Senior Full-stack Software Engineer

EarlyBird Education - Remote - Full time

Have you wondered whether it’s possible to find gratifying work in a fast-paced startup that is also mission focused?

Join EarlyBird Education where we are leveraging cutting-edge brain science, artificial intelligence and gamification to prevent reading disabilities. Children play a game and we can identify whether they are at risk for reading difficulties, like dyslexia - even before they learn to read - and in the window when intervention re-wires the brain for reading success. With a mission to scale this to all children nationwide, EarlyBird is already in use in schools across the country with thousands of children. Join this fast growing, venture-funded team as we provide essential data, tools and resources to support educators, parents and pediatricians to change the learning trajectory of children nationwide.

As a Senior Software Engineer, and critical early employee of this startup company, you will play a major role in building and scaling this next-generation education technology. We’ll look to you to do what you do best; to bring fresh ideas to the table that can make our products, our work and our team better. This is your opportunity to play a key role in a company that is transforming the way young children learn.

Technologies

Backend: Node, express, sequelize, MySQL, AWS

Frontend: React, React hooks, Apache Cordova, Progressive Web Apps

Role and Responsibilities

This full-stack engineering role is primarily responsible for building and maintaining technology, helping define application architecture and standards for development and software selection, managing cloud infrastructure, helping shape technology and security decisions, and helping manage external technology partnerships. This full-stack engineer will help set and manage daily/weekly/sprint goals. This engineer is also tasked with communicating development status, risks and mitigation to the team. Finally, this role acts as a resource for the team, and mentors and coaches other junior engineers, including code review.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Specify, design, develop, code, test and implement the EarlyBird application
  • Manage cloud infrastructure and the CI/CD pipeline
  • Assume responsibility for communicating development status, risks, and mitigation plans to leadership
  • Interface with the Accounts and Customer Service teams to help diagnose and triage incoming issues
  • Identify and analyze bugs, performance issues, or other problems.

The successful candidate must have 4+ years experience:

  • with professional Node.js development
  • with modern Javascript frameworks (React preferred)
  • with version control and project process (Git, Github and Agile preferred)
  • creating overall solution design and architecture
  • with cloud computing (AWS preferred)

The ideal candidate would possess:

  • experience with React and React hooks
  • experience with AWS
  • experience building cross platform apps
  • experience building external integrations and APIs
  • experience at an education technology startup

Bonus points for:

  • experience or desire to learn and use Go / Golang
  • experience with native iOS (swift, objective-c)

We are looking for someone who:

  • has strong oral and written communication skills
  • is attracted to the challenge of building elegant solutions using modern technologies
  • is always looking for ways to improve the current process
  • works well with others - you thrive while sharing knowledge and receiving input
  • shares our passion to improve the lives of children around the globe

Benefits

  • Critical early member of company leadership team
  • Opportunity to shape the product that will transform children’s lives
  • Competitive Compensation
  • Fun & Flexible Team
  • Excellent health benefits
  • Unlimited vacation and flexible work hours

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Role

Engineering

Experience Level

Senior Level

EarlyBird Education

EarlyBird is leveraging cutting-edge brain science, artificial intelligence and gamification to identify whether children are at risk for reading difficulties, like dyslexia - even before they learn to read - and in the window when intervention re-wires the brain for reading success.
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