Sr. Software Engineer – Backend

LessonlyIT & Cybersecurity 6-8 Years

Job Description

We are a tight-knit group with diverse backgrounds who value our culture. Individually, we strive to be humble, hungry, and people-smart. As a team we put learners first, we ask clarifying questions, we highlight what’s working, we share before we are ready, we have difficult conversations, we get agreements, and we make time for life. These aren’t just slogans we put on the wall…we love and live by our culture.

So, if you are a hungry engineer who is looking to jump on a path of continuous learning, continuous improvement, and a team that values impacting real people in a real way… look no further, you may be a llama and just don’t know it yet.

This person will be a vital member of our team and want to enable those on our team to pursue their passions. We realize that some people love query optimization and API design as much as they love CSS and UI component structures. This team/role will have their hands in a little of everything—from a little UI, all the way to API development.

Candidates for this senior role will typically have at least 3+ years experience and will be most successful if they have a desire to grow in our entire stack but specialize immediately in the backend, but if you've gained equivalent experience in another way, we'd still love to talk.

Roles & Responsibilities
Backend Engineering (50-70%)
Backend engineering at Lessonly includes the following server-side tech stack; Ruby, Rails, PostgreSQL, Redshift, Algolia, Redis, Memcached, and whatever comes next.
This job will require the ability to write code according to our Ruby style guide and Rails style guide which will include fixing bugs, authoring and modifying gems, as well as authoring and modifying core and supporting application functionality.

Code Reviewer (10-20%)
A strong peer review culture is incredibly important to us. Everyone strives to improve every day, and the code review process is vital to this goal.
Story creation and estimation (0-10%)
You will work with the Product Manager to translate requirements into work items for the backlog.
When the time is right, you will participate with the other software engineers in designing the solution that will best meet the needs of both the customer and the business.

Front End Engineering (0-10%)
Front end engineering at Lessonly includes the following client-side tech stack; (S)CSS (our CSS Style Guide), JavaScript (our JavaScript style guide), React and Redux (our React style guide).
This set of responsibilities is not a requirement for this job, however, if you’d consider yourself full-stack or aspire to be, this job could have that opportunity.

Infrastructure Engineering (0-10%)
Infrastructure engineering is for those who have expertise in the systems we use to build and deliver software, such as development environments, deployment pipelines, and hosting infrastructure.
This set of responsibilities is not a requirement for this job, however, if you geek out over docker, kubernetes, local TLS, or the like, this job could have that opportunity.

Posted On

February 16, 2021