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Senior Software Engineer - Data Infrastructure

Company: Khan Academy
Location: Mountain View
Posted on: April 3, 2021

Job Description:

Apply Now Senior Software Engineer - Data Infrastructure at Khan Academy Mountain View, CA / Remote friendly (US + Canada) About Khan Academy Khan Academy is a nonprofit on a mission to provide a free, world-class education to anyone, anywhere. We already reach millions of students every month and are growing rapidly. We're building a library of high-quality instructional and practice resources that empowers learners and the teachers who support them. Whether they're studying metaphors, mitosis, Marbury v. Madison, or multivariable calculus, we want to offer students the resources to realize that they can learn anything. Khan Academy is looking for passionate software engineers to help change the world. We've built a talented development team with engineers from a variety of backgrounds. We believe that the best way to provide impactful education is to create a diverse team of people from different backgrounds, races, religions, genders, sexual orientations, ages, and experiences. Together, we're a team that is deeply invested in your future. We believe that no other organization will be as invested in developing you as a professional.

About the Role Model problems, then design, write, test and release code to solve them! Collaborate with your peers via code reviews to level up yourself and others, to improve your ability to provide effective feedback, and to achieve higher quality code. Work closely with our Data Insights, Marketing, Philanthropy, and District Partnerships teams to deliver data-driven insights in service of our mission. Build out our data architecture using Google Pub/Sub, BigQuery, and Dataflow, Apache Airflow, PostgreSQL and any other tools we need to provide data that is reliable and up-to-date. Contribute to open source ! We ------ open source, and we give back to the community whenever we can. At least 5 years of experience building backend infrastructure such as databases, data warehouses, pipelines, and services. Experience with cloud infrastructure - and Google Cloud in particular - is a plus. Strong technical project management skills, as our Senior Software Engineers often lead projects. Experience building and maintaining complex software. You'll join us in writing clean, maintainable software that solves hard problems. You'll build test and monitoring frameworks to verify the accuracy and integrity of our data. You'll push the team and the mission forward with your contributions. Strong communication, thoughtfulness, and desire to give and receive regular feedback Empathy for learners around the world. You love learning and are excited about helping others learn to love learning. You're motivated to learn new things and share what you learn with the world. Excitement about helping Khan Academy bring a free, world-class education to the world. We welcome: Candidates with experience in any and all technologies. We don't require experience in any particular language or tool. Our commitment to on-boarding and mentorship means you won't be left in the dark as you learn new technologies. About our benefits We may be a non-profit, but we reward our talented team extremely well! Highly competitive salaries and annual bonuses Ample paid time off as needed - we are about getting things done, not face time Generous parental leave Flexible work and time-off schedules to encourage work-family balance and holidays Delicious catered lunch daily plus lots of snacks and beverages Great location: short walking distance to Caltrain and downtown Mountain View. Awesome team events, on-sites and off-sites, company parties and BBQs, and weekly board game nights A fun, high-caliber team that trusts you and gives you the freedom to be brilliant-- The ability to improve real lives and the opportunity to work on high-impact software and programs that are already defining the future of education Affinity groups where parents, Black and Latinx, women and gender minorities, and LGBT+ identified folks support one another And we offer all those other typical benefits as well: 401(k) + 4% matching & comprehensive insurance including medical, dental, vision, and life How to apply: Attach your resume to the job posting on our Khan Careers page Briefly describe your experience building backend web services that deal with large volumes of requests per second. Address the following prompt in the space provided below: We believe that reaching all learners requires a team that is diverse in every respect, and we are looking for individuals who will help us fulfill our mission by adding to the diversity of our team's experiences, perspectives, and mindsets. With that in mind, tell us briefly how your experiences and perspectives - whether personal, professional, academic, or in your own classroom - would contribute to the diversity of our team and our ability to understand and address the needs of all learners. Optional: Links to projects or previous work. We especially like living, breathing projects, demos, or commentaries on your work. Please don't just send code - show or tell us why you wrote it, what it's for, what you like about it, how it helps someone, etc. No project is too small if it's something you care about. If you're feeling especially creative feel free to include a link to a project that you've built on our programming platform. If you'd like to provide a more traditional cover letter addressing your interest in KA (in addition to the diversity-based response), please feel free to attach that below. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, or Veteran status. How long ago did you start programming? --*
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Briefly describe your experience building backend web services that deal with large volumes of requests per second. --*
At Khan Academy, we believe that reaching all learners requires an engineering team that is diverse in every respect, and we are looking for individuals who will help us fulfill our mission by adding to the diversity of our team's experiences, perspectives, and mindsets. With that in mind, tell us briefly how your experiences and perspectives- whether personal, professional, academic, or otherwise- could contribute to the diversity of our team. --*
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