We wanted to let you know that, at this time, the company is not accepting any more applications. The company and its hiring team have decided to pause the process for the time being. This can be due to several factors ranging from having too many candidates already, to re-evaluating the role being offered.
We will have more updates soon.
Our client is on a mission to provide the best educational start possible by offering personalized, fun, and proven learning products for children ages 2-8. They believe that the single greatest investment in a child’s future is early childhood education, meaning that each child’s chances of success increase — not just in school, but also in their broader lives. They have a passionate and professional team that creates a fun, effective, easy, and personalized product for children to become learners who are ready to take on the world.
Reporting to our Content Engineering Manager, the Senior Backend Engineer, will primarily contribute to the software design and development of our content management and delivery systems among other related tools and services. As a member of the Content Engineering team, you will often serve as a technical liaison between our content creators (designers, animators, and learning specialists) and client-side engineers that build our portfolio of applications. You will: ▸Make direct technical contributions (writing, debugging, reviewing, and deploying code). ▸Provide technical guidance and feedback to your team members on a team distributed in several time zones using agile project management methodologies. ▸Contribute to technical design and architecture of applications, and participate in larger system design efforts. ▸Build automated tests and help maintain existing test-suites. Must Haves: ▸Demonstrable expertise in designing and building full-stack NodeJS services and complex frontend applications. ▸Experience bundling frontend applications with technologies like Webpack ▸Sound Computer Science fundamentals (Bachelor’s degree in CS or related field preferred). ▸Strong interpersonal and communication skills. ▸At least 5 years of relevant work experience (or undergraduate degree in Computer Science and 3 years of relevant work experience). Nice-to-Haves: ▸Familiarity with headless Content Management Systems, such as Squidex.io ▸Experience in multi-environment deployment strategies for microservice applications. ▸Familiarity with modern application frameworks and languages including TypeScript, React, Redux, and GraphQL. ▸Familiarity with best practices in API design. ▸Familiarity with a variety of datastore technologies (i.e. Redis, MongoDB, Elasticsearch, Postgres). ▸Familiarity with Infrastructure as Code technologies (i.e. CloudFormation Template, terraform, ansible). ▸Familiarity with container technologies (i.e. Docker), and experience setting up CI/CD solutions that containerize web applications and automatically deploy to various environments. ▸Experience working with offshore or distributed teams, and familiarity using communication tools like Slack. ▸Interest in innovations in web technologies and familiarity with many media types that power rich multimedia experiences. ▸HTML5 game development experience with pixiJS, Phaser.io, or similar 2D game engine a plus. Experience with Spine or other 2D animation technologies a plus. We like people who: ▸Collaborate effectively with stakeholders and other team members (product managers, UI/UX designers, engineers, animators, illustrators, data scientists, and others) to define and refine requirements and then execute on them. ▸Have the ability and are willing to switch programming languages as necessary. ▸Have an entrepreneurial mindset and know-how to balance speed to market and elegance in technical design. ▸Are passionate about and thrive in a culture of learning and teaching. You love challenging yourself to constantly improve, and sharing your knowledge to empower others. ▸Care about solving big, systemic problems. You look beyond the surface to understand the root causes so that you can build a complete and long-term solution for the whole ecosystem. ▸Want to be part of an organization with a transparent and agile environment where you can communicate freely and openly. What you’ll get: ▸Smart, passionate, and engaged co-workers. ▸The chance to have a big impact, quickly. ▸Help bring a love of reading and learning to children globally!
Only candidates from United States, Canada, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Uruguay
Intermediate or advanced spoken English is required for ALL opportunities. If you can't speak English yet, please keep practicing and apply in the future.