Senior Software Engineer

Software Developer in Boston, MA , Cambridge, MA

Posted 2019-04-25

Senior Software Engineer

edX is an open source educational software startup venture between MIT and Harvard. We are adding senior full stack software engineers to join a team responsible for building the world's leading learning destination site and 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 and building out a new platform for our learners. Your work will help learners around the world find and succeed in courses on edX, helping them achieve their goals.


- 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:

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

Nice to Have:

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

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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