Job Description
Job Title Senior Software Engineer
Requirement ID 656355
Begin Date 11/7/12
Duration
Location Brooklyn,  NY 11201
Other Location
Description
We are we're looking for really smart software developers who get things done. We are a cutting-edge software company with terabytes of data, compelling mobile and web applications, and a team-oriented agile development process that values building software the right way. We are a profitable mid-sized company that has helped millions of students learn reading and math skills, and are seeking passionate professionals who are interested in furthering our mission to revolutionize education. If you're the kind of person who wants to make a difference and likes to work hard while having fun, please apply! We?re searching for the best and brightest developers with a variety of technical interests, from snazzy front-end skills to deep DB expertise. 
 
 
 
Responsibilities of Senior Software Developer:
 
As part of a cross-functional software team, you'll be commissioned with delivering new and innovative platforms, products, and/or product functions for schools, districts, and states across the country.
Develop, test, and maintain robust, scalable, high-quality software for our technology platform and full suite of products.
Contribute to continuous improvement of software development best practices in the areas of coding tools, languages and APIs, as well as software design and development processes.
Learn more than you have anywhere else in your career.
Other specific responsibilities vary by project area and experience, but may include technical leadership of a software project team.
 
 
Requirements of Senior Software Developer:
 
BS/MS in Computer Science or equivalent, followed by at least 7-8 years of professional software development experience.
Proven technical leadership experience in a professional environment, including ownership and delivery of a sizable product or product component.
Strong fundamentals (OO, algorithms, data structures).
Experience with Object Oriented Programming, preferably in Java.
Fluency in at least another OO or scripting language such as Python, C++, C#, or Ruby.
Taste for simplicity and elegance in technical design and implementation as well as an appreciation for test driven development and building software The Right Way.
 
 
Preferred Skills:
 
Significant open source contributions.
Advanced front-end skills.
Experience with PostgreSQL
Experience with Oracle. SQL and PL/SQL expertise.
Experience with server-side java technologies and major application servers.
Familiarity with UNIX tools.
 
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