Lead Software Engineer - Academic Systems

POSTED Aug 28th

London Or US

Position Title: Software Engineer, Academic Lead
Reports to: CTO
Ideally, US timezone Based

About Bibliotech
Join a team that’s transforming higher education by using our disruptive technology to serve the education community. Bibliotech gives you the opportunity to work with a mission-driven organization that is changing the future of the multi-billion-dollar textbook industry. You'll have a direct impact on students and educational professionals as we work together to reduce the cost of course materials.   

Why work for Bibliotech?
You will be part of a team that pushes boundaries to provide the most efficient learning experience for academic content worldwide. You will have the opportunity to influence product development. You will have access to cutting-edge frameworks and software tools, as well as developer conferences for Google, AWS, Apple, etc.

We offer a competitive salary, stock options, private medical insurance, travel card and more. To promote a healthy work-life balance, we offer generous paid-time-off and remote working opportunities. We believe in cultivating a fun, energetic, well-nourished team culture! We enjoy free top-shelf coffee and healthy snacks, birthday cakes, social and team sporting events, and off-site retreats. 

This opportunity will allow you to work with a global, cross-functional, product-driven team. You will be a Lead for our Academic Systems team. Taking an MVP into production, sprint planning, issue planning and reporting, Building and leading a team of 4/5engineers working on LTI integration. You will be working with our Enterprise Customers to develop and improve our systems that integrate into their systems.

  • Implement and build new features of a constantly evolving app 

  • Lead other engineers to deliver code

  • Test code is written using well-known frameworks

  • Peer code reviews 

  • Architect the structure of data 

  • Build new features with rapid scaling in mind   

  • Understand business requirements and translate them into technical requirements

  • Work with stakeholders to define the best solutions to development problems and business requirements

  • Set deadlines and communicate often about progress toward those goals


Our Ideal Candidate has:

  • 5+ years of Node.js experience 

  • 2 years of experience with Web development 

  • Expertise in building integrations with 3rd party services 

  • Strong SQL understanding, experience with ORM services 

  • Experience with Amazon Web Services, or other cloud providers

  • Experience in leading small engineering teams across multiple locations

  • Familiarity with using JIRA

  • Contributed to open-source projects (Node.js knowledge preferred)

  • Excellent communication skills with technical and non-technical team members

  • Works autonomously in an initiative driven environment 

  • Ability to multitask and prioritize multiple Projects