Front End Software Engineer 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 are looking for a Front End Software Engineer to join our Engineering Team!


Being part of the Success Academy’s engineering team means you'll be building real products that will have an immediate effect on our organization and our students. You should be comfortable jumping in the deep end and learning new skills. Joining the team will help bring our software, platforms and your ideas into reality.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to: - Implement the features and user interfaces of Success Academies software platforms - Architect efficient and reusable front-end systems that drive complex web applications - Work with Product Designers, Product Managers, and Backend Engineers to deliver amazing user-facing platforms - Identify and provide solutions for scalability challenges


An ideal candidate will demonstrate competency in the following areas:

  • Experience building modern websites and web tools with the Django framework
  • Experience building websites with a responsive UI
  • Very strong HTML/CSS skills
  • Very strong JavaScript skills
  • Experience with SQL and NoSQL databases
  • Experience working with UI designers to implement product designs
  • Strong troubleshooting and diagnostic skills
  • Strong communication and team collaboration skills
  • Experience with object-oriented and asynchronous programming

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

Just in case you were worried:

  • We don’t support IE 6, 7 or 8!!


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