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Sr. Software Engineer, Marketing

Sr. Software Engineer, Marketing

ID 
2017-4218
Job Locations 
US-NY-New York
Category 
Technology

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What We're Looking For

Engineering at 2U is fast paced, innovative and full of people passionate about delivering on the promise of higher education via technology. We’re growing rapidly and are seeking collaborative and results-driven individuals to join us. In return, we can offer you a fun learning environment where your skills, experience and creativity will make a material impact on the company’s success and its overall mission. Your tenure at 2U will be a highlight of your career.


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.

Responsibilities Include, But Are Not Limited To

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
  • Lead technical design of applications and participate in larger system design efforts
  • Providing technical guidance and feedback to other team members

Things That Should Be in Your Background

You have experience in:

  • Running and creating 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 Marketing team.

 

Other Attributes That Will Help You in This Role

About The Team

 

The Marketing team maintains and develops the current tools that produce and deliver marketing content for our partners, and we are busily working to replace these legacy systems with a modern dynamic stack.  This content suite aims to streamline, enhance and standardize marketing content strategy, production, delivery and utility for internal 2U users, and provide consistent, highly usable, and stable content to prospective and current students and faculty. Most of our stack is in JavaScript, with some legacy applications in Python 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 most of the following technologies:

  • Javascript frameworks like Node and React
  • Release management tools like Docker, Kubernetes and Distelli
  • Python frameworks like Flask
  • Automated testing frameworks like Jasmine, Jest, Selenium
  • Databases like Postgres, MongoDB
  • Web servers like Nginx Apache
  • AWS products like Lambda, RDS, Kinesis

EEO statement:
2U is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate against applicants or employees and ensures equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of their race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, national origin, age, marital status, disability, citizenship, military or veterans’ status, or any other classifications protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. 2U’s equal opportunity policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to recruiting, hiring, training, promotion, job benefits, pay and dismissal.

Note: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by individuals assigned to this position, and are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required. All employees may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

 

About 2U (NASDAQ: TWOU)
2U partners with leading colleges and universities to deliver the world’s best online degree programs. Our Platform, a fusion services and technology, enables schools to attract, enroll, educate, support and graduate students around the world. Our company culture is united by our No Back Row® philosophy; the idea that when we each lean in and do our part, we are better individually and collectively.

 

2U Diversity and Inclusion Statement
At 2U, we are committed to creating and sustaining a culture that embodies diverse walks of life, ideas, genders, ages, races, cultures, sexual orientations, abilities and other unique qualities of our employees. We strive to offer a workplace where every employee feels empowered by the ways in which we are different, as well as the ways in which we are the same.

 

Why It’s Great to Work at 2U
2U offers a high-energy work environment that’s both challenging and fun. We work hard, but our offices are casual and social places. We wear jeans to work and fuel brainstorming sessions with snacks and seltzer.

 

Benefits
2U offers a comprehensive benefits package:

  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • Life insurance, disability and 401(k)
  • Unlimited snacks and drinks
  • Generous paid leave policies including a PTO allowance for your vacation, personal, or sick days
  • Additional time off benefits include:
    • time off to volunteer for non-profit organizations
    • parental leave after 12 months of employment
    • holidays that include a winter break from Christmas through New Year and more!
  • Tuition reimbursement program