Senior Software Engineer

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Renaissance · Remote (USA)

$97,000 - $164,200 Per Year
Posted 3 weeks ago


Company Description

When you join Renaissance®, you join a global leader in pre-K–12 education technology. 

Renaissance’s solutions help educators analyze, customize, and plan personalized learning paths for students, allowing time for what matters—creating energizing learning experiences in the classroom. Our fiercely passionate employees and educational partners have helped drive phenomenal student growth, with Renaissance solutions being used in over one-third of US schools and in more than 100 countries worldwide.

Every day, we are connected to our mission by exemplifying our values: trust each other, win together, strive for the best, own our actions, and grow and evolve.

Job Description

Renaissance’s family of products and community of customers has grown dramatically over the past few years, and we expect it to continue to grow through acquisition and customer expansion. Our scale and high quality product portfolio create a tremendous opportunity to use the power of our ecosystem to do more than what any one product can do on its own to put teachers at the center in accelerating learning for all. To realize this opportunity, Renaissance has committed to establishing an Ecosystem team, focused solely on the goal of enabling the seamless movement of users and data across all products and supporting teams.

What you are going to work on as a Senior Software Engineer:

The Ecosystem Services team is the group responsible for democratizing core organizational and educational data access.

We are creating the architecture and platform for orchestrating how data flows, and secure, exposing low-latency APIs that allow our product teams to move fast. 

As a Senior Software Engineer, you will join the Ecosystem and be a founding member having a unique role in creating solutions that are organized into three pillars:

  • Speedy setup - As our product portfolio grows, we have to improve our setup process and tooling to make adding products quick and easy. We are reducing the complexity around rostering, provisioning and licensing of our products to both new and existing customers. 

  • Simple sign-on - Security and privacy are always top of mind for us. We have a duty to protect the data of our customers. As a preK-12 organization, we have a unique challenge to create frictionless security that works for adults as well as children as young as 3 years old.

  • Product enablement - Our educational products help educators connect assessment, practice and instruction via time-saving inter-product connections and smart insights. We have a mission to create a new API platform for securely publishing and consuming data among the products in ways that support our mission of accelerating learning for all.

In this role as a Senior Software Engineer, you will: 

  • Support the Engineering Manager in technical initiatives and act as a role model to other engineers on the team and in the Ecosystem

  • Own multi-month projects from discovery to delivery, collaborating with peers to ensure a timely and high-quality delivery

  • Mentor the engineers on your projects, helping them hone their skills and acquire new ones

  • Design, implement, maintain and operate secure, scalable and reliable microservices that support products available to 40% of students in the US

  • Play a key part in creatively solving the complex integration and system migration challenges. Our direct clients are the product teams at Renaissance, each one of them delivers a unique experience and uses different stacks, from Java to Haskell. Our solution should be easy to adopt by all.

  • Partner with a collaborative, lively team of engineers and product owners to create products that will delight users.  

  • Advocate for code development and delivery improvements to ensure well-tested code is shipped early+often and is actively monitored once in the wild.


For this role, you must have: 

  • Experience with modern, cloud-based web architecture and best practices 

  • Experience designing APIs products at scale

  • At least 6 years of professional experience in modern programming languages such as Golang, Python, Javascript/Typescript and Ruby

  • Experience working with agile methodologies such as XP and Scrum

  • Experience leveraging agile engineering practices such as test-driven development, pair programming, continuous integration/delivery

  • Desire to learn and grow

  • Deep empathy for your colleagues and customers

  • Experience using production monitoring solutions to understand how software behaves in production and how to debug production issues

Bonus Points:

  • Understanding of how data is used in preK-12 education 

  • Cybersecurity and identity experience

  • Experience with AWS services and architectures

  • Experience building delightful frontend web experiences

  • Enthusiasm for working in a remote or geographically distributed Agile software development organization using DevOps practices.

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Salary Range - $97,000--$164,200   This range is based on national market data and may vary by location.


  • World Class Benefits: Medical, Prescription, Dental, Vision, Telehealth
  • Health Savings and Flexible Spending Accounts
  • 401(k) and Roth 401(k) with company match
  • Paid Vacation and Sick Time Off
  • 13 Paid Holidays
  • Parental Leave (20 total weeks with 14 weeks paid) & Milk Stork program
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Life & Disability Insurance
  • Well-being and Employee Assistance Programs

Frequently cited statistics show that some women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans, may only apply to roles if they meet 100% of the qualifications. At Renaissance, we encourage all applications! Roles evolve over time, especially with innovation, and you may be just the person we need into the future. We hope you're open to learning new skills to grow with us. Make our team, your team!

Renaissance is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate with respect to any term, condition or privilege of employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, military or veteran status, marital status, or status of an individual in any group or class protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

At Renaissance our mission is: “To accelerate learning for all children and adults of all ability levels and ethnic and social backgrounds, worldwide.” Inherent in that guiding principle is dedication to serving all identities by recognizing the importance of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in our organization, our work and our products.

Renaissance also provides reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and applicable state

and local laws. If an accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, please contact Talent Acquisition.

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