Senior Software Engineer

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Senior Software Engineer 

MIT Open Learning seeks a senior software engineer to develop scalable software products with flexible APIs and advance best practices with the engineering team through participation in architecture, technical design, and code reviews.

Will write code in Python, JavaScript (ReactJS), HTML/CSS, and other languages as necessary; collaborate with the edX team and Open edX community to improve the Open edX platform; work closely with and brainstorm ideas and incorporate feedback from the engineering team, MIT community of developers, teachers, and learners, and the open source community at large; fix bugs and solve problems; and write documentation and automated tests.

A full job description is at 

Required Qualifications:

  • B.S. in computer science or related technical field
  • Seven years’ professional software development experience
  • Solid understanding of the full web technology stack
  • Proficiency in at least one programming language–Python, JavaScript, Ruby, Java, and/or PHP
  • Proficiency creating web applications in one or more server-side frameworks–Django, Rails, NodeJS, etc.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of relational databases and SQL

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with modern DevOps tools such as Docker, Pulumi, etc.
  • Experience with ElasticSearch
  • Excellent communication skills

Salary range: $120,000 – 140,000, with the final salary determined by MIT’s compensation team based on the skills and experience of the selected candidate.

Employment is contingent upon the completion of a satisfactory background check.

Interested candidates may apply online at  Please reference job number 23638.

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. We value diversity and strongly encourage applications from individuals from all identities and backgrounds. All qualified applicants will receive equitable consideration for employment based on their experience and qualifications, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, or national or ethnic origin.  See MIT’s full policy on nondiscrimination.

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