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Senior Backend Engineer, Academies - Onsite (Salt Lake City, UT)

Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

Beware of fraudulent recruitment activities impersonating Degreed. Scammers are using our name, “Degreed”, impersonating our website, and claiming to be affiliated with Degreed as part of a recruitment scam. Please note that Degreed does not recruit talent through WhatsApp, Telegram or any other direct-messaging systems other than Degreed.com e-mail and, during the interview process, phone numbers. We also do not request sensitive personal or financial information in an unsolicited manner, nor do we offer employment opportunities that require upfront payments or promise unrealistic returns.   Degreed is the upskilling platform that connects learning to opportunities. We integrate everything people use to learn and build their careers—skill insights, LMSs, courses, videos, articles, and projects—and match everyone to growth opportunities that fit their unique skills, roles, and goals. Degreed exists to discover, empower and recognize the next generation of the world's expertise.  The Academies team at Degreed is looking for an experienced Backend Developer who is excited about architecting and implementing scalable systems to join our team. In this position you will provide technical leadership and work with the Product Manager and Engineering Manager to implement reliable, robust and scalable solutions for our Academies offering as well add new features, fix bugs, and drive the Degreed product forward. We value individuals who are lifelong learners and passionate about taking new challenges with a continuous improvement mindset.

The role is onsite - Salt Lake City, UT.

Day in the Life

  • Provide technical leadership to the team with design, architecture and estimation of functional components and workflows.
  • Own the end-to-end development of new features and/or enhancements to existing features
  • Work with the Product Manager, Engineering Manager and the team in planning and elaborating technical stories for sprint releases
  • Help troubleshoot production issues and work with the team to continuously evaluate and improve the quality, reliability, and scalability of the Integrations platform
  • Conduct research, build proof-of-concepts, and architecture/design discussions
  • Continuously evaluate and recommend improvements to existing engineering processes including planning, development, deployment, monitoring, and troubleshooting
  • Build relationships with architects, business owners and other stakeholders across Degreed and influence technology decisions based on data

Who You Are

There are only a handful of folks who meet all qualifications. We care more about hiring engineers that have a track record of shipping impactful, quality software than checking all the boxes. So, whether you meet all the qualifications or a partial set, we want to hear from you

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years of demonstrated software development experience with an Object Oriented language (C#, C++, Java, Python, Go)
  • 5+ years of demonstrated software engineering experience in an agile environment designing, architecting, and implementing robust SaaS systems
  • 3+ years of technical leadership experience
  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal, technical and non-technical
  • Ability and willingness to mentor other engineers
  • Solution-driven with the ability to understand the big picture
  • Lifelong learner and passionate about discovering new things and taking on new challenges.

What Sets You Apart

  • Advanced degree in Engineering, Computer Science, or a related technical field
  • Experience developing new products (e.g. early stage startups, new business lines in existing companies)
  • Experience with system design (e.g. Hexagonal Architecture) and enthusiasm about getting to the right design

Compensation and Benefits at Degreed

Degreed is passionate about pay transparency and we are committed to fair and equitable compensation practices. The pay range for this role is $160,000 - $173,000. Actual compensation packages are based on several factors that are unique to each candidate, including but not limited to: skill set, depth of experience, certifications, and specific work location. This may be different in other locations due to differences in the cost of labor. We believe your best work happens when you have a complete life balance, and Degreed gives you the support and flexibility to make that happen. Degreed is committed to delivering a comprehensive benefits program that provides the support you need. At the time of this posting, this role is eligible to participate in the following benefits and wellness programs: * Comprehensive health insurance for you and your family (both PPO and HDHP plans available) * Dental and vision plans for you and your family * Employer-paid life insurance, AD&D, short-term disability, and long-term disability * Company equity * 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan with up to 4% match * Company funded HSA and dependent care FSA (pending eligibility) * Generous Parental Leave * Unlimited Paid Time Off and 5 sick days per year * Education benefit: Up to $1,200 per year for anything you want to learn (and we mean anything!) * One-time Home Office Stipend to make your workspace more comfortable * Monthly internet and phone stipend * Monthly wellness stipend through Forma * Wellness programs focused on your financial, physical, and mental wellbeing

*Degreed reserves the right to modify these benefits at any time, for any reason in accordance with applicable law. Please note the offerings vary based on location.

Work Environment & Physical Demands

Degreed is a remote-first company, however our roles are open to in-office or hybrid if you live in a city with a physical office location. This role has the opportunity to operate 100% virtually from your home office. We primarily collaborate with our US and International colleagues through virtual meetings (Zoom), email, and Slack. In this role, you will be required to operate a laptop computer, computer software platforms, and other office productivity machinery as necessary. Due to the nature of this role, you must be able to remain stationary for extended periods, and must be able to observe and interpret written and/or verbal communication. 

Additional Information

Degreed provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.    We are committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, Degreed will provide reasonable accommodations to all qualified individuals with disabilities to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment.    Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.   Degreed uses the E-Verify employment verification program.  


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