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Senior Software Engineer

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Posted 29 days ago

LitCharts ( is a literary resource with 2000 guides to books, poems, literary terms, a complete set of Shakespeare translations, and more. Millions of students, teachers, and general-interest readers use the LitCharts website and mobile apps every month.

Overall Responsibilities

  • Help us maximize our uptime, reliability, performance, and security.
  • Work with us to implement projects that range from backend to frontend and everything in between.
  • Help us maintain and improve our codebase.
  • Contribute to the growth and success of the best literary resource on the web.
  • Requirements

    • A high level of competency with Ruby, Rails, Postgres, Rspec, Capybara, React, jQuery, SCSS, and Haml.
    • Experience with Git, Webpack, Heroku, and AWS.
    • Experience building responsive frontends with a focus on cross-browser compatibility and accessibility.
    • Ability to work remotely as part of a small team as well as take ownership of projects with minimal oversight.
    • A desire to continuously improve our stack and your own skill set.
    • Strong communication skills and willingness to ask questions and receive feedback.
    • Bonus points: A passion for and/or experience with education, education technology, and/or literature.

      Why LitCharts?

      We’re committed to creating a supportive work environment that values each team member. Being part of LitCharts means:

      • Competitive salary
      • Annual bonus
      • Healthcare coverage
      • 401k with matching
      • Working remotely
      • Flexible work schedule
      • Yearly team meet ups (pandemic contingent, of course)
      • Learning and professional development resources
      • We’re a small remote team, and the code you write will have a direct impact on our success. We work flexible hours but typically stick to 9am-5pm EST and are looking for someone able to do the same. 

        To apply for this position, please send the following to [email protected]:

        • Your resume or LinkedIn profile
        • Your public GitHub profile and/or a link to a recent project you’re excited about
        • A brief explanation of the biggest opportunity for improvement--from a technical standpoint--that you see on our website
        • Please note: All applicants must be legally authorized to work full-time in the United States. Due to time constraints, we are unable to respond to inquiries from recruiters and from applicants not legally authorized to work full-time in the United States.

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