edX: Senior Software Engineer - Engagement Team
141 Portland Street
Cambridge, MA 02139


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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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Employee Testimonials

Sherisse Viray
Sr. Accountant

“What I enjoy most about edX is the people. They are so friendly and often reach out to learn more about what each other's interests and hobbies are outside of work (IE world travel, hiking and skiing/snowboarding).” 

Julia Henderson
Manager of Learner Support & Operations

"I am thrilled to be working at a company where my bias to action is appreciated and encouraged. I feel truly empowered to make important decisions, and know we'll reflect and adjust our ideas continually, so we can provide great resources and a high level of support for our learners and partners."

Carol Tong
Principal Tech Writer

“I love working at edX. The work environment is diverse, open, and collaborative. I’m inspired by edX’s mission, as well as by the fact that it’s open source and a nonprofit.”