Senior Software Engineer

Massachusetts, United States
29 Sep 2020
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29 Nov 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.

SENIOR SOFTWARE ENGINEERedX, to join a brand new team in edX for Business.  edX, launched as a joint software venture between MIT and Harvard, is on a mission to increase access to online education to learners worldwide. Responsibilities include designing, developing, deploying, and supporting scalable software systems; collaborating with Product Management, UX, and Data Science 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 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.  

Job Requirements

REQUIREDat least five years’ full-stack coding experience; real-world experience with developing and deploying large websites in React or another modern JavaScript framework; ability to problem solve, drive projects with loosely defined requirements, communicate with stakeholders, and learn from both success and failure; and ability to share knowledge with team members through mentoring, code reviews, pair programming, presentations, etc.  

PREFERRED:  B.S. in computer science or related area; experience with Python and Django, building static websites (e.g., Gatsby and GraphQL), working in an agile development environment, and using Optimizely or similar A/B testing tools; familiarity with experiment design and evaluation and with open source frameworks; working knowledge of SEO; experience with accessibility best practices and compliant front-end development standards; and interest in enabling and integrating open source contributions.  Job #18709-Q

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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