Software Engineer, Architecture

Updated: 21 days ago
Location: Cambridge, MASSACHUSETTS

Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.

SOFTWARE ENGINEER, edX, to assume a key role in building the world’s trusted platform for education and learning.  Will design, develop, deploy, and support scalable software systems; collaborate with Product Management, UX, and Data Science areas to understand business problems and identify solutions; provide mentorship to team members and assist with feedback on code reviews; weigh in on technical decisions, implementations, and trade-offs that impact engineering teams across the organization; build and maintain operationally viable solutions throughout the software life cycle; promote teamwork; research cutting edge technology; and support a work atmosphere that encourages continuous improvement.

edX is an open source, edTech software startup venture between MIT and Harvard.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: at least two years of full-stack coding experience with JavaScript, Python, or other server-based programming language; real-world experience with web development frameworks like Django; experience developing REST APIs; demonstrated skill building service-oriented architectures; experience researching and proposing new technologies; ability to problem solve and drive projects with loosely defined requirements; and experience working in an agile development environment.  PREFERRED:  experience with React or other modern JavaScript frameworks, building static websites and single-page applications, architecture and solutions development leveraging microservices, and test-driven development; experience contributing to open source projects; B.S. in computer science; and familiarity with compliant front-end development standards and accessibility best practices.  Job# 17870-O


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