Senior Software Engineer, Full-stack Engineer

Massachusetts, United States
06 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
06 Jan 2019
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.

SENIOR SOFTWARE ENGINEER (FULL-STACK ENGINEER)edX, to join a team that is taking a data-informed approach to improving edX’s existing products and building new ones. Will quickly construct lightweight prototypes, gather data, and then build high quality solutions.  Responsibilities include contributing to the engineering team by leveraging technical direction, priority setting, and execution/delivery skills; rapidly developing, deploying, and monitoring prototypes; designing, developing, deploying, and supporting scalable software systems; and understanding and leveraging key aspects of building operationally viable solutions.  

EdX is an open-source learning destination with a mission to provide high quality education for everyone, everywhere. Founded by Harvard and MIT, edX is focused on transforming online and on-campus learning through groundbreaking methodologies and cutting-edge research on an open-source platform. 

Job Requirements

REQUIRED at least five years of software engineering experience; experience with Python or similar languages; and exposure to multiple technologies, including HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Django, and MySQL. Seek someone who values teamwork, collaboration, and working in a rapidly evolving start-up atmosphere. A B.S. in computer science or related area preferred; as is experience with one or more of the following--data analysis and SQL, A/B testing and Optimizely, front-end technologies (React, HTML, CSS, and JavaScript). Familiarity with standards-compliant front-end development and accessibility best practices also preferred.  Job #16728


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.