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Software Engineer - Platform
North Billerica, MA

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Job Description

Use your development skills to help millions of kids learn! Our learning games team ( creates award-winning games that help students master math and delight in intellectual challenge. We're a tight-knit, passionate team often greeted by cheers and applause when we walk into classrooms.

We are seeking a highly motivated engineer who will own the backend of the learning games platform with the intention that they will grow into a leading role in the architecture and development of our backend systems.

Your work will help us process and interpret massive amounts of data, configure and personalize game design, generate reports for educators, and manage customer accounts.

Your mission:

* Design and implement new backend features in collaboration with multiple teams, including web and mobile games, data and reporting, and devops.
* Optimize solutions for stability, performance, and scale in order to support millions of students, hundreds of thousands concurrently.
* Maintain and extend our existing server stack (Scala, Mongo, Postgres).

What we're looking for:

* 2-5 years of experience designing and implementing server-side solutions that perform at scale.
* Experience with or strong interest in learning Scala, MongoDB, Postgres.
* Bonus: Experience with big data solutions.
* Commitment to best practices - design/code reviews, documentation, unit/system testing.
* Enjoys solving complex problems in efficient and creative ways.
* Able to learn new technologies independently or collaboratively as needed.
* Engineering degree in computer science or related field is desirable.
* Desire to make an impact on kids' lives through education.

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