edX: Software Engineer - edX for Business
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Software Engineer - edX for Business

edX is an open source educational software startup venture between MIT and Harvard. At edX, our mission is to offer a world-class education to everyone, everywhere, allowing them to gain the in-demand skills and knowledge that will lead to career and lifelong success.

The Business Engineering team supports organizations that need to provide high-quality education to their workforces at scale. We're looking for an engineer to join the team to help implement and propose new features. Your work will be used in production by millions of learners from all over the world.

Responsibilities:

  • 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:

  • 2+ years of full-stack coding experience with JavaScript, Python, or other server-based programming languages
  • Real-world experience with web development frameworks like Django
  • Experience developing REST APIs
  • Demonstrated skills in building service-oriented architectures
  • Ability to problem solve and drive projects with loosely defined requirements
  • Experience working in an agile development environment

Nice to Have:

  • Contributions to Open Source projects
  • Experience with React or other modern JavaScript frameworks
  • Prior work building Static Websites and Single-Page Applications
  • Architecture and solutions development leveraging microservices
  • Test Driven Development
  • BS in Computer Science or relevant work experience
  • Familiarity with compliant front-end development standards and accessibility best practices

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.”