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 in their educations and careers. We do this by giving smart, creative, passionate people opportunities to create awesome products and tools.

As our Full Stack Software Engineer, you'll play a key role in a diverse, innovative team driving the development of our transformative SaaS services for digital learning and credentialing services. We believe in curiosity, education, and technology, nurturing excellence in an Agile and DevOps environment that promotes innovation. Join us to work with an entrepreneurial mindset and thrive in a culture of continuous improvement.

Our tech stack is at the forefront of modern software development. We seek developers eager to work in this environment. If you excel in server-side Java development, microservices, and front-end UI, and value uplifting team members through shared learning and collaboration, we want to hear from you.

Java, Spring, Springboot, React 16.8+, GraphQL, JavaScript, TypeScript, NextJS, Docker, Kubernetes, Postgres, Hibernate/JPA, Redis, EKS, and AWS cloud technologies (not all technologies are listed).

What you will do:

    • Take comprehensive ownership of technical aspects, ensuring product usability and viability.
    • Prioritize organization and team success, demonstrating that collective achievement outweighs individual success.
    • Translate business and product needs into a clear, optimized technical strategy.
    • Communicate complex technical concepts clearly, collaborating effectively across R&D.
    • Create detailed documentation, architecture diagrams, and prototypes to guide development.
    • Maintain a high technical standard, mentor team members, and support their growth.
    • Stay hands-on, setting a coding standard and driving technical direction across the stack.
    • Keep abreast of and integrate modern technologies and practices.
    • Working with teams spanning multiple domains, helping them adapt to common patterns and best practices.
    • Deliver high-quality, easily testable, and secure code.
    • Collaborate closely with your team, agile coach, and product owners to deliver value.

What you need to know/have:

    • Minimum seven years of industry, enterprise-level software development experience.
    • Strong proficiency in Object-Oriented concepts, design patterns, coding standards, and performance improvements.
    • Solid experience with Java (JDK 11 and greater) and building Spring Boot RESTful APIs.
    • Experience with JavaScript and TypeScript.
    • Experience coding modern UI using React and related libraries.
    • Proficiency in SQL, JPA/Hibernate.
    • Experience with Test-Driven Development (TDD) practices.
    • Familiarity with building pipelines and tools like Git, Maven, IntelliJ, or VSCode.
    • Experience in an Agile, Lean, and DevOps organization and culture.
    • Strong problem-solving skills, attention to detail, and the ability to lead technical initiatives.
    • Excellent communication, collaboration skills, and experience in leading technical teams and projects.
    • A bias towards action, with the ability to produce artifacts that clarify and advance technical discussions.

Definitely a plus:

    • Experience with GraphQL.
    • Experience with asynchronous messaging technologies.
    • Familiarity with container technologies like Docker and Kubernetes.
    • Experience with AWS technologies.

Get in on all the awesome of Instructure:

    • Excellent benefits and perks, because we want you to be happy and healthy: access to our Modern Health Platform, PTO, maternity/paternity leave, childcare assistance, fitness and well-being allowances
    • iMacs or Macbooks
    • Most importantly, you get to work with a tight knit team who embrace innovation and are committed to being excellent at what they do
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.

All Instructure employees are required to successfully pass a background check upon being hired.