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The College Board Senior Full Stack Engineer in Helena / Helena, Montana

Job Description: College Board - Technology - Landscape


About the Team

The Landscape team is committed to making higher education accessible to every student, no matter where they live or learn. We provide a no-cost tool to Higher Education Institutions that gathers consistent, quality high school and neighborhood information for every applicant to help admissions officers fully consider all students. We are a small, self-organized team of 3 engineers with a lot of autonomy. We are never shy about experimenting and implementing solutions using the most cutting-edge technologies. We regularly collaborate, keeping it light, while pitching and sharing our ideas to help define the future of the application. We work closely with product owners, higher education institutions, and external partners to serve our mission.

About the Opportunity

As a Senior Engineer on the Landscape team, you are a collaborator, an idea-sharer. You have a strong interest in understanding and improving products for the end user. You relish the opportunity to bring your ideas and your love of coding to support, enhance and define the future of a fully cloud-based web application that is used by thousands of college admissions officers across the county. You are not shy about taking on new work you may not have done before while eagerly contributing to all phases of software engineering including requirements analysis, application design, coding, testing, deploying, and support.

In this role, you will:

Design & Implementation (75%)
Design and implement high-quality software using the latest and greatest cloud technologies
Maintain the highest engineering standards in collaboration with product owners, architects, and stakeholders, in support of our systems and services
Understand new product capabilities and decompose the implementation into specific functional changes for verification
Build solutions using the best practices of Agile, CI/CD, and DevOps
Continuously develop the skills required to work as part of the Agile team in a poly-skilled development environment

Team Operations & Success (25%)
Participate in Agile SCRUM ceremonies (Sprint Planning, Grooming, Daily SCRUM, Demo) and contribute to team deliverables
Participate in peer reviews of software engineering artifacts
Assist in the identification and resolution of production issues
Ensure the team is adhering to development standards and security policies and procedures

About You

You have:
At least 5 years of professional software development experience
At least 2 years of cloud-based development experience using React and Node.js
Experience developing application on AWS cloud platform
Experience with database technologies (MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle, SQL Server, Redshift, and/or DynamoDB)
Experience building API's or other back-end services
Excellent communication and collaboration skills
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related work experience

Additional nice-to-have's:
Experience working in an Agile/Scrum and iterative development environment
Demonstrated experience using Typescript
Experience with version control using Git, test automation, and experience provisioning and managing Cloud infrastructure as code using AWS CLI, AWS CloudFormation, and/or AWS Cloud Development Kit (CDK)

About Our Culture
We are motivated to positively impact the educational and career trajectories of millions of students a year
We prioritize building a diverse and inclusive team where every employee can thrive, and every voice is heard
We value learning and growth; we offer formal and informal ways to lead through your superpowers, sharpen your strengths, and meet your development goals
Our high-performing engineers work with the latest technologies, so you will be constantly learning and sharpening your skills