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Senior Engineer

JAM Online Courses for Kids

Any Kid, Anywhere, Can Learn Any Skill

JAM produces online courses for kids about creative skills and careers of the future. We’re looking to level up our engineering team by adding an experienced senior full-stack engineer. In addition to contributing to our front- and back-end applications, a critical part of this role will be mentoring the rest of the team from a technical perspective. We’re looking for someone who is excited to talk through architectural discussions, is passionate about introducing best practices, and thrives on collaborating with folks from all walks of life.

What you’ll do:

  • Be a mentor in front-end web, web services/API, and general best practices
  • Write high-quality code that helps our customers achieve our mission
  • Contribute to architecture and product definition
  • Share knowledge and learn in an agile development process

Possible projects:

  • Rebuild the internal tools to make creating new courses a breeze
  • Architect a client-side testing strategy
  • Help create best practices for organizing CSS in a growing codebase
  • Collaborate on improving our deployment processes

Skills/Experience you’ll need:

  • 8+ years of combined front-end and back-end development
  • Solid expertise in Javascript technologies including ES2017+, Node.js, and React
  • Producing and consuming REST services
  • Working with GraphQL services
  • Building APIs that support mobile apps or microservices
  • Relational databases and schema design
  • Developing in a continuous integration environment (we use Travis and CircleCI)
  • A history of caring about code quality: code review, linting tools, style guides, code quality assessment tools (e.g. code coverage/Code Climate)
  • Working with product management teams and high-level business requirements
  • Setting and meeting deadlines
  • High emotional intelligence; experience talking through multiple strategies and helping the team unite in one direction
  • Mentoring other team members through pair programming and evangelizing quality engineering practices

Nice to have:

  • Experience producing/implementing GraphQL services
  • Experience with Code Climate, CircleCI, and GitHub
  • Experience with NoSQL databases like Redis and Neo4j
  • Experience working with distributed teams

Perks & Culture

  • Our warehouse office is part maker space, part video studio, part playground (we have swings!) and a fun get-down-to-business workspace in the heart of the Mission.
  • Being part of an awesome team that keeps playful innovation at the heart of all we do!
  • Team lunch every Friday.
  • Monthly learning workshops (subjects are chosen and taught by us!)
  • Medical, dental, & vision insurance, HSA/FSA and 401(K) with an abbreviated waiting period.
  • Stock options that go along with a high-growth, well-funded startup.
  • Flexible working hours and a generous vacation and sick day policy.
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