Senior Software Engineer - Discovery team

| Greater Boston Area

Senior Software Engineer - Discovery Team

EdX is an open source educational software startup venture between MIT and Harvard. We are adding strong full stack software engineers to join the team in building the world's leading learning destination site and platform so that everyone around the world has the opportunity and access to education.

The Discovery Engineering Team at edX is seeking a senior software engineer to join a team that is responsible for scaling and building out a new discovery platform for our learners. Your work will help learners around the world find and succeed in courses on edX, helping them achieve their goals.

Responsibilities:

  • Design, develop, deploy, and support scalable software systems.
  • Collaborate with Product Management, UX, and Data Science to understand business problems and identify solutions.
  • Provide mentorship to team members and assist with feedback on code reviews.
  • Build and maintain operationally viable solutions throughout the software life cycle.
  • Commit to owning your code and supporting the customer facing environment.
  • Lead team members on independent project initiatives.
  • Promote teamwork, research cutting edge technology, and support a vibrant innovative work atmosphere.

Qualifications & Skills:

  • Real-world experience with web development frameworks like Django
  • Able to code front to back with HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and Python (or other server-based programming languages)
  • Experience developing REST API’s
  • Demonstrated skills in building service-oriented architectures.
  • Ability to problem solve and drive projects with loosely defined requirements.
  • Experience working in an agile development environment.

Nice to Have:

  • Familiarity with Open Source Frameworks.
  • Experience with React, Webpack, or other modern JavaScript frameworks
  • Prior work building Static Websites and Single-Page Applications
  • Architecture and solutions development leveraging microservices
  • Test Driven Development.
  • BS in Computer Science or related experience.
  • Familiarity with compliant front-end development standards and accessibility best practices.

edX is an MIT startup company that offers highly competitive benefits and retirement plans, a pension program, free lunches every day, and meaningful work! Are you ready to be a part of our Mission?

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Location

EdX is located right off the MIT campus in the Kendall Square neighborhood of Cambridge, MA

An Insider's view of edX

What projects are you most excited about?

My work focuses on enabling course teams at partner institutions to create high-quality learning experiences on edX.org. Right now couldn't be a more critical time for this work as we ramp up the amount of Master's degrees we are offering this Fall. I work with faculty, instructional designers, media producers, and project managers.

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What are edX Perks + Benefits

edX Benefits Overview

edX employees are eligible for all MIT benefits. Enjoy the benefits of an established benefits program, but still live startup life.

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
We have a pension plan too!
401(K) Matching
5% match
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Free Daily Meals
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Tuition Reimbursement
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