Achievement Network Senior Software Engineer

  • Software Development
  • Full-Time

Posted on May 9th, 2019

Location: Flexible (Boston preferred)

Position is available: Immediately

THE OPPORTUNITY

We are seeking a full-time Senior Software Engineer to join our Engineering Team and help build products that support Achievement Network's (ANet) mission. The ideal candidate will be passionate about cutting-edge development and best practices. Reporting to the Director of Engineering, this person will play a key role in crafting and implementing our technology vision for the organization.

ANet is flexible to remote working with appropriate experience and a history of successfully collaborating with and mentoring other developers remotely. Occasional travel to ANet's National Office in Boston will be necessary, so proximity to the New England area and eastern time zone is preferable.

WHAT YOU'LL DO

  • Play a leadership role in designing and implementing sustainable code for substantial features and/or sections of code
  • Implement ANet's next generation of technology products that support data-driven educational practices and help to close the achievement gap in the underserved communities we partner with
  • Create, monitor and deliver against the product road map and corresponding release cycles (as negotiated with the Product Management Team)
  • Provide strategic leadership in setting goals and measuring progress in RESTful server-side APIs and/or agile, componentized client-side code
  • Keep abreast of new technologies and propose adoption as appropriate
  • Mentor and support the development of junior developers as appropriate
  • Actively embrace and model best practices such as code reviews, unit testing, and planning/scoping/vetting larger features
  • Proactively look for ways to build our team through individual contributions which help us improve code quality, team culture, and team velocity

WHO YOU ARE AND WHAT YOU BRING

In order to be successful in this role, candidates must demonstrate the following:

  • You bring direct experience in the implementation of consumer-facing web applications using Angular
  • You have experience in, and have knowledge of:
    • Web development frameworks
    • Java and/or Go programming language
    • JavaScript and JavaScript frameworks such as AngularJS
    • Scrum or other Agile development processes
    • RESTful Web Services
    • Scalable web application development
    • Software-as-a-service (SaaS) and Service-oriented architecture (SOA)
  • You are a team player who motivates and educates colleagues; you enjoy working in a highly collaborative and agile culture
  • You are skilled in working closely with business partners to build technology solutions that meet the usability and functional needs of both internal and external users
  • You operate comfortably among a highly independent staff with diverse backgrounds

Ideal candidates may also demonstrate the following preferred qualifications:

  • 4+ years of software development experience
  • A Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related degree

WHO WE ARE

Achievement Network (ANet) is a nonprofit dedicated to educational equity. We help schools boost student learning with great teaching that's grounded in standards, informed by data, and built on the successful practices of educators around the country. Founded in 2005, ANet now serves over 700 schools educating over 230,000 students across the country. Our support has consistently helped our partner schools—both district and charter—achieve breakthrough results for their students.

HOW TO APPLY

To apply, please click on the blue “Apply” button. You will then be prompted to complete a brief application and upload a resume and thoughtful cover letter in which you outline why you are interested in working for ANet and how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position.

ANet is committed to maximizing the diversity of our organization. We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage individuals of all ethnic and racial backgrounds and gender identities to apply to our positions. PI109894139

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