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Senior Software Developer

at Amplify Education, Inc. in Brooklyn, NY   —   Jul 14, 2014   |  
Overview
Amplify is re-imagining the way teachers teach and students learn. We enable teachers to manage whole classrooms and, at the same time, empower them to offer more personalized instruction, so that students become more active, engaged learners.

Amplify is comprised of three divisions. The Amplify Insight and Amplify Learning divisions grew out of the work of Wireless Generation and, as a complement, the Amplify Access division was created shortly thereafter.

This position may be funded, in whole or in part, through American Recovery & Reinvestment Act funds
Amplify Education, Inc is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V.
Responsibilities
At Amplify, we're looking for really smart software developers who get things done. We are a cutting-edge software company with terabytes of data, compelling mobile and web applications, and a team-oriented agile development process that values building software the right way. We are a profitable mid-sized company that has helped millions of students learn reading and math skills, and are seeking passionate professionals who are interested in furthering our mission to revolutionize education. If you're the kind of person who wants to make a difference and likes to work hard while having fun, please apply! We’re searching for the best and brightest developers with a variety of technical interests, from snazzy front-end skills to deep DB expertise. Come kick-start your career at Amplify!
Responsibilities of Senior Software Developer:
As part of a cross-functional SCRUM software team, you'll be commissioned with delivering new and innovative platforms, products, and/or product functions for schools, districts, and states across the country.
Develop, test, and maintain robust, scalable, high-quality software for our technology platform and full suite of products.
Contribute to continuous improvement of software development best practices in the areas of coding tools, languages and APIs, as well as software design and development processes.
Learn more than you have anywhere else in your career.
Other specific responsibilities vary by project area and experience, but may include technical leadership of a software project team.
Experience
Basic Requirements of Senior Software Developer:
BS/MS in Computer Science or equivalent
5+ years of professional software development experience
1+ Experience with Object Oriented Programming
Proven computer science fundamentals (OO, algorithms, data structures)
Fluency in one of the following; Python, C++, C#, or Ruby
Skills
Preferred Requirements of Senior Software Developer:
Proven technical leadership experience in a professional environment, including ownership and delivery of a sizable product or product component
Significant open source contributions
Advanced front-end skills
Experience with PostgreSQL
Experience with Oracle, SQL, and PL/SQL expertise
Experience with server-side java technologies and major application servers
Familiarity with UNIX tools
This position may be funded, in whole or in part, through American Recovery & Reinvestment Act funds
Amplify Education, Inc is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V.
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