|Principal Software Engineer|
|Harvard Medical School|
|USA - MA - Boston|
|HMX / Office for Online Learning|
|00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary|
| As a member of the HMX team in the Office for Online Learning, the Principal Software Engineer will have an opportunity to make a difference in shaping an innovative educational experience. This role oversees the technical aspects of the delivery of HMX’s innovative, high-quality online educational modules (see onlinelearning.hms.harvard.edu/hmx). |
The Principal Software Engineer is responsible for the development and delivery of the HMX online learning experience, overseeing all aspects of HMX’s Open edX online education platform to ensure that the project plan, schedules, feature set and quality standards are met. Reporting to the Faculty Director of HMX, the Principal Software Engineer will write platform code and work closely with the curriculum development and media leads and with external technology vendors.
As a member of a small team in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment, the ideal candidate should feel comfortable both coding and working closely with tech-savvy, forward-thinking colleagues to conceptualize, find, develop, and deliver optimal technology solutions to support learning. Curiosity, creativity, and initiative are a must, along with a desire to develop superior educational products and services that effectively contribute to online learning and engagement. Strong Python experience is a requirement; experience with the Open edX platform is a plus.
Applicants should include links to their code at GitHub or another repository hosting service, as well as a cover letter describing why this position interests them and how it fits their experience and interests.
As Principal Software Engineer, you will be responsible for:
|7 years of technology-based work experience or BS in Computer Science/related field with at least 5 years of technology-based work experience. Hands on experience with both front end and back end development. Demonstrated experience programming in Python.|
The ideal candidate would possess most or all of the following:
|We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.|
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