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Senior JavaScript Developer

at Macmillan Publishers

Posted: 3/7/2019
Job Reference #: *D90EC4D2A04487B6

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Senior JavaScript Developer

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Macmillan Learning



Macmillan Learning is a part of the family-owned Holtzbrinck group of companies and is one of the leading educational technology companies. Through deep partnership with the world's best researchers, educators, administrators, and developers, we facilitate teaching and learning opportunities that spark student engagement and improve outcomes. We provide educators with tailored solutions designed to inspire student curiosity and measure progress. Macmillan Learning is comprised of renowned brands including Bedford/St. Martins, W.H. Freeman, Worth Publishers, Sapling Learning, SkyFactor, Intellus Learning, Late Nite Labs, EBI-MAPworks, i


Are these important to you?

  • Awesome team culture
  • Quality, quality, quality
  • Building great products
  • Scaling for hundreds of thousands of users
  • Lean and scrum practices
  • Occasional breakfast tacos

Are you comfortable with:

  • Javascript (ES6, React, Angular>2.0 or other framework)
  • Node.js
  • Relational Databases (MySQL, Postgres)
  • RESTful web service design
  • Unit and Integration testing
  • Leading a technical discussion
  • Troubleshooting a high-profile production issue
  • Acting as a mentor and proponent of best practices

Bonus Points:

  • Experience with working /deploying in a Linux environment
  • Configuration and provisioning tools (jenkins, ansible, saltstack, etc.)
  • Containerization (docker, docker-compose, container orchestration)
  • Experience developing with continuous integration in a high-volume production environment
  • AWS experience (CloudFormation, resource provisioning and management)
  • Knowledge of Kubernetes

***If so keep reading***

Macmillan Learning, a rapidly growing STEM education-focused company based in the heart of Austin, is seeking a Senior Javascript Developer to build out its learning technology platform. We are looking for a senior member to complete this all-star team. The team will be responsible for new products which seek to help students learn and achieve success in their academic careers.

As a Senior Developer, you will be responsible for Full-Stack javascript development. This includes leading the charge on UI/UX implementation, spinning up Node.js servers on the back-end, building RESTful web services that any team can consume, and setting up databases & build configurations. Also, you will be mentoring and coaching junior team members to understand the prescribed architectures and follow best practices and processes. You’ll be working closely with designers, devops & other teams to integrate what is needed to build and maintain the product. TDD, scrum processes and Agile principles are also paramount - delivering products with confidence and not fear.

Macmillan Culture:
Everyone takes ownership of what we deliver. We are a team, not many armies of one. If you are cowboy programmer, please don’t apply.

We have a casual work environment and flexible start times. Macbook Pros are used in development and Slack and Gmail are the communication tools of choice. Our product development process follow Agile and Lean principles.

Our stakeholders and content creators usually have PhDs in their respective fields - it’s inspiring to work with so many really smart people.

We are looking for the right candidate that fits our culture and aligns with our engineering philosophies. If you think you may be the right candidate, we look forward to hearing from you.

Standard Requirements:

  • Experience: 5+ years of full stack development in an enterprise environment
  • Education: Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or similar. Work experience can substitute degree requirement