Lead Developer at Success Academy Charter Schools

New York City,NY,United StatesSep 16, 2015

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    Jenna Angeloni New York City,NY,United States

    As the Network Recruitment Manager, Jenna helps her team oversee all non-instructional hiring for the organization, focusing specifically on hiring top talent for the Success Academy central “network” office. She graduated from Post University with a degree in Sociology and Photography, and has prior recruitment experience in the real estate, staffing and higher education industries. In her free time, Jenna enjoys traveling, taking pictures and spending time with her pit bull, Dougie.

About Success Academy

At Success Academy, we are redefining what’s possible in public education. Our schools rank in the top 1% in math and top 3% in English among all New York State schools, while serving children with an overall poverty rate of 77%. We also act as a catalyst and model for education reform nationwide so that all kids can have access to high-quality schools.

Success Academy Charter Schools are dedicated to academic excellence, character development, and extracurricular achievement with college graduation as an end goal. In all grades, pre-K through 12, our exploration-driven curriculum focuses on the whole child and includes chess, art, and other specialized subjects that bring excitement to the school day and foster a lifelong love of learning.

We also pride ourselves on developing a truly cohesive school community of parents, teachers, leaders, staff, and scholars. We require parents to be active participants in their child’s education and school-wide events, and hold the entire school community accountable to the same high level of expectations.

We believe all children can achieve at extremely high levels, and we believe this starts with the dedication of exceptional and diligent adults. We are building a movement to transform public education. It’s no easy feat, but we can promise it will be one of the most rewarding. Are you ready to join?

We’re looking for a world-class Lead Developer. Someone who loves data and software. The Lead Developer will play a key role in the design and implementation of various Success Academy platforms. As the technology lead, you will have an opportunity to work on many different components and touch a variety of different technologies.


As a Lead Developer, you will be responsible for the design, implementation, and testing of various parts of Success Academy’s platforms and evaluate 3rd-party and open-source software and technology that can be incorporated. You will participate in our weekly sprint planning meetings and help write, estimate, and prioritize stories.

You will be accountable for writing clean, maintainable code with good test coverage, following our standards for code management and deployment, and for leading other team members to ensure product quality and deadline targets are met.

You will be consulted on platform design and product feature decisions as well as on how we can improve the way we work and new technologies we may be able to leverage. You are encouraged to bring new ideas to the table. We're looking for people who have deep expertise in some areas, yet recognize they have a lot to learn in others.


  • An ideal candidate will demonstrate competency in the following areas:
  • Server / backend systems design and development experience
  • Experience with object-oriented and asynchronous programming
  • Very strong programming skills
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills, including the ability to understand, articulate, and critique requirements
  • Strong troubleshooting and diagnostic skills
  • Strong communication and team collaboration skills

Preferred (but not required) qualifications also include:

  • Experience in a fast paced / customer centered agile startup environment
  • Previous experience at a software company that focused on video, audio, and document storage and distribution technology
  • Experience with scalable cloud deployment environments such as AWS and Rackspace

How we work:

  • Python
  • Agile, automated tests, continuous integration
  • Asynchronous Workflows / Task Queues, such as Celery
  • Databases: MySQL, NoSQL such as S3 and Mongo
  • Audio & video processing tool kits: ffmpeg
  • Search technologies: ElasticSearch, Lucene
  • HTML5 / AJAX / jquery / backbone / Django


Work Schedule



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