Senior Software Engineer - (Python)

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Reference: 2757/KG/09042019

We are looking for a collaborative and results-driven software engineer with experience in agile techniques like breaking down tasks into like-sized parts 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.   

About The Role

We are looking for a collaborative and results-driven software engineer with experience in agile techniques like breaking down tasks into like-sized parts 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.   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
  • Leading technical design of applications and participating in larger system design efforts
  • Providing technical guidance and feedback to other team-members

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
  • Using metrics to drive software development decisions

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 are 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
  • Headless CMS like ContentStack
  • Automated testing frameworks like Jasmine, Jest, Selenium
  • Databases like Postgres, MongoDB
  • Web servers like Nginx Apache
  • AWS products like Lambda, RDS, Kinesis

 

What you'll get from us:

  • A high growth company that is rapidly emerging as a leader in the South African Edtech space
  • Continuous training with opportunities for professional development
  • A deep commitment to fostering a great work-life balance
  • A huge support system
  • The opportunity to continue your own education: we pay for two continuing education GetSmarter short courses a year for every GetSmarter employee

 

Why It’s Great to Work at GetSmarter

GetSmarter offers a high-energy work environment that’s both challenging and fun. We work hard, but our office is a social place. We believe that a community of motivated, healthy and happy employees is key to a thriving team. This is why we place huge importance on the culture at GetSmarter and creating an environment that brings out the best in our team.

 

Benefits

GetSmarter offers a comprehensive benefits package:

  • Subsidised medical aid
  • Subsidised healthy meals and in-house canteen
  • Subsidised  in-house biokineticist
  • Free gym
  • Generous paid leave policies
  • Free enrolment in two GetSmarter-powered online short courses annually
  • Continuous professional development through our Sales Training Academy
  • A complimentary caffeine kick every morning and afternoon, made by our in-house barista
  • Fun theme days and spontaneous activities planned by our culture squad



About GetSmarter and 2U Inc. (NASDAQ: TWOU)

GetSmarter is an online education company based in Cape Town. We collaborate with leading universities globally to offer premium continuing education short courses that allow working professionals to expand and update their skill set, and advance their careers. In 2017, GetSmarter was acquired by 2U, Inc, a leader in the online higher education market.

 

2U partners with great colleges and universities to build what we believe is the world’s best digital education. Our platform provides a comprehensive fusion of technology, services and data architecture to transform high-quality and rigorous campus-based universities into the best digital versions of themselves. 2U's No Back Row® approach allows qualified students and working professionals around the world to experience a first-rate university education and successful outcomes. To learn more, visit 2U.com.