Senior Software Engineer

Senior Software Engineer

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Company: Harvard Business School Online
Location: Boston
Type: Full Time
Created: 2021-04-08 05:00:43

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Harvard Business School Online’s case-based, active, and social learning model provides educational experiences that help learners achieve their personal and professional goals wherever they are in their career, or the world. Who will build and support these exciting tools? You will! Your work will be seen and used regularly by students around the world. If working with the best and brightest at the foremost educational institution in the world interests you, we invite you to join us.

The software development team is lean and flexible; members pitch in to accomplish an evolving agenda. As a Senior Software Engineer, you will work with project teams on innovative solutions that impact the experience of Participants, Staff, Faculty, and others within the HBS community. As a senior member of the team, you will work closely with project managers, subject matter experts, database engineers, UX/UI and web engineers, quality engineers, network and systems engineers to create state‐of‐the‐art business solutions. You will help to clarify scope and specifications, and provide and evaluate alternative options for implementing both back-end tools and user-facing web experiences.

As a hands-on developer, you’ll be responsible for analysis, design, implementation, and deployment of learning solutions that leverage robust web-based application back-ends to integrate with a rich client-side experience. You will partner with team members to leverage progressive technologies, set standards, and improve processes to provide a rich learning environment to our customers.

Job-Specific Responsibilities

  • Write software in support of all platform components
  • Create the front-end layout/user interface from provided design concepts as well as developing custom cross-browser interactive elements using HTML5 and JavaScript frameworks and libraries
  • Develop administrative content management tools to scale our workflows in course creation
  • Participate in design and code reviews
  • Produce clean, easy-to-read, HTML markup and CSS, adhering to W3C specifications and best practices and accessibility guidelines
  • Facilitate the development of use cases for complex/higher impact situations

Basic Qualifications

Minimum of five years’ post-secondary education or relevant work experience

Additional Qualifications and Skills

  • Life cycle software development experience (technical design through implementation)
  • Experience building components/apps for cross-browser and cross-platform interface
  • Experience with agile software development methodology
  • Knowledge of any GIT Version Control System administration on Linux/Unix environment
  • Clear written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently

Expertise in the following technologies / frameworks:

  • Django/Python
  • Web front-end/client-side languages like HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript ES6
  • NoSQL and traditional SQL database systems including MongoDB and MySQL
  • Nginx
  • git and GitHub flow development process

Experience in the following technologies / frameworks:

  • AWS cloud computing (EC2, ELB, RDS, S3, Cloudwatch)
  • Developing and deploying RESTful API interfaces (JSON, XML)
  • Web front-end/client-side languages like Vue or React, NodeJS, NPM
  • Ansible
  • Docker