As the Principal Software Architect at Bezos Academy, you will exercise your uniquely imaginative abilities to create astonishing cloud-based educational technology for kids and teachers. Your groundbreaking services will both thrill and delight their users and enable our national school network to nurture young children’s originality, foster self-agency, cultivate their love for learning, and spark joy.

You will own system design of end-to-end systems comprised of web and mobile application front ends, REST and GraphQL APIs, microservices and serverless applications, SQL and NoSQL databases, ETL pipelines, and machine learning applications. Collaborating closely with other engineers and our product management and data teams, you will analyze system requirements, create system designs, develop end-to-end systems, and contribute to the operation of the systems that cultivate the playful curiosity of young children and their teachers.

You have a track record of designing resilient, reliable, robust, scalable, performant, and secure software systems. You can thrive in a start-up environment where you will focus on creating, improving, inventing, measuring, and innovating on behalf of our students and teachers. Above all, you are inspired by our mission to offer tuition-free, high-quality preschool in under-resourced communities and motivated to create the technology to scale our Montessori-inspired preschools.

LOCATION

  • Seattle, WA
  • Relocation support is available for those willing to relocate to Seattle, WA.

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS

  • This is a full-time, benefits-eligible, exempt (salaried) position.
  • The full salary range for this position in Washington is $177,000 - $292,000 per year. The upper portion of the salary range is typically reserved for existing employees who demonstrate strong performance over time. Starting salary will vary by location, qualifications, and prior experience; during the interview process, candidates will learn the starting salary range applicable for their location.
  • This role includes 15 paid days of vacation, 4 days of paid personal time off, 7 paid days of sick (care) time, 9 paid holidays, 5 paid days off for an organization-wide winter break, and additional time off if required by applicable law. Benefits for this role include medical, dental, and vision insurance, life insurance, disability insurance, a 401(k) plan with a 4% employer contribution match, paid parental leave, an employer-matched flexible spending account for dependent care, and more. Please see here for details.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Ten or more years of relevant experience in software engineering, including back-end development experience in APIs, web services, microservices, serverless, SQL and NoSQL databases
  • Two or more years of front-end or mobile application development experience using a modern platform, such as iOS, Android, React, React Native, Flutter, or a cross-platform app development framework
  • Expertise designing enterprise grade client-server systems that are resilient, robust, reliable, scalable, performant, and secure
  • AWS subject matter expert
  • Proficient in two or more development languages such as JavaScript/TypeScript or Python
  • Experience identifying and resolving issues distributed and asynchronous systems across interconnected components
  • Working knowledge of DevOps and operational support
  • Experience partnering with product management and data engineering teams

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Deep experience building resilient, reliable, robust, scalable, performant, and secure systems with front-end and back-end components
  • History of developing minimal viable products using iterative methodology
  • Familiarity with handling Personally Identifiable Information (PII)
  • Understanding of secure APIs and network infrastructure
  • AWS Certified DevOps Engineer Professional
  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect Professional
  • History of data driven decision making
  • Exposure to back-end load and performance testing
  • Strong written and oral communication skills

 

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