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Java Software Engineer


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We are a technology company on a mission to make education accessible. helps millions of students improve their grades and earn college credit. We offer self-paced, online video courses that cover every subject taught in high school and junior college. Our team has built these courses from the ground up, leveraging data and technology to make the entire learning process simple and engaging for students.

We are a profitable, fast growing company looking to expand our team.

We began our journey in 2002 as a self-funded start-up and have grown every year since our inception. As a small, independent company, our employees have a direct impact on company direction and results.

We are located in the heart of downtown Mountain View, just a few steps from the Caltrain station. We only hire top talent, so those who pass our rigorous interview process will find themselves as part of one of the brightest and most innovative teams in Silicon Valley. was also top ranked in Inc. Best Place to Work!

We have a culture of social responsibility. As we continue to generate profits, we give back by funding scholarship programs and helping charitable organizations provide open access to information and education throughout the poorest regions of the world.

Come join us on our mission and make a difference.

About the Java Software Engineer Position

As a Java Software Engineer at you can…

  • Find creative solutions to scaling bottlenecks in our microservice architecture as we double our student population
  • Develop new mobile app features to make teachers more effective
  • Leverage machine learning techniques to make lessons and study aids easier to find by students
  • Deliver new online and mobile experiences for test takers
  • Apply performance enhancements that let millions of learners world-wide focus on their goals, not their browser

NOTE: This position is located in-house at our Mountain View, CA location.

At a minimum, you should have these technical qualifications for this role:

  • 2+ years’ experience in Java and J2EE technologies in a business environment
  • 2+ years’ crafting front-end experiences using modern HTML, CSS, and Javascript
  • Be able to write, structure and debug Javascript with an eye toward client-side performance
  • BS or MS in Computer Science or related field
  • Background in relational databases (MySQL preferred)

You could be a great fit for the team if you…

  • Desire to work in a collaborative, team-based environment built around Scrum
  • Are passionate about developing your skills, learning from and sharing your knowledge with your team
  • Love to build and ship end-to-end features that are used by millions of users
  • Enjoy integrating, configuring, and tuning NoSQL data stores such as Solr and Cassandra
  • Transform UI designs and mockups into features users love using CSS3 and JavaScript frameworks such as Bootstrap and Angular
  • Emphasize simplicity and pragmatism, reflected in your elegant code which other developers emulate

Why work for

  • Help make education accessible to people who need it
  • Enjoy a fun, casual and collaborative working environment
  • Join a profitable and financially stable company
  • Help impact company decisions and direction
  • See results of your work in days, not years
  • Have your work impact 30+ million web visitors each month
  • Work with other talented and passionate team members provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran or disability status. In addition to federal law requirements, complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.  Additionally, qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records will be considered for the position in accordance with applicable state and local laws.

Job Perks

Competitive compensation 401(k) retirement plan with employer matching 20 days of flexible paid time off annually 10 paid holidays annually Comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans Fully subsidized Caltrain pass Tuition reimbursement and gift matching programs Stocked kitchen and beverages provided Company sponsored gym memberships Company sponsored happy hours

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