Senior Software Engineer (Back End/Full Stack)

Nearpod · Remote (USA)

Posted 2 months ago

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Position Overview:

Nearpod is a classroom engagement tool that is at the center of solving one of the world’s largest current challenges: educating students in a post-pandemic world.  Our cloud platform enables teachers to engage and assess students directly with in-lesson activities that keep learning effective and fun, whether it be virtual or in the classroom.  We are proud of the enormous impact we are having on the world of education, while experiencing the business success that goes with it.

As an integral part of the growing Nearpod engineering team, you will have a direct impact on the technology choices, architecture, and capabilities of our platform. You will influence our development philosophy and practices while rapidly scaling Nearpod. You’ll also pair with product managers to develop innovative solutions that enable great classroom experiences while learning.


About You:

  • Architecture. You are adept at working with your team to craft a design.  From technology selection, to data model, to service design you can deliver a solution to problems while acknowledging constraints.

  • Coding. Our engineers write code, and they’re good at it.  Our engineers come from diverse backgrounds, though we use Node.js and PHP to build most of our services (with React on the front-end).  Ability to go full-stack is welcome, but not required.

  • Agile. We partner closely with our Product and Design teams, so you will have a role in the entire product lifecycle from ideation through deployment. We iterate and learn through agile, lean and continuous delivery practices.

  • Technical Leadership. You are the technical point person for projects. You are comfortable guiding and collaborating with the team to deliver successful shipments together.

Our Ideal Candidate will:

  • Design distributed system architectures and instill coding best practices.

  • Have experience developing backend services that leverage relational databases (MySQL), non-relational datastoresmessage queuing and/or cloud infrastructure.

  • Take pride and ownership in producing high quality software, including appropriate test coverage and ability to troubleshoot production issues.

  • Collaborate and communicate effectively with distributed engineering, product and design teams.

  • Mentor and support fellow team members and demonstrates keeping up to date on new technologies.

  • Enjoy working in a 100% remote environment.


Required Skills and Experience:

  • Minimum 3 years experience building web applications in moderns languages and frameworks

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent industry experience 


Company Overview:

At Nearpod, we believe teaching is the most important job in the world. Every day, we reach students through our learning platforms on and We have diverse backgrounds, but a shared goal of putting teachers and students first in everything that we do. We’re backed by leading edtech investors, and have won numerous awards including Edtech Digest’s 2018 Company of the Year. We’re looking for people with a lot of hustle, a lot of empathy, and a desire to do something meaningful. We've adopted a remote-first culture. Our diverse team is based across the US with many working out of our office headquarters in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.



Employment Requirements: Must be authorized to work in the U.S. without restrictions

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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