At Showbie we build tools to help teachers and students everywhere be more creative and productive in the paperless classroom. Our education focussed apps, Showbie and Socrative, are used by millions of teachers and students in classrooms worldwide.
Proudly based in Edmonton, Canada, our growing team is comprised of people who are passionate about empowering educators as they use technology to redefine and improve their classrooms. Our values of tenacity, care, and curiosity guide our attitudes and actions each day.
Showbie is looking for a Software Developer to join the Socrative product line team. We are passionate about investing in Socrative’s growth and building new features for the millions of students and teachers who use the product every month.
You will work closely with product management to understand the scope and requirements of upcoming priorities, forecast delivery targets, and be accountable for meeting them.
You’ll need to be highly proficient with the following technologies and practices. We do this stuff all day long:
Building and maintaining a single-page application in React
Building responsive, sophisticated UIs that can update in real-time
Node.js backend (we use Express)
SQL and NoSQL databases (we use PostgreSQL and Redis)
Git and GitHub workflow
Test-driven development and continuous integration
Cross-browser and cross-device testing and best practices
Experience refactoring/migrating code into a new framework
Experience with high-traffic/volume web applications
An interest in UX and building user-friendly interfaces
Amazon Web Services (AWS)
Socket.io or other real-time notification frameworks
CSS pre-processors such as Less or Sass
And more generally:
Solid understanding of web standards and the ability to work within a development team
Strong attention to detail and desire to create something amazing
Writing clean, maintainable code and designing with scalability in mind
Previous work samples demonstrating proficiency in building highly interactive web applications
Excited about hearing from our users and improving the product based on that feedback
Comfortable in a team environment but also able to be an independent worker
2+ years of related work experience
We give you the autonomy to make decisions and execute on them
Three weeks vacation plus office closure between Christmas and New Year's Day
Office snacks and espresso
Relaxed company culture (when we’re at work we’re excited and focused on building a great product, we also know that going home at 5 and not working weekends makes us even more excited to come to work and do great things)