Principal Software Engineer

Boston, MA · Job # 8561BK

You will be joining a team of engineers dedicated to creating technology that continuously educates people all over the world.

 Your work will be used in production by millions of learners from all over the world.

What you will be doing:

  • 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
  • Weigh in on technical decisions, implementations, and trade-offs that impact engineering teams across the organization
  • Build and maintain operationally viable solutions throughout the software life cycle

Skills needed for this job:

  • 10+ years of full-stack coding experience with JavaScript, Python, or other server-based programming languages
  • Real-world experience with web development frameworks like Django
  • Experience developing REST APIs
  • Demonstrated skills in building service-oriented architectures
  • Prior experience researching and proposing new technologies
  • Ability to problem solve and drive projects with loosely defined requirements
  • Experience working in an agile development environment

Great to have:

  • Contributions to Open Source projects
  • Experience with React 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 equivalent work experience
  • Familiarity with compliant front-end development standards and accessibility best practices

Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States legally.

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