At Ready Education, we are deeply committed to improving student success and college graduation rates worldwide by crafting digital experiences that build community and increase student engagement. We work with over 300 higher education institutions globally, helping them better engage their students, improve the student life experience on their campuses, and ensure that they ultimately provide success for their students.
As a Senior Platform Engineer, you will be working on the core part of our platform that powers our main product. You will work with our team of talented and highly collaborative engineers to ensure that our platform is reliable, scalable, maintainable, and provides the most value to our customers.
We are looking for individuals who share our values, who will:
Put Student Success First: Ready Education exists to improve student success. As an engineer on the team, you will work to ensure that our product is successfully adopted and utilized by our 300+ campuses, and with every decision, always put the student at the heart Accomplish More As a Team: our team here at Ready is made up of passionate, hardworking people who support, care for, and challenge each other to achieve wins together. We learn from each other and embrace creative tension to ensure the best idea wins. We collaborate to solve problems together Have a Learning Mentality: we are looking for intellectually curious people who never stop learning and growing and who embrace change, which is essential at a constantly evolving tech company. You will continuously push yourself and others around you to improve and evolve Move Fast and Innovate: to be successful at Ready, you will need to be self-motivated and able to work autonomously. You will need to have excellent judgement and decision making skills to solve problems and move forward quickly
In terms of the role responsibilities, you will:
Architect, design, and build engineering projects for our core platform (based on Python web technologies) Design, build and maintain APIs, services, and systems across our platform, used by both internal and external users Contribute to the architecture planning and design process across projects to help shape how the foundations of our platform evolve over time Help our team of engineers improve communication and collaboration to craft high-quality, well-tested software with predictable, healthy agile processes Work with the Product Manager on the squad to ensure productive, fast-moving sprints that deliver the maximum value to our customers Help to continuously improve the way we use technologies and services to build a higher quality platform
Have at least 5 years experience with backend development and systems administration, with prior experience as a Senior Engineer or Team Lead Have extensive experience with Python web applications and their related ecosystem of libraries/frameworks (e.g. Flask, Django), working with REST APIs Have extensive experience building and maintaining business-critical web applications at scale, including the build and deployment process Have experience working with some RDBMS (e.g. MySQL), be knowledgeable of the common patterns in SQL queries and query optimizations Have experience working with some non-RDBMS such as Redis and Elasticsearch Have experience administrating Linux-based servers or VMs in cloud environments Have experience working with popular AWS cloud services, including EC2, RDS, Lambda (or similar services on competitive cloud providers such as Azure and GCP) Have experience working with Git-based version control, and within a pull/merge request based collaboration process Have good writing and verbal communication skills, with experience working in a remote or distributed team environment
Nice to haves:
Experience working with DevOps and infrastructure management tools, such as Ansible, Terraform, K8s, Docker
This is a remote role based anywhere in North America.
About Ready Education
We help students finish their degrees by building communities online and offline.
As a startup, we focus on iteration. We put students first, and to do that we have to work collaboratively as a company to think about what adds value for a student working to complete their degree. We focus on transparency and having a learning mentality to identify areas where we can improve. We also like to take time out to celebrate our wins and openly discuss opportunities for improvement. Spending time with members of various teams and recognizing others for representing our company values is something that happens on a weekly basis. We take pride in supporting millions of students in North America across hundreds of Higher Education Institutions of all types.
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