Senior Full Stack Engineer

Are you an experienced Full Stack Engineer looking for new challenges? Do you get excited about learning new technology and jumping in to mentor others? Does the idea of joining a rapidly growing tech company excite you? If this sounds like you, read on!

As a Senior Full Stack Engineer, you will work closely with our engineering, product management and product design team to help translate business requirements and specifications into delivered platform features. You will work across our application stack to ensure business milestones are met while also investigating, assessing and fixing defects within the product. As a passionate Full Stack Engineer, you'll stay up to date with the latest trends and technologies in software in order to ensure that best practices for quality software development and testing methodologies are followed. You’ll also be a source of mentorship and will help to support the growth and development of other team members.

In this role, you will:

  • Assist in effectively diagnosing and troubleshooting problems with the product
  • Participate in our agile development process to design and implement features
  • Participate in architectural design, review, and implementation of production-quality features
  • Participate in effort and complexity estimation for new/proposed product features and tasks
  • Lead medium-large feature projects from conception to completion, working with stakeholders to identify project risks and recommend mitigating solutions
  • Mentor junior engineers and perform code reviews
  • Conduct new technology research; bring fresh ideas and concepts to bear on product development

To be successful in this role, you must:

  • Have 5+ years of experience working in a full stack development role
  • Have at least 1+ year of experience working remotely for a SaaS/tech company
  • Demonstrate a practical understanding of Web APIs, HTML, CSS and JavaScript
  • Have experience with CSS processors such as PostCSS, Sass, or Less
  • Have experience with ES6 and at least one modern JavaScript libraries/framework such as React, Ember, Angular, Vue, etc.
  • Showcase the ability to design and implement RESTful services
  • Demonstrate hands-on experience working on web-based, MVC style software applications
  • Believe that writing tests as a part of a feature is not just nice to have, but necessary
  • Be knowledgeable using Git and related tools like GitHub, GitLab, etc
  • Have experience with relational databases, SQL and engines like PostgreSQL, MySQL
  • Have experience with web application architecture and web server technologies like Apache, Nginx, ISS, etc.

You might be the person we’re looking for if you:

  • Are eager to learn and grow—you’ve likely attended post-secondary education, continue to seek opportunities to level up your skills or have equivalent professional experience in a similar role
  • Are responsible and are willing to take on tasks and see them through to completion
  • Read our How we build at Thinkific blog and are excited about how we work, Blue Sky Week and the challenges we are solving for our customers
  • Have smart, strategic decision making abilities—you think problems through and make strategic choices with the best outcome
  • Have advanced knowledge of modern server-side programming languages (Ruby, Python, Node, etc.)
  • Are knowledgeable and experienced with modern web frameworks (Ruby on Rails, Django, ASP.NET MVC, etc.)

Bonus points if you:

  • Have intermediate to advanced knowledge of front-end languages and frameworks (Javascript, Ember.js, Riot.js, Angular, etc.)
  • Feel experienced and knowledgeable with relational and/or NoSQL databases
  • Have advanced knowledge of and experience in data modeling
  • Identify as having extensive knowledge and experience with cloud-based server infrastructures, particularly AWS
  • Worked for a B2B or SaaS based startup previously

About us:

We’re about the results of online learning and the people along the way! Thinkific is a software platform that enables entrepreneurs to create, market, sell, and deliver their own online courses.

Our mission is no less than to revolutionize the way people learn and earn online by giving them the tools they need to turn their expertise into a sustainable business that impacts both them and their audience. We believe in meaningful, innovative work: we're building and expanding an incredible product that empowers course creators around the globe while working collaboratively to learn and succeed together. Together, we’ve served over 40,000 course creators and more than 10 million students, and these numbers are growing each day!