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Senior Software Engineer, Front End

The Role:

Course Hero is changing education by building a global community of students, the largest digital library of study materials, and innovative machine learning technology to support both learning and teaching.

Our engineering teams release code every day to millions of people, so we're looking for someone who can embrace challenges, build new features, and iterate quickly. Our projects are big ­­- many terabytes of data and millions of users around the world - ­­but our team is small, so you’ll see projects from start to finish, and work closely with product managers and designers to ensure successful results.

Check out these videos to learn more about our engineering culture, and our company mission.

Here are some ways you’ll make an impact:

  • You’ll design, develop, test, deploy, maintain and improve software.
  • You’ll identify and evaluate new technologies to improve the Course Hero platform,
  • You’ll design and implement technical system changes—this is hands-on work where you’ll be coding or mentoring developers.
  • You'll develop new user-facing features
  • You'll ensure the technical feasibility of UI/UX designs
  • You'll profile and optimize our apps, ensuring high performance across devices.
  • You’ll identify best practices and areas for improvement and drive those initiatives.
  • You’ll design complex systems and lead the technical solution of projects.
  • You’ll work closely with our product and design teams to define feature specifications.
  • You’ll mentor more junior engineers.

Are you our Star Senior Software Engineer?

  • You’ve earned a BS degree in Computer Science, similar technical field of study, or have equivalent practical experience.
  • You have 5+ years of experience architecting dynamic production solutions.
  • You have a strong technical background coding web applications at scale.
  • You have a good understanding of server-side CSS pre-processing platforms, such as LESS and SASS
  • You have a proficient understanding of client-side scripting and JavaScript frameworks
  • You have a good understanding of ReactJS and Redux and are familiar with Angular and jQuery,
  • You have proficient understanding of cross-browser compatibility issues and ways to work around them.
  • You have familiarity with responsive design and implementation
  • You are detail-oriented, resourceful and able to manage shifting priorities.
  • You have the ability to work well with others in a collaborative team environment.
  • You possess excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • You have an appreciation for statistical analysis and the power of data-driven decisions.
  • You have the ability to formulate articulate opinions on product design and engineering issues with a focus in finding the most effective solution.
  • You have a deep sense of product ownership.

Bonus Points:

  • You have direct experience with any of the following: PHP, Symfony, Scrum, mobile application development or developing large software systems.
  • You have previous work experience at a startup or consumer Internet company.

What We Offer You:

  • Industry competitive salary and stock options
  • Full coverage (medical, dental, vision, and life)
  • 401(k) program to help you save for the future
  • Educational assistance program to support lifelong learning
  • Free weekly catered lunches, plus an endless snack and drink supply
  • Regularly planned team outings and company events
  • Commuter benefits, cell-phone allowance, and a free gym membership
  • Opportunity to make a meaningful impact in a revolutionary space

About Us:

Course Hero is a fast-growing education technology company, building the world’s largest platform of crowd-sourced learning materials and making education more accessible. Technology is revolutionizing the way we learn, and we’re committed to helping our users share and access the great academic content that they need to master their classes. This includes anything from study guides, test prep, practice problems, on-demand tutors, homework help, flashcards, videos, and more.

Our company culture is very open, flat, and collaborative. In addition to hiring the best talent, we believe that a diversity of perspectives, ideas, and cultures leads to the creation of better products and services. On our team, we’re problem solvers, we think like owners, and we embrace a growth mindset in our efforts to continually better our product. We’re growing fast, we’re profitable, and we’re looking for new team members to help us plot our course towards future success! 

Read up on some of our recent news coverage, learn more about us, and check out our values to understand what it is like to work on our team!

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