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Engineering, Full Time    Cambridge    Posted: Wednesday, February 19, 2020
 
   
 
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Senior Software Engineer

edX is an open source educational software startup venture between MIT & Harvard. We are adding senior full stack software engineers to join a team responsible for building the world's leading learning destination site & platform. Our platform allows millions of learners around the world the opportunity to access education across a variety of different subjects.

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

Responsibilities:

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

Qualifications & Skills:

  • 5+ years of full-stack coding experience
  • Real-world experience with developing & deploying large websites in React or another modern JavaScript framework.
  • Ability to problem solve, drive projects with loosely defined requirements, communicate with stakeholders, & learn from both success & failure.
  • Ability to share your knowledge with team members through mentoring, code reviews, pair programming, presentations, etc.

Nice to Have:

  • Experience working with Python & Django
  • Experience building static websites (we use Gatsby & GraphQL).
  • Experience working in an agile development environment.
  • Experience with Optimizely or similar A/B testing tools.
  • Familiarity with experiment design & evaluation.
  • Working knowledge of SEO.
  • Experience with accessibility best practices & compliant front-end development standards.
  • Familiarity with open source frameworks.
  • An interest in enabling & integrating open source contributions.
  • BS in Computer Science or related experience.

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

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