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Javascript Developer

at Courseload in Indianapolis, IN   —   Jul 04, 2014   |  
Overview
Passionate about building great products with purpose? Want a "change the world" vibe that is within reach and gaining momentum? If you are a Javascript Developer with the right stuff, Courseload is the company for you.

We are rocking education with a platform for digital learning that slashes the cost of textbooks, ensures universal access, and provides a common set of tools to engage students and faculty. Our mission is to be the leader in course-focused content delivery through our innovative business model, market leading collaborative learning engagement technology, commitment to accessibility, learning analytics, and campus systems integration strategy.

Own a piece of the inevitable change in education - come to Courseload and make a difference.

Who we are

We’re a growing team of developers, engineers, and UX gurus looking for a Javascript Developer to help build our front-end applications to the next level. We iterate quickly, release often, and have a strong devops mentality. Our modern stack is HTML CSS Javascript using various frameworks for the front-end, Python/Django back-end with multiple data tier technologies including Postgresql, MongoDB, Solr and others.

Why Courseload

Recognizing that employees are at the core of our success, Courseload is focused on creating a work environment where employees can innovate and achieve their best. Combine that with a service that is improving education, a commitment to excellence, work-life balance, a focus on learning, a participatory environment where ideas flow freely, and a fun and irreverent ambiance and you have the key cultural ingredients of Courseload. Other Courseload elements and benefits include:

• An opportunity to benefit in the success of the company through stock options
• Health Insurance Program that ranks at the highest end for early stage companies
• Company paid short-term disability, long term disability and life insurance
• 401(k) Program
• Generous time-off program including vacation, floating holidays and flexible work hours
• Relaxed dress code
• The chance to work on a product that is changing education
• An opportunity to work with other smart, motivated, and dedicated people
• An open office with canal access and secured parking in downtown Indianapolis


About Courseload

Courseload offers the only institutional learning platform that is course-based and content source-neutral, providing a single solution for digital course material delivery, engagement, and collaboration. By eliminating the barriers that have impeded the print-to-digital evolution in academia, Courseload is able to assist a rapidly growing number of colleges, universities, and professional schools realize the benefits of a transition to digital, including lower costs, increased access, and improved educational outcomes.

Courseload was honored as one of Indiana’s “Best Places to Work” in 2012, 2013, and 2014 and elected as 2012 “Indiana Company to Watch,” a 2012 Mira Award winner, and an inaugural Indiana Innovation Award winner in 2011. In addition, Courseload was recently awarded the Gold Learning Impact Award by the IMS Global Learning Consortium.

Headquarters are located on the canal in downtown Indianapolis. Courseload is an equal opportunity employer.

To apply, send your resume to careers@courseload.com
Responsibilities
Be part of a collaborative, friendly, and open environment with a small team
Develop front end production code
Work full-time in downtown Indy
Work with User Experience team to understand user needs
Frequently interact with a cross-functional team including product management, development, infrastructure, sales, and services
Enrich the team with your perspective
Experience
You love development and learning new things
You’re motivated, talented, and spirited
You have a strong point of view, like a good argument, but listen well, too
You’re experienced in writing front-end Javascript applications
You have experience using Backbone, Marionette, EmberJS, Angular or similar frameworks
You have used CoffeeScript to develop Javascript applications
You have knowledge of up-and-coming HTML5 utilities and how to take advantage of them for future web applications
You are passionate about testing your application to ensure you deliver quality – because you know it’s better to do it right the first time
You take performance seriously – because you know a faster web is a better web
Skills
CoffeeScript
Internal framework built on Backbone.Marionette
RequireJS and Browserify
Grunt
Less
Education
Bachelors Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related technical degree
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