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Senior Back End Software Engineer

Company: Course Hero
Location: Redwood City
Posted on: January 7, 2022

Job Description:

Course Hero is scaling! As a Senior Software Engineer, you will design, implement, test and maintain Course Hero's platform. You are able to prioritize well, communicate clearly, have a consistent track record of delivery and have excellent software engineering skills. You are able to work across multiple facets of the project and manage multiple responsibilities.

We recently just launched our Engineering blog! Click here to learn about our engineering goals, our projects and innovations, and our falling forward and growth mindset mentality at Course Hero.

This is a full-time role located in Redwood City, CA

Here Are Some Ways You Will Make An Impact
Design, implement, test, and maintain Course Hero's platform components in the context of a multi-tier, scalable, high-volume, and reliable distributed systems that perform 24x7
Take complete technical ownership of one or more closely related parts of the platform, and deliver tangible results with speed and quality
Design and implement automated tests and new test frameworks when necessary
Keep the platform running - troubleshoot and fix production issues, do root cause analysis, and take corrective actions
Excited by the challenge of improving resiliency and uptime
Consistently improve maintainability and stability of the codebase
Learn and grow - expand your skills and responsibilities

Are you our next Senior Software Engineer ?
You have a solid understanding of object-oriented and functional programming
Hands-on experience with developing and maintaining distributed systems
Modern engineering languages (Python, Go), microservices SOA architecture
Working knowledge of modern operating systems and networking
Proven skills in performance monitoring and scalability analysis
Ability to quickly understand technical and business requirements and be able to translate into technical design and implementation
BS degree in Computer Science, a similar technical field of study, or have equivalent practical experience
5+ years of relevant industry experience

Bonus Points
Experience with Docker and Kubernetes
Experience with cloud technologies like AWS, Google Cloud, or Microsoft Azure

Benefits & Perks!
Competitive salary, annual bonus, and RSUs
Medical coverage, including full dental and vision
Life and disability benefits
401(k) program (US) / retirement savings plan (Canada) with company match
One month paid sabbatical after 5 years at the company
Education reimbursement
Professional development workshops & industry conferences
Paid parental leave
Flexible work schedule
Social responsibility program (volunteer time off and donation matching)
Annual wellness stipend
Monthly tech stipend
Annual family planning stipend
Monthly snack boxes delivered to your door
Cell phone allowance

For positions in San Francisco, CA, and other locations where required, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. Other locations: IL, MA, NJ.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement (EEO)

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity and inclusion within our company. We will consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or ability status. We will ensure that individuals who are differently abled are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment as provided to other applicants or employees. Please contact us to request accommodation.

About Us

Course Hero is on a mission to help students graduate, confident and prepared. The online learning platform offers over 60 million course-specific study resources created by and for students and educators, as well as 24/7 tutor help. More than 65,000 verified college educators use Course Hero to collaborate with other faculty and share resources to hone new strategies for instruction. Everyday, students, educators and tutors help more than 20 million students make every study hour count.

We have an awesome team and a truly engaging culture. We are customer-focused, collaborative, responsible, gritty, and we love to learn. Our bold mission is to help students graduate confident and prepared!

We are not the only ones that think we're onto something big. Course Hero has been recognized as one of the 2021 Top 100 Best Places to Work in the Bay Area , Top 50 Best Paying Companies in the Bay Area , Top 100 Most Transparent Companies , and in the Top 50 Most Transformational Companies in Education Technology . Read up on some of our recent news coverage , blog , and learn more about us to see what it is like to work with our team.

Join us on our mission!

Keywords: Course Hero, Redwood City , Senior Back End Software Engineer, IT / Software / Systems , Redwood City, California

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