Sr. Software Engineer, Campus Content

2U, Inc   •  

New York, NY

Industry: Education


Not Specified years

Posted 101 days ago

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We strive for our teams to be cross-functional, self-organizing and autonomous. You’ll be working directly with product managers and business analysts in a highly collaborative manner.

About the Role

We are looking for a collaborative and results-driven software engineer with experience in agile techniques like test driven development (TDD) and pair programming.

Above all, you care about delivering quality software in a sustainable and timely manner and about software craftsmanship. You have experience in, and passion for, high-quality, maintainable code that confers low operating costs, high change velocity and is a point of professional pride for you and the team.

You are a competent maker with the following competencies:

  • Writing maintainable high-performance code
  • Refactoring to keep code maintainable
  • Conducting exploratory and automated testing
  • Debugging complex problems under time constraints
  • Leading technical design of applications and participating in larger system design efforts
  • Providing technical guidance and feedback to other team-members

You have experience in:

  • Running deployment software to put code on production
  • Planning and estimating development tasks and short-term projects
  • Relating your project deliverables to products you are building and strategy behind them
  • Advocating for end user needs in software you are building
  • Collaborating with Product team (product managers, business analysts, and UX designers) to define and refine requirements

Over time, we expect engineers in this role to grow by learning and practicing the following skills:

  • Participating in application and system level technical design
  • Conducting technical interviews
  • Participating in planning staffing needs on your team
  • Metrics driven software development

This role reports to Director of Engineering for Campus Content team.

About The Team

The Campus Content Team is responsible for the technology used by faculty and Curriculum & Learning team to plan and assemble both asynchronous and synchronous content. Our technology is consumed by students in various players within the learning environment on both web and mobile applications. Our goal is to create an enterprise class content management product suite which enables scalability of content production processes and streamlines workflows by creating data consistency throughout the lifecycle of a course.

Most of our stack is in JavaScript, with some legacy applications in Python and PHP and is deployed fully on Amazon Web Services. We are motivated to build a team where members bring sound computer science fundamentals and a diverse set of skills and experiences to the table. We looking for experience and expertise in the following technologies:

Core competencies:

  • Node + Hapi.js
  • Modern Javascript Frameworks (like React)


  • React, Angular 1.5, Webpack
  • Relational databases (like PostgreSQL, MySQL)
  • Key Value stores (like Redis)
  • AWS services: AWS Lambda, Aurora, Elasticache, RDS, and other AWS services.