Remote Jobs at Hobsons

Last Week

Lead Software Engineer
Hobsons  
aws react-js node-js javascript saas Sep 26

Are you passionate about developing products and integrating these products with different systems using the latest technologies? Hobsons is seeking a talented and energetic Lead Software Engineer to join our team in Arlington, VA. The role will suit a self-motivated technology leader, who has 8+ years of engineering experience with a proven track record of product delivery. The Lead Software Engineer at Hobsons will be involved in significant development projects for our market-leading K-12 SaaS product. Your work will focus on developing applications using various cutting-edge technologies following an Agile process.

Essential Functions:

  • Modernize, design, develop, and test software components using Node.js, React, and AWS cloud-native technologies;
  • Collaborate with Architects and other team members to incorporate the best practices and innovations into our products to help to set the team technical direction and ensure it aligns with the larger organizational technology strategy;
  • Play the role of a team or technical lead, guiding the work of other team members and leading technically excellent work;
  • Collaborate closely with product managers and user experience during discovery, design, and development;
  • Stay current on technology trends and identify ways to innovate our products in the education space.

Ideal Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in information systems, computer science, engineering, or other relevant disciplines;
  • 1-2+ years of experience in software development using JavaScript (React, NodeJS);
  • 8+ years of experience in developing software product solutions;
  • Thorough knowledge of modern AWS cloud-native technology tools, languages and programs; OR
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Strong presentation and verbal communication skills.
  • Proactive sense of urgency and can-do attitude.
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This Month

Software Architect
Hobsons  
react-js javascript serverless-framework aws spring-boot saas Sep 15

We’re looking for an extremely talented, highly motivated Software Architect to drive the architecture and innovation work on our growing platform. The architect must possess a good breadth of skills to be able to build enterprise integration solutions that leverage cloud-native solutions. As a Software Architect, you will utilize your technical acumen along with your domain expertise to develop innovative solutions. You have a passion for delivering solutions in a client obsessed environment that will give you opportunities to grow multi-dimensionally.


Essential Functions:

  • Design product architecture to solve customer problems using microservices-based architecture
  • Collaborate with the Architecture team to define Cloud Native architecture patterns and best practices and work with software teams to ensure the architecture and best practices are incorporated
  • Leverage team development standards, patterns, and design principles in daily activities
  • Collaborate closely with product managers and user experience during discovery, design, and development
  • Lead and coach a team of engineers, focusing on cutting edge cloud hosting strategies
  • Contribute to team workload and escalation demands in a senior technical capacity
  • Deep understanding of Agile methodologies: Scrum and Kanban
  • Stay current on technology trends and identify ways to innovate our products in the education space
  • Strong presentation and verbal communication skills.
  • Enterprise SaaS experience preferred.

 Ideal Qualifications:

  • 8-10+ years of experience in software development using JavaScript (React, NodeJS, TypeScript), Serverless and Container-based architectures, DynamoDb, and relational databases
  • Sound understanding of Microservices and REST APIs
  • Extensive experience with Agile development practices
  • Hands-on experience guiding Development and QA engineers on CI/CD pipelines.
  • Track record of delivering enterprise software, preferably SaaS applications
  • Experience using Source Control systems, such as GIT.
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written, including the ability to communicate effectively with internal customers, outside customers, organizations, and vendors with strong customer service-orientation.
  • Exposure to CI tooling such as SonarQube, Artifactory, Jenkins, Circle CI, and Codefresh.io.
  • Demonstrated vision and ownership of major technologies, infrastructure, and systems across varying landscapes.
  • AWS Certification(s) at the Associate level or above

About Hobsons:

A leader in education technology, Hobsons helps more than 15 million students to identify their strengths, explore careers, match to best-fit educational opportunities, create academic plans, and reach their education and life goals. More than 13,000 K-12 and higher education institutions partner with Hobsons and leverage our expertise and our solutions -- Naviance, Intersect, and Starfish -- to improve college and career readiness, college recruiting and admissions, and higher education student success to support millions of students.

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Principal Software Engineer
Hobsons  
javascript react-js node-js aws spring-boot saas Sep 11

We have an outstanding opportunity for a talented Principal Software Engineer to join our growing product development team. We are seeking candidates that have strong cloud-native development experience and who are passionate about the latest industry trends and innovations occurring in SaaS products. The Principal Software Engineer will be involved in significant development projects for our market-leading Higher Education Advising SaaS application. Your work will focus on creating solutions that provide value to the customer and collaborate with the scrum teams to plan and execute projects accordingly.

Essential Functions:

  • Design, and develop highly scalable systems used by millions of users. Use various prototypes to build, communicate architecture, develop, and deploy using microservices-based architecture.
  • Responsible for the overall database architecture across the Starfish product.
  • Analyze current data designs to optimize and provide structural improvements to handle the growth of the business.
  • Play the role of a data lead, guiding the work of all teams across Starfish.
  • Research, design, implement and drive complex database changes within the product.
  • Collaborate closely with product managers, architects during discovery, design, and development, and factor in the inputs in designing with new modern data solutions.
  • Proactively ensure cross-cutting architecture needs are met e.g., scalability, performance, security, supportability, testability.

Ideal Qualifications: 

  • 7+ years of experience in software development using NoSQL & relational databases, Serverless, and Container-based architectures.
  • Sound understanding of Microservices and REST APIs, including developing Microservices with NodeJS and related technologies.
  • Good to have experience in one or more of these AWS Services: Glue, Redshift, Lambda, S3.
  • Strong understanding of ETL / ELT processes and experience working with ETL / ELT tools.
  • Strong understanding of Database Engineering Concepts and Best Practices.
  • Hands-on experience in performance tuning, indexing strategies, and other optimizations for database systems.
  • Experience designing, deploying, maintaining, and optimizing database solutions with PostgreSQL & DynamoDB.
  • Hands-on experience guiding Development and QA teams with experience in CI tooling such as CodeClimate, Artifactory, Jenkins, and Snyk.
  • Track record of delivering enterprise software, preferably SaaS applications.
  • AWS Certification(s) at the Associate level or above is preferred.
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