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Homer Learning


Senior Backend Engineer

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Senior Backend Engineer


Homer Learning


senior

 

engineer

 

backend

 

senior

 

engineer

 

backend

 
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\nJob Title: Senior Backend Engineer\n\nHomer is looking for an exceptional backend Software Engineer to join our energetic, growing team. You will have a profound impact on a company that touches the lives of children, parents, and teachers across the globe with one of the most celebrated reading and learn-to-read platforms in the industry.\n\nAs the Software Engineer, you will be a key member of our engineering team, building the back end services and infrastructure essential to our growing business. \n\nHomer is a venture-backed, high-growth business that offers competitive compensation including equity and full benefits in a creative, flexible environment that invests in professional development.\n\nAbout you:\n\n\n* You should be enthusiastic about learning and applying new cutting edge technologies.\n\n* You take ownership of your own work.\n\n* You have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and are able to convey a very technical situation to less technical colleagues. \n\n* You are able to plan and lead a project from start to finish.\n\n* You are pragmatic, able to determine when and why it is the right call to take a step back and refactor old code versus putting together a quick fix.     \n\n\n\n\nResponsibilities\n\n\n* Develop and maintain key internal and public-facing back end systems\n\n* Design redundant and scalable architectures for high performance web and mobile delivery\n\n* Engineer simple and elegant solutions to challenging problems\n\n* Design and engineer secure RESTful APIs\n\n* Promote best practices in coding and architecture\n\n* Collaborate with and mentor other members of engineering team through code reviews and paired programming\n\n* Estimate and track projects using Agile methodologies\n\n\n\n\nQualifications\n\n\n* 7+ years of experience in Node.js\n\n* 4+ years of experience in Python2/3\n\n* 4+ years of experience in database experience in MongoDb.\n\n* 4+ years of experience in unit testing and continuous delivery.\n\n* 3+ years experience in modeling and querying relational databases (ex: mysql, postgres)\n\n* Strong knowledge of continuous delivery.\n\n* Strong knowledge of Amazon Web Services    \n\n* Strong knowledge of software fundamentals design/architectural patterns. Experience with MVC frameworks\n\n* Experience working on a team with multiple developers\n\n* Experience building CMS and reporting systems\n\n* Experience configuring web servers running under Linux \n\n* Experience using a content delivery network (CDN) like Akamai or Cloudfront\n\n* Git source code management experience\n\n* Experience developing with third party APIs\n\n* Excellent written and verbal communication skills\n\n\n\n\nBonus Points\n\n\n* Good knowledge of HTML/CSS\n\n* Good knowledge of authentication, encryption and security techniques\n\n* Knowledge of basic system administration and shell scripting\n\n* Knowledge of front end technologies (Javascript, CSS 2/3, HTML 5, etc.)\n\n* Knowledge in PCI and COPPA compliance  \n\n* Prior experience in a startup environment\n\n\n


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