We are seeking a staff software engineer who is well-rounded technically and passionate about the positive impact their code can make in people’s lives. Our Education team is building a new best-in-class learning platform used by admins, teachers and parents to support the growth and development of their students and children. You will launch brand new features and products to enable administrators and teachers to plan and deliver engaging and enriching activities, document development, and share progress with guardians and other stakeholders. At Brightwheel, product engineers work closely with product and design, as well as with other areas of the business to deliver a platform that meets our teachers’ & parents’ biggest needs. Every engineer at Brightwheel is afforded a high degree of ownership and autonomy. We are a lean, fast-moving team and value individuals who can optimize for being impactful while considering both technical and business drivers. You’ll bring a high degree of ownership and ability to execute.
What you’ll do
Work alongside product and design to scope and implement new features or product lines.
Provide input to both delivery and discoveryproviding new ideas, proposals, and constructive criticism to the team.
Be a steward of quality, scalability, security, and performance. You’ll work with other engineers to ensure that we have a solid foundation that serves our customers, and enables the team to continue building a great product.
Design and architect new software systems or introduce new technologies, as appropriate to support brightwheel’s growth.
Share knowledge and expertise across the engineering team.
Mentor and help to grow the engineering team.
Qualifications, Skills, & Abilities:
Candidates with varying backgrounds are encouraged to apply. We do not require prior knowledge of technologies in our stack, only a desire to learn them. At brightwheel you will encounter:
5+ years of professional experience, preferably in fast-paced early- or mid-stage startups
Proficiency in both contributing to and designing APIs using Ruby on Rails or similar technologies
Expertise at writing automated tests (unit/integration/functional)
Expertise in using Git (or VC equivalent)
Experience with a variety of codebase sizes and ages
Proficiency with AWS or other cloud platforms
Experience with architecting distributed systems for scalability and reliability
Strong verbal and written communication skills for both technical and non-technical audiences
Experience with microservice or service oriented architectures preferred
Experience with modern webapps like React.js preferred
Experience with Infrastructure as Code (IaC) preferred
Ruby on Rails
AWS managed services, like Redshift and ECS