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Lead Software Engineer (ReactJS/Node.JS)
Arlington, VA

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Job Description

Hobsons connects learning to life by matching students to opportunity across a lifetime of education decisions. Nearly 60% of first-year college students find they aren't prepared for college, despite being technically eligible for it. Employers are also finding that students are not being properly prepared for the workforce in key areas. We aim to change that by delivering college and career readiness solutions that help bridge the gap between college access and completion by engaging students throughout their educational journey.

Lead Software Engineer

Job Summary

Want to make a difference in the life of a student?

Hobsons is seeking a talented and energetic Lead Software Engineer to join our team in Arlington, VA. The role will suit a self-motivated, who has 8+ years' of engineering experience with a proven track record of product delivery.

The ReactJS/Node.JS Lead Software Engineer at Hobsons will be involved in a significant design and development of product based on Node.js and React. We are seeking candidates that have strong development experience and who are passionate about the latest industry trends and innovations occurring in web based and RESTful products.

If you are someone who has a finger on the pulse of new technology, with a healthy desire to continuously improve and find solutions that reduce the amount of code we own, we would love to talk to you.

This position will be located in: Arlington, VA (Clarendon Metro)

Essential Functions/Responsibilities

* Design, develop, and test software components using Node.js, React, GraphQL, MongoDB, Elastic Search, AWS and other latest generation technologies on a recently created source base
* Collaborate closely and enthusiastically with Product Owners, Quality Assurance, and User Experience during discovery, design, test, and development in a Kanban/Scrum environment. Do what needs to be done to get stories completed without regard to role type
* Stay current on technology trends and identify ways to innovate our products in the education space
* Leverage team development standards, patterns and design principles in daily activities
* Provide code reviews with constructive feedback for all developers of any level

Minimum Qualifications

* B.S. in Computer Science or equivalent with 8+ years' experience. Experience with full stack Web Application development using technologies such as Node.js, ReactJS, AngularJS, and MongoDB (MERN/MEAN)
* Extensive development experience using Node.js, Node.js frameworks, RESTful web services, JavaScript and JavaScript frameworks, HTML, CSS
* Able to provide leadership direction and training to the rest of the team on best practices for creating performant and maintainable JavaScript applications, including Java developers transitioning to Node.js
* 3+ years of database experience with technologies such as MySQL, MongoDB and ElasticSearch, and able to explain the reasons behind selecting these solutions. MongoDB experience highly preferred
* Strong experience with CI tools such as Jenkins, CircleCI, and TravisCI.
* One year of experience using Docker. Experience with Kubernetes, Mesos, Marathon and Kafka preferred.
* One year of experience using AWS services, such as Lambda, Cognito, SES, SQS, EC2, RDS, ELB's and have knowledge of VPC's (AWS and/or RightScale knowledge a plus)
* One year as an active Scrum/Kanban team member and strong knowledge and experience with Scrum or Kanban. Strong communication skills
* 3 years of experience in product or SaaS development.

Hobsons recognizes the importance of taking care of our most valuable assets - our employees. That's why we not only offer a comprehensive total rewards package but also continuously evaluate our offerings to meet the evolving needs of our workforce.

Benefits Include (but may vary depending on location):

* Affordable and Competitive Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance Plans
* 401(k) Plan with Match
* Flexible PTO offering for all Exempt roles
* Substantial time off for all Non-Exempt roles, including Floating Holidays and Premium Days for Volunteering, Personal Wellness and/or School Conferences/Visits
* Education/Tuition Reimbursement
* Life, AD&D, Short-term and Long-term Disability Insurance
* Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
* Voluntary Employee Programs: Legal Services, ID Theft & Credit Monitoring

Work-Life Balance & Culture

* Company Closes December 24th through January 1st as a Paid Holiday
* Generous Holiday Schedule
* Employee Referral Bonus Program
* Casual Dress Environment
* Flexible Work Arrangement Opportunities
* Fitness Program Membership Discounts
* Hobsons Annual Achievement Awards Event
* Employee Funded Charity Programs
* Adopt A Class - Local Community Involvement
* Work Perks Discount Program

To view our comprehensive list of total rewards benefits, please visit: To learn more about Hobsons, and our products: Naviance, Intersect and Starfish, visit our corporate web site at and follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.

Ability to document identity and employment eligibility within three (3) days of original appointment as a condition of employment in compliance with Immigration Reform and Control Act requirements.

Hobsons is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or other legally protected status.

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