Job opportunities

Benefits 

TIES offers generous benefits to support our employees in their professional and personal lives.

 

Affordable medical and dental insurance: TIES covers all of your deductibles.

Free dental insurance

Free life insurance policy

Free short-term and long-term disability insurance

Subsidized vision insurance

Accidental death insurance

Pretax dependent care and health care expense accounts

Retirement plan

Paid leave

Tuition reimbursement

Professional development through TIES workshops

Onsite gym

Free parking

Employee assistance program

Fresh fruit

Merging room

Pilates classes

TIES values intelligent, passionate employees who want to make a difference.

Open Positions

.NET Developer+

TIES is seeking a talented web application developer to join our team working on a national, high-volume e-commerce web application. This position reports to the director of E-Commerce and Community Engagement.

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Responsibilities:
  • Overseeing enhancements to established web applications 
  • Performance tuning and optimizing web applications to ensure maximum availability, performance and effectiveness 
  • Creating analysis and design documents 
  • Documenting and executing software test plans (unit and integration testing) 
  • Supporting quality assurance testing and production installations 
  • Managing a list of enhancement projects and ensuring leadership is fully apprised of status 
  • Providing accurate and timely estimates 
  • Leading small to medium-sized enhancement projects and software releases 
  • Providing third-level help desk support and debugging and resolving application issues
Qualifications:

Degree in Computer Science or related; master's degree preferred

Experience:
  • Minimum one year of experience writing conceptual and detailed design documents, including UML diagrams preferred
  • Minimum two years' programming with .NET framework including  ASP.NET, C#, MVC, ASP.NET AJAX, jQuery, JavaScript, web services (SOAP, REST), and XML 
  • Practical experience with Microsoft development tools (Visual Studio 2010, Team Foundation Server) required  
  • Practical experience with Microsoft SQL Server 2008 required 
  • Practical experience with Microsoft WCF strongly preferred  
  • Practical experience with unit testing software tools/techniques preferred 
  • Practical experience with test-driven development preferred 
  • Familiarity with Agile software development methodologies preferred 

Administrative Coordinator+

TIES is seeking an Administrative Coordinator to provide analytical and strategic support for the Learning and Technology department.  This person should possess excellent communication and presentation skills, have extensive knowledge of the use of computer technology in support of education and administration including spreadsheets, databases and TIES financial software.  The Administrative Coordinator works both individually and in a team environment and should present a professional customer service oriented image.

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Responsibilities:
  • Develop and implement procedures to improve operational efficiency of department administrative and registration processes.
  • Establish and maintain documentation on process improvements.
  • Establish, coordinate and maintain effective communications with staff, advisory committees, annual conference attendees, workshop participants and other customers.
  • Use the TIES Finance system for department purchasing and invoicing and coordinate processes with TIES accounting staff.
  • Develop an in-depth knowledge of TIES services and member districts.
  • Coordinate meeting arrangements and logistics support.
  • Organize and maintain accurate records and customer lists for the department.
  • Assist with the distribution of materials for TIES workshops, seminars and conferences.
  • Complete identified performance objectives and all projects as assigned
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in business administration and/or management
Experience:
  • At least 5 years’ work experience in an administrative support role and/or projects-related role

Custodial Maintenance+

TIES is seeking a custodian to provide cleaning, housekeeping, grounds keeping and general maintenance services in all areas.  This position reports to the Chief Building Engineer.

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Responsibilities:
  • Housekeeping
  • Grounds Keeping
  • Repair and Maintenance
  • Safety, Security and Inspection
  • Special Events/Seasonal work
Qualifications:
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Possession of an appropriate driver’s license valid in the State of Minnesota.
  • Must pass background security check.

 

Experience:
  • Highly motivated with the ability to work independently and as a team member.
  • Appropriate boiler license (1st or 2nd class) at time of hire.
  • Familiarity with cleaning procedures, equipment and supplies.
  • Ability to follow instructions, written and oral.
  • Knowledge of requirements for maintaining the buildings in a safe, clean and orderly condition.
  • Ability to communicate with others using tact, courtesy, sensitivity and good will.
  • Knowledge of how to handle and dispose of hazardous materials, including chemicals.
  • Interest in working in a school environment.
  • Ability to learn custodial procedures, methods and schedules.

Education Technology Specialist+

TIES is seeking an Education Technology Specialist to work in a team environment assisting in the planning and design of professional development services in education technology.  This person should possess excellent communication and presentation skills, have extensive knowledge of the use of computer technology in support of education.  The Education Technology Specialist should present a professional customer service oriented image.

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Responsibilities:
  • Work in a team environment to assist in the design, teach, and evaluate workshops, institutes, seminars, conferences and other professional development activities through a variety of delivery methods.
  • Respond to written/telephone inquiries and requests for special assistance.
  • Facilitate the use of technology in education through special interest groups, and make professional presentations as required.
  • Provide high quality customer service based on identified needs.
  • Write appropriate internal and external communications.
  • Participate in the review of emerging instructional, productivity, or administrative technologies.
  • Develop an in-depth knowledge of TIES services and member districts
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree
Experience:
  • Classroom teaching experience desirable. Experience in the use of technology applications in education preferred.

JavaScript developer+

TIES is looking for an independent, critical-thinking developer who is passionate about their craft and able to understand concepts quickly and work within constraints pragmatically to make amazing software for students and teachers in K-12.

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Qualifications:
  • Independent, critical-thinking developer
  • Twin Cities-based candidates are preferred.
  • Authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis for any employer. TIES is an equal opportunity employer.
Experience:

Experience with Node.js is a plus.

Lead Software Test Engineer+

TIES is looking for an independent, highly-analytical Lead Software Test Engineer who is passionate about software quality, able to understand concepts quickly and work with a team of extremely talented developers to make amazing software for students and teachers in K12.

Do you love the idea of working with elegant, powerful software, written with a mission to improve K-12 student learning? Do you have a deep attention to detail, as well as a love for supporting educators? Does it thrill you to imagine working in a rapidly growing organization, applying your well-rounded skillset in a variety of areas? Come join us!

 TIES recently built edSpring, a next-generation education web app. The first iteration of our software is a Response to Intervention (RtI) engine that makes it easy to intervene and monitor students of varying abilities, so schools can provide a dynamic instructional environment that meets the individual needs of every student.

TIES is an equal opportunity employer.

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Responsibilities:
  • Work with the edSpring Product Manager to implement effective testing practices for the edSpring software line
  • Build, conduct, and maintain software tests to support the software release cycle
  • Work with developers and business analysts to ensure feature enhancements have an appropriate testing plan
  • Conduct load (stress) testing on the software application
  • Assist in developing documentation of product testing plans
  • Provide second tier assistance to helpdesk staff, as needed
Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree, preferably with an emphasis in computer science.

Experience:

At least 3 years’ experience in leading software testing efforts within the software development life cycle. Experience with education software preferred.

Marketing and Community Relations Manager+

Creates, coordinates, and implements TIES’ FeePay marketing and community relations activities to foster positive relationships and user experience.

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Responsibilities:
  • Marketing and Communications
    • Create and manage all marketing and communications materials (newsletters, email blasts/event invitations, website, blog, social media, press releases, media relations, editorial calendar, digital marketing campaigns, collateral and print publications, presentations, etc.), consistent with brand.
    • Educate key customers groups (parents and school district staff) on FeePay features and benefits.
    • Measure marketing performance, synthesize data and optimize results.
    • Create 12-month marketing plan and 3-5 year marketing strategy, including:
      • Focus group research and implementation
      • Regional and national geographic expansion with business partners
      • Process, policy and procedure documentation
      • New product go-to-market strategy
      • Internal and external stakeholder alignment
      • District marketing toolkit to parents
  • Community Relations and Engagement
    • Establish, nurture, and maintain positive external relationships with individuals, business partners, and community-based organizations.
    • Analyze and respond to customer feedback. Optimize user experience and engagement to expand and maintain relationships.
    • Manage reputation and brand to external stakeholders.
    • Maximize attendance at external conferences and events, representing the product.
    • Collect input from the market and customers to inform product enhancements.
Qualifications:

Education

Bachelor’s degree with emphasis in Marketing. Advanced degree (MBA) preferred.

Experience:
  • 5-7+ years marketing experience. Experience developing and implementing a marketing strategy and plan preferred.
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills. Must breathe social media.
  • Familiarity with K-12 education market, FeePay product and competitive landscape. Must be able to work effectively with senior-level leadership within school districts.
  • Analytical with a metrics-driven process. Ability to synthesize and distill data into clear communications. Ability to think and communicate strategically with a variety of audiences, both technical and non-technical.
  • Savvy with third-party analytical tools (e.g. Google Analytics) and a variety of social media and communications platforms.
  • Highly-motivated, detail-oriented and creative.
  • Willingness to travel occasionally.

Senior Software Engineer+

At TIES, we believe that supportive parents and an engaged community foster academic and financial success of schools. Our mission is to help districts maximize parent and community engagement by providing innovative, high-quality technology solutions.   

We are seeking an independent, critical thinking, and passionate software engineer to join our E-Commerce Community Engagement team. You will leverage your skills, cutting edge technologies, and cloud delivery capabilities to transform one of our most successful community engagement products and position it for future success.

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Responsibilities:
  • Understand, adhere to, and contribute to standards and best practices
  • Implement technical solutions that satisfy product requirements
  • Ensure quality of delivered solutions using automated testing tools
  • Make certain delivered solutions have optimum performance in a highly scalable infrastructure
  • Deliver solutions following development patterns and reference application architecture
  • Contribute to story pointing and task estimation processes
  • Provide accurate and detailed status to team members and management
  • Own the delivery of features and tasks based on provided estimates
  • Contribute ideas for continually improving team productivity, job satisfaction, and code quality
  • Resolve defects in new and existing features
  • Collaborate with, mentor, and be mentored by peers and coworkers
  • Have fun engineering

 

Qualifications:
  • Bachelors Degree or higher in Computer Science or related field
  • 6 or more years in information technology focused on e-commerce, web, and/or product development
  • 3 or more years specializing in Ruby (preferred) or Java or C#
  • 3 or more years experience with relational databases (MySQL preferred)
  • 2 or more years experience with Rails (preferred) or Grails
  • 2 or more years of building REST services

 

Experience:
  • 1 or more years of hands on experience with AWS cloud offerings (preferred), such as EC2, Route 53, VPC, CloudFront, S3, RDS, IAM, OpsWorks, Data Pipeline, SES, SNS, SQS, SWF
  • Participation in all phases of the software development life cycle
  • Experience delivering software products following one or more development methodologies (agile preferred)
  • Ability to effectively communicate through multiple channels (verbal, documentation, email, instant messenger)
  • Capable of working independently assigned tasks with minimal oversight
  • Strong understanding of object-orient programing and design practices

Benefits 

TIES offers generous benefits to support our employees in their professional and personal lives.

 

Affordable medical and dental insurance: TIES covers all of your deductibles.

Free dental insurance

Free life insurance policy

Free short-term and long-term disability insurance

Subsidized vision insurance

Accidental death insurance

Pretax dependent care and health care expense accounts

Retirement plan

Paid leave

Tuition reimbursement

Professional development through TIES workshops

Onsite gym

Free parking

Employee assistance program

Fresh fruit

Merging room

Pilates classes

Job Application

Your contact information
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Will you now or in the future require TIES to commence ("sponsor") an immigration case in order to employ you (for example, H-1B or other employment-based immigration case)? This is sometimes called "sponsorship" for an employment-based visa status.
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Questions? Contact Dawn Ballou at dawn.ballou@ties.k12.mn.us or 651-999-6001

Internship application

Your contact information
Are you authorized to work and accept new employment in the United States?
Will you now or in the future require TIES to commence ("sponsor") an immigration case in order to employ you (for example, H-1B or other employment-based immigration case)? This is sometimes called "sponsorship" for an employment-based visa status.

Questions? Contact Dawn Ballou at dawn.ballou@ties.k12.mn.us or 651-999-6001.