Lead Web Application Developer

New York, NY 10022

Posted: 01/15/2019 Job Category: Full Stack Web Developer Job Number: 105336

Lead Web Application Developer  

Located in NYC 

Full Time perm role 

Minimum of 1 year experience working as a Tech Lead

Strong experience with JavaScript, HTML, CSS and Python

Developers  work on big problems in literacy education, from building the infrastructure necessary to handle tens of millions of users to solving novel problems in text complexity and personalization. As a Lead Developer, you will be responsible for the technical roadmap in your space, work closely with external partners, and provide technical leadership for a team of engineers.

We believe that code is communication and we care deeply about the relationships developers have with each other and the company as a whole. Developers work closely with product managers, designers, and domain experts to build software that’ s beautiful and useful. If you love working on features that make a real difference, this role is for you.

Responsibilities
  • Lead a small, successful team of engineers who make sure our students and teachers have access to the best possible content for their classrooms.
  • Write thoughtful, literate code and build the skills of those around you.
  • Work with an interdisciplinary team to translate business goals into concrete tasks.
  • Maintain a technical roadmap and a stable backlog of meaningful work.
  • Handle often competing priorities through good time management and communication.

The Ideal Candidate
  • Over 6 years of professional web application development experience.
  • At least 1 year of leadership experience (any of people management, process management, or technical direction).
  • Demonstrated contributions to complex, high-traffic, performance-optimized web applications.
  • Advanced demonstrated fluency in one or more of our core programming languages and related ecosystems: JavaScript or Python.

Some Plusses
  • Bachelor’ s degree in a technical discipline.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated experience working in education.
  • An eye for interaction design, user experience, and finishing touches.

 

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