Full Stack Developer

Certica Solutions - Multiple Locations - Full time

At Certica, we are passionate about creating solutions that bring value to K-12 educators and are revolutionizing the way school districts manage, access, and use data to improve student outcomes. We are a growing, fast-moving organization with a smart and dedicated team, looking for like-minded individuals to join us.

We are seeking an experienced Software Engineer to join the software products organization. As a member of the software products team, this role collaborates with members of the product, architecture, and dev-ops teams to design, build, test, and deploy world-class SaaS solutions to power applications in the public education sector. They will work with technology architects to transform product requirements into scalable, maintainable implementations using industry best-practices.

This individual should be a driven self-starter, with a pragmatic approach to solving business problems using technology. They should be comfortable working in a small, distributed team, and be an efficient and effective communicator. This role requires strong attention to detail, and the ability to empathize with end-users to develop an appropriate technical solution. The ideal candidate should be familiar with modern testing methodologies and possess very strong testing and debugging skills.

This is an exciting full-time position with a market-leading company that is rapidly expanding its products and operations. We offer competitive compensation, comprehensive benefits, and a flexible work environment.

Essential Tasks & Responsibilities:

  • Design and develop product enhancements and new product functionality;
  • Maintain current web applications;
  • Work closely with a team to integrate designs, components, and ideas together;
  • Apply software development best practices for development (e.g. SOLID, Design Patterns, TDD, BDD) and configuration management tasks;
  • Work in an agile software development environment with distributed teams using Scrum;
  • Ability to constructively discuss and accept challenges from other viewpoints, and negotiate the best solution to deliver best value to the customer and time to market;
  • Participate in all aspects of the product including design, development, deployment, and maintenance; and
  • Successfully partner with other teams, such as client services, product management, and quality assurance.

Skills and Professional Experience:

  • Full stack web-based application design and development experience;
  • Strong knowledge of Javascript, JQuery, AJAX, CSS, SASS, and other related web technologies;
  • Strong database development skills utilizing a modern database engine with a preference for MySQL experience;
  • Willingness to learn multiple technologies (languages, databases, frameworks, etc.) as needed;
  • API development and integration practices;
  • Strong understanding of using Git to manage source artifacts;
  • Exposure to CMS concepts is desirable;
  • Experience working in a SaaS company is desirable;
  • Experienced in developing and operating software products in a cloud-based environment is extremely desirable;
  • Recent experience using a LAMP stack with PHP and CakePHP would be considered a plus;
  • Strong communication, analytical, entrepreneur skills with pride in personal contributions and passion to learn and grow their professional skills/experience; and
  • BA/BS Degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering or related software engineering experience;

Certica Solutions provides education technology platform, content and data solutions which enable K-12 educators and administrators to improve instructional and organizational performance. Certica partners with a diverse network of education technology companies, publishers and assessment providers; and delivers solutions directly to over 500 school districts, charter schools and educational service agencies. The company is based in Wakefield Massachusetts and has offices in Massachusetts, Ohio, North Carolina, South Carolina and Texas.

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Austin, Texas
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Experience Level

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Certica Solutions

Certica Solutions provides education technology platform, content and data solutions which enable K-12 educators and administrators to improve instructional and organizational performance.

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