Staff Software Engineer

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Employer is looking for Staff Software Engineer in Chicago , IL. This local job opportunity with ID 277697 is live since 12/09/2017.

Job Requisition ID: 239

Software Engineering at HMH is focused on building fantastic software to meet the challenges facing teachers and learners. Enabling and supporting a wide range of next generation learning experiences. We design, and build custom applications and services used by millions.  We are creating teams full of innovative, eager software professionals to build the products that will transform our industry. We have already built a modern cloud platform to power our next generation services, and are building using a variety of new technologies like Scala, graph databases, Mesos frameworks and more.
We are staffing new, small, self-contained teams of engineers with people who love solving problems, building high quality products and services. We are looking for people with a wide range of skills, who can contribute broadly bringing the right tool to the right job. We use a wide range of technologies, and are building up a next generation services platform that can make our learning tools and content available to all our products, and someday to the world. If you want to make a difference in the lives of students and teachers, and understand what it takes to deliver high quality software, we would love to talk to you about this opportunity.

The Opportunity - Staff Engineer
Staff Software Engineers will own and be technology leaders of the highest impact projects. These engineers have a background of exceptional technical competence in taking ownership of a high impact project and leading the design and development of this product across the full technology stack from inception to production. They set the bar for a team for technical excellence, acting as engineering role models and mentoring Software and Senior Software Engineers. They will be subject matter experts in certain verticals, but will have expertise for the full technology stack with the knowhow to apply the right technology to the job. The Staff Engineer will improve technology practices and methodologies within the group and communication across the organization. Often apply outward thought; leadership. Representing HMH in industry groups and open-source communities. Staff Engineers are good communicators and great team players and with an added ability to communicate and pitch ideas, concepts and Architectures to senior stakeholders. 

  • Contribute code to complex projects
  • Engineering leader and influencer for the development team of 5-10 engineers
  • Program-level solution design/technology and product evaluations
  • Applying subject matter expertise on improving technology practices, standards and methodologies within the group
  • Communication across the organization.

Skills & Experience

  • 10+ years of experience
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field
  • Exceptional technical competence that includes a portfolio of thought leadership and individual technical accomplishments.
  • Proven track record as a leader in initiating, architecting and building distributed and scalable solutions across the complete stack, including front end, backend, web services and database layers.
  •  We are looking for people who have experience with Java, Node, as well as front-end (HTML/JS) but place the highest value on ability to be productive in a wide range of environments, and learn to be productive quickly, even with unfamiliar tools


Employer (NASDAQ:HMHC) is a global learning company dedicated to changing people’s lives by fostering passionate, curious learners. As a leading provider of pre-K–12 education content, services, and cutting-edge technology solutions across a variety of media, HMH enables learning in a changing landscape. HMH is uniquely positioned to create engaging and effective educational content and experiences from early childhood to beyond the classroom.  HMH serves more than 50 million students in over 150 countries worldwide, while its award-winning children's books, novels, non-fiction, and reference titles are enjoyed by readers throughout the world.  For more information, visit Employer  

Employer is an equal employment opportunity employer and participates in E-Verify. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of gender, race/ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, or other protected group status.



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