Staff Software Engineer

ProductHybrid Remote, Brno, Czechia


Description

Staff Software Engineer 

Hybrid - Brno, Czech Republic 

  

  

The Opportunity:   

Anthology offers the largest EdTech ecosystem on a global scale, supporting over 150 million users in 80 countries. Our mission is to provide dynamic, data-informed experiences to the global education community so that learners and educators can achieve their goals.   

  

We believe in the power of a truly diverse and inclusive workforce. As we expand globally, we are committed to making diversity, inclusion, and belonging a foundational part of not only our hiring practices but who we are as a company.  

  

For more information about Anthology and our career opportunities, please visit www.anthology.com 

  
This role focuses on Anthology Ally, a revolutionary product that makes digital course content more accessible. As the accessibility of digital course content is becoming increasingly important world-wide, institutions must address long-standing and often overbearing challenges. Anthology’s Ally engineering team is responsible for developing industry-leading tools to improve accessibility through inclusivity, sustainability, and automation for all students.   

  
As Staff Software Engineer on our team, you will design, develop, and maintain features of the Ally product. You’ll also communicate and partner cross-functionally with teams in product and software development. In this role, you will work on an ethical product, using Scala for the backend and JavaScript for the frontend. We run our applications in the AWS cloud and use Git for version control. You’ll work on a distributed team, collaborating with colleagues around the globe.     


The Candidate:   

Required skills/qualifications:   

  • At least 7 years of relevant experience
  • Good abstract and critical thinking skills
  • Good communication and presentation skills in English
  • Familiarity with the full-cycle development process  
  • Experience developing, building, testing, deploying, and operating applications  
  • Experience working with cloud technologies   
  • Awareness of how distributed systems work  
  • Strong command of backend and frontend programming languages (Java, Scala, Typescript, etc.)  
  • Experience relational database design and querying concepts 

   

Preferred skills/qualifications: 

  • Experience as a technical leader in a development team
  • Command line scripting knowledge in Linux-like environment
  • Knowledge of cloud computing (AWS)
  • Experience with IntelliJ IDEA (or other IDE)
  • Experience with a version control system (Git)
  • Experience with a bug tracking system (JIRA)
  • Experience with a continuous integration system and continuous delivery practices
  • Functional programming experience such as Haskell or Scala
  • Experience with frontend development or interest in learning (Angular)
  • Experience with software architecture leveraging microservices
  • Fluency in written and spoken Czech or Slovak

    

The Office:  

We have an office in the beautiful and vibrant city of Brno.   

·          Great office location in city center near Luzanky   

·          Accessible by public transportation as well as bike, with bike stands and showers in the office   

·          Cozy personal office spaces where you can shut your door to really focus or leave it open to interact with others   

·          Flexible work hours with no expectations of overtime   

·          Great benefits including health & life insurance and English lessons   

·          Countless walkable places to eat 

  

   

This job description is not designed to contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required. Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities at any time.     

  

Anthology is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, protected military/veteran status, or any other legally protected factor.