Teaching Strategies, LLC
  • Technology Development
  • Denton, TX, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Dear Applicants--although this role is remote, we do want candidates to be located within a 4 hour drive of the Dallas/Fort Worth/Denton TX area. We do bring the team together from time to time, and the rest of the team members are within a 4 hour drive.

 

About us

Teaching Strategies is a high growth, market leading business in early childhood education.  The Company provides the most innovative and effective curriculum, assessment, professional development, and family connection resources to programs serving children from birth through 3rd grade. With ground-breaking print and SaaS solutions and a strong belief that the most powerful way to impact child outcomes is to improve teacher effectiveness, Teaching Strategies has been supporting the critical work of early childhood educators for over 30 years.

Located in downtown Bethesda, MD, our company's headquarters are within steps from Bethesda Row and the Bethesda Metro stop. Candidates who fit with our values, vision, and mission will find a work environment that fosters creativity, innovation and career growth. We are building a team of results-oriented individuals who will thrive in a collaborative, work-hard/play-hard culture.  We pride ourselves on the impact we have on the early childhood field through supporting teachers who are doing the most important work there is, teaching children to become creative, confident thinkers.

What's in it for you

Teaching Strategies offers our employees a robust suite of benefits and other perks which include:

  • Company sponsored events
  • Professional development and growth opportunities
  • Tuition assistance
  • Competitive compensation package
  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage for spouses, domestic partners, and children
  • Pre-tax medical and dependent care flexible spending accounts (FSA)
  • Health savings accounts with employer contributions
  • 401(k) plan with employer match
  • Company sponsored life, short and long term disability insurance
  • Voluntary life and critical illness insurance
  • Paid parental leave programs
  • Generous paid time off (which includes Winter Break)

Position overview

The ReadyRosie Senior Software Engineer is responsible for crafting the end-user experience of our web and mobile software products, translating the UI/UX design wireframes of our web and mobile applications to actual code that will produce the visual elements of the application and interact with backend systems. Under the direction and collaboration of the Engineering Team Lead, you will evolve the web application to ensure maximum performance, stability, and long-term maintainability while working to add to our core functionality.  Diagnose and fix issues in the current system and mentor more junior team members.

You will touch all aspects of the app and infrastructure, from CSS and React Native mobile apps to infrastructure and build-pipelines. We are a highly-collaborative, mission-driven, data-driven, user-focused product development organization. You will be involved in every stage of the product development life-cycle from identifying pain points, to conceiving and testing potential solutions, to coding and deploying those solutions.

Our engineering organization values empathy, collaboration, humility, quality (long-term maintainability), pragmatism, and shipping. We believe it's best to take small, iterative steps towards a goal when possible. We learn best by doing, not attempting to anticipate for every detail and edge case. So, we ship multiple times per week, while striving to improve our codebase over time.

We are a distributed team. We have an open office environment in downtown Denton, TX. While the dev team works remotely most of the time, regional candidates strongly preferred with the ability to travel to Denton at times.

 Specific roles and responsibilities:

  • Provides management oversight to the software engineering team
  • Leads the team in development of mission critical solutions to support organizational goals to power high-trafficked SaaS platform
  • Participates in planning, analysis and design of new software solutions
  • Works collaboratively with Project Managers and BAs to translate product requirements into functional production software and architecture components
  • Responsible for production readiness and availability of the product while upholding the highest standard of performance, security and user experience

Qualifications:

  • Expert knowledge of a back-end programming language and at least one server-side framework, preferably Ruby and Ruby on Rails
  • Expert knowledge of front-end programming languages including: HTML, JavaScript, and CSS
  • Strong object-oriented design principles. SOLID, etc,
  • Experience with git version control and applying one (or various) git-flows within a team setting on a production application
  • Strong communication skills
  • Experience with pair programming (remote pairing +++), TDD, Scrum, Kanban, JIRA, CI/CD

Preferred:

  • Experience working remotely, especially in a highly collaborative manner
  • Experience and desire to mentor more junior engineers
  • Experience with I18n of both UI and content
  • Experience working in cross-functional teams
  • Experience scaling Rails applications
  • Experience with Ruby on Rails, MySQL, GraphQL, Gitlab, and Gitlab-CI
  • Education/EdTech experience

 Teaching Strategies, LLC is committed to creating a diverse workplace and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer of Minorities, all Genders, Protected Veterans and Individual with Disabilities.

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