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Senior Software Engineer, Front End Growth

Coursera, Mountain View, CA

Education-focused technology company


Coursera was founded by two computer science professors at Stanford with a vision of providing life-transforming learning experiences to anyone, anywhere. It is the world’s largest online learning platform for higher education. 190 of the world’s top universities and industry educators partner with Coursera to offer courses, Specializations, and degrees that empower over 40 million learners around the world to achieve their career goals. Over 1,800 companies use the company’s enterprise platform Coursera for Business to transform their talent. Coursera is backed by leading venture capital firms such as Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, New Enterprise Associates, GSV Capital, International Finance Corporation, Laureate Education Inc., and Learn Capital.

Growth is focused on driving Coursera's growth. This means converting more learners, increasing activity, and revenue. We try to increase growth across MOOCs, Enterprise learners, and Degree seekers. Engineering functions are divided into Personalization, Content, and Conversion teams. Interesting projects being tackled currently — Chatbot to help learners choose a course, revamping look-and-feel of all our content pages, embedding sales tax into our flow, and many more.

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Your responsibilities:

  • Build delightful, usable, and accessible interfaces
  • Rapidly innovate on product with fail fast mindset
  • Implement features using cutting edge front-end technologies to acquire learners, increase conversion and engagement with rapid data-driven iteration
  • Measure your work thoroughly, analyze results, and generate hypotheses to drive new product changes through A/B testing
  • An appetite to dive in and understand all the nuances of front-end infrastructure, too
  • Work with other developers to advance UI frameworks. We aspire to make front-end development easier, faster, and better for everyone at Coursera!

Your skills:

  • Bachelors in computer science or relevant experience
  • 4+ years of experience in a relevant software engineering role
  • Proficiency in the core technologies of the web: Javascript, HTML, and CSS, experience in at least one modern UI framework (e.g. AngularJS, ReactJS, etc), and experience in building large-scale web applications
  • Experience with implementing responsive web designs and writing unit and integration tests is a plus
  • Fervent belief in engineering quality and building technical leverage for others
  • Comfortable working in a fast-moving team environment (we deploy many times a day!)
  • Data-driven and strongly motivated by success and learnings through experiments and metrics analysis

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About Coursera

Coursera is an education-focused technology company that connects millions of learners around the world with the skills and knowledge they need to transform their lives and careers. We're providing access to top-quality university-level education at a previously unimagined scale, empowering learners, organizations, and enterprises to build the skills they need to succeed in the 21st century. 

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