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Massachusetts Institute of Technology Senior Software Engineer in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Senior Software Engineer

  • Job Number:

18709

  • Functional Area:

Educational Technology

  • Department:

edX

  • School Area:

Office of Provost

  • Employment Type:

Full-Time

  • Employment Category:

Exempt

  • Visa Sponsorship Available:

No

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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.

SENIOR SOFTWARE ENGINEER, edX, to join a brand new team in edX for Business. edX, launched as a joint software venture between MIT and Harvard, is on a mission to increase access to online education to learners worldwide. Responsibilities include designing, developing, deploying, and supporting scalable software systems; collaborating with Product Management, UX, and Data Science to understand business problems and identify solutions; providing mentorship to team members and assisting with feedback on code reviews; building and maintaining operationally viable solutions throughout the software life cycle; committing to owning code and supporting the customer facing environment; leading team members on independent project initiatives; and promoting teamwork, researching cutting edge technology, and supporting a vibrant, innovative work atmosphere.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: at least five years’ full-stack coding experience; real-world experience with developing and deploying large websites in React or another modern JavaScript framework; ability to problem solve, drive projects with loosely defined requirements, communicate with stakeholders, and learn from both success and failure; and ability to share knowledge with team members through mentoring, code reviews, pair programming, presentations, etc. PREFERRED: B.S. in computer science or related area; experience with Python and Django, building static websites (e.g., Gatsby and GraphQL), working in an agile development environment, and using Optimizely or similar A/B testing tools; familiarity with experiment design and evaluation and with open source frameworks; working knowledge of SEO; experience with accessibility best practices and compliant front-end development standards; and interest in enabling and integrating open source contributions. Job #18709-Q4/28/20

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