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Senior Software Engineer

2U - US
Posted: 6 months ago

At 2U, we are all in on purpose. We are motivated by our mission – to eliminate the back row in education – and connected by our shared passion to deliver world-class digital education at scale. As the parent company of edX, the world’s leading online learning platform, 2U powers more than 4,000 online higher education offerings – from free courses to full degrees. Together with more than 230 colleges, universities, and corporate partners, we are helping to unlock human potential.

What We’re Looking For:

We are looking for a thoughtful, collaborative and results-driven senior software engineer with a range of full stack JavaScript experience comfortable working in an agile environment. You are passionate about making great software, striking the appropriate balance between individual technical contribution and achieving results via your team. You are comfortable using and providing guidance in techniques like test-driven development (TDD), pair programming and retrospectives.

Above all, you care about delivering quality software in a sustainable and timely manner and about software craftsmanship. We strive for our teams to be cross-functional, self-organizing and autonomous. You will be working directly with product managers, business analysts, and your peers in a highly collaborative manner to enhance a multi-tenant content management system, integrating best in class content management tools.

Responsibilities Include, But Are Not Limited To:

  • Writing maintainable, high-performance code
  • Refactoring to keep code maintainable
  • Conducting exploratory and automated testing
  • Debugging complex problems under time constraints
  • Leading technical design of applications and participating in larger system design efforts
  • Providing technical guidance and feedback to other team-members, e.g. code reviews
  • Collaborating with internal and external teams in application and system level technical design
  • Using metrics to drive software development decisions
  • Pairing and mentoring junior engineers on the team

Things That Should Be In Your Background:

  • Deploying your own code to production through CI/CD
  • Planning and estimating development tasks and short-term projects
  • Relating your project deliverables to products you are building and strategy behind them
  • Advocating for end user needs in software you are building
  • Collaborating with Product team (product managers, business analysts, and UX designers) to define and refine requirements

Other Attributes That Will Help You In This Role:

  • Experience working with client-side and server-side JavaScript
  • Experience with release management tools like Docker, Kubernetes and Buildkite
  • Experience with AWS products like Lambda, RDS, Kinesis, Cloudfront, SNS and SQS
  • Experience observability tools like DataDog or AWS Cloudwatch
  • Experience writing infrastructure as code, e.g. Terraform

Benefits & Culture

Our global employee base is a diverse collection of innovators, dreamers, and doers working together to transform lives through higher education. We believe that every employee can advance our shared purpose, and that life at 2U should be fun and meaningful. If you’re excited by the opportunity to provide over 40 million learners and counting with access to world-class online higher education, then join us – and do work that makes a difference. #NoBackRow

We offer comprehensive benefits (unique per country) and excellent work/life balance.

Full-time, U.S.benefits include:

  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • Life insurance, disability, and 401(k) employer match
  • Employee stock purchase plan
  • Free snacks and drinks in-office
  • Generous paid holidays and leave policies, including unlimited PTO
  • Additional time off benefits include: volunteer days, parental leave, and a company-wide winter break

The anticipated base salary range for this role is $120,000-$140,000, with potential bonus eligibility. Salary offers are made based on the candidate’s qualifications, experience, skills, and education as they directly relate to the requirements of the position, budget for the position and cost of labor in the market in which the candidate will be hired.

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