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Get In on the ground floor. Then take the elevator up to 7.

The Seventh Floor. That’s where you’ll find the HQ for Instructure HR, along with our assemblage of smart, creative, passionate people doing their part to create awesome. Together, we’re on a mission to make software that makes people smarter. If that sounds like your cup of tea (or iced vanilla soy latte, or diet soda, or tomato juice with celery—or whatever fills your working person’s thermos), we invite you to get in on all the awesome at Instructure.

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“When I asked my interviewers whether they liked their jobs here or not, they said it was the best job they’ve ever had and that’s all I needed to hear.” Amber Taniuchi,
QA Engineer


Creating Awesome

In October 2014, 20 teams of developers competed in the Utah Tech Week Hackathon for a chance to win $10,000 and the title of best developers in the state. Needless to say, Team Instructure took home the gigantic check (and the bragging rights). So, yes, now we’re bragging.

In the Beginning

Instructure was founded in 2008 by two computer science grad students who got their start with a Geo Metro, a big idea, and an instructor / mentor / techpreneur who thought they might be on to something.

That unassuming Geo Metro would set in motion the company’s legendary product validation tour, which was the catalyst for transforming that big idea into the Canvas learning management system (or LMS, if you speak edtech). And that instructor / mentor / techpreneur? He was (and still is) Josh Coates, Instructure’s first investor, its current CEO, and the founder of Berkeley Data Systems (a.k.a. Mozy).

With only two dozen employees, Instructure formally launched Canvas in February 2011. An open-source software and the only true, cloud-native LMS, it set a new, open standard for education technology. Flash forward to 2015, and Instructure’s headcount had grown to more than 700, and the Canvas community had exploded to colleges, universities, and K-12 schools across the globe.

Because learning doesn’t end after graduation (and because corporate learning was begging for some disruption of its own), Instructure launched Bridge, a cloud-based learning management system for corporate training that allows people to quickly learn the things they need to be more effective in their jobs and drive company results.

To date, Instructure has connected more than 20 million teachers and learners at over 3,000 universities, school districts and institutions around the world.

So here’s your chance to get in on something awesome. Join our team, bring your big ideas, and help write the next chapter of Instructure history.

A human receptionist replaced the panda robot receptionist (or so HR claims)

Employees implemented green shirt Friday (because formal Friday failed)

The first fully stocked kitchen included OJ, popcorn, and intern-baked cookies

2008 Instructure got its Inc. and progressed from big idea to real deal tech startup

2009 The legendary pre-Canvas product validation tour went Metro (Geo Metro, that is)

2010 Josh Coates came out of techpreneur retirement to serve as Instructure’s CEO

2011 Canvas formally launched and disrupted the LMS status quo for better and forever

2012 Canvas Network set out to offer open, online courses for everyone, everywhere

2013 Instructure moved its HQ to the Old Mill Corporate Center (and brought its flamethrower)

2014 Instructure went international with offices in London, Sydney, and Hong Kong

2015 Bridge formally launched as a solution to change the way companies train employees

2016 Arc launched as a next-gen video platform with collaborative and interactive video

In Good Company In the News

Invaluable (as company values go)

Cream colored ponies and crisp apple strudels. Doorbells and sleigh bells and schnitzel with noodles. Yeah, we all have favorite things. At Instructure, these are ours.



We trust you to do your job and do it well. We hold you accountable and hope you hold us accountable. We have a clear “tell us if we’re doing something stupid” policy.


Achieving excellence isn’t easy. But it is simple. Instructure drives the leading edge of innovation in our technology, support, and business operations. We do this by hiring smart, creative, and passionate people and giving them opportunities to create awesome.


Canvas is designed to make teaching and learning easier. Everything we do—from designing the product to how we communicate—should reflect that. Keep it simple and easy to understand.


Let’s treat Instructure like we have a vested interest in it. Because we do. Everyone’s an owner.


Simply put, we say what we’re going to do and then we do it.

Customer Experience

We aspire to create an awesome customer experience in every interaction with our products and people.


Instructure is built on openness—it’s part of who we are. Open doors. Open office. Open source. Open is good, but TMI can be bad. Use discretion.

Invested in Awesome

What’s behind door number one? A veritable showcase of work/life benefits.* They’re so good, Instructure was named one of Utah’s Best Companies to Work For by Utah Business Magazine.

  • Competitive salary, equity, and 401k
  • Employee stock purchase plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • iMacs or Macbooks
  • Gym memberships and reward-based fitness tracking
  • HSA program, vision, voluntary life, and AD&D
  • Fully-stocked kitchens and catered lunches
  • 100% paid medical, dental, disability, and life insurance
  • Paid time off, 9 paid holidays, and flexible work schedules

*Some Instructure benefits vary by location. Which benefits, you ask? Well, that’s a question for HR. But here’s a list of where they may vary.


Instructure Salt Lake City
(U.S. Headquarters)
6330 South 3000 East, Suite 700
Salt Lake City, UT 84121
United States

Instructure Pleasant Grove
2015 West Grove Parkway, Suite D&E
Pleasant Grove, UT 84062
United States

Instructure Chicago
130 E Randolph Street, Suite 1800
Chicago, IL 60601
United States

Instructure Seattle
Westlake Tower
1601 5th Avenue, Suite 12-121
Seattle, WA 98101
United States

Instructure Philadelphia
1601 Market Street
19th Floor, Suite 19B101
Philadelphia, PA 19103
United States


Instructure São Paulo
Av. Brig. Faria Lima 1336
11º andar, cjs. 111 e 112
Pinheiros, São Paulo, SP
CEP 01451-001


Instructure London
(International Headquarters)
2nd Floor, 25 Kingly Street
London W1B 5QB
United Kingdom


Instructure Hong Kong
Room 1115, 11/F, Lee Garden One
33 Hysan Avenue, Causeway Bay
Hong Kong


Instructure Sydney
Level 22
161 Sussex Street
Sydney NSW 2000

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