Senior Software Developer - Assessments (ML)

Senior Software Developer - Assessments (ML)

Remote/Telecommute JobREMOTE /  Toronto, Ontario  - Permanent
This job allows you to work remotely 

Job Description

Join a leading education technology company that’s transforming lives around the world.

Our client was founded by two computer science professors at Stanford with a vision of providing life-transforming learning experiences to anyone, anywhere. It is the world’s largest online learning platform for higher education. 190 of the world’s top universities and industry educators partner with them to offer courses, Specializations, and degrees that empower over 40 million learners around the world to achieve their career goals. Over 1,800 companies use the company’s enterprise platform to transform their talent. The client recently went IPO.

The Core Platform Assessments team owns a broad range of product functionalities in the client'ss two-sided content platform providing a scalable authoring platform, learner-facing experience, grading, progress tracking, and academic integrity features serving 70+ million learners. They leverage the experience and data they have to enable instructors to create engaging content for learners at scale while upholding a high level of academic integrity.

The client is looking for a creative, collaborative, technically strong engineer to help deliver high-quality and scalable functionalities to improve their assessment products. In addition to the technical implementations, this role will also play an integral part in defining theirj future roadmap in academic integrity and assignment grading features as they look to incorporate more automated data-driven solutions. Their ideal candidate has a strong track record of delivering high-quality end-to-end product experiences including design, implementation, testing, and deployment of these experiences in collaboration with cross-functional teams and is constantly looking to grow their skillset. It is also crucial that a candidate is impact-driven and shares their passion for education.

Must Have Skills:

Your responsibilities:
- Design and implement scalable systems and infrastructures
- Design and develop APIs powering user-facing product features
- Participate in and lead architectural designs of critical components owned by the team that impacts multiple business lines
- Continuous improvement of foundational components in the dimensions of configurability and quality
- Measure your work thoroughly, analyze results, and generate hypotheses to drive new product changes through A/B testing
- Setup monitoring and testing of your APIs and services to better understand real time health of your products
- Design, build, and launch efficient and reliable machine learning (ML) services
- Build and maintain interfaces where the model predictions and decisions are served
- Collaborate with their data scientists and data engineering

Your skills:
- 5+ years of experience working in a relevant product software engineering role
- Expertise in designing highly scalable and performant micro-services and storage layers using common frameworks, languages, and cloud infrastructure (e.g. Java, Play/Scala, MySql, NoSQL, Elastic Search, Kafka)
- Experience in contributing to or leading large projects with cross-functional stakeholders and end-to-end product development lifecycle

Nice to Have Skills:

Preferred Qualifications
- Strong knowledge of machine learning algorithms
- Industry experience building and productionizing data pipelines and/or machine learning systems
- Data-driven and strongly motivated by success and learnings through experiments and metrics analysis
- Strong oral and written communication skills
- Ability to execute
- Comfortable working in a fast-moving team environment (we deploy many times a day!)


Starting: ASAP

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