Senior Software Engineer

Litcharts

Date listed

2 weeks ago

Remote

Yes

LitCharts (www.litcharts.com) is a literary resource with 2000 guides to books, poems, literary terms, a complete set of Shakespeare translations, and more. Millions of students, teachers, and general-interest readers use the LitCharts website and mobile apps every month.

Overall Responsibilities

  • Help us maximize our uptime, reliability, performance, and security.
  • Work with us to implement projects that range from backend to frontend and everything in between.
  • Help us maintain and improve our codebase.
  • Contribute to the growth and success of the best literary resource on the web.

Requirements

  • A high level of competency with Ruby, Rails, Postgres, Rspec, Capybara, React, jQuery, SCSS, and Haml.
  • Experience with Git, Webpack, Heroku, and AWS.
  • Experience building responsive frontends with a focus on cross-browser compatibility and accessibility.
  • Ability to work remotely as part of a small team as well as take ownership of projects with minimal oversight.
  • A desire to continuously improve our stack and your own skill set.
  • Strong communication skills and willingness to ask questions and receive feedback.
Bonus points: A passion for and/or experience with education, education technology, and/or literature.

Why LitCharts?

We’re committed to creating a supportive work environment that values each team member. Being part of LitCharts means:
  • Competitive salary
  • Annual bonus
  • Healthcare coverage
  • 401k with matching
  • Working remotely
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Yearly team meet ups (pandemic contingent, of course)
  • Learning and professional development resources
We’re a small remote team, and the code you write will have a direct impact on our success. We work flexible hours but typically stick to 9am-5pm EST and are looking for someone able to do the same. 

To apply for this position, please send the following to [email protected]:
  • Your resume or LinkedIn profile
  • Your public GitHub profile and/or a link to a recent project you’re excited about
  • A brief explanation of the biggest opportunity for improvement--from a technical standpoint--that you see on our website
Please note: All applicants must be legally authorized to work full-time in the United States. Due to time constraints, we are unable to respond to inquiries from recruiters and from applicants not legally authorized to work full-time in the United States.

We look forward to hearing from you!

About LitCharts
LitCharts, a Course Hero company, is working to make literature more accessible to readers at every level. More than 50 million students, teachers, parents, and general-interest readers turn to LitCharts to get everything they need for everything they read! In creating LitCharts, the co-founders tapped into their experience as the original editors of SparkNotes to take a totally new approach to analyzing and explaining literature. Using side-by-side summaries, theme analysis, and interactive data visualizations, LitCharts helps teachers teach literature and helps students learn it.

Equal ​Employment Opportunity
LitCharts is an equal opportunity employer. As a company, we value diversity and encourage people of all backgrounds, including those from underrepresented groups, to apply. ​We consider all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, age, religion, national origin, sex, gender ​identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, ​veteran status, or ​ability status. 

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