About Success Academy
At Success Academy, we are redefining what’s possible in public education. Our schools rank in the top 1% in math and top 3% in English among all New York State schools, while serving children with an overall poverty rate of 77%. We also act as a catalyst and model for education reform nationwide so that all kids can have access to high-quality schools.
We’re looking for a world-class Director of Software Development. Someone who loves data and software. Our Director of Software Development will play a key role in the design and implementation of various Success Academy platforms. As the technology lead, you will have an opportunity to work on many different components and touch a variety of different technologies.
As our Director of Software Development, you will be responsible for the design, implementation, and testing of various parts of Success Academy’s platforms and evaluate 3rd-party and open-source software and technology that can be incorporated. You will participate in our weekly sprint planning meetings and help write, estimate, and prioritize stories.
You will be accountable for writing clean, maintainable code with good test coverage, following our standards for code management and deployment, and for leading other team members to ensure product quality and deadline targets are met.
You will be consulted on platform design and product feature decisions as well as on how we can improve the way we work and new technologies we may be able to leverage. You are encouraged to bring new ideas to the table. We're looking for a hands-on leader who has deep expertise in some areas, yet recognize they have a lot to learn in others.
An ideal candidate will demonstrate competency in the following areas: - Server / backend systems design and development experience - Experience with object-oriented and asynchronous programming - Very strong programming skills - Strong analytical and problem solving skills, including the ability to understand, articulate, and critique requirements - Strong troubleshooting and diagnostic skills - Strong communication and team collaboration skills
Preferred (but not required) qualifications also include:
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