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Software Engineer

We are looking for full-stack Engineers to join our growing team! You will play a key role in building dynamic web applications and services, help implement complex data and API integrations, and drive the conception-to-design-to-implementation product development process.

You will help define our software architecture principles and standards through direct coding activities. Your ideas will translate our product and corporate strategy into technical solutions and engineering best practices. You will research and evaluate new technologies and determine how and where they will apply to our engineering roadmap.

As an integral member of our engineering group, you will be asked to create, contribute to, and own pieces of our software development platform and ecosystem. We value best-practice software engineering principles such as continuous integration, loose coupling, and SOA. As a small technology company, we seek individuals who are willing to be cross-functional, hands-on in multiple areas, and a technical thought leader for the organization. You will be testing, releasing and supporting the code that you develop.

You are expected to take on vital initiatives and duties for the company, spark and lead discussion, and help establish the company’s technical direction while providing timely and quality support and education across the organization. This is a tremendous opportunity to help build the engineering foundation of the company.


About You:

  • 1-2 years of technical expertise
  • Demonstrated success working in and promoting a rapidly changing, collaborative, and iterative product development environment
  • Values clean and elegant but pragmatic and effective software design
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to collaborate cross-functionally
  • Ability to work hard while maintaining attention to detail, with a sense of urgency
  • Experience working within an Agile organization (scrum, “lean”, etc.)
  • BS in Computer Science or equivalent degree
  • Very strong communication skills; ability to communicate clearly both orally and verbally to audiences of varying technical knowledge
  • Commitment to continuous improvement and the mission; desire to focus talents on helping improve outcomes for others


Technical Skills:

  • C#, ASP.NET MVC, .NET programming
  • Design patterns, OO concepts and applications, refactoring and Software as a Service (SaaS) development
  • SQL Server (T-SQL, SSIS, query tuning and optimization)
  • Web application development using IIS 7/7.5, CSS, HTML5
  • Proficiency with front-end JavaScript frameworks such as AngularJS (1.x) or Aurelia

Bonus points for any of the following experience/expertise:

  • Entity Framework
  • Elasticsearch/Lucene
  • JSON/REST-based web services and API design
  • SVN/Git, MSDeploy, CCNet, NAnt, NUnit
  • Splunk/syslog
  • CouchBase or other caching solutions
  • Message-based or event-driven architectures
  • Test automation frameworks (for example: Selenium, Fitnesse)
  • ETL/MDM and data integration
  • Scripting with Powershell or Python
  • Mobile browser website development
  • Educational software such as SIS

Other Skills:

  • Comfortable in front of a whiteboard and discussing both high level architecture and as well as coding/algorithms
  • Good analytical problem solver and a team player
  • Experience at an internet startup or early stage company a plus
  • Can identify creative and innovative solutions in a high-availability, rapidly-scaling enterprise environment
  • Can add value in a direct and tangible way to code reviews, design reviews, and analyzing product specs


Our Interview Process:

  • ~45 minute phone interview with hiring manager
  • 2 hour in-person interview (1 hour technical audition, 1 hour standard interview)
  • 1.5 hour final in-person interview (meeting with our CEO)


About Us:

At Ellevation, we develop world-class software to help school districts and educators support the fastest growing population of K-12 students: English Learners (ELs). By combining great products, student data, and research on best practices, Ellevation helps school districts transform their EL programs and ensure all students can achieve their highest aspirations.

We are a fast-growing, mission-driven technology company, partnering with nearly 600 public school districts all across the country. We are well-capitalized, have a strong and growing team, and are continuously focused on how to build the best organization so that we can achieve our ambitious social and financial objectives.

In addition to our great benefit plans and competitive salaries, here are some other perks that make us unique:

  • Great location in Boston - a stone’s throw from the Chauncy Street/Downtown Crossing T stop
  • Ability to make a significant impact in the education industry
  • Fun Fridays including virtual happy hours with our remote team
  • Free snacks, beverages, fruit, and we even compost!
  • On-site gym and game room

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