College Board Technology Division – Item Cloud Blue
About the Team
The Item Cloud team is committed to building and driving innovation for internal-facing web applications that support College Board’s core products. Our team consists of 2 small squads, each of which owns a unique, data-intensive, high-impact, single-page web application that represents our internal content creation processes. We own the full stack, from the infrastructure in AWS to the front-end and back-end code deployed there. We build everything serverless, in the cloud, leveraging current technologies and novel techniques to be a force-multiplier for the programs we serve. We are remote, but close-knit. We are strong advocates of work/life balance and flexibility with schedules when needed. We often accomplish our work through paired or mob programming. We are proactive, passionate, and outcome-oriented, putting a premium on quality and efficiency. We use Agile scrum to manage our work and deliver value regularly following a DevOps model. The impact of our efforts as creative problem-solvers and idea-generators leads to innovations and dramatic improvements in College Board’s biggest program applications, serving millions of students to help them take ownership of their future.
About the Opportunity:
As a Senior Engineer on our Item Cloud team, you are a poly skilled technologist and problem-solver. You possess extensive knowledge and expertise designing, implementing, and testing performant and fault-tolerant serverless and container-based apps executing in the cloud. You are communicative, approachable, self-driven and energized by collaboration with teammates and a desire to stay abreast of new technologies. These traits along with your ability to learn quickly enable you to work harmoniously as you apply innovative, cloud-based solutions within College Board’s Technology group.
In this role, you will:
Design and implement, in collaboration with team members, data-intensive, highly secure, primarily React-based components.
Solve complex problems using divergent thinking resulting in innovative solutions.
Follow DevOps best practices including continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) practice of rapidly implementing, testing, and delivering high-quality code.
Develop and maintain a thorough understanding of our customer’s business processes and operations.
Mentor and help junior engineers in their growth.
Support team-centered, Agile software development.
5+ years’ experience building, testing, and managing web-based applications.
Experience working within the AWS cloud ecosystem including resources such as Lambda, SNS, SQS, S3, Step Functions, IAM, CloudWatch, CloudTrail, DynamoDB.
Passion for automated testing.
Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degree in Computer Science, Systems Engineering, Information Systems.
In addition, you are:
User and mission oriented.
Generous in service of students, colleagues, and partners.
About Our Benefits and Compensation:
College Board offers a strong compensation and benefits package that attracts top talent looking to make a difference in education.
Our robust benefits package includes health, dental, and vision insurance, tuition assistance, paid time off, paid parental leave, retirement benefits with a generous matching program, and more.
We reward performance through annual bonuses and provide opportunities for salary growth over time through base compensation increases, merit raises and promotions.
We believe in compensating staff members fairly in relation to each other, their qualifications, and their impact. The salary range for a new employee in this position is $144,000 to $157,000. The salary offer of an individual candidate within this range is specific to their location and qualifications.
Each salary offer is determined carefully using internal and external benchmarking and adjusting for the candidate’s location. You will have an opportunity to discuss salary in more detail after you begin the application process.
As a self-sustaining non-profit organization with global impact, College Board offers a job that matters, a team that cares, and a place to learn, innovate and thrive!
About Our Culture
We are motivated to positively impact the educational and career trajectories of millions of students a year.
We prioritize building a diverse and inclusive team where every employee can thrive, and every voice is heard.
We value learning and growth; we offer formal and informal ways to lead through your superpowers, sharpen your strengths, and meet your development goals.
Our high-performing engineers work with the latest technologies, so you will be constantly learning and sharpening your skills.
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