Software Engineer

3+ months agoAlpharetta, GA

A pioneer in K-12 education since 2000, Amplify is leading the way in next-generation curriculum and assessment. Our captivating core and supplemental programs in ELA, math, and science engage all students in rigorous learning and inspire them to think deeply, creatively, and for themselves. Our formative assessment products turn data into practical instructional support to help students at every skill level build a strong foundation in early reading and math. Our programs provide teachers with powerful tools that help them understand and respond to the needs of all their students. Today, Amplify serves five million students in all 50 states.

Amplify is a leader in creating immersive, rigorous digital learning experiences that look great, play great, and help students expect great things of themselves. Amplify has been described as the best tech company in education, and the best education company in tech.

As an engineer at Amplify, you will join a talented team tackling the toughest problems in education with the best ideas in technology - including user experience, APIs and services, data analysis, and deployment pipelines. You'll play an active role in imagining and improving product design and the classroom experience. We are currently working remote but in the future this role will be based in Alpharetta, GA.

What You'll Do

  • Make life better for passionate teachers by:
    • meeting the ultimate reliability and uptime challenge for digital tools -is this better than paper?
    • building well structured and documented RESTful APIs so that our apps can share data with ease
    • shipping code from your laptop to classrooms frequently and confidently
  • Help school administrators build great schools by:
    • building data pipelines that respect privacy and ensure security while offering useful insights
    • implementing code that runs great across platforms under variable memory and network constraints
    • analyzing performance and squashing tricky bugs using tools like Datadog, Alert Logic, and AWS CloudWatch
  • Learn every day by:
    • collaborating, pull request-ing, and mentoring on a cross-functional team
    • participating in cross-team share-outs, brownbags, and workshop series

Example Projects You Might Work On
  • Architecting algorithms to select the right activity for the right student at the right moment.
  • Crunching data from student activities to show teachers just the right advice
  • Simulating hundreds of thousands of kids to implement scaling, stability, and security improvements
  • Improving our deployment and testing automation pipelines

Basic Requirements:
  • BS/MS in Computer Science or equivalent
  • Minimum of 2 years of professional software development experience
  • Strong CS and software engineering fundamentals
  • Proven fluency in at least two of Java, JavaScript. SQL
  • Strong communication skills in writing and conversation

Extra Credit For:
  • Experience with tools we use every day:
    • Back-end frameworks: Java Dropwizard, NodeJS Express
    • Front-end frameworks: Angular, React, the next thing that will replace them all
    • Tools and systems: Linux, Jenkins, Docker, AWS, Splunk, Datadog
    • Data stores: Postgres, DynamoDB, Snowflake, S3
    • Experience in AWS toolchains and devops:
      • Build Pipelines: Jenkins, Bamboo, CodePipeline
      • Deployment Tools: Chef, Packer, Docker, Compose
  • Proven passion for building and learning: open source contributions, pet projects, self-education, Stack Overflow
  • Experience in education or ed-tech

We celebratediversityand are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. To that end, we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from adiversecandidate pool.

Amplify is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities.

This position may be funded, in whole or in part, through American Recovery & Reinvestment Act funds.

Amplify Education, Inc. is an E-Verify participant.