edX was launched as a joint software venture between MIT and Harvard. We’re on a mission to increase access to online education to learners worldwide. Today, our work is more important than ever.
We’re seeking a Principal Software Engineer to build out platform capabilities, help set technical direction, and provide mentorship across the organization. Your work will be used in production by millions of learners from all over the world. Interested in solving business and engineering problems that will have a global impact?
Design, develop, deploy, and support scalable software systems
Collaborate with Product Management, UX, and Data Science to understand business problems and identify solutions
Provide mentorship to team members and supply feedback on code reviews
Lead 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 with prototypes, and support a work atmosphere that encourages continuous improvement
Qualifications & Skills:
Real-world experience with web development frameworks like Django
Experience developing Web APIs like Restful or GraphQL
Demonstrated skills in building service-oriented architectures
Prior experience researching and proposing new technologies
Ability to problem solve and drive projects with loosely defined requirements
Experience working in an agile development environment
Comfortable working with other functions of the company to deliver values fast and often to customers
Nice to Have:
Prior work building web applications with frontend and multiple backend services
Architect solutions with security, usability and resilience considered
Test Driven Development
BS in Computer Science or equivalent work experience
Familiarity with compliant front-end development standards and accessibility best practices
edX is an MIT startup company that offers highly competitive benefits and retirement plans, free lunches every day, and meaningful work! Are you ready to be a part of our mission?