Senior Software Engineer (Java Focused) at Education Startup @ Recruiting From Scratch - Philadelphia, PA

Job Overview

6 days ago

Senior Software Engineer (Java Focused) at Education Startup

Recruiting From Scratch - Philadelphia, PA

Who is Recruiting from Scratch:

Recruiting from Scratch is a premier talent firm that focuses on placing the best product managers, software, and hardware talent at innovative companies. Our team is 100% remote and we work with teams across the United States to help them hire. We work with companies funded by the best investors including Sequoia Capital, Lightspeed Ventures, Tiger Global Management, A16Z, Accel, DFJ, and more.

If you are a fit, the team will reach out to you about this role or any others that may be a fit for our clients.

Our Client

A pioneer in K–12 education since 2000, our client is leading the way in next-generation curriculum and assessment. Their captivating core and supplemental programs in ELA, math, and science engage all students in rigorous learning and inspire them to think deeply, creatively, and for themselves. Their formative assessment products turn data into practical instructional support to help students at every skill level build a strong foundation in early reading and math. Their programs provide teachers with powerful tools that help them understand and respond to the needs of all their students. Today, our client serves five million students in all 50 states.

Our client is a leader in creating immersive, rigorous digital learning experiences that look great, play great, and help students expect great things of themselves. Our client has been described as the best tech company in education, and the best education company in tech.

What You’ll Do

  • Make life better for passionate teachers by:

    • meeting 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

    • shipping 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 Datadog, Alert Logic, and AWS CloudWatch

  • Learn every day by:

    • collaborating, 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

  • Architecting algorithms to select the right activity for the right student at the right moment.

  • Creating teacher and student friendly front-end components, assessments and reporting pages.

  • Crunching 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

  • MS in Computer Science or equivalent

  • 5+ years of professional software development experience

  • Strong CS and software engineering fundamentals

  • 3+ years experience with server-side development preferably in Java

  • Experience with database technologies (modeling, ORMs, tuning)

  • Experience deploying production systems in the cloud (AWS, GCP, Azure)

  • Strong communication skills in writing, conversation

Extra Credit For

  • Experience with tools we use every day:

  • Proven passion for building and learning: open source contributions, pet projects, self-education, Stack Overflow

  • Experience in education or ed-tech

Benefits: PTO, Healthcare, and more!

Base Salary Range : $120,000-140,000

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