- Operating systems
- Design patterns
Note: This role is fully remote and can be located anywhere in the United States. Qualified candidates from all time zones are encouraged to apply.
NWEA employs Software Engineers to achieve craftsmanship level development of software applications for clients and internal users. All Software Engineers are expected to continuously build toward mastery of software languages used or required by NWEA. Software Engineers work collaboratively with all participants on software development projects and may be called upon to fulfill functions related to software development that are not specifically application programming, such as requirement gathering and quality assurance testing.
The Software Engineer creates high-quality craftsmanship-level software for NWEA clients and internal users, and are expected to be proficient in the software languages used or required by NWEA. This includes meeting all requirements/ specifications, testing/QA requirements, methodologies and other NWEA software/product requirements. This position must be adaptable to changing technology environments, and work collaboratively with all participants in a software development project. The Software Engineer may be called upon to fulfill functions related to software development that are not specifically software programming, such as requirements gathering, producing documentation, quality assurance testing, mentoring other developers, and leading projects. As required, this position provides guidance to the junior Software Engineer positions.
Write awesome code
Create prototypes to help clarify software requirements
Create realistic design specification documents from software requirements
Plan and perform development tasks from design specifications
Provide accurate time estimates for development tasks
Construct and verify (unit test) software components to meet design specifications
Collaborate with quality assurance engineers to resolve software defects.
Collaborate with project architects, product managers, quality assurance engineers and assist offshore team members to prove the validity of new software technologies.
Engage and improve NWEA’s software development methodology.
Promote agile processes among development and the business, including facilitation of scrums.
Perform other duties as assigned to ensure the success of the team and the entire organization
Skills and Abilities
Excellent object-oriented design & programming skills, including the application of design patterns and avoidance of anti-patterns
Experience working in a collaborative team of application developers and source code repositories
Demonstrated ability to follow through with all tasks, promises and commitments
Ability to communicate and work effectively within priorities
Ability to work under tight timelines in a fast-paced environment
Good understanding of software design concepts
Understanding of software development methodologies
Ability to solve complex problems
Must be able to perform the physical and intellectual requirements of the role, with or without accommodation
Instill trust: gain the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity, and authenticity
Communicate effectively: develop and deliver multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences
Customer focus: build strong customer relationships and deliver customer-centric solutions
Drive results: consistently achieve results, even under tough circumstances
Education and Experience
Minimum Bachelor’s degree in computer science or a related field; or an equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered in lieu of a degree
Minimum of 2 - 4 years progressive experience in a software development
Deep knowledge of more than one programming language or technology stack.
Demonstrable mastery of a language, such as Java/J2EE or C#.
Experience working with AWS stack including EC2, S3, RDS, Lambda
Proven experience having designed one or more major components of an application, preferably of a software product.
Proven experience working across multiple tiers of an application, including a database, network, operating system, and containers.
Experience working in an AGILE environment
Experience working in a SCRUM environment
NWEA® is a research-based, not-for-profit organization that supports students and educators worldwide by creating assessment solutions that precisely measure growth and proficiency—and provide timely data to help tailor instruction. For more than 40 years, NWEA has developed innovative pre-K–12 assessments, including our flagship interim assessment, MAP® Growth™; our progress monitoring and skills mastery tool, MAP® Skills™; and our reading fluency and comprehension assessment, MAP® Reading Fluency™. Educators trust our professional learning offerings to accelerate student learning and our research to support assessment validity and data interpretation. More than 11 million students in 146 countries use our solutions to support their learning and growth each year.
What We Can Offer You
At NWEA we not only offer a competitive base salary, we offer a 15% contribution of eligible employees’ base salary to a defined contribution 403(b) retirement savings plan; career development opportunities; an awesome work culture and environment; we also offer industry leading benefits and perks that are focused on supporting our employees’ holistic wellbeing. To learn more about what we can offer more, click here.
NWEA strives to make diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) practices the center of our work. Our organization’s mission, Partnering to Help All Kids Learn, is the foundation for our DEIA commitment as we work to reflect, value, and support the educators, students, colleagues, and communities we serve. We seek to empower and engage all stakeholders in the research, services, solutions, and products we provide, our organizational culture, and the partnerships we establish with schools, districts, states, and countries.
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