Massachusetts Institute of Technology — Senior Software Engineer

MIT Open Learning has openings for senior software engineers in its Engineering Department. Will join a small but fast-growing team with big ambitions to redefine the use of technology in teaching and learning at MIT and beyond.


  • Develop scalable software products with flexible APIs and advance best practices with the engineering team through participation in architecture, technical design, and code reviews
  • Write code in Python, JavaScript (ReactJS), HTML/CSS, and other languages as necessary
  • Participate in the implementation of the new OpenCourseWare platform and the new MIT MOOC platform
  • Collaborate with the edX team and Open edX community to improve the Open edX platform
  • Work closely with and brainstorm ideas and incorporate feedback from the engineering team, MIT’s community of developers, teachers, and learners, and the open source community at large
  • Fix bugs and solve problems
  • Write documentation and automated tests

Required Qualifications:

  • B.S. or higher in computer science or related technical field
  • Seven years’ relevant programming experience
  • Solid understanding of the full web technology stack
  • Proficiency in at least one programming language (Python, JavaScript,Ruby, Java, and/or PHP)
  • Proficiency creating web applications in one or more server side frameworks (Django, Rails, NodeJS, etc.)
  • Solid knowledge of relational databases and SQL

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Comfort with UNIX/Linux as a development environment
  • Familiarity with source code control systems such as GIT, Subversion, and Mercurial
  • Familiarity with modern DevOps tools such as Vagrant, Ansible, Docker, etc.
  • GitHub profile or link to open source work.

Interested candidates may apply online at Please reference job number 20442.

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