Lead Software Development Engineer

DreamBox Learning - Bellevue, Washington - Full time

About Us:

At DreamBox, we believe all children can excel at learning, no matter where they start, where they live, or who they are. Along with district administrators, teachers, principals, and parents, we are dedicated to helping children realize their potential. Yet every child must be challenged, encouraged, and engaged in an individual way.

That’s why we developed our revolutionary Intelligent Adaptive Learning™ technology, and combined it with a rigorous curriculum and an engaging game-like environment, to change the learning paradigm. If you are interested in learning more, take a look at this recent efficacy article published by Business Wire.

About the Role:

As the Front-End Software Development Lead, you will build software products with a focus on the front-end and middle tier. You will have the opportunity to mentor and manage other developers who are focused on web-based front-end technologies and who build UIs used by both customers and internal customers. This is a rewarding opportunity to become an SME in the front-end and middle-tier space.

What You'll Be Doing:

  • Write code with a focus on, but not limited to the front-end and middle-tier parts of software products
  • Manage a small team of developers
  • Mentor more junior developers
  • Act as a technical lead in team meetings such as exits, demos, retrospectives, grooming, and planning – helping facilitate streamlined team functioning
  • Owns team feature sets from inception through implementation and past release into customer use
  • Be part of a triage team whose purpose is to examine, discuss, assign, and fix issues
  • Advocate for technology work (such as technical debt) with product managers so that the right mix of core infrastructure and external features get built
  • Interface as an SME with other teams such as product management, client success, curriculum, and marketing
  • Design and architect systems and actively participates in architecture discussions with other senior developers

About You:

  • Extensive experience with JavaScript
  • Hands on experience with UI Frameworks – especially Angular
  • Strong understanding and working experience with REST Service integration
  • Experience with CSS Pre-processors – especially SASS
  • Ability to work in the middle-tier of systems written in Java/JSP and Ruby on Rails
  • Working experience and strong knowledge of SOA with a focus on how front-end pieces fit into an entire SaaS architecture
  • Experience with AWS products
  • Ability to troubleshoot issues appearing on the front-end in their linked back-end systems including AWS Kinesis streams, Unix based logs, databases, related service calls, and more
  • Ability to break down larger bodies of work into epics, stories, and sub-tasks and to size the work appropriately to get from vision to release
  • Experience managing developers and leading development teams.
  • CS degree or equivalent experience

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Role

Engineering

Experience Level

Senior Level

DreamBox Learning

At DreamBox, we believe all children can excel at learning, no matter where they start, where they live, or who they are.

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