Our Vision

Higher education has an ongoing technology problem. Students, faculty, and staff demand an experience that is faster, simpler, more open, and always improving.

In higher education, that experience—that freedom—sometimes feels light years away.

We believe higher education deserves better. You deserve better. You deserve to spend less on administration, and more on teaching, learning, and research.

You deserve beautifully designed software that’s simple to use and makes every job a whole lot easier.

You deserve the freedom to choose what you need to support your institution—every day, not once every 15 years.

You deserve to work with people who put customers, not shareholders, first.

Kuali is making it simpler for higher education to get to work. We’re designing open, modular, cloud-based software that’s easy and even fun to use. We’re developing simpler ways for you to manage what has become overly complex. And we’re building a company with bright, enthusiastic employees whose single focus is to help you work the way you want to.

Our History

Kuali began in 2005 as a non-profit, open-source community initiative for developing higher education administrative systems that provided better long-term alternatives to what was available.

Founding members included Indiana University, University of Arizona, University of Hawaii, Michigan State University, San Joaquin Delta Community College, Cornell University, the National Council for College and University Business Officers (NACUBO), and rSmart.

In 2014, we created the Kuali company to focus efforts on accelerating software development, improving the Kuali user experience, and bringing Kuali Student, Financials, Research, and Ready to the cloud.

The Leadership Team

The Kuali leadership team possesses more than 20 years of experience in education technology. CEO, Joel Dehlin, most recently served as CTO/CPO of Instructure. Each of the Product Managers also bring years of valuable experience creating software solutions for higher education.

Our Values

We think we’re different from other education technology companies. That’s because we make some promises–to ourselves and to our customers.

Deliver amazing experiences

Every interaction is an opportunity to delight and transcend expectations. We prioritize the user experience and we design to add value. We each have the power to inspire.

Cultivate openness

Transparency guides all our actions. Our communications are inclusive and we benefit from the diverse feedback generated by our open practices. We use and develop open source products. We create and share open resources. We depend on the ideas, opinions and shared experiences of the greater community.

Assume the best

Trust is our default setting. We assume the best intentions of our customers and colleagues. We listen without judgment. We acknowledge opinions and feelings and respect diverse perspectives. We are positive and hopeful in our interactions.

Iterate to evolve

Continuous improvement is driven by innovation. We experiment to learn. We evolve through frequent iterations and incremental improvements.

Act with accountability

We are empowered to make decisions without asking permission. We cultivate a safe environment to admit mistakes and find solutions. We are accountable for our actions and do not shift blame or make excuses. We find humor in the midst of failure, but work seriously hard to make things right.

Practice humility

We seek continuous feedback and cherish the wisdom of others. We admit our mistakes and acknowledge when we are wrong. We give appreciation and express our sincere gratitude. We honor expertise and champion lifelong learning.

The Faces Behind Kuali

Meet Our Team

Ailish

Ailish

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Loves creating all manner of things. Favorite creation: a son. Also loves singing, reading, yoga, and games. Most at home in or on the water; allergic to the sun. Kualite since 2006.

Emily

Emily

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Happiness is my boys, the ocean, beach cruisers, deadlifts, piano, bass, live music, reading, learning and working hard.

Gary

Gary

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Has one amazing wife and 3 awesome doggos. Pixel art, video game design, snowboarding, hiking, etc, on the weekends.

Joel

Joel

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Obsessive automater who loves all things digital. First pc was an 80/80 with no hard drive. Lover of computers, game theory, board/video gaming, grilling, and virtual reality.

Brian

Brian

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Father of two girls. Gamer: video, board, and sport. Likes a good story on the page or screen. Prefers Fenway franks to steak at the Ritz.

Kaci

Kaci

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Loves the night sky, the Atlantic ocean, writing, laughing. Devoted. Raising fierce daughters. Careful and organized but usually forgiven for it.

Dallin

Dallin

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Would rather create than play video games. Along with homemade Italian, eats up all things technical. Dreams in code. Lives, laughs, & loves 100%.

Joel

Joel

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Rider of white mountains. Player of strategy board games (mostly Go). Strummer of stringed instruments. Father of 7 chillins. Lover of all foods.

Kip

Kip

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Passionate about building software that lasts, family, God, board games, music, and the Baltimore Orioles - not necessarily in that order.

Adam

Adam

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Utah native who loves the outdoors, cooking, eating out, astronomy, and especially his wife. Dog person, but has a cat. Passionate about doing things right.

Brandon

Brandon

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Builder, renovator, and grower of things. Spends spare time hiking or traveling with his wife and two daughters. Oh, and loves writing code.

Nic

Nic

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Husband of a wonderful woman. Father of two awesome kids. Owner of many Apple products. Major candy hound. Loves design. Dabbles in code.

Tadd

Tadd

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Husband of 1, father of 10, grandfather of 2. Software designer, builder, and lover. Dabbler in the foosball.

Sean

Sean

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Spinner of grand tales and prodigious problem solver who is most at home finding a line in 36 inches of powder or straight up a wall.

Michael

Michael

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I enjoy designing things. I'm also a fan of epic hikes with my dog Chloe, driving across Texas in search of the state's best barbecue, and working on bicycle projects. The best movie ever is ``Over the Top`` and my favorite emoji is for sure this guy: 🌝.

Gregg

Gregg

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Father of two little metalhead kids. Suffers from Disney and Lego obsessions. Lives to enjoy patio moments after keeping up with his kids on kayaks, longboards, and snowboards.

Tony

Tony

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Father of two girls, grandfather of three boys. The younger half of a set of identical twins. Plays piano, guitar, violin, and tennis. Enjoys working in the yard, when forced to go outside.

Grayson

Grayson

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Husband of lovely, caring wife & father of cute little girl. Enjoys sports, outdoor activities and being creative. Engages in bimonthly beard growing.

George

George

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Family is everything. I love the outdoors. I read all things computer science. In spare time restore my '70 Camaro and play guitar.

Susan

Susan

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Became addicted in 2007 to early Kuali and just can’t shake it. Love the community; love trying to make complicated research simple. In my spare time I enjoy hiking or beaching it with my boys.

Terry

Terry

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Father of three girls - a set of twins and a singleton. Problem solver, lifelong learner and improver. Involved with Kuali since day 1.

Jessica

Jessica

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When not in the land of Research Admin, Jessica can be found performing improv, consuming Mexican food, enjoying a good TV binge, walking her cat, or hanging out with friends & fam.

Victor

Victor

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When not geeking about open source Victor is running food workshops, writing RPGs, walking his pit bull, or obsessing over how our stories shape our gestalt.

Michael

Michael

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Player of games, consumer of food, breather of air. Experiencer of the need for better software in higher ed. Child of the internet, coding since the 6th grade.

Lesley

Lesley

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Callen's mommy. One half of a two engineer household. Southpaw. Volleyball fanatic. Jigsaw puzzle enthusiast. Occasional gamer. Kentucky Wildcat for life. #BBN

Scott

Scott

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Father of an adorable girl. Passionate about books, storytelling (any form), games, and technology. Loves exercise and cold rain (preferably together).

Travis

Travis

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Father of some amazing little mammals. Husband. Problem solver. Outdoorsman. Lover of food. Player of games. Reader. Learner of all. Cultured and not.

Rob

Rob

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Long ago a young man discovered a new use for sticks - he created a roasting spit. Before this, cavemen would just hold the meat directly in the fire. Rob has something in common with that man.

Doug

Doug

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Considered becoming a lumberjack or hippie while working as software engineer at NAU before coming to his senses & building Kuali open source software.

Alan

Alan

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Photography hobbyist, ``filthy casual`` video gamer, and terrible autobiographer. Enjoyed running 5k obstacle courses. Moved somewhere tropical in pursuit of early retirement. Known for lofty dreams and a hint of sarcasm.

Joe

Joe

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Started working with Kuali as a contributed resource in 2013, and joined the company as an employee in 2015. Enjoys spending time with his wife, two boys, and cat.

Alina

Alina

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Culture vulture: ballroom dance, film & theatre. Former resident of NYC, London, Fort Lauderdale, Hawaii and Costa Rica. Can't parallel park but quite skilled at hailing down taxis.

Shaun

Shaun

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Product designer-maker for more than ten years. Loves working on hard problems with smart people. Is hypnotized by clouds.

Michelle

Michelle

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French fry addict, pilates goer, 90's country music appreciator, duck feeder, pug owner, and product marketing enthusiast.

Ryan

Ryan

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Educator and creator. Collects limited edition video games and rare Japanese underground music. Loves watching reality TV with his family.

Mike

Mike

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Always looking for new hobby but not quite mastering gardening, fishing, beer making, robots, firefighting and camping. He loves to share the best ones with friends and family.

Kelly

Kelly

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Learner, Scanner, Traveler. Aspiring geek Dad. Love the kind of outdoor adventures that don't involve too much discomfort

Annie

Annie

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Sushi eater, historical fiction reader and forever learner. Can often be found planning the next outdoor adventure.

Jen

Jen

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10 years with Kuali Research. 3 years at the NIH and 10 years at the National Cancer Institute in research. Do we need to mention that she loves research? Jen lives on a small farm with two pit bull dogs and a peacock.

David

David

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Weaver of words. Lover of books, video games, green tea, and fancy pens. Husband of a fierce and feisty Idahoan. Father of the tiniest tyrant.

Kymber

Kymber

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Aficionado of gardening, sports spectating, dogs, cats, cooking and Kuali Financials. Mother of three, wife of one. Accountant at heart. Ducks and Wildcats alum.

Jill

Jill

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Passionate author, speaker and life coach who teaches her secret Recipe 4 Love to rise and realize your greatest self.

Ben

Ben

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From the halls of Oquirrh Elementary School came the descendant of Royalty and Pirates. Today stands a common family man with a love for techie stuff among extraordinary people.

James

James

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Player of every video game, on every platform. Creator of random programming awesomeness. Husband of Wife. Father to four. Owner of Black Dog.

Colby

Colby

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Wanna-be fly fisherman. Bookworm and history buff. Married & father of four awesome daughters. Digital marketing & marketing tech nerd.

Kevin

Kevin

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Tinkerer of digital and mechanical things. Adventurer on 2 or 4 wheels or in a canoe. Sayer of Ni.

Jeremiah

Jeremiah

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Husband and father of two daughters. Enjoys reading, video games, archery and beer; sometimes simultaneously. Has been in a love-hate relationship with computers for decades.

Mitch

Mitch

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Husband and father of a beautiful baby girl, lover of movies, outdoors, hikes, and good food. Hardcore mountain biker. Life is an adventure be sure to enjoy it.

Troy

Troy

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Husband and father of four. Travel, fitness, sports. Love the mountains: ski the winters, mountain bike the summers.

Kat

Kat

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Loves travel, good food and has a weakness for desserts! Mom to the greatest and coolest 7-year-old. A handywoman in her prior life. Loves her work and solving problems.

Hannah

Hannah

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Third of seven children. Loves trees, painting trees, and the ocean.

Jeff

Jeff

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A lifelong technology fan since his first taste of programming at age 5. Loves doodling, gaming, making music, and playing soccer and tennis.

Sarah

Sarah

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Former teacher turned product manager passionate about building software that solves problems. Loves a good heart-to-heart and freshly baked bread. Mother of two beautiful kids.

Shawn

Shawn

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Lifelong learner and educational technologist. World traveler and diver of warm reefs. Father of three. Love the outdoors, amusement parks, and my family!

Amber

Amber

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Accountant. Lover of technology, logic, and video & tabletop games of all kinds. Loves animals, especially cuddly feline family member adopted from Utah Humane Society.

Rodney

Rodney

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Marketer and storyteller. Traveler. Food-obsessed. Enjoyer of the great outdoors—especially climbing up or riding down mountains. Husband. Father to 2 boys + 1 spoiled dog.

Brian

Brian

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Ye Brain planeth to use ye awesome devopsness to conquer the world, for he is an uptime fanatic, and to quote ye Brain ``well its awesome.`` Never been fragged once.

Bart

Bart

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Nomad at heart, avid traveler when possible. Lover of board games and movies. Slayer of sacred cows. Been developing web apps for over 15 years.

Helaman

Helaman

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Made in Mexico, husband to a Canadian beauty, soon-to-be father. Slowly trying to take over North America. Lover of life, family, and yes, fútbol.

Joe

Joe

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Father of 3 and husband to my best friend. Lover of learning and building things both in code and with my hands and all foods.

Dan

Dan

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Designs to live and lives to design. Father of four. One wife. Enjoys reading journals of lives long past. Photographs the present for the future.

Brett

Brett

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More tightly wound than appears, ask wife, three sons or the dog. Let's off steam through loud music and geek culture. Builds it via Redskins fandom.

Leah

Leah

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Coder, log cabin dweller. Often found trail running with the dog or reading on the couch with the cat. Afraid of heights but married to a pilot. Living on coffee and bouncy music.

Dan

Dan

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Smoker of meats, fisher of fish. Adorer of his three girls and his four-legged boy. Native Utahn, adopted Texan. When asked if he's wearing cowboy boots, responds with ``you mean boots?``

Andrew

Andrew

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Husband and a father to a goofy boy. When not in the world of finance I'll be out taking photos, writing for my blog, or getting shot at with a soccer ball or a hockey puck.

Ty

Ty

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Husband and Father. Proud Utahn and outdoors enthusiast. Basketball Junkie. Wannabe sailor. When not at Kuali can be found skinning up a Wasatch peak in search of powder.

Dani

Dani

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Lives by the beach but a mountain girl at heart. Collects stamps on her passport and always reading multiple books. Enjoys puns, new recipes, Disney trivia, and wine. Will never turn down Indian or Mexican food. Or Sushi. Or Thai. Or food in general.

Jake

Jake

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Husband and father of a daughter. Loves traveling, snowboarding, and hiking. Always excited to try new things and create great experiences.

Dixon

Dixon

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Husband and father of 3 boys and a girl. Head cheer leader of little league sports. Helicopter pilot, with a passion for aviation. Loves classic cars and considers himself a bit of a motor head.

Christy

Christy

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Living my own Friday Night Lights as a football coach's wife. Mother to 2 adorable kids and a 3 legged-dog. Loving my career helping amazing people get hired to do amazing things.

Garrett

Garrett

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Lives in Utah with his wife and daughter. Loves to listen to downtempo electronic music, read books, and play games with a story. Trained in linguistics but still figuring out how to talk to computers.

Peter

Peter

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Mostly reformed ski bum, voracious reader, backcountry enthusiast, lifelong learner, jovial outlook, dry humor proponent, nature lover, relentlessly laid back, and other such things.

Blake

Blake

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Minimalist dwelling in the desert with a stellar wife and three dynamic sons. Currently dreaming of life by the sea. Constantly reading about technology and anthropology. Appreciator of good food, rich culture, great music, and how to be a better human.

Omar

Omar

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Made in Ponce, Puerto Rico. Christian, husband, dog-father, software developer, doer and photography lover. Loves gaming when time is left.

Kaitlyn

Kaitlyn

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Gregarious introvert. Foodie. Sports and outdoor enthusiast. Cajun to the core. Beach bum at heart. Dog-mom to the most adorable schnoodle.

Jackson

Jackson

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I enjoy exploring new places, foods, and a good self-help book. When I'm not hacking on work or a project, I enjoy hanging out with my wife in our tiny house in the Tennessee mountains.

James

James

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Father of four and married to my best friend. Soccer Hooligan. Cyclist. Runner. Obsessive engineer. Builder.

Rajeev

Rajeev

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Contributor to Kuali since 2007. Fond of learning new technologies and solving problems. Enjoy music and good food. Love to travel and play racquetball and tennis. Husband and father of two boys.

Jessie

Jessie

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Designer who's always sharing stories about life experiences in Africa, great white sharks, or living in Alaska. Loves to swim, bike and run. University of Texas alum.

Terri

Terri

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Enthusiastic about anything outdoors; hiking, paddle-boarding, mountain biking… hammocking. Always looking forward to her next great meal, great book, and great song. Shares a home with hubby and three fur kids.

Eric

Eric

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Father of two, lucky husband, Colorado transplant, writer of code, cooker of curries, plucker of strings, hiker, camper, gardener, passionate about understanding and delivering the best solutions for educational institutions.

Aaron

Aaron

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Husband, Father of 3 awesome boys. Designer of life. Lover of languages, travel, and food. Citizen of the world but raised by a village.

Tiff

Tiff

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Creator and lover of beautiful things. Hopelessly in love with life shared with an amazing husband, two blue-eyed boys, and two dogs. When not at the office, can be found in the mountains running, hiking or fishing. Always up for a grand adventure.

Michele

Michele

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Enjoys reading (almost anything but Hemingway), pop culture, jazz, all things cinnamon flavored, and loud belly laughs. I love fast roller coasters, fast vehicles, and fast-paced work environments that allow for innovation and inventiveness.

Join Us — We’re Hiring!

Career Opportunities

We’re hiring! There are a lot of reasons to join Kuali. Here are three.

People:
You’ll get to work with some truly amazing people at a fast-growing, product-centric startup.

Purpose:
Our work matters — we’re helping our customers improve the quality of education. You’ll have a significant impact on what we do and how we do it because everyone here is empowered to be their best.

Priorities:
We take care of our employees by offering an exceptional benefits package including significant employee profit sharing, work from home Wednesdays, full medical coverage, and dental care. We offer 401(k) matching, and all the paid-time off that you need (just work it out with your manager).

Open Job Postings

Discover the Kuali Foundation

The Kuali Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)3 that facilitates the work of our engaged community of colleges and universities.

Learn about our software licensing

Kuali software is licensed under the GNU Affero General Public License version 3 (AGPLv3), an approved Open Source Initiative license.

Our Environmental sustainability commitment

From our LEED Silver rated office space, to our carbon neutral servers, Kuali is dedicated to minimizing its impact on the environment.