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Senior Software Engineer - Backend

Coursera

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Elevate your career by joining Coursera’s mission to provide universal access to world-class education as a founding engineer in our new development center in India.

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Coursera, a leading online learning platform, offers an exceptional opportunity to be part of a dynamic team that’s revolutionizing education. With a commitment to diversity and as a proud B Corp since February 2021, Coursera is expanding its operations and building a foundational team in India. This represents a unique chance to influence the company's culture and contribute significantly to creating impactful products from the ground up. Candidates from any country where Coursera operates are welcome to apply, provided they have the legal right to work and can collaborate effectively with their team.

As an engineer in our platform Integrations team, your role will include:

  • Designing and implementing scalable APIs and systems.
  • Conducting thorough measurements and analyses to drive product changes via A/B testing.
  • Writing and reviewing technical documentation.
  • Developing and deploying high-quality code and ensuring service level agreements are met.
  • Collaborating with cross-functional teams to foster mentorship and improve processes.

Role Requirements:

  • Over 5 years of relevant backend software engineering experience.
  • Proficiency in API development and automated testing.
  • Expertise in cloud services, streaming technologies, and large data sets handling.
  • Experience in feature development and complex issue debugging with minimal supervision.
  • A data-driven approach with a strong emphasis on quality and technical leverage.

Preferred candidates are those with:

  • Experience as founding engineers or in start-up environments.
  • The ability to thrive in fast-paced, dynamic settings.
  • A record of delivering high-quality products with cross-functional teams.
  • A history of achieving results in resource-limited environments with limited guidance.

Interested in progressive learning? Explore these related courses on Coursera:

Coursera is committed to equality and providing reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. For more information, please contact [email removed - click apply for more details].

Coursera was launched in 2012 by two Stanford Computer Science professors, Andrew Ng and Daphne Koller, with a mission to provide universal access to world-class learning. It is now one of the largest online learning platforms in the world, with 142 million registered learners as of December 31, 2023.

Coursera partners with over 325 leading university and industry partners to offer a broad catalog of content and credentials, including courses, Specializations, Professional Certificates, Guided Projects, and bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Institutions around the world use Coursera to upskill and reskill their employees, citizens, and students in fields such as data science, technology, and business. Coursera became a B Corp in February 2021.

Join us in our mission to create a world where anyone, anywhere can transform their life through access to education. We're seeking talented individuals who share our passion and drive to revolutionize the way the world learns.

We at Coursera are committed to building a globally diverse team and are thrilled to extend employment opportunities to individuals in any country where we have a legal entity. We require candidates to possess eligible working rights and have a compatible timezone overlap with their team to facilitate seamless collaboration. As a remote-first company, our interviews and onboarding are entirely virtual, providing a smooth and efficient experience for our candidates.

Coursera is bootstrapping a new development center, with a focus on building a platform team in India. This is an unique opportunity to be part of the founding team that would not only own a mission critical charter, but also play a significant role in shaping the culture for the location. We are looking for individuals with an entrepreneurial mindset who are excited by the prospect of building impactful 0 to 1 products. 

As an engineer on the platform Integrations team, you will be responsible for designing and developing integrations with various Learning Tools, Learning Management Systems (LMS), Learning Experience Platforms (LXP), and Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS) to drive the adoption of Coursera's learning products. You will have the opportunity to work on complex technical challenges, and influence the future roadmap, growth and success of Coursera's business. You will work closely with a cross functional team of product, design, QA, solution architects,  and peers from data engineering, infrastructure and SRE. You must be comfortable working in a fast-moving team environment (we deploy many times a day!)

Responsibilities:

  • Design and implement scalable & robust APIs and Systems
  • Measure your work thoroughly, analyze results, and generate hypotheses to drive new product changes through A/B testing
  • Write and review technical documentation for the components owned by your team
  • Develop and deploy your high-quality code (in Java, Scala or similar languages) following industry best practices and track key service level indicators (SLIs)
  • Debug and fix production issues, lead blameless retrospectives, and participate in the on-call rotation to ensure adherence to the service level agreements (SLAs)
  • Collaborate and mentor team members, and contribute to teams' success improving processes

Basic Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of experience working in a relevant backend software engineering role
  • Proficient in implementing APIs and writing automated tests
  • Expertise in using managed cloud services, streaming technologies and handling large data sets
  • Prior experience in developing new features and debugging complex issues with minimal supervision
  • Fervent belief in engineering quality and building technical leverage for others
  • Data-driven and strongly motivated by success and learnings through experiments and metrics analysis

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Founding engineers or candidates with prior experience in start-up environments are preferred, specifically those who have been part of a bootstrapping team, small start-up team, or expansion team.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced and dynamic environment, and navigate through ambiguity and uncertainty with confidence.
  • Experience collaborating with cross-functional teams to deliver high-quality products or services.
  • Proven track record of delivering results in a resource-constrained environment with limited guidance and supervision.

If this opportunity interests you, you might like these courses on Coursera:

https://www.coursera.org/specializations/java-object-oriented 

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Coursera is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and considers all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected class.
If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process, please contact us at [email removed - click apply for more details].
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