Senior Software Engineer

The Achievement Network - Boston, Massachusetts - Full time

Senior Software Engineer


Flexible within the United States

Positionis available: Immediately


Everystudent deserves opportunities in life, and every educatorcommitted to providing those opportunities deservessupport.Those beliefs drive us to work alongside schools to support greatteaching so that we can work towards guaranteeing that all studentsare receiving high quality instruction. We partner with over 900schools - both district and charter - in underservedcommunities around the country, thus impacting more than 330,000students. Third-party evaluations confirm that when schools havethe right basic conditions in place and partner withANet,they achieve 6-8 months of additional learning over atwo-yearperiod compared to schools not partnering with ANet.

AtANetwe arecommitted to living out our core values(

), bothacross our organization and with our partners. We acknowledge thatsystemic inequities impact student access to opportunities and thatin order to ensure educational equity for all students, we mustcenter on the experiences of those frommarginalizedcommunities to guide our work. We work to deepen our understandingof how race, class, power and privilege influence the educationsystem as well as influence our own perspectives. To do so,we provideongoing learning opportunities through org-wideprofessionaldevelopment, affinity groups, working groups, and resourcesharing.


Areyou looking for an opportunity that fulfills your passion fordeveloping software and advances educational and racial equity? Areyou excited about applying yourengineering skills to have a positive impact on the lives ofunderserved students across the United States? Are you hoping towork with a team that truly prioritizes learning, collaboration,and work-life balance?

AchievementNetwork (ANet)is a non-profitdedicated to advancing equity, and often named by TheNonProfitTimesas one of the Best Nonprofits to Work For.

We areseeking a full-time Senior Software Engineer tohelp our Engineering Team build products that support AchievementNetwork's (ANet)mission. The ideal candidate will be inspired by technicalchallenges, motivated to apply modern development technologies andbest practices to deliver high-quality software systems, andcommitted to participating fully in our organizationaleffort tocombat systemic racism by pushing ourselves along the anti-racismspectrum.


? Play akey role as an individual contributor in designing and implementing sustainable code for substantialfeatures and/or sections of code

? ImplementANet'snextgeneration of technology products that support data-driveneducational practices and help to close the achievement gap in theunderserved communities we partner with

? Create,monitor and deliver against the product road map and correspondingrelease cycles (asnegotiated with the Product Management Team)

? Provide strategic leadership in setting goals and measuringprogress in RESTful server-side APIs and/or agile, componentizedclient-side code

? Keep abreast of new technologies and propose adoption asappropriate

? Mentor and support the development of junior developers asappropriate

? Activelyembrace and model adoption of best software development practices,standards, patterns, documentation, and processes as defined by theteam

? Contributeto development practicesthat maintain and raise our bar for quality code

? Actively embrace and model best practices such ascodereviews, unit testing, and planning/scoping/vetting largerfeatures

? Proactivelylook for ways to build our team through individual contributionswhich help us improve code quality, team culture, and teamvelocity


Inorder to be successful in this role, candidates must demonstratethe following:

? Youare an exceptional individual contributor who prefers coding andhas recent hands-on experience designing, implementing, delivering,and maintaining high quality web applications using

? JavaScriptand TypeScriptframeworkssuch asAngular

? Javaand/or Go programming languages

? RESTfulWeb Services

? Software-as-a-service(SaaS) and Service-oriented architecture (SOA)

? CI/CDtools such as CircleCItoautomate software builds, tests, and deployments

? AWScloud infrastructure

? Youare skilledin working closely with business partners to build technologysolutions that meet the needs of internal and externalusers.

? Youare a team player who motivates and educates colleagues; you enjoyworking in a highly collaborative culture and valueprocessthat creates consistent, sustainable solutions across applicationsand sub-teams.

? Youare flexible, curious, and humble. You enjoy learning about newways of doing things, and know how to adjust solutions to maximizethe effectiveness of the entire team.

? Youhave a passionate commitment to and a sense of urgency for thesupport of schools, along with a belief that all students canachieve at high levels.

? Youare motivated by working in an environment where we live out ourcore values daily and are eager toexamine personal archetypes and biases while discussing topicsrelated to race, class, and privilege which relate toANet'sAdvanceEquity and People Matter values.

Ideal candidates may also demonstrate the following

preferred qualifications:

? 4+years ofsoftware development experience, including at least one year ofexperience in a high-scale enterprise environment

? Experienceon a mid-sized team where coordination and team review of bestpractices and pattern reuse is required.

? Experiencewith AWS featuresand how to manage them responsibly

? ABachelor's degree in Computer Science or related degree


We arenow accepting applications for this position, which will bereviewed on a rolling basis. Please submit your applicationonline.


Individuals who join ANet have the opportunity to be part of a dynamic, values driven, andteam-oriented organization that is committed to having impact inschools by investing in each other and learning together.Wewere named as The NonProfitTimesBest Nonprofits to Work For and work tirelessly to foster a workingenvironment where the unique perspectives, backgrounds, andidentities of our staff members are valued.

Weoffer comprehensive benefits in order to best support our people.Benefitswe offer include: medical, dental and vision insurance whereANetpays80% of the cost of these benefits for employees and theirfamilies/domestic partner; generous paid time-off including 10 paidholidays and paid days off between the Christmas andNewYear's holidays; paid parental leave; educational expensesreimbursements; flexible spending accounts; professionaldevelopment; a 401(k) plan with a 4% match; short and long-termdisability coverage; and basic life and personal accidentinsurance. We alsooffer an inclusive environment where we welcome you to bring yourwhole self to work every day.

Thesalary range for this position is $112,500-$187,500. New staffmembers typically start between the range minimum and midpointbased on qualifications,experience, and internal equity. In order to uphold our commitmentto equity, ANetdoesnot negotiate pay.

ANet has implemented a Mandatory Vaccination Policy, which requires all staff to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 orobtain an approvalfor exemption due to medical or religious reasons prior tocommencement of employment unless applicable state or local lawprovides otherwise.

ANet is committed to maximizing the diversity of our organization. Weare an equal opportunity employer and encourage individuals of all ethnic and racial backgrounds andgender identities to apply to our positions.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the UnitedStates on a full-time basis.

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The Achievement Network

ANet is a nonprofit dedicated to the idea that every child deserves an excellent education and the opportunities it provides.
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