Senior Software Development Engineer, Back-End

DreamBox Learning - Bellevue, Washington or 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 will have the opportunity to help to build DreamBox's backend, database, and platform infrastructure. 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. While this is primarily a backend role, you’ll be working on a full-stack application team and have the opportunity to work across the full stack.

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 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 solutions and actively participate in architecture discussions with other developers

Participate in code reviews for peers

Lead technical design sessions with other developers to determine how to build features.

About You:

8+ years of applicable experience in technical roles, especially in backend and platform infrastructure domains

Expertise with Java (preferred) or another OOP language

Some experience with a Javascript-based front end language

Strong working experience with technologies such as the AWS stack, Docker, Service Mesh

Solid experience with large-scale cloud-based SOA systems and microservice architectures

Working experience with Agile and CICD development process

Familiarity with database systems and architecture, including one or more of MySQL, PostgreSQL, NoSQL (DynamoDB, etc.), Redshift

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

CS degree or equivalent

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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Experience Level

Mid Level

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