Lead Full Stack Developer

Prodigy Game - Toronto, ON (14 months ago)

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Prodigy Education connects students, parents, teachers and school districts with resources that promote a lifelong love of learning. Anyone with an internet connection is welcome to create a free account and try the most effective and engaging K-8 math platform in the world. Our business model helps us connect with youth around the world, with over 50 million students now voluntarily practicing math every single day — and enjoying it!

At Prodigy Education, we have an incredible team that works tirelessly to turn our goal of making education a human right into a reality. We are immensely grateful for our amazing team and all they do every day. We welcome people who share our passion to join our team, where you will have the opportunity to help an entire generation of students to LOVE learning.

Our passion is our mission: Making math - and learning itself - engaging for children everywhere. Driven by this goal, we work together to grow into leaders in our respective fields. No team member left behind; no child left behind. It’s a fun ride.

Overview:
As the Lead Full Stack Developer for the Teacher platform at Prodigy, you will build features that help millions of students LOVE learning!

Your Impact:
Lead and mentor a development team; enabling them to improve the product, ship code faster, and further their careers
Make architectural decisions that will help us scale our product for the next 30+ million students
Build new interfaces for teachers and parents to enable them to help their kids learn
Work cross-functionally with an agile team including Product, UX & Design, Development, and QA
Provide input on technical design and product features
And much more...

Who You Are:
Excellent communication skills
A passion for user experience and performance
Experience leading and managing product teams
Experience designing high availability systems
A solid understanding of JavaScript and HTML5
Experience with one or more JavaScript frameworks, preferably React. (Others could be Backbone, Angular, Vue.js, Ember, etc.)
Experience writing API endpoints and working with databases (PostgreSQL, Dynamo DB, etc.)
A love for learning and staying on top of the latest in web development

Our Core Technologies:
Backend: Node.js, GraphQL, Postgres, Dynamo DB, Redis, AWS
Frontend: React, Backbone (legacy), ES6, SASS & BEM

What We Offer:
The opportunity to build a career of value and witness first hand the impact Prodigy has as the most engaging math platform in the world!
A culture of transparency, where team members are involved in important conversations
No micromanaging here, we believe in our employees skills and abilities, we encourage you to bring new innovative ideas to your team
Full health benefits from day one (1) for you and your family, fully covered! Nothing is ever taken off your pay cheque
We are a profitable company, with eligibility to participate in stock options for all employees
Late or early riser? We understand! we offer flexible working hours that allows you to schedule your 8 hour day with a bit more flexibility. We do have core office hours to ensure team members can be present for important meetings and department needs, our core office hours (core office hours of 10:30am - 3:00pm)
Feel like a different work environment? Work from home 1x a week!
Team building events that not only include you as a Prodigy employee, but your significant other and children as well
Company pizza lunch every second week for ‘All Hands’, where we discuss important Prodigy milestones
Do you need some fun to help break up your day? We have that covered! join in some Ping Pong games, Smash Bros competitions or board games!

We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to providing employment accommodation in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA). Prodigy Game will provide accommodations to job applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require an accommodation, please notify us and we will work with you to meet your needs.