Principal Software Engineer

Massachusetts, United States
Thursday, 10 September 2020
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Tuesday, 10 November 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture and benefits that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future  then take a look at this opportunity.

PRINCIPAL SOFTWARE ENGINEER, EDX FOR BUSINESS, edX-Open Source Engineering, to join a team that is building the world's leading learning destination site and platform so that everyone around the world has the opportunity and access to education. Will help the Open Source Engineering team implement and propose new features that will be used in production by millions of learners from all over the world. Responsibilities include designing, developing, deploying, and supporting scalable software systems; collaborating with the Product Management, UX, and Data Science groups to understand business problems and identify solutions; providing mentorship to team members and assisting with feedback on code reviews; building and maintaining operationally viable solutions throughout the software life cycle; committing to owning the code and supporting the customer facing environment; leading team members on independent project initiatives; and promoting teamwork, researching cutting edge technology, and supporting a vibrant innovative work atmosphere. EdX is an open source educational software startup venture between MIT and Harvard.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: real-world experience with web development frameworks like Django; ability to code front to back with JavaScript, Python, or other server-based programming languages; experience developing REST APIs, building service-oriented architectures, and working in an agile development environment; and ability to problem solve and drive projects with loosely defined requirements.  

PREFERRED: at least seven years of related experience, including experience making contributions to Open Source projects and with React, Webpack, or other modern JavaScript frameworks; experience building static websites and single-page applications; experience with architecture and solutions development leveraging microservices; test driven development experience; B.S. in computer science; and familiarity with compliant front-end development standards and accessibility best practices. Job #18339-R

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.

MIT considers equivalent combinations of experience and education for certain jobs. All candidates who believe they possess equivalent experience and education are encouraged to apply.

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