Senior Backend Engineer, Business

Codecademy · New York, NY

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Hello, World! Codecademy has helped over 45 million people from around the world upgrade their careers with engaging, accessible, and flexible education on programming and data skills. We provide over 200 hands-on interactive lessons ranging from Python to R to Javascript and everything in between. Our learners have gone on to start companies, new jobs, and new lives thanks to what they’ve learned with Codecademy, and we’re thrilled to be working to take that impact to the next level.

Codecademy was started in 2011 by two college students in a dorm room at Columbia that were frustrated by the huge gap between education and employment. A few years later, we are a rapidly growing, diverse team of 100+ in SoHo, NYC. We’ve raised over $40m in venture capital funding from top investors including Union Square Ventures, Kleiner Perkins, Naspers, Y Combinator, and more.

This team is responsible for building tooling and functionality for our business users. The goal of this team is to facilitate the growth of our business to business product, by helping large enterprises purchase and deploy Codecademy to thousands of employees, assign content, and track learner progress both on and off our platform.

If you’re passionate about solving enterprise scale problems and thinking about how to manage hundreds or thousands of employees effectively to make sure they are maximizing their potential on Codecademy, this team is for you.

WHAT YOU'LL DO

  • Extend the code evaluation engine that parses and evaluates code samples submitted by our learners, millions of times every single day (Go, Docker, AWS)
  • Improve the interactive Learning Environment by creating new experiences, and increasing its reliability and performance (React, Ruby on Rails, Go)
  • Design and improve systems for gaining insights about user learning (Ruby on Rails, Go, AWS Redshift/SQL)
  • Design and improve APIs to enable other product teams to surface learning data to users in novel ways (Ruby, Go)
  • Scale learning content production capacity by building new content production workflows in our internal CMS (React, Ruby, Go)

WHAT YOU'LL NEED

  • A minimum of 5 years of experience developing web applications using Ruby on Rails, Go, and/or JavaScript
  • Experience designing APIs from the ground up; comfortable with API design patterns (REST, RPC)
  • A passion for testing best practices; can write unit tests in your favorite language with your eyes closed
  • Experience working with both SQL and NoSQL databases. We currently use a combination of PostgreSQL, MongoDB, and Amazon Redshift
  • Familiarity with containerization technologies. We use Docker and Kubernetes extensively in development and production

WHAT WILL MAKE YOU STAND OUT

  • Experience with ops and/or containerization technologies: Kubernetes, Terraform, EC2, ECS, Puppet, Ansible, Chef, etc.
  • Experience working with modern front-end frameworks. We use React, Redux, and Webpack
  • Particularly strong front-end experience in the React ecosystem
  • Expertise in HTML & CSS, with a knack for layout, specificity, cross browser compatibility, and accessibility
  • Proven empathy for our users, such as a background in education or past experience using our site
  • BS/MS in Computer Science or engineering

At Codecademy, we are committed to teaching people the skills they need to upgrade their careers. Codecademy aims to educate a richly diverse demographic of users with our product and in order to accomplish this, we believe our team should reflect that rich diversity. Our company celebrates diversity in all of its forms-- race, gender, color, national origin, marital status, sexuality, religion, veteran status, age, ability, disability status-- and works to create an inclusive workplace where people of all backgrounds and beliefs are empowered to better their futures.

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