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Full-Stack Developer (Lead)

Company: Benchmark Education Company
Location: Tempe
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description


Software Engineer / Technical Lead

This position is in our Phoenix AZ technology office, but the team primarily works remotely, with a few meetings in the onsite office in AZ.


Position Purpose:

The Software Engineering Technical Lead leverages software engineering principles, expertise, and team management experience to lead teams to develop and fix features of software developed by Benchmark's Software Engineering department. Benchmark Education builds software to meet the challenges facing literacy learners and teachers. Our software enables and supports a wide range of next generation learning experiences with the promise of doing even more with the right technology team members. The Software Engineering Technical Lead leads internal BEC teams or development partner teams to design, build, and manage customer facing and back-end technology solutions using a variety of technologies.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Lead and manage an internal or outsourced Agile software development team taking responsibility for solving one or many complex problems.
  • Competent at turning ideas into code, and making that code usable by your teammates, and the company at scale.
  • Advance our goals around quality and engineering discipline.
  • Review code pull requests for solution completeness and adherence to coding practices and standards.
  • Test, analyze data, and improve constantly.
  • Capable of moving from prototype to production and taking responsibility for the full life cycle of a component.


Job Requirements/Skills and Experience

Primary Qualifications:

  • At least 8 years of experience and a bachelor's degree in computer science or related field is preferred.
  • Demonstrated expertise with Computer Science principles in object-oriented design, data structures, and algorithm design and complexity analysis.
  • Experience leading or managing small agile development teams, guiding and reviewing the deliverables of each member on the team.
  • Expertise in at least one of the following, preferred expertise in more than one:
  • Java
  • ES6 JavaScript
  • PHP 7.x
  • Ability to work in a collaborative Agile environment


Preferred Qualifications:

Understanding of all elements of the software development life cycle, including planning, development, requirements management, configuration management, quality assurance, and release management.

  • JavaScript and Web Development experience:
  • Single page application development using ES6 JavaScript
  • React framework and Redux state management
  • CSS, LESS, or SASS
  • Unit testing with Jest, Enzyme, Mocha and Chai
  • Frameworks such as React, Redux, Backbone, or Vue JS
  • Data visualization packages such as D3
  • Application and Service development experience:
  • SQL and NoSQL datastores such as MySQL and MongoDB
  • Familiarity with basic design patterns and UML
  • Familiarity with PHP 7.x, Laravel, and PHP Unit
  • Familiarity with Spring projects for Java
  • AWS technologies: RDS (Aurora), Elastic Beanstalk, ECS, RedShift, EC2, SQS, SNS, CloudWatch, S3, or CloudFront
  • Container technologies, e.g., Kubernetes, Docker, Apache Mesos
  • Highly responsible, team-oriented individual with very strong communication skills and work ethic; self-starter.
  • Ability to apply advanced principles, theories, and concepts, and contribute to the development of innovative principles and ideas.
  • Experience working on unusually complicated problems and providing solutions that are highly creative and ingenious, exhibiting ingenuity, creativity, and resourcefulness.

About Us

Benchmark Education Company is a leading publisher of core, supplemental, and intervention literacy and language resources in English and Spanish, both print and digital, as well as world-class professional development. Since its founding in 1998, our company has proven to be one of the most nimble and innovative content creators on the cutting edge of pedagogy and technology. The digital content in our many online and hybrid learning programs delivers all the rigor of its print counterpart and is designed for remote and blended learning contexts.

Our powerful and research-validated programs give diverse learners, including English Learners, precisely the support they need to accelerate achievement. Our mission is to connect children to the world through text, building knowledge and perspectives. Our content-rich and culturally relevant texts feature explicit instruction in close reading and analysis, social emotional learning, multiple perspectives, and authentic literature, reflecting the complexity and dimensions of the world.

We are committed to providing thorough support for responsive teaching, with targeted and sustained professional development, a full range of customizable literacy solutions, exceptional quality, deep and effective support for distance learning, and dedicated customer service.

For further information, visit us at:

*Benchmark Education Publishing (BEC) and its affiliates are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer

Keywords: Benchmark Education Company, Tempe , Full-Stack Developer (Lead), Other , Tempe, Arizona

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