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Senior Software Engineer
Chicago, IL

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Job Description


Wyzant helps connect people with educators through personalized learning. We challenge ourselves to build the best products possible but work hard to retain a relaxed, casual environment. Outside of getting things done, you can expect to find people who love to learn and socialize, play games or talk shop with others in the company.

We believe in frequent releases and pushing our product forward with as few hurdles as possible. We build our engineering process around this belief, and always look for ways to improve here.

Who you are:

You take pride in your work, helping others learn and you look for the same from everyone on your team. Your past experience shows an eye for detail and a desire to talk about that new thing you just learned or that new skill you picked up.

In short, you feel passionate about pushing a product forward that helps people learn, and working with others who feel the same.

Our Tech Stack

Below are the sorts of things you'd expect to see under the covers:

* Back-end: Ruby 2.4+, Go 1.9+, MySQL, Redis, Elasticsearch
* Front-end: Rails 5.x, Vue 2.x, Webpack
* Testing: RSpec, Capybara, Selenium, Mocha, Jest
* Mobile: Highly rated, native iOS and Android apps
* Infrastructure: Docker, Kubernetes, Google Cloud, HAProxy
* Tooling: GitHub, TeamCity, Trello, Slack

What you'll do:

As part of our team, you will join a group of experienced engineers developing web-based apps and services. Some of the things you will do include:

* Software development in Rails, Vue.js
* Build, develop and deploy new features and enhancements
* Collaborate with product and design leads in planning and delivery
* Contribute to and help evolve our technologies to solve more data-intensive problems
* Deliver projects using technical leadership and your ability to drive consensus

About you:

This is what we'd look for from your experience.

* 4+ years experience developing consumer-facing web applications or services
* Programming fluency in Ruby and/or JavaScript
* Web framework experience with Rails or a similar full-stack framework
* Understanding of web technologies (HTTP, SSL, CSS, CDNs, JavaScript, etc..)
* Passion for building things customers use, and being involved in improving how we work

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