Backend Software Engineer EF CTX
Backend Software Engineer EF CTX
EF Education First is seeking an experienced and passionate backend software engineer to join our Classroom Technology Experience team in our London Office. You will be working in a highly international team helping our product, EF Class, scale and grow.
EF Class is a complete set of flexible learning materials and tools to help teachers run motivational, engaging and interactive English lessons. Teachers can choose to use lessons and activities authored by EF, but can also modify and create their own; adapting them to meet the class group and student needs. EF Class combines the best of learning in a traditional classroom setting with digital learning, with the goal of engaging every single student in each classroom.
The team's responsibility is to design, perfect and launch EF Class to English teachers in public and private high schools around the world through a highly viral model creating user value for teachers, students and schools all along the way.
We are looking for an experienced software engineer to contribute to the existing team and help define and develop the next phase of our services. You must love taking on tough technical problems and take pride in pushing to find best-possible solutions. We have a strong commitment to code quality and doing-it-right.
We need to see experience in:
- Architecting scalable web services
- Implementing backend services from scratch
- Data modelling and database design
- Maintaining existing backend services
- Automated tests and meaningful documentation
- AWS deployment and GNU/Linux administration
Our services are currently built using mostly:
- Python, Golang and Ruby
- Cassandra, ElasticSearch and PostgreSQL
The team, culture and office
You will be working in an international team with cross-functional skills covering academics, design, engineering, testing, business development, etc. The teams adopt modern best practices including a Scrum-based agile development approach and you will be based in our spacious EF London office just off Kings Road in Chelsea.
Founded by Swedish entrepreneur Bertil Hult in 1965, EF is the world leader in international education and offers language training, cultural exchanges, educational travel and academic degree programs. EF’s mission is to open the world through education and for over 50 years, we've helped millions of people become citizens of the world by breaking down barriers of language, culture and geography. Today, we have 500 schools and offices in over 53 countries and employ over 40,000 staff and teachers.
Education and travel are two of the fastest-growing industries today. With our schools, programs and technology, we are uniquely positioned to take advantage of this huge market potential. We are looking for talented people to join us. If you want a truly international career with real responsibilities, we want to meet you. www.ef.com/careers
EF is an equal opportunities employer. EF offers competitive salaries and a multicultural working environment.
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EF Education First is the world leader in international education. At EF, everything employees do is centered around the company’s mission: opening the world through education. Since it was founded 50 years ago, EF’s language learning, educational travel, and cultural exchange programs have helped people of all ages and nationalities become citizens of the world.
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