Senior Software Engineer

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Voxy EnGen · Remote (USA)

Engineering
Poverty Alleviation & Economic Development
Education
Posted 1 month ago

NoSQL
Python
Django
SQL

About Us

Voxy EnGen is a leading web and mobile-based English learning platform that provides personalized, career, and skills-based language instruction to employers, educational institutions, and workforce development initiatives in the United States and Canada. Our approach is steeped in 30 years of scientific research, and our patented product is built with cutting-edge technology that enables us to dynamically create career and skills learning pathways from everyday media content. Voxy EnGen has been proven effective - both in the lab and in the wild - which is no small feat for a digital education company. We are tackling a tough problem, but that’s okay; we love tough problems, and you should too.

This is a rare opportunity to work with a talented team backed by impact investors to build a high-growth company in a multi-billion dollar market currently served by old-school book publishers, non-scalable, face-to-face instruction, and technology products built in the ‘80s.  We measure our success by how much we teach our learners and how much value we deliver to our customers.  The market for English learning is ripe for change and we have a leadership team, board of directors, and investor base that is ready to support the company as we move from being a market-leading product to becoming the standard platform for language instruction in the U.S.

The best part for us is that we get to do all of this as a passionate, empathetic, collaborative team with awesome people whom we sincerely like.

What You'll Do

As an EnGen Senior Software Engineer, you will develop software that will upskill and empower language learners for the jobs of the future by using sound science combined with innovative (and patented) technology. We are implementing research-driven learning activities coupled with live, topic-based virtual classes using advanced algorithms to build a customized experience with authentic content sources from names you know (Bloomberg, AP, Financial Times, and more.). EnGen’s goal is to enable New Americans with English skills—the key to integration and economic advancement—while addressing systemic talent shortages and preparing your workforce for the jobs of the future.

What You’ll Be Doing:

  • Build nicely instrumented code that is testable and deployable without downtime

  • Evolve our big data pipeline to use real-time feedback for an optimal platform for learners

  • Design a best in breed application that is enjoyable to work with, performant to our partners, and evolves with our learners

  • Work with engineering and product leaders to build out a whole new team

What We’re Looking For:

  • 3+ years of experience working as a software developer

  • Django or Django Rest Framework or extensive python

  • Curiosity and knowledge about technologies and architectural patterns of software engineering across the entire stack

  • Pragmatism in understanding when to build the solution that scales to 1 million users or works for 100 users

  • Ability to design data models that reflect the Voxy EnGen business using advanced SQL/NoSQL/ORM’s

What Would Be Nice To Have:

  • AWS and DevOps

  • B.S. or higher in computer science, science or engineering discipline or equivalent experience

In addition to a rewarding job that will directly impact how millions of immigrants learn English, working here, you’ll enjoy:

  • Competitive salary, commission, and stock options

  • Great benefits including medical, dental, vision

  • Substantial professional development budget 

  • Unlimited PTO

  • Awesome team of super bright, creative, talented, and passionate individuals

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