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Engineer, Team Lead

Company: RedShelf
Location: Chicago
Posted on: July 15, 2019

Job Description:

Engineer, Team Lead Founded in 2012 and recently named one of the nation's fastest-growing private businesses by Inc. Magazine, RedShelf is a Chicago-based EdTech company helping to make education both more affordable and more effective through the use of digital instructional resources. Partnering with more than 400 publishers and 1,900 campuses nationwide, we provide leading-edge digital course materials and an end-to-end Content Delivery System for effortlessly distributing those materials.Job SummaryAs Lead Developer, you will be responsible for the technical decisions for a single product area in RedShelf. You and your team of engineers will work in close collaboration with Product Managers, QA Engineers, UX designers, and DevOps to plan and execute roadmaps that improve how students and professors interact with your product.Duties & ResponsibilitiesProvide technical leadership to a team of developersWork in close collaboration with the Product Management team to create a product roadmap that balances development effort and product visionArchitect, design, develop, deploy and operate services that serve millions of usersTarget a maintainable Agile Scrum velocity to create a high-degree of confidence in committed timelines by your teamBe an advocate for paying down technical debt and adopting tools that maximize your team's productivity and enjoyment of their daily workSpread learning across the organization related to your technical expertise or domain expertiseCoach members of your team by guiding them in architectural decisions and process decisions that follow established best practicesEnsuring each member of their team is fulfilling their individual responsibilities and contributing to their team's successRequirements10+ years of software development experience4+ years of experience building successful full-stack applications, products or platforms2+ years of proven experience as a technical leader for a team, product or departmentExperience deploying and operating services on Linux with AWSExtensive experience working hands-on as a Software Engineer in an Agile environmentExcellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skillsExperience with Python and/or JavascriptOther Desirable Skills/ExperienceExperience with browser-based Javascript and Front End frameworks such as Ember,Experience with Angular, React, or Ember is a plusExperience with Python and frameworks like Django is a plusExperience building ADA-compliant or WCAG 2.0-compliant interfacesKnowledge and appreciation of the advances in higher educational software, course materials, and digital publishing is a plusBackground and/or experience in educational technology and/or publishingComfort and/or experience in a startup environmentIdeal candidate is self-sufficient and highly motivated, self-directed and possess high energy and a passion for RedShelfWhy RedShelfRedShelf prides itself on maintaining an informal but fast-moving, hard-working, entrepreneurial culture. Our team members are smart, innovative, and passionate about improving education through digital technology.We offer the best of both worlds: the energy and opportunity of a rapidly-growing organization, coupled with the stability of an extensive client base, strong financial backing, and proven track record of success. In addition to a forward-thinking environment with ample opportunity for professional and personal growth, our team members enjoy competitive compensation and benefit packages, including company stock options.RedShelf is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, people of color, individuals with a disability, veterans, and others who would enrich the diversity of RedShelf are encouraged to apply.

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