The College Board Lead Software Engineer in Helena / Helena, Montana
College Board - Technology - Digital Assessments
About the Team
The Digital Assessment team is committed to making higher education accessible to every student through innovative technology, building cutting edge applications to deliver College Board's suite of assessments. We are a team of 20, including 15 engineers building web and native platforms, self-organized into three main areas, core web application, native technology, and infrastructure engineering. We are constantly seeking out, experimenting, and harnessing new technologies to build easy-to-use user interfaces, with a singular mission to deliver secure and comprehensive assessments to students across the planet. We regularly collaborate, keeping it light, while pitching and sharing our ideas to help define the future of our applications. We work closely with product owners, architects, user experience, testing centers, students, and external partners to serve our mission.
About the Opportunity
As a Lead Engineer on the Digital Assessment team, you are a leader, collaborator, and innovator. You have a strong interest in understanding and improving products for our students. You relish the opportunity to bring your ideas and your love of coding to support, enhance and define the future of fully cloud-based web and native applications used by millions of students around the globe. You are not shy about taking on new work you may not have done before while contributing to all phases of software engineering including requirements definition and analysis, application design, coding, reviewing, testing, deploying, and support. You are eager to lead by example as well as more formally through peer collaboration, coaching and mentoring.
In this role, you will:
Design & Implementation (75%)
Design and implement high-quality software using the latest technologies
Maintain the highest engineering standards in collaboration with product owners, architects, and stakeholders, in support of our systems and services
Understand new product capabilities and decompose the implementation into specific functional changes for verification
Build solutions using the best practices of Agile, CI/CD, and DevOps
Continuously develop the skills required to work as part of the Agile team in a poly-skilled development environment
Team Operations & Success (25%)
Participate in Agile SCRUM ceremonies (Sprint Planning, Grooming, Daily SCRUM, Demo) and contribute to team deliverables
Participate in peer reviews of software engineering artifacts
Assist in the identification and resolution of production issues
Ensure the team is adhering to development standards and security policies and procedures
At least 5+ years of professional Dev Ops experience in enterprise environments.
5+ years experience with AWS infrastructure.
5+ years' experience implementing QA automated frameworks such as Playwright, Webdriver.io
Expertise in shell scripting.
Experience using webpack for deploying web applications.
Experience with version control using Git, test automation, and experience provisioning and managing Cloud infrastructure as code using AWS CLI, AWS CloudFormation, and/or AWS Cloud Development Kit (CDK)
Experience managing and designing high availability applications on AWS cloud platform preferred
Proven track record of training and coaching less experienced teammates in new technologies
Strong analytical thinking, structured problem-solving and practical decision-making skills
Self-starter with the ability to set priorities, work independently and attain goals
Ability and enthusiasm to learn new technologies
Effective communicator, a believer in good comments and documentation
Experience working in an Agile/Scrum and iterative development environment
Demonstrated experience using Typescript
Experience with React.js a plus
Experience implementing native mobile applications a plus
Experience with database technologies (MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle, SQL Server, Redshift, and/or DynamoDB)
About Our Culture
We are motivated to positively impact the educational and career trajectories of millions of students a year
We prioritize building a diverse and inclusive team where every employee can thrive, and every voice is heard
We value learning and growth; we offer formal and informal ways to lead through your superpowers, sharpen your strengths, and meet your development goals
Our high-performing engineers work with the latest technologies, so you will be constantly learning and sharpening your skills