Software Engineer

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt   •  

Evanston, IL

Industry: Education, Government & Non-Profit


Less than 5 years

Posted 39 days ago

This job is no longer available.

Overall Responsibility:

Software Engineers personify the notion of constant improvement as they work with their team to build software that delivers on our mission to improve student outcomes. You're not afraid to try new things even if they don't work out as expected. You are independent, self-directed, high energy and as eager to contribute to your team as you are to progress on your own path to software craftsmanship. You'll thrive working a fast-paced, low friction environment where you'll be exposed to a wide range of cutting edge technologies.

Primary Accountabilities:

  • Work collaboratively as part of a software development team producing the code that matters to the students and teachers who use HMH products and services
  • Eagerly learn and apply new cutting-edge technologies like functional programming, distributed computing, machine learning, advance data engineering, and server-less computing
  • Take responsibility for critical components of our solutions
  • Contribute to our engineering culture and ever-improving concept of engineering best practices

Skills & Competencies:

  • Logical and systematic problem solving skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively and effectively in small team and cross-functional environments
  • Experience and knowledge working with technologies and concepts such:
  • Behavior-driven or test-driven development
  • Web technologies such as JavaScript, CSS, and HTML
  • User Interface frameworks such as Angular and React
  • Other application frameworks such as Redux
  • Unit-testing frameworks such as Jest
  • Architectural concepts such as event-driven programming
  • Event-driven programming models including ES6 Promises
  • Strongly typed dynamic languages such as TypeScript
  • Development tools such as GitHub, Jira, Jenkins and Yarn
  • Cloud technologies such as AWS and Azure

Education & Experience:

  • High School/GED Graduate required
  • Minimum 2 years of experience as a Software Engineer

Physical Requirements:

  • Might be in a stationary position for a considerable time (sitting and/or standing)
  • The person in this position needs to move about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc.
  • Constantly operates a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine, and computer printer
  • Must be able to collaborate with colleagues via face to face, conference calls, and online meetings