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Senior Staff Software Engineer

Job Req: 2416
Company Entity: Anthology
Community: Technology
Location: United States
Date Posted: Nov 23, 2022
Remote: Yes
Travel Requirements: Occasional

Job Description

Senior Staff Software Engineer  Platform

Remote – US

 

 

The Opportunity:  

Anthology offers the largest EdTech ecosystem on a global scale, supporting over 150 million users in 80 countries. Our mission is to provide dynamic, data-informed experiences to the global education community so that learners and educators can achieve their goals. 

 

 

We believe in the power of a truly diverse and inclusive workforce. As we expand globally, we are committed to making diversity, inclusion, and belonging a foundational part of not only our hiring practices but who we are as a company.

 

 

For more information about Anthology and our career opportunities, please visit www.anthology.com.

 

 

As Senior Staff Software Engineer – Platform, you will be responsible for leading the development of a consistent SaaS infrastructure across all our products that aligns needs of our application and SRE teams. This role will be instrumental in leading Anthology to be a provider of the most comprehensive education technology platform available.

 

 

The successful candidate will interface closely with the application and enterprise architects, as well as product development, SRE, and security teams, and coordinate infrastructure standards across a broad set of products and services. They will partner with the various stakeholders to advise on the best strategy for infrastructure as code adoption, aid in the research of new technologies, and provide crucial input into the design of technology stacks for new service development.

 

 

Successful candidates for this position will have a passion for technology and architecture and understand how to apply technology to business objectives and client needs. They will have wide and diverse skillsets, adaptability to change, and strong leadership skills. In addition, they will show strong communication skills, a proven track record of building consensus across larger organizations, and the ability to foster strong cross-team collaboration on technical topics.

 

 

Primary responsibilities will include:

  • Researching and inventorying existing infrastructure, microservices, and technology used across all product teams
  • Developing software engineering standards and guidelines to develop consistency across teams and to drive to a common technology platform
  • Interfacing with AWS on efficient adoption of the services they provide
  • Researching emerging technologies from AWS and other SaaS providers and evaluating potential adoption
  • Collaborating with teams on emerging software development needs, developing requirements and plans for adoption of new services
  • Aiding architects and development teams in the design of new services to ensure optimal use of infrastructure to deliver features
  • Working closely with security team to ensure that security controls are implemented consistently across all infrastructure services
  • Communicating architectural plans and changes to various stakeholders in the organization
  • Creating technical documents for internal use as well as client facing purposes

 

 

The Candidate: 

Required skills/qualifications:

  • BS in Computer Science or equivalent
  • At least 10 years of experience working as a DevOps Engineer or Software Engineer with focus on infrastructure, or IT operations with at least 4 years in a senior engineering, architecture, or technical management role
  • Mastery of various infrastructure technologies like storage, networking, virtualization, and containerization
  • Strong background in web application development (Java, Node.js, Python), JavaScript libraries/frameworks such as React/Vue, CSS3, HTML5, and experience implementing Web Services (REST API), authentication, CI/CD lifecycles and pipelines
  • Experience operating infrastructure on public cloud providers like AWS or Azure
  • Experience developing standards in collaboration with stakeholders and driving adoption across organizations
  • Strong problem-solving ability in large, complex systems
  • A passion for innovation, learning, sharing, and knowledge

 

 

Preferred skills/qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience leading organizations through technology change and adoption of significant new infrastructure technologies
  • Experience with security standards like FedRAMP and ISO 27000
  • Cloud certification such as AWS Certified Solution Architect, or equivalent
  • Experience in the education technology market

 

 

This job description is not designed to contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required. Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities at any time.   

 

Anthology is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, protected military/veteran status, or any other legally protected factor.  

 

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