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Software Engineer - API Development (Temporary)

NWEA, Portland, OR

Job - Engineering

Close Date: 12/06/2019

Software Engineer, API Development – 12-month contract

About this role….

In this role, you’ll be working in a modern tech stack using JavaScript, Node.js, or Java focusing on the API development for the reporting services of our flagship product. You’ll be working in a SAFe environment in a team that has an established CI/CD pipeline. This individual needs to have to able to operate as a true engineer and contribute to all facets of a software release.

To be a success in this role, you must be comfortable working in a collaborative environment of other developers. Understand the importance of documentation and experience working in a self-sufficient scrum team. Need to be flexible when it comes to what languages you code in.

Must haves…

Backend API Development experience
Experience with Node, JavaScript, or Java, but capable of picking up new languages (Rust, Go, etc.)
Experience working in a TDD environment, or contributing to QA automation
Able to adhere to the scrum team’s guidelines

Traits for success…

Excellent object-oriented design & programming skills
Experience working in a collaborative team of application developers and source code repositories
Willingness to take ownership of a project and show your leadership skills

Education and experience…

1- 4 plus years of progressive experience in a software development environment in high growth technology companies
Proven experience working across multiple tiers of an application, including a database, network, operating system, and containers.
Experience with Terraform or Jenkins
Experience with AWS is a plus.

About the Product Engineering Team….

Comprised of nearly 200 professionals, NWEA’s Product Engineering team offers our employees the ability to work with cutting-edge technologies, on a platform that has one of the highest concurrency applications in the Portland Metro area, that assesses nearly 10 million students annually across the world.

Our Product Engineering group is made up of large-scale teams focused across many tech fields like infrastructure, applications engineering, business analysis, operations, QA, and solutions delivery.

About us….

Founded by educators nearly 40 years ago, NWEA™ is a global not-for-profit educational services organization known for our flagship interim assessment, Measures of Academic Progress® (MAP®).

More than 7,400 partners in U.S. schools, districts, education agencies, and international schools trust us to offer pre-kindergarten through grade 12 assessments that accurately measure student growth and learning needs, professional development that fosters educators’ ability to accelerate student learning, and research that supports assessment validity and data interpretation.

We have multiple openings for this role. Candidates who are interested in applying should do so via our Careers page on our website at:

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