Full Stack Software Engineer at Perusall

MeteorUnited States (Remote)13 days ago

About Us

We are an education technology startup that aims to change the nature of reading — from the traditional solitary experience to an engaging and collective one. We aim to change education — so all students do the reading, come to class prepared, and are motivated to do so because they care about the content. And we aim to advance behavioral science and AI research in the service of improving education — using our work at Harvard University and Perusall Labs to improve the Perusall platform and to help students, educators, researchers, and society at large.

Key Qualifications

  • Experience working on a small team and taking ownership of a product/service
  • Required experience: Node.js, HTML/front-end Javascript, Unix/Linux
  • Preferred experience: Meteor, MongoDB, Amazon Web Services
  • Nice-to-have experience: Ruby, Python
  • Able to work effectively both independently and in a team environment to produce optimal results
  • Attention to detail, excellent verbal and written communication skills

Job Responsibilities

  • Work collaboratively to develop new features and maintain existing Perusall codebase
  • Monitor and analyze performance metrics to optimize application and database performance and stability
  • Share “on call” responsibility to respond to production issues outside of normal working hours
  • Develop understanding of user workflows and provide input on new features and enhancements
  • Support customer service team to troubleshoot highly technical issues
  • Support sales and marketing teams by fulfilling data requests and developing internal tools

Job Location

United States (remote). Perusall is a fully remote company located in the United States.

Education and Experience

BA/BS or MA/MS in Computer Engineering, Computer Science or the equivalent, or substantial professional experience developing large-scale web applications.

Our Story

Perusall began following a major four-year research project at Harvard University; we created the platform to serve students in our classes, and then in 2015 built the business to bring our research to students and instructors everywhere. Perusall is now a profitable business serving 1,000,000 students at 3,000 educational institutions in 85 countries.

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