Harvard Business School Online's case-based, active, and social learning model provides educational experiences that help learners achieve their personal and professional goals wherever they are in their career, or the world. Who will build and support these exciting tools? You will! Your work will be seen and used regularly by students around the world. If working with the best and brightest at the foremost educational institution in the world interests you, we invite you to join us.
The software development team is lean and flexible; members pitch in to accomplish an evolving agenda. As a Senior Software Engineer, you will work with project teams on innovative solutions that impact the experience of Participants, Staff, Faculty, and others within the HBS community. As a senior member of the team, you will work closely with project managers, subject matter experts, database engineers, UX/UI and web engineers, quality engineers, network and systems engineers to create state‐of‐the‐art business solutions. You will help to clarify scope and specifications, and provide and evaluate alternative options for implementing both back-end tools and user-facing web experiences.
As a hands-on developer, you'll be responsible for analysis, design, implementation, and deployment of learning solutions that leverage robust web-based application back-ends to integrate with a rich client-side experience. You will partner with team members to leverage progressive technologies, set standards, and improve processes to provide a rich learning environment to our customers.
Write software in support of all platform components
Develop administrative content management tools to scale our workflows in course creation
Participate in design and code reviews
Produce clean, easy-to-read, HTML markup and CSS, adhering to W3C specifications and best practices and accessibility guidelines
Facilitate the development of use cases for complex/higher impact situations
NOTE: Candidates with less than the required years of experience may be considered for hire at a grade 57
During the current period of COVID-19 related restrictions, this position may start as a remote position with the transition to onsite at HBS campus in Boston, MA when the office reopens.
While we continue to monitor the evolving COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions, we appreciate your understanding and flexibility with our interview process. Please note that we will be conducting interviews virtually (phone and or Zoom) for selected candidates until further notice.
A cover letter is required to be considered for this opportunity.
Harvard Business School will not offer visa sponsorship for this opportunity.
Culture of Inclusion: The work and well-being of HBS is profoundly strengthened by the diversity of our network and our differences in background, culture, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, and life experiences. Explore more about HBS work culture here.
Salary Grade: 058
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
Minimum of five years' post-secondary education or relevant work experience
Expertise in the following technologies / frameworks:
NoSQL and traditional SQL database systems including MongoDB and MySQL
Linux (Ubuntu preferred)
git and GitHub flow development process
Experience in the following technologies / frameworks:
Developing and deploying RESTful API interfaces (JSON, XML)
Web front-end/client-side languages like Vue or React, NodeJS, NPM
Life cycle software development experience (technical design through implementation)
Experience building components/apps for cross-browser and cross-platform interface
Experience with agile software development methodology
Knowledge of any GIT Version Control System administration on Linux/Unix environment
Clear written and verbal communication skills
Ability to work independently
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 53530BR
About Harvard University Business School
Harvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally. The University, which is based in Cambridge and Boston, Massachusetts, has an enrollment of over 20,000 degree candidates, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Harvard has more than 360,000 alumni around the world. The University has twelve degree-granting Schools in addition to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, offering a truly global education. Established in 1636, Harvard is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States.