel included and share traditions with their colleagues.

Kami runs a flat business model and avoids middle management where possible. This team structure helps to keep the company transparent and collaborative, with all employees feeling as though they have visibility and input into how the business runs.

Working with us

Values

  • Diversity

    Kami has made diversity a key part of its business from day one. The technology industry has a way to go in creating a fully diverse sector, and Kami has aimed to help promote this at an industry-wide level.

  • Transparency

    Kami’s flat business structure aims to keep business operations as transparent as possible, creating an open environment amongst employees and the leadership team.

  • Inclusion

    Kami is among the tools for teachers that allow for personalisation of courses to students’ individual needs and learning styles, which is especially helpful for special education classes.

  • User-first

    From day one, Kami prioritises continuous teacher feedback and ensures teachers are at the forefront of the business.

 

Full Stack Developer

Kami is an award-winning startup based in Auckland, New Zealand. Our leading digital classroom app offers meaningful solutions to over 30 million users worldwide, helping educators create a more interactive and collaborative learning experience for the students. 

You’ll join at a pretty magical time. Kami’s user base is growing and thriving. With over 70  team members based across Auckland, the USA, South Africa and Brazil we’re really proud of all the accomplishments and milestones we’ve achieved, so far. This is a chance to join our team and become an integral member of Kami’s growth.

 

 

We are looking for talented developers who love to create amazing web experiences to join NZ’s fastest-growing company. We are helping over 30 million teachers and students eliminate printing and scanning and the associated costs and effort - so teachers can spend more of their time on achieving better learning outcomes for the next generation.

As an engineer for this forward-thinking startup, you will not be locked in the backroom implementing specs sheets - you’ll be talking to the customers/teachers who already love their product, and figuring out how to make it work even better for them. This position will suit an Engineer with a good product sense and is comfortable working relatively autonomously but who can also collaborate well both internally and externally.

With the majority of users based in the US, we travel to attend conferences, trade shows and to visit schools using our software. So ideally you will relish the opportunity to travel and have no passport restrictions.  

 

Qualifications

Technical skills and experience required for the role are:

  • Proficiency with Javascript, HTML, CSS, and experience working with large Single Page Applications (SPAs). Experience with frontend frameworks/libraries, e.g AngularJS, VueJS, React.
  • Strong product sense and ability to work with customers to design bespoke solutions.
  • Experience with developing high-performance front-end code, profiling with Chrome Developer tools.
  • Appetite to learn new languages and technologies.
  • They adopt the latest tech fast, including Service Workers, Native Client, and real-time communication in our app (Most of their users are on evergreen browsers, so we get to use the new web technologies).
  • This is primarily a front-end engineering position, however, they use Ruby, Rails, Java, Kubernetes (with GKE).
  • PostgreSQL and CockroachDB in the backend and experience with them is a bonus.
  • Great communication and engagement skills.
  • A positive, passionate and collaborative approach.

Technologies we use: (Nice to Have)

  • TypeScript
  • Rust

 

Additional information

WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU?

  • The opportunity to work for a great employer that genuinely makes a difference around the world.
  • Excellent work perks
  • Flexible working
  • A diverse and challenging role
  • Learning and development opportunities
  • The opportunity to grow and scale a unique company

Kami is an equal opportunity workplace, and we would like to hear from all qualified applicants. If you have a disability or any special needs that we might need to accommodate, please let us know.

 

Remote work a possibility for the right candidate.

If this sounds like the role for you then apply now and let's talk.

 

Customer Success Engineering Graduate

The opportunity

Do you have a technical background with natural talent in relationship building? As a Customer Success Engineer, you ensure that Kami users have a happy and successful experience with our product, but you also bridge the customers with the rest of the product and engineering team. You ask the right questions, find problems, and can formulate solutions. We encourage recent graduates of IT/software engineering/computer science to apply as this is a unique opportunity to learn more about building products.

 

We’re not called Kami-leons for nothing! You’ll be working with a team full of agile, flexible and open-minded people who want to make a difference in the world (and enjoy the process too!).

 

If you’re looking for a new challenge and the opportunity to have a real impact on the lives of millions, then this is your opportunity. Kami is growing fast and so will you.

 

 

What you’ll do 

  • You will be training users through outreach and webinars and supporting customers on issues, questions, or concerns.
  • Provide prompt resolution to any problems our customers face.
  • Create a customer roadmap and develop a success plan for users to reach each milestone.
  • Grow customer product usage and up-sell new features.
  • Collect and manage product feedback from users to share with engineering and product teams, and participate in product development conversations.
  • Monitor customer health through data analysis and relationship strength.
  • Strategically address software challenges encountered by parents and schools, and identify prompt resolutions.
  • Organise webinars to educate users.

 

What you’ll bring 

  • Experience developing strategies to increase the adoption of technology solutions
  • Secure communication, presentation, and negotiation skills, with the ability to inspire others
  • Analytical and process-oriented mindset
  • Self-driven, persistent, and assertive
  • Knowledge of Coding ( Ruby, Python, Clickhouse, Postgres would be a great benefit)
  • Residency/Citizenship for New Zealand
  • Tertiary education is expected

 

What you get out of it 

  • Working for a people-first employer that is on an inspiring mission to build the future of education while changing the lives of millions 
  • Flexible working approach that is truly flexible to your needs
  • Learning and development opportunities and the chance to grow and shape your future with Kami
  • A diverse and challenging role
  • The satisfaction of knowing you’re not only helping modern-day superheroes aka teachers, but also helping them shape the minds of future generations all across the globe

Kami is an equal opportunity workplace, and we would like to hear from all qualified applicants. If you have a disability or any special needs that we might need to accommodate, please let us know.

If this sounds like your dream role then apply now and let's chat!

 

Software Engineering Graduate

The opportunity

At Kami , we rely on the strength of our product to reach and succeed users all over the world. Word of mouth is still our leading channel. As a global market leader, we’re seeking graduate developers who are eager to use and grow their technology skills on the world stage. In this role, the successful individuals will learn to innovate, design & build solutions, protect our critical information, systems, and assets, and assist in the development of an overall product and technology strategy. From early on, you’ll help empower our breakthrough innovations, and be given challenging assignments. You’ll have the opportunity to lead initiatives and take ownership. Our ideal candidates will be passionate about applying their skills to a product-centric business model that creates real-world solutions already impacting the world.

 

We’re not called Kami-leons for nothing! You’ll be working with a team full of agile, flexible and open-minded people who want to make a difference in the world (and enjoy the process too!).

 

If you’re looking for a new challenge and the opportunity to have a real impact on the lives of millions, then this is your opportunity. Kami is growing fast and so will you.

 

What you’ll do 

  • You will develop new features, products and capabilities.
  • You will help drive forward the product roadmap by taking on new challenges.
  • You will receive and interpret internal and external product feedback, and participate in product design.
  • You will provide prompt resolution to any problems our users encounter.
  • You will strategically address software challenges encountered by parents and schools, and identify prompt resolutions.

 

What you’ll bring 

  • Experience developing strategies to increase the adoption of technology solutions
  • Secure communication, presentation, and negotiation skills, with the ability to inspire others
  • Analytical and problem-solving mindset
  • Self-driven, persistent, and assertive
  • Experience with software development ( Ruby, Typescript, MySQL, Postgres would be a great benefit)
  • Residency/Citizenship for New Zealand
  • Tertiary education would be welcome but is not a requirement

 

What you get out of it 

  • Working for a people-first employer that is on an inspiring mission to build the future of education while changing the lives of millions 
  • Flexible working approach that is truly flexible to your needs
  • Learning and development opportunities and the chance to grow and shape your future with Kami
  • A diverse and challenging role
  • The satisfaction of knowing you’re not only helping modern-day superheroes aka teachers, but also helping them shape the minds of future generations all across the globe

Kami is an equal opportunity workplace, and we would like to hear from all qualified applicants. If you have a disability or any special needs that we might need to accommodate, please let us know.

If this sounds like your dream role then apply now and let's chat!

 

Copywriter

The opportunity

We are on the hunt for a Copywriter to help bring Kami’s colorful and creative content to life. That means you’ll play a key role at the very start of our campaigns and projects as a fearless generator of ideas, ultimately bringing those ideas to life with clear and compelling copywriting. From blogs and case studies to social copy and campaigns, you will keep everything aligned to the Kami tone of voice. 

 

We’re not called Kami-leons for nothing! You’ll be working with a team full of agile, flexible and open-minded people who want to make a difference in the world (and enjoy the process too!).

 

If you’re looking for a new challenge and the opportunity to have a real impact on the lives of millions, then this is your opportunity. Kami is growing fast and so will you.

 

What you’ll do 

  • Acting as the guardian of Kami’s Tone of Voice across any and all comms, and working with the Marketing and Creative Directors to develop it where needed
  • Crafting emails, ads, event collateral, web copy, video scripts, product marketing materials, sales collateral, blog posts, case studies, in app dialogue, social posts, and much more!
  • Collaborating with marketing managers and the creative team to assess project needs and help craft strategic campaign messages and ideas
  • Briefing graphic designers on creative ideas to support your writing
  • Rolling up your sleeves and helping out with email builds, website updates and other marketing tasks
  • Seeking, listening, and adapting to feedback from team members and customers alike 
  • Proofreading anything and everything that crosses your path
  • Partnering with other teams to amplify their work and ensure consistency in copy across the business
  • Writing both short and long-form pieces with a high degree of creativity and exceptional attention to detail 
  • Being a copywriting guru across all genres and styles from friendly and engaging social posts right to the more technical product related pieces
  • Researching and spending time learning about our many audiences, the customer journeys, how they talk, and ultimately how you can connect with them through your writing



Requirements

  • 3+ years experience in professional copywriting roles within the marketing or communications space
  • Ideally a mix of agency and client side experience, and have worked across a large variety of mediums
  • A team player. You’ll be part of an extremely collaborative and supportive team committed to your success, and we want the same from you
  • Proven conceptual experience in generating ideas and ability to know when copywriting might not be the optimum way of communicating an idea
  • Hard-working and able to work autonomously at times 
  • Intellectually curious and globally minded. We work with all kinds of educators and students from all over the world
  • The ability to prioritise and manage your work and effectively communicate those priorities to the many people within Kami who will want your help
  • Agile, flexible and willing to roll up your sleeves and break out of your job description when required
  • Exceptional attention to detail and a love for all things grammatical 

 

What you get out of it 

  • Working for a people-first employer that is on an inspiring mission to build the future of education while changing the lives of millions 
  • Excellent perks !
  • Flexible working approach that is truly flexible to your needs
  • Learning and development opportunities and the chance to grow and shape your future with Kami
  • A diverse and challenging role
  • The satisfaction of knowing you’re not only helping modern-day superheroes aka teachers, but also helping them shape the minds of future generations all across the globe

 

Kami is an equal opportunity workplace, and we would like to hear from all qualified applicants. If you have a disability or any special needs that we might need to accommodate, please let us know.

 

If this sounds like your dream role then apply now and let's chat!

 

Accounts Receivable Administrator

About Kami

Kami is not only an award-winning education startup based in Auckland, New Zealand, but a thriving organisation filled to the brim with talented, creative, and passionate people! It’s hard not to love what you do when our leading digital classroom platform offers meaningful solutions to over 30 million users worldwide, empowering students and supporting teachers!

You’ll be joining at a pretty magical time. Kami’s user base is growing by the day. With a fast growing team based across New Zealand, the USA, South Africa, and Brazil, we couldn’t be more proud of the accomplishments and milestones we’ve achieved to date. Now, this is your chance to join our team and become an integral member of Kami’s growth, while shaping your own future, and having fun doing it!

 

The opportunity

We are on the hunt for an Accounts Receivable Administrator to help support the financial function of Kami.  You’ll perform a range of accounts/finance tasks, providing support to our internal teams and our customers. 

We’re not called Kami-leons for nothing! You’ll be working with a team full of agile, flexible and open-minded people who want to make a difference in the world (and enjoy the process too!).

If you’re looking for a new challenge and the opportunity to have a real impact on the lives of millions, then this is your opportunity. Kami is growing fast and so will you.

 

What you’ll do 

 

  • Process orders via email or phone
  • Check data accuracy in orders and invoices  
  • Interact with customers around the world via email to obtain missing information or answer queries 
  • Generate invoices and account statements
  • Processing payment, refunds and credit notes
  • Perform account reconciliations
  • Maintain accounts receivable files and records
  • Assist in general financial management and analysis

 

What you’ll bring

  • Solid understanding of basic accounting principles
  • An ability to prioritise and manage expectations
  • A keen eye for detail
  • An ability to work independently
  • The ability to communicate articulately and efficiently with other people within the company
  • A degree in Finance or Accounting is helpful but not required.

 

What you get out of it 

  • Working for a people-first employer that is on an inspiring mission to build the future of education while changing the lives of millions 
  • Flexible working approach that is truly flexible to your needs
  • Learning and development opportunities and the chance to grow and shape your future with Kami
  • A diverse and challenging role
  • The satisfaction of knowing you’re not only helping modern-day superheroes aka teachers, but also helping them shape the minds of future generations all across the globe

Kami is an equal opportunity workplace, and we would like to hear from all qualified applicants. If you have a disability or any special needs that we might need to accommodate, please let us know.

If this sounds like a role for you then apply now and let's chat!

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