Senior Full-stack Software Engineer

R&D – Engineering /
Full-time /
At Instructure, we believe in the power of people to grow and succeed throughout their lives. Our goal is to amplify that power by creating intuitive products that simplify learning and personal development, facilitate meaningful relationships, and inspire people to go further and careers. We do this by giving smart, creative, passionate people opportunities to create awesome products and tools. And that’s where You come in!

Who we are:

    • Pioneers: we are the first Instructure development center placed outside of the United States.
    • On a mission: Our field is education. We strive to elevate student success, amplify the power of teaching, and inspire everyone to learn together.
    • Product enthusiasts: We develop products, such as Canvas, with millions of users worldwide.
    • Engineers: We love to understand what is happening under the hood. We are generalists, rather than obsessed with one language or framework
    • Engineers: We love to understand what is happening under the hood. We are generalists, rather than obsessed with one language or framework.  Currently, we use Node.js, React, and Ruby on Rails, but will adapt as needed.
    • Cloud-native: we are one of the biggest AWS customers, everything is Dockerized, running in the cloud
    • Productive: our teams have flexibility in how they work, Some use Scrum, others Extreme Programming, whichever fits best.

What will you do

    • Demonstrate independence in mastering new technical domains and apply extensive knowledge to innovate and streamline team efforts.
    • Enhance team velocity and productivity by automating tasks, resolving bottlenecks, and improving cross-functional processes.
    • Design compliant systems (a11y,  i18n, secure, etc.). Manage technical ambiguities, and ensure reliable project delivery.
    • Show deep commitment to the team's and organization's success, strategically aligning work with goals and managing risks.
    • Inspire the team with forward-looking visions, drive innovation, and support team development towards organizational growth.
    • Leverage agile methodologies, engage effectively with stakeholders, make data-driven decisions, and foster a culture of continuous improvement.
    • Actively support the professional growth of others, by being approachable and providing constructive feedback.
    • Prioritize user needs through flexible technical decisions, thorough documentation, and risk mitigation.
    • Build internal culture, lead and participate in meetings, encourage dialogue, and articulate vision to motivate and align teams.

What we look for:

    • 6+ years of experience in software engineering, with a strong foundation in coding and system design.
    • Ability to tackle complex problems, think critically, and devise effective solutions in a dynamic environment.
    • Experience leading projects and teams, demonstrating the ability to mentor, inspire, and drive collaborative efforts.
    • Eagerness to learn new technologies, adapt to changing environments, and continuously improve personal and team capabilities.
    • Practical experience in improving operational efficiency, automating workflows, and implementing scalable solutions.
    • Capability to align technical strategies with business goals, anticipate future challenges, and make informed decisions.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to articulate ideas clearly and foster healthy team dynamics.
    • A passion for innovation, staying ahead of technology trends, and applying creative solutions to enhance products and processes.
    • Node.js or Java, AWS, Docker, Kubernetes, infrastructure-as-code tools (Ansible, Terraform, Salt, Puppet), front-end, preferably React experience.
    • Ruby experience is a plus, but openness to learn other languages is a must.

Get it on all the awesome at Instructure

    • A fun, friendly, and helpful company culture
    • Competitive compensation
    • Restricted Stock Unit Program
    • Private Medicover healthcare + cafeteria plan/SZEP card
    • Employee Stock Purchase Program
    • Wellness motivation through PandaFit
    • An extra week off for the whole company every year
    • Employee recognition program through Motivosity
    • Goal-setting, proactive reviews, and internal training
    • Employee assistance program
We’ve always believed in hiring the most awesome people and treating them right. We know that the more diverse we are, the more diverse our ideas will be and when we openly welcome those ideas, our environment is better and our business is stronger.
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