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Full Stack Developer

RedShelf was built to improve education. Working with the higher education community, we design products to make course materials more affordable, accessible and engaging for students everywhere. Our partnerships with leading academic publishers and institutions mean we get to make a direct impact on the education system through innovative technology.

About the Job:
As a Full Stack Developer, you will be responsible for writing clean, maintainable code to launch the next generation eReader for RedShelf. You will assist the team by adding eBook functionality, integrating with university learning software, and building analytics. You will be responsible for: 

  • Participating in all aspects of delivery, including planning, design, code review, process improvement, and code delivery
  • Proactively updating stakeholders and maintaining open communication  
  • Performing other duties as assigned by management 

What are We Looking for?
First and foremost, we are looking for someone who is passionate about development and making an impact in the higher education market. Candidates should have at least 2 - 3 years of experience in development, preferably with Agile and/or Scrum development method experience. Previous work with Python and experience in the education/publishing industry is preferred, but not required. 

Written and verbal communication skills will be essential to this position, specifically regarding effective communication with stakeholders, including senior leadership. You should be comfortable developing and leading projects and assignments independently with little to no direction. We are looking for an individual who is capable of balancing multiple priorities, meeting deadlines, and showcasing the flexibility to adapt to the changing needs of a scrappy startup business. 

What’s the Tech Stack?
Ideally, you should have experience with these technologies or some equivalent. However, we are willing to train the right candidate if you are passionate about the position and our goals.

Python, JavaScript
Django, Celery, RabbitMQ, Elasticsearch, Redis, PostgreSQL
Ember, Mithril
AWS, Docker, Jenkins, Salt
Nose, QUnit, PhantomJS

Why RedShelf?
RedShelf's team is passionate, entrepreneurial-minded and serious about making an impact in higher ed. We are committed to our mission of improving education, and that commitment flows through in everything we do.

We offer an engaging office culture and frequent onsite and offsite events including video game tournaments, intramural sports teams, happy hours, volunteer work, and more. We also provide our team with competitive compensation packages including company stock options. 

EEO Statement:
RedShelf is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, people of color, individuals with a disability, veterans, and others who would enrich the diversity of RedShelf are encouraged to apply.

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