Category: Software Engineering
Company Description: Growing Technology Company for the Education Sector
Salary: Highly Competitive, Depending on Experience
Position Type: Permanent
Job Number: 10708
Our client builds innovative and compelling digital educational products that empower teachers and students across the country. They have a long history as the leading innovator in K-12 education - and have been described as the best tech company in education and the best education company in tech. While others try to shrink the learning experience into the technology, they use technology to expand what is possible in real classrooms with real students and teachers.
This firm works with educators across the country - and about 2 million students. Although they're a technology company, they don't believe that our work is over the moment a teacher has a new software license. Instead, it's just beginning - they work side-by-side with educators and school leaders, fitting our products into the lived reality of classrooms and schools.
As an engineer, you will join a talented team tackling the toughest problems in education with the best ideas in technology - including user experience, APIs and services, data analysis, and deployment pipelines. You'll play an active role in imagining and improving product design and the classroom experience.
We hire engineers "for the slope, not the intercept" - we're looking for intellectual ability, flexibility and ability to learn, and commitment to work together in tight-knit teams.
What You'll Do
Impress the toughest customers around - seventh graders - by:
designing and building engaging, quirky, fast frontends using frameworks like Angular and React
Make life better for passionate, overworked teachers by:
architecting apps that meet the ultimate reliability and uptime challenge for digital tools - is this better than paper?
building well structured and documented RESTful APIs so that our apps can share data with ease
designing tools, workflows, and culture to ship code from your laptop to classrooms frequently and confidently
Help school administrators build great schools by:
building data pipelines that respect privacy and ensure security while offering useful insights
implementing code that runs great across platforms under variable memory and network constraints
analyzing performance and squashing tricky bugs using tools like New Relic, Splunk, Alert Logic, and AWS CloudWatch
Learn every day by:
leading collaboration, pull request-ing, and mentoring on a cross-functional team
participating in cross-team share-outs, brownbags, and workshop series
Example Projects You Might Work On
Crafting immersive animated environments and characters using the latest web and canvas frameworks
Architecting algorithms to select the right activity for the right student at the right moment.
Modeling data from student activities to show teachers just the right advice
Simulating hundreds of thousands of kids to implement scaling, stability, and security improvements
Improving our deployment and testing automation pipelines
You Must Have
BS/MS in Computer Science or equivalent
5+ years of professional software development experience
Strong CS and software engineering fundamentals, and the wisdom to know when they're relevant
2+ years experience with server-side development preferably in Node.js or Java (Dropwizard)
Experience with database technologies (modeling, ORMs, tuning)
Experience deploying production systems in the cloud (AWS, GCP, Azure)
Strong communication skills in writing, conversation, and maybe silly gifs
Extra Credit For
Experience with tools we use every day:
Build: Linux, Jenkins, Chef, Docker, SCSS
Storage: Postgresql, Redshift, S3
Deploy: Chef, AWS (EC2, Lambda, SQS, etc.), New Relic
Experience with tools we don't use, but should, and the wisdom to know when to recommend them
Proven passion for building and learning: open source contributions, pet projects, self-education, Stack Overflow
Experience in education or ed-tech
Andiamo provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Andiamo complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
Please Note: All inquiries will be treated with the utmost confidentiality. Your resume will not be submitted to any client company without your prior knowledge and consent.