As a Senior Developer at 2U, you will have the opportunity to flex all of the skills that you've garnered over your career developing software for the web. Being the supporting infrastructure behind some of the most prestigious universities requires building and maintaining award-winning online learning environments for the browser and mobile devices, complex data bridges, content management systems, and an education-focused CRM using Force.com.
Our Ideal Candidate:
Proven ability writing elegant and maintainable Java code and years of experience with at least one scripting language (Python, Ruby, Perl)
Open to working across disciplines: Python, PHP, and even Salesforce development using Apex (a Java derivative)
Demonstrable knowledge of HTTP-based API design and integration (REST, SOAP)
Knows the ins and outs of relational databases, and can hold their own in a discussion about the differences between the MyISAM and InnoDB storage engines
Experience working in a security-focused environment, ensuring auditing capabilities, defensive unit testing around ACLs
Loathes repetitive manual work; loves building tools that automate and make processes reliable and scalable
Can't remember the last time they worked in the absence of version control
Takes unit testing, documentation, code-readability, and general best-practices in software development seriously
Notable written and verbal communication skills, and doesn't let ego get in the way of helping others and discussing solutions
Managed a medium to large scale Salesforce development and deployment lifecycle with "real" version control and Ant (huge!)
Can discuss in detail a situation where you've had to synchronize two systems via an HTTP-based API or RPC interface
Can provide publicly accessible work examples via GitHub, Launchpad, BitBucket, or an active StackOverflow profile
Founded in 2008 by a unique team of education veterans with unparalleled experience, 2U, Inc., formerly known as 2tor, Inc., partners with preeminent institutions of higher education to deliver rigorous, selective degree programs online to students globally.
2U supplies universities with the tools, expertise, capital, and global recruiting needed to build and support programs of quality and scale.
Technology: 2U develops state-of-the-art technology platforms that give universities the ability to deliver traditional offline curricula in a unique online learning environment.
Instructional Design: Our instructional designers work closely with faculty to translate classroom courses into a compelling combination of synchronous and asynchronous online and real-world experiences, using the best educational and social technologies available. We work side-by-side with professors to evolve those courses. We make improvements as usage and learning patterns emerge and new technologies become available.
Infrastructure: 2U provides the support infrastructure and the logistical components of our partners’ online programs. This includes comprehensive student support services from enrollment through graduation and beyond, as well as practical learning experiences in communities around the world.
Resources: 2U makes an upfront investment of over $10 million in each of our partner programs. By supplying capital and global marketing capabilities, we enable universities to give high-performing students around the world a transformational educational experience.
Since our founding, 2U has partnered with some of the most prestigious research universities to deliver groundbreaking online degree programs. You can read about our partners here (www.2U.com/partners ).
Why It’s Great to Join Our Team
There are plenty of reasons, but here are a few:
Benefits – at 2U we offer a great benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability and 401k. We also offer paid time off and company holidays. That’s not all! Admissions Counselors receive a 100% paid tuition benefit for themselves, their spouse and their legal dependants.
Our Culture – We are a highly energetic, innovative start-up company with room to grow. We don’t take ourselves too seriously, and strive to maintain a casual, professional and highly productive work environment for our team. 2U employees enjoy many perks, including the ability to wear jeans to work every day.
Note: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required. All employees may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time-to-time, as needed.
2U is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate against applicants or employees and ensures equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of their race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, national origin, age, marital status, disability, citizenship, military or veterans' status, or any other classifications protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. 2U’s equal opportunity policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to recruiting, hiring, training, promotion, job benefits, pay, and dismissal.