Senior Backend Engineer - Java (Remote)

DreamBox Learning - Remote - Full time

About Us:

Right now, even though STEM skills are increasingly important, over 60% of students in Kindergarten through 8th grade are not proficient in math at their own grade-level. The pandemic has increased the opportunity gap for our most vulnerable students. As a society, we need to bring together our best, most creative minds to tackle this critical problem and ensure all kids are successful in math and school and have the tools they need to reach their potential. This includes developing the most innovative learning technology using advanced data science in a way that inspires students and empowers teachers. Come help us make a difference at DreamBox Learning.We’re passionate about our mission to radically transform the way the world learns. Today, our Intelligent Adaptive Learning platform – with its rigorous math curriculum and game-based environment – is helping 5 million kids and over 150,000 educators improve math achievement and build a love of math at the same time. In the wake of COVID-19, and the broad range of learning experiences: in-person, all virtual and hybrid models, we are uniquely positioned to bring our best-in-class adaptive learning platform to more students and provide Educators and Parents with insights into their student’s learning.We offer a flexible, hybrid work solution once it is safe to go back into the office. We are all 100% remote at this time.

About the Role:

As a Senior Backend Engineer, you have the opportunity to help to build DreamBox's engineering teams to build solutions for our customers through development of backend services, databases, and platform infrastructure. This role will have a significant impact to our business and our technology team. A core focus of this position will be working on secure, scalable back-end services, and the opportunity to work on adaptivity as part of our platform. You will also have the opportunity to work with other talented engineers and designers, leverage the best technologies to deliver the next generation of scalable, reliable, and maintainable services that will serve the company’s growing customer base. This role is pivotal and will have a major impact on fundamental outcomes with our learners.

What You'll Be Doing:

  • Write code with a focus on, but not limited to, the backend parts of software products
  • Actively participate in team meetings such as exits, demos, retrospectives, grooming, and planning – helping facilitate streamlined team functioning
  • Own parts of feature sets from inception through implementation and past release into customer use
  • Advocate for proper design up front, as well as the right mix of product work and technical debt reduction so that we both build the right products and our products are long-term sustainable
  • Interface as an SME with other teams such as product management, client success, curriculum, and marketing
  • Design and architect solutions and actively participates in architecture discussions with other developers
  • Participate in code reviews for peers

About You:

  • 5+ years of applicable experience in technical roles, especially in backend and platform infrastructure domains
  • Expert with Java and some knowledge of one or more of other OOP languages
  • Experience with database systems and architecture, including one or more of MySQL, PostgreSQL, NoSQL (Redis, etc.), Redshift
  • Solid experience with large-scale cloud-based SOA systems and microservice architectures
  • Working experience with technologies such as the AWS stack, Docker, Service Mesh
  • Experience with designing or developing in heuristics engines a major plus
  • Experience with data analysis and Machine Learning a major plus
  • Working experience with Agile and CICD development process
  • Self-motivated and passionate about software engineering and technology
  • Demonstrate excellent judgment and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrate lateral thinking skills
  • Can communicate effectively to technical and non-technical people

At DreamBox, we are hooked on celebrating diversity & providing an inclusive workplace and it shows throughout our product, brand, and teams. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Thanks for considering DreamBox Learning!

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Role

Engineering

Experience Level

Mid Level

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