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Lead Web Application Engineer

New York, NY, US

Salary

$165K - 185K + Equity

Contract type

Full time

Technologies & frameworks

  • JavaScript
  • React
  • Redux
  • Python
  • Django
  • Flask
  • AWS

Benefits & perks

  • Medical, Dental, Vision
  • 401K
  • Unlimited PTO

To sum it up...

Build the software that unlocks literacy for everyone

Role overview

We are building a platform that brings together engaging, accessible content with integrated assessments and insights to supercharge reading engagement and learning in every subject. We are dedicated to our mission to unlock the written word for everyone.

More than three years since our launch, we are already in 75% of schools, across all 50 U.S. states, in addition to being in over 180 countries. The result has been more engaged readers—and engaged readers are better learners.

Engineers here 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 Engineer, 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.

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.

Location

New York is the most populous city in the US with more than 8 million inhabitants. A lot of immigrants from over 180 countries live in the City. Travelers are usually attracted to its cosmopolitanism and energy. New York consists of five boroughs: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx, Staten Island. New York is also well-known for its cultural heritage Empire State Building, Central Park and Statue of Liberty. The City is a center for fashion, media, culture, research and a booming tech scene.

The tech scene in New York has changed a lot in recent years. A lot of the initial excitement has worn off and settled into a stable trend of successful businesses. In both 2014 and 2015, a New York City tech company went public with a valuation of over $1 billion. It is now #2 startup ecosystem in the world, with startups raising $11.5 billion in venture capital in 2017. NYC is also the HQ of choice for Spotify, Consensys and WeWork.

Did you know...

  • New York City’s Federal Reserve Bank holds $90 billion in gold
  • 60M tourists visited NYC in 2016
  • More than 800 languages are spoken in New York City, making it the most linguistically diverse city in the world; 4 in 10 households speak a language other than English
Engineers who find a new job through Python Works average a 15% increase in salary.

Salary

$165K - 185K + Equity

Contract type

Full time

Technologies & frameworks

  • JavaScript
  • React
  • Redux
  • Python
  • Django
  • Flask
  • AWS

Benefits & perks

  • Medical, Dental, Vision
  • 401K
  • Unlimited PTO

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