Software Engineer - Full Stack
Knewton - New York, NY

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Knewton is an education startup funded by high-profile investors including Peter Thiel and Reid Hoffman. Located in the heart of Manhattan in the Union Square area, Knewton is building the world°s most powerful adaptive learning engine, with the goal of making engaging and personalized education available to all. Knewton has been recognized as a Technology Pioneer for 2011 by the World Economic Forum in Davos and one of the top 25 best places to work by Crain ’s New York Business.You ’ll be coding Knewton ’s premier educational application, built on the Knewton Adaptive Learning Platform, that enables teachers and publishers to upload instructional content, build and deliver courses, and provide students everywhere the world ’s first out-of-the-box plug-and-play adaptive learning environment. Want to build something that ’s both really cool and helps the world be a better place?

If so, this job ’s for you!This is an outstanding opportunity to: Work with and learn from the world°s best engineersContribute to key engineering decisions regarding the technical direction of the teamQuickly build world class consumer facing products THAT SEE DAYLIGHTBecome an industry luminary – we are open sourcing our projects/codebaseEngineers must have: A track record of writing high-quality, elegant codeAdvanced JavaScript, HTML, XHTML, CSS, and XMLA willingness to learn and use Python and JavaThe potential and desire to rise into positions of technical leadershipA passion for transforming educationNot required but highly desired are: Experience with the Java Virtual Machine (JVM)Experience in machine learning and data mining, and with the R statistical packageFamiliarity with Amazon Web Services (AWS) and UnixExperience with open-source technologiesExperience with big data processing using NoSQL techniques like Cassandra, Hadoop, Hive Perks include: Competitive salary and stock optionsAs much paid vacation as you need to takeFlexible hoursHigh-quality equipment (default setup: a Mac laptop with a giant monitor)The opportunity to use cutting-edge machine learning and engineering techniques to transform and democratize education

About this company
The world's leading digital education products use Knewton to improve learning experiences. The Knewton platform analyzes data about the...