Full Stack Software Engineer-Python (Remote)

Company: Teaching Strategies, LLC
Location: Bethesda, Maryland, United States
Type: Full-time
Posted: 12.FEB.2021
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About us Teaching Strategies is a high growth, private-equity backed, market leading business in early childhood education. The Company prov...


About us Teaching Strategies is a high growth, private-equity backed, market leading business in early childhood education. The Company provides the most innovative and effective curriculum, assessment, professional development, and family connection resources to programs serving children from birth through 3rd grade. With ground-breaking print and SaaS solutions and a strong belief that the most powerful way to impact child outcomes is to improve teacher effectiveness, Teaching Strategies has been supporting the critical work of early childhood educators for over 30 years.Located in downtown Bethesda, MD, our company's headquarters are within steps from Bethesda Row and the Bethesda Metro stop. Candidates who fit with our values, vision, and mission will find a work environment that fosters creativity, innovation and career growth. We are building a team of results-oriented individuals who will thrive in a collaborative, work-hard/play-hard culture. We pride ourselves on the impact we have on the early childhood field through supporting teachers who are doing the most important work there is, teaching children to become creative, confident thinkers.What's In It for YouTeaching Strategies offers our employees a robust suite of benefits and other perks which include: Company sponsored eventsProfessional development and growth opportunitiesTuition assistanceCompetitive compensation packageMedical, dental, and vision coverage for spouses, domestic partners, and childrenPre-tax medical and dependent care flexible spending accounts (FSA)Health savings accounts with employer contributions401(k) plan with employer matchCompany sponsored life, short and long term disability insuranceVoluntary life and critical illness insurancePaid parental leave programsFlexible PTO (which includes Winter Break)Position overview Teaching Strategies is looking for a highly talented, innovative and creative Full Stack Software Engineer to join its technology team. We are looking for an engineer that wants to make a real impact in early childhood education. Our platform is evolving, so you need to be someone who can build new functionality and learn new technologies quickly, as well as be able to maintain and extend existing code to support organizational needs. Our Software Engineering team is responsible for building out SaaS solutions used by educational organizations across the globe. The team works on a wide variety of projects, solving existing problems and enabling new business objectives. We believe that great technology experts are also software generalists who are unafraid to jump up and down the stack to solve the problems that come our way. If you thrive in a fast-paced environment, working on software that supports millions of users daily, then you have an opportunity to join the technology group at Teaching Strategies. Specific roles and responsibilities: Develops new features, components and modules to support organizational growth Implements a robust set of services and APIs to power high-trafficked SaaS platform Contributes client application development for modern browsers and mobile platforms Participates in planning, analysis and design of new software solutions Investigates, troubleshoots and remedies performance bottlenecks in the application flow Learns new technologies and keeps up with both traditional and emerging best practices Works independently and collaborates with other members of the team to ensure successful delivery of projects Qualifications: 5+ years of production experience in software engineering and web application development Working knowledge of Python 2+ and modern JavaScript (ES6) Hands-on experience with Git version control system Understanding of modern design patterns such as SOA Excellent debugging and testing skills, and interest in quickly learning new technologies Experience with Agile methodology and software development Commitment to following security and performance best practices Strong sense of collaboration, teamwork, and accountabilityPreferred: Experience developing and maintaining mobile applications for iOS and Android either natively or using ReactNative Experience with designing and building scalable solutions in Google Cloud Platform Production experience with NoSQL datastores Working knowledge of JavaScript frameworks such as Knockout Teaching Strategies, LLC is committed to creating a diverse workplace and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer of Minorities, all Genders, Protected Veterans and Individual with Disabilities.

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