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Cambium Learning Group

Principal Software Engineer

🇺🇸 Remote - US

🕑 Full-Time


💻 Software Engineering

🗓️ April 17th, 2024

GitHub TypeScript Vue.js

Position Overview:

As a Principal Software Engineer you will deliver thoughtful frontend technical solutions. The position requires frontend engineering expertise and architectural experience.  You will work with product managers to design/develop integrated functioning web apps and flows for ExploreLearning's products: Gizmos, Reflex, Frax, and Science4Us.

Above all else, you are a software artisan with a passionate desire to craft elegant yet pragmatic solutions for every task you and your team are given. This role spans engineering and mentorship, you will report directly to the Frontend Director.

This role will allow you to have high impact and high visibility that will be integral to the growth of our proprietary products. You will be part of a superb team of professionals building one of the fastest growing brands in the EdTech sector.

If you are looking to help establish modern development practices and to provide frontend development solutions, then we want to speak with you.

Our Tech Environment:

  • Vue.js
  • JS ES6 and Typescript
  • Git and Github workflow
  • Node based builds and NPM packages
  • Graphics and design sense for mockups is a strong plus
  • Google Docs and other documentations tools

Job Responsibilities:

  • Maintain and enhance the existing codebase.
  • ​Ability to provide technical expertise, write quality code, manage code repositories, and deploy builds.
  • Provide architectural oversight and coordinated planning with internal department requirements.
  • Mature the site's frontend development practices and processes, including javascript/CSS creation, organization, and delivery; HTML/templates; automated testing; page speed optimization; and other tools/processes you deem appropriate.
  • Mentor other developers working both on this site and other projects who are utilizing a wide variety of technologies.
  • Coordinate with our product, graphic design, and content teams to understand requirements.
  • Architect and implement code and processes following industry standards and best practices.

Job Requirements:

  • 8+ years or more of working in frontend development.
  • Senior level experience in a fast-paced team environment.
  • Relevant and strong experience with Vue, Typescript
  • Strong understanding of CI/CD, Github automation
  • Fluent in both Javascript and CSS with a good understanding of how they work internally and complement each other.
  • Proficient in mobile-first and responsive design practices as well as being able to adapt a given design to a variety of content situations and viewport sizes.
  • Experience problem solving and debugging client-side code on a wide variety of platforms.
  • Deep understanding of how web browsers process and render web pages.
  • Constantly learning new technologies.
  • Knowledge of software engineering fundamentals, including: Object-Oriented analysis, Design, and Programming, Software Design patterns, Data Structures, and Algorithms.
  • Experience with server-side programming in conjunction with frontend development work is a plus.
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent.
  • Excellent English communication skills, both written and oral.

Nice to Have:

  • Experience in the EdTech sector
  • Math or Science background
  • Experience with high availability applications

Why Work With Us?

In addition to competitive salaries and generous benefits, ExploreLearning offers an exciting and dynamic working environment in which creativity, teamwork and professional growth are valued and rewarded. Our award-winning online programs bring engaging and effective instructional strategies to K-12 classrooms around the world. Over the course of the last 20+ years, we’ve received numerous awards from some of the worlds most respected education organizations, and were recently named one of the Best Places to Work in Virginia.

Our office is based in historic downtown Charlottesville, Virginia, located approximately 100 miles southwest of Washington, D.C., and consistently rated one of America’s best places to live. The area offers a wide variety of business, cultural, historical, educational and sport-related attractions.

To learn more about our organization and the exciting work we do, visit us online.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

We are dedicated to fostering a culture that celebrates unique backgrounds, ideas, and experiences. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, color, age, religion, sex, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability.