Software Engineer

Job Description:

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 hire engineers "for the slope, not the intercept" – we're looking for intellectual ability, flexibility and ability to learn, and commitment to work together in tight-knit teams.

What You'll Do

  • Impress the toughest customers around – seventh graders – by:
  • building engaging, quirky, fast frontends using frameworks like Angular and React
  • Make life better for passionate, overworked 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 New Relic, Splunk, 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

  • Crafting immersive animated environments and characters using the latest web and canvas frameworks
  • 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

You Must Have

  • BS/MS in Computer Science or equivalent
  • 2+ years of professional software development experience
  • Strong CS and software engineering fundamentals
  • Proven fluency in at least two of JavaScript, Java, SQL
  • Strong communication skills in writing, conversation, and maybe silly gifs

Extra Credit For

  • Experience with tools we use every day:
  • Front-end frameworks: Angular, React, the next thing that will replace them all
  • Back-end frameworks: Nodejs Express, Java Dropwizard
  • Tools and systems: Linux, Jenkins, Docker, AWS
  • Data stores: Postgresql, Redshift, S3
  • Experience in AWS toolchains and devops
  • Proven passion for building and learning: open source contributions, pet projects, self-education, Stack Overflow
  • Experience in education or ed-tech

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.


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