Software Engineer at BenchPrep
We deliver the most advanced and flexible learning experience for certification, credentialing, test prep, continuing education, and training. Our cloud-based learning platform is designed to help education and training organizations deliver a highly engaging and effective learning experience for users who are trying to advance their careers. We incorporate the latest in learner-centered technology, including personalization, gamification, data science, usability and omni-channel delivery.
We’re sitting in a pivotal time in the BenchPrep history, having achieved significant growth year-over-year and nearly doubling in employee size! The number of learners on our cloud-based learning platform has reached 6 million in 2019, up 30 percent versus the prior year.
We’re committed to helping students learn better, and that starts in our own office.
About the role:
You will join a high-functioning engineering scrum team in a profitable start-up, building green-field projects as well as improving upon existing top-of-the-line products. In this role you'll get to own projects with real user impact and be in a great team of passionate engineers in a fun, collaborative, and engaging environment.
As a Software Engineer, you will lead and complete all problems you are faced with. You are able to proactively identify team weaknesses and needs and present solutions for them. You provide career growth, guidance, and mentorship to other engineers, and you are responsible for representing BenchPrep technology to clients, partners, and various third parties.
About the team:
Our engineering team is a talented, dynamic group of individuals with diverse backgrounds and skill sets. We value new ideas, as well as the opportunity to work with new and exciting technologies, while we work toward a common goal of helping millions learn better and faster.
Skills you should have:
- Minimum of 2 years of experience in a web development role
- Some familiarity with some relevant non-core languages
- An understanding of meta-programming
- The ability to solve any problem of any complexity providing viable architectural solutions
- Present multiple architectural solutions with pros and cons outlined with recommendation
- Be able to think critically about the pros and cons of different design paradigms
- Can rationalize pushback in an effective manner
- Builds and maintains systems using best security practices
- Can read a query plan and perform SQL query optimizations
- Understands ACID compliance
- Identifies and fixes security vulnerabilities and is familiar with security compliance
- Be curious about ever-changing technology
Life at BenchPrep:
We work at BenchPrep because we’re dedicated to the mission and each day have an opportunity to be challenged and learn. We work hard, eat well, and have lots of fun. Culture is our lifeline at BenchPrep. We tend to eat our (free) lunch together - not because we have to, but because we want to. We celebrate our people, both professionally and personally. We focus on flexibility - both in work/life balance, but also everyday in operating with agility. We care about professional development so much that we offer employees $1,200 annually to build their skills. And of course, we have all the La Croix and snacks that you’d expect to keep you moving. It’s no wonder we were selected in Inc’s Best Workplaces of 2020 and Crain’s 2020 Best Places to Work in Chicago lists.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
We are looking for high performing and motivated professionals who are excited about the chance to leverage technology to impact the lives of millions of learners.