Software Engineer Curiosity Media, Inc.
THIS JOB HAS EXPIRED At SpanishDict, we use state-of-the art computer science to dramatically improve the way people learn a foreign language. Last year more than 60 million unique visitors came to our site, making it the world's largest Spanish learning website. Now, we're building a new adaptive learning platform that uses the power of big data to personalize the path to proficiency for every user.
We use Node.js, MongoDB, Hadoop, and Backbone.js to build high-performance, scalable features while delivering an outstanding user experience. We pride ourselves on an engineering culture committed to rapid iteration, broad test coverage, extensive automation, and fast deployments. If you're a top-notch engineer interested in joining a smart and driven team, SpanishDict may be the place for you.
What you'd do
Because we're a small team, SpanishDict engineers get to work on a variety of systems using an array of technologies:
-A backend REST API in Node.js backed by MongoDB that quickly and reliably delivers data to mobile, tablet, and web devices.
-A client-side MVC application built in Backbone.js that provides an incredibly responsive user-experience.
-An adaptive learning engine that harnesses machine learning to customize content for users.
-A full-text search engine that delivers accurate search results for millions of translation queries.
-Unit and integration tests that ensure everything works for millions of users, all the time.
We're looking for candidates who
-Somehow get 5-10 times as much done as their peers
-Are passionate about our product
-Are perfectionists and detail-oriented and take pride in their craft
-Take ownership of significant projects and see them through to completion efficiently and with -high standards
-Graduated with a BS or MS in Computer Science or a hard science field
Why we love working at SpanishDict
-A small team with a great culture of accomplishment and no barriers to getting things done
-Endless opportunities to work on projects that promote learning and growth
-The chance to make a difference in the educational experience of millions
-Health and Dental Insurance
-Big computer monitors and new computers
-Stock options in a rapidly growing company
-All you can eat snacks and drinks
-Flexible hours and unlimited personal days
-Free foreign language lessons
We are located just outside Washington, DC in the Rosslyn neighborhood of Arlington, VA.
To apply, visit us online at
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