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Sr. Back End Engineer-Sunnyvale, CA- Long-Term Contract (Ed-Tech)

Senior Back-End Software Engineer will include developing the server-side software for our cloud platform – working with proprietary as well as industry-standard APIs to interface with web pages, mobile apps, and other systems.   Additional duties will include developing internal tools, conducting technical research projects, and supporting partners and internal stakeholders as required.    


  • Write a lot of code, adding innovative features to our cloud services
  • Participate in designing overall architecture and individual features
  • Extend and improve our existing software
  • Debug issues and fix bugs
  • Improve and extend product documentation
  • Ability to participate in video conference based meetings with teams in other locations, including the US, China, and India
  • Work collaboratively with other arms of the engineering team that are sometimes co-located in other countries
  • Work with technical and non-technical stakeholders to develop product requirements and innovative solutions

Minimum Qualifications

  • BS in Computer Science or a related field and relevant experience
  • 5+ years of software engineering experience
  • Strong software development skills such as:
  • knowledge of debugging and problem solving methodology, particularly as reported against Production software
  • experience with the design and development life-cycle
  • writing and maintaining your own unit tests
  • experience with a source control system, such as git/bitbucket
  • experience with an issue tracking system, such as JIRA
  • Strong experience in many of the following areas:
  • The server part of client-server programming
  • Programming languages and frameworks: Javascript and NodeJS
  • Scripting languages: Python, Shell
  • Modern, object-oriented programming languages: Java, Scala, Ruby
  • UNIX systems and development
  • Relational databases such as Postgres, NoSQL databases such as Cassandra
  • REST-compliant APIs
  • Cloud platform expertise: AWS, AliCloud
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Likes to work collaboratively
  • Self-starter
  • Positive, can-do attitude

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working on a Production (24×7) environment
  • Experience with distributed programs or micro-services
  • Experience with highly-available and scalable systems
  • Previous start-up experience.  Educational experience would be a plus.
  • Have worked on shipping product
  • Additional skills that add value to our company (technical or domain)
  • A passion for our product space and a desire to improve the lives of others

Pay Rate-$90/hr.

Please send resume to kjohnson@nelsoninteractive.net

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