Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: Sr Software Engineer

HMH Software Engineering provides cutting edge, individualized learning experiences to millions of students across the United States.  We are as driven by this mission as we are by continuously improving ourselves and the way we work. Our offices are high energy, collaborative bee hives of activity where work is centered on small, autonomous teams that build great software.  We trust each other, hold ourselves and our teammates accountable for results, and improve student outcomes with each release.

At HMH we constantly experiment with new approaches and novel ways of solving problems.  We often succeed and sometimes stumble – either way we learn and move forward with more confidence than we had the day before.  We are as passionate about new technologies and engineering craftsmanship as we are about transforming the EdTech industry itself.

We’re not just looking for hands on a keyboard to pound out code, we’re looking for talented teammates and colleagues who contribute as much as they receive and thrive working with us.  

If this sounds like you let’s talk.

The Opportunity - Senior Software Engineer
Senior Software Engineers personify the notion of constant improvement as they work with their team to build software that delivers on our mission to improve student outcomes.  You’re not afraid to try new things even if they don’t work out as expected. You are independent, self-directed, high energy and as eager to contribute to your team as you are to progress on your own path to software craftsmanship.  You’ll thrive working a fast-paced, low friction environment where you’ll be exposed to a wide range of cutting edge technologies.

Responsibilities:

  • Work collaboratively as part of a software development team producing software that advances our core mission.
  • Eagerly learn and apply new cutting edge technologies.
  • Contribute to our engineering culture and ever-improving concept of engineering best practices

Skills & Experience

Required:

  • Typically 4+ years of experience and a Bachelor's degree in computer science or related field.
  • Understand the software development process and how their work contributes to the larger goals, know how to make that process better, one step at a time.
  • Experience working with a team on a large project, typically working with Agile software development methodologies.
  • Experience working with JVM-based languages such as Java and Scala
  • Knowledge of Spring Boot and web services
  • Knowledge of container technologies such as Docker
  • Interest in technologies like Mesos, Aurora, Kubernetes
  • Interest in adopting new technologies and methodologies such as functional programming, distributed computing, machine learning, advanced data engineering, serverless computing.
  • Interest in cloud technologies (AWS/Azure) and systems like Apache Kafka, Apache Spark, Amazon Kinesis, etc.

Physical Requirements

  • Might be in a stationary position for a considerable time (sitting and/or standing).
  • The person in this position needs to move about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc.
  • Constantly operates a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine, and computer printer.
  • Must be able to collaborate with colleagues via face to face, conference calls, and online meetings.

ABOUT US:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (NASDAQ:HMHC) is a global learning company dedicated to changing people’s lives by fostering passionate, curious learners. As a leading provider of pre-K–12 education content, services, and cutting-edge technology solutions across a variety of media, HMH enables learning in a changing landscape. HMH is uniquely positioned to create engaging and effective educational content and experiences from early childhood to beyond the classroom.  HMH serves more than 50 million students in over 150 countries worldwide, while its award-winning children's books, novels, non-fiction, and reference titles are enjoyed by readers throughout the world.
For more information, visit http://careers.hmhco.com  

PLEASE NOTE:  
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is an equal employment opportunity employer and participates in E-Verify. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of gender, race/ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, or other protected group status.

 
Full-time

Why We Work Here

David - Employee Testimonial
David

 

"Working at HMH is interesting, challenging, and gratifying at the same time. The people I interact with daily are dedicated professionals. At HMH, our main focus is providing meaningful content to educate students of all ages. Who can argue with that?! I'm proud to be part of HMH and am excited about the future of our company."

Jeanette - Employee Testimonial
Jeanette

 

"I've stayed at HMH 13+ years-my longest tenure at any company in my life-for two main reasons: 1) the amazing products and services we provide to help educate, inform, and entertain children and adults, and 2) the people who work here are passionate about what they do, interesting, collaborative, and all around good people."

Chris - Employee Testimonial
Chris

 

"There are 2 major benefits to working within the HMH community. First, the level of support during on-boarding is phenomenal. There are so many people and resources available to help you be successful as soon as possible. Second, HMH wants you to grow. Consequently, there are real opportunities to learn, to explore new challenges, and advance. My first 10 months on the job have been fulfilling and I feel as though I'm contributing significantly, with a bright future ahead."