Senior Full Stack Engineer

We believe that learning a language should be fun, rewarding, and a gateway to the best experiences life has to offer. If you agree, we’d love to talk.

Voxy is looking for a talented Senior Full Stack Engineer who wants to dramatically improve the way millions of people around the world learn English. Our development environment is fast-paced, Agile, TDD driven, relies heavily on eXtreme Programming techniques for the bulk of the engineering work and you will be too! Have a GitHub account or a blog? Let us know!

What You’ll Be Doing:

  • Mentoring a distributed team of bright full stack developers building a great user experience using modern Javascript and Python tools
  • Be the go-to person for engineering frameworks, patterns and best practice with the ability to explain the role anti-patterns play in the accretion of technical debt
  • Collaborate with Designers and Product Managers to iteratively refine features
  • Build code that is testable, and work with Ops to build code that is deployable and measurable
  • Help solve one of the hardest problems in education with the smartest team in EdTech

What We’re Looking For:

  • A strong track record building highly scalable and reliable systems
  • A record of defining end-to-end architectures that balance business requirements, scalability and are maintainable
  • Logical and intuitive with an ability to link “unlinkable” dots
  • 5+ years of experience working with a wide array of implementations across the backend, frontend and middleware (extra points for having worked with devops and hosting infrastructure!)
  • 2+ years at the architecture level
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and writing
  • Our toolset is a mixture of coffeescript, backbone.js, underscore, LESS, Jade, PostgreSQL, MongoDB, Django, Amazon Web Services
  • Humble, wise or funny (pick 2)

Working here, you'll enjoy:

  • Competitive salary and stock options
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Flex Spending benefits
  • Gym reimbursement, Citibike, FancyHands account
  • Ongoing professional development
  • Reimbursement for attendance at industry or professional conferences
  • On-site language classes
  • Monthly team outings
  • Unlimited snacks and beverages and access to beer fridge
  • Awesome team of super bright, creative, talented, and passionate individuals
  • Sweet space in downtown Manhattan easily accessible by many trains

Want to know more about us?

Voxy is a NYC-based company that is changing the way the world learns English. Our proprietary personalization technology and exclusive partnerships with leading content publishers enable us to deliver a one-of-a-kind solution to over 2.5 million English learners across the globe. Our mobile and web applications make it possible for individuals to learn from the world around them, turning everyday experiences and content into fun, game-like activities. Our custom-built, live one-on-one tutoring platform brings the necessary human element front and center, and is a core piece of our methodology. Voxy’s disruption of the $80B market for English language education has been recognized by leading education investors and the company has been deemed a pioneer by The New York Times, CNN Money, Fast Company, Mashable, Univision, Veja (Brazil), Venturebeat, and others.  Most recently, in August 2013, Voxy announced a strategic partnership with Pearson, the world’s leading learning company. This new partnership marries Pearson’s global scale with Voxy’s cutting-edge technology to connect with and improve the lives of the over two-billion people learning English worldwide.

Recognized by Business Insider (2012):

The 10 Best US Tech Companies To Work For In 2012

Recognized by Forbes.com (2013):

The 12 Companies Transforming Their Industries


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