Senior Software Engineer - Engagement Team

edX, Cambridge

Quality education for everyone, everywhere

Senior Software Engineer - Engagement Team

edX is an open source educational software startup venture between MIT and Harvard.  We are adding senior full stack software engineers to join a team responsible for building the world's leading learning destination site and platform. Our platform allows millions of learners around the world the opportunity to access education across a variety of different subjects.

The Engagement Engineering Team at edX is seeking a senior software engineer to join a team that is responsible for scaling and building out a new platform for our learners. Your work will help learners around the world find and succeed in courses on edX, helping them achieve their goals.


  • Design, develop, deploy, and support scalable software systems
  • Collaborate with Product Management, UX, and Data Science to understand business problems and identify solutions
  • Provide mentorship to team members and assist with feedback on code reviews
  • Build and maintain operationally viable solutions throughout the software life cycle
  • Commit to owning your code and supporting the customer facing environment
  • Lead team members on independent project initiatives
  • Promote teamwork, research cutting edge technology, and support a vibrant innovative work atmosphere

Qualifications & Skills:

  • 5+ years of full-stack coding experience 
  • Real-world experience with developing and deploying large websites in React or another modern JavaScript framework.
  • Ability to problem solve, drive projects with loosely defined requirements, communicate with stakeholders, and learn from both success and failure.
  • Ability to share your knowledge with team members through mentoring, code reviews, pair programming, presentations, etc.

Nice to Have:

  • Experience working with Python and Django 
  • Experience building static websites (we use Gatsby and GraphQL).
  • Experience working in an agile development environment.
  • Experience with Optimizely or similar A/B testing tools.
  • Familiarity with experiment design and evaluation.
  • Working knowledge of SEO.
  • Experience with accessibility best practices and compliant front-end development standards.
  • Familiarity with open source frameworks.
  • An interest in enabling and integrating open source contributions.
  • BS in Computer Science or related experience.

edX is an MIT startup company that offers highly competitive benefits and retirement plans, a pension program, free lunches every day, and meaningful work!  Are you ready to be a part of our Mission?

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About edX

About us Founded in 2012 by Harvard University and MIT, edX is an online learning destination and MOOC provider, offering high-quality courses from the world’s best universities and institutions to learners everywhere. Since 2012, edX has grown to include over 100 highly acclaimed institutions. We are proud to count the world’s leading universities, nonprofits, and institutions as our members. We offer over 1,200+ courses, with more continually being added. Our students come from every country in the world! Whether you are interested in computer science, languages, engineering, psychology, writing, electronics, biology, or marketing, we have the course for you! Enroll today and learn something new.

Want to learn more about edX? Visit edX's website.