Senior Software Engineer

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Job Description

Roles & Responsibilities

Experience & Skills

As a Senior Software Engineer you will:

Consistently ship large sized features and resolve issues to improve the student and teacher experience
Set and edit Kira’s technical direction, aligning approaches across multiple areas. You will help translate business goals into technical solutions with realistic milestones
Proactively identify areas of improvement in the code base; seek out improvements to product quality, security and performance
Partake in end-to-end product execution, including working closely with Kira Learning’s UI/UX designers on interaction and visual design
Work on prototyping, testing, training, and defining support procedures, in collaboration with the rest of the engineering team, product team, and executive leadership

Experience & Skills

Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Science, or equivalent technical experience
5+ years of experience working in software engineeringKnowledge developing and debugging in C/C++ and Java, or experience with scripting languages such as Python, Perl, PHP, and/or shell scripts
Strong grasp of full-stack web development frameworks, and ability to create an application end-to-end
Developing and working with automated testing frameworks to enable end-to-end reliable testing and deployment strategies Experience leading software design decisions, defining and managing end-to-end project requirements, and shipping complex products with minimal guidanceFamiliarity and experience working with NoSQL databases such as MongoDB
Familiarity and experience auditing and contributing to product infrastructure
Demonstrated capacity to clearly and concisely communicate about complex technical, architectural, and/or organizational problems, including to non-technical employees, and propose thorough iterative solutions
Strong written and verbal communication skill
Ability to be Nimble and adaptable. Can roll with the punches and thrive in a fast-paced, early-stage startup environment
A positive, can-do attitude. You’re not deterred by minor setbacks and are able to swiftly overcome ambiguity
Impeccable attention to detail
Experience leading software engineering projects in a rapidly changing and fast-paced environment
(Preferred) Familiarity and experience working with AWS