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Senior Software Engineer, Frontend

We believe each student is unique and their knowledge is not defined by their last answer. Sometimes what a student needs at any moment may not be the next lesson in their textbook. Teachers, schools and education companies use Knewton solutions to adapt to each student's unique needs with tailored recommendations. Join us to help students have a more positive educational experience. What have we accomplished since opening our doors in 2008? We've delivered more than 15 billion (that's right, billion) personalized recommendations to over 15 million students on every continent (okay, except Antarctica). We are building on the success of our recently-launched Alta product to deliver educational software to colleges and universities across the country. We're headquartered NYC with offices in London and Tokyo. Investments top $150M from well-known angel investors plus Accel, Bessemer, First Round Capital, Firstmark, Founders Fund, GSV and Atomico. Our team is seeking a Senior Software Engineer to join the Engineering team. You will beresponsible for building and enhancing the React/GraphQL/Node/Java/Python application that powers the alta learning product. You willwork closelywith our Product, UX and Data Science teams to lead projects that make alta more powerful and more scalable. You will also work collaboratively with other senior engineers to guide the technical direction of our systems, while helping more junior engineers to effectively utilize cutting-edge web technologies. This is a great opportunity to: Drive technology initiatives to make our product snappy, resilient and easy to develop Mentor engineers and help them grow to their full potential Be a thought leader and actively engage in continuously improving practices and methodology across the company Collaboratively work with talented engineers, data scientists, product managers and UX designers to deliver quality software features to our users Express your voice on how to build great software on the team and across the company What we are looking for: 6+ years experience in software development, 4+ years of which are specific to frontend development Proven full-lifecycle development experience on large projects, creating robust and scalable solutions A passion for transforming education Expert Javascript chops including familiarity with at least one popular FE framework Demonstrated dedication to building products that are powerful and easy-to-use Basically all the necessary skills to ship a FE feature Experience mentoring junior engineers Perks include: Competitive salary, great health insurance, and equity401k match! Great coworkers with a passion for empowering students and educators Flexible hours, no vacation policy, and paid maternity/paternity leave High-quality equipment (default: a new Macbook Pro with a giant monitor) Social groups and sports teams Fully stocked kitchen with all-day snacks and a full bar Free lunches everyday and free dinners when you work late Free monthly MetroCards/PATH cards
Salary Range: NA
Minimum Qualification
5 - 7 years

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