Sr Full Stack Developer

| Chicago

RedShelf is a product-focused, education company that prides itself on having a fun and collaborative environment. Our team is passionate, growth-driven, and always goes the extra mile to deliver the best experience to our users. We offer the excitement and opportunity of a young, fast-growing start-up but with a proven track record of success.

Job Summary:

The Sr Full Stack Developer is responsible for implementing features and paying down technical debt by planning and implementing strategies that execute on product vision and business scalability.

Duties & Responsibilities: 

  • Constructively criticize the Agile Scrum practice each sprint to ensure your team is always experimenting and improving their development and planning practices
  • Be an advocate for paying down technical debt and use development approaches that minimize the growth of new technical debt
  • Coach junior members of your team in software development best practices and strategies to ensure they are continuously becoming better software developers
  • Guide your junior team members in architectural decisions and process decisions to make them make sound technical decisions; ensuring maintainability and well thought-out architecture
  • Ensure that customer-facing UX is accessible to all supported devices and user accessibility needs (WCAG 2.0, Section 508, ADA, etc)
  • Be a strong example for junior team members on development, leadership, and quality technical decision making


  • 7+ years of software development experience
  • 3+ years of experience maintaining the front-end and back-end of complex, product-focused codebase.
  • Proven track record of building successful full-stack applications, products, or platforms
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills

Other Desirable Skills/Experience:

  • Experience in Python/Django
  • Experience with browser-based JavaScript and front-end frameworks such as Ember are a plus
  • Experience building ADA-compliant or WCAG 2.0-compliant interfaces
  • Knowledge and appreciation of the advances in higher educational software, course materials, and digital publishing is a plus
  • Background and/or experience in educational technology and/or publishing
  • Comfort and/or experience in a startup environment
  • The ideal candidate is self-sufficient and highly motivated, self-directed and possesses high energy and a passion for RedShelf

Why RedShelf?

Since inception, RedShelf has undergone tremendous growth by providing the learning community with the cutting-edge technology to transform education for future generations. Our goal is to make course materials affordable and improve student interaction with their course content. We partner with 600+ education institutions and 1200+ higher education publishers to deliver a better, more affordable experience to students using our studying platform.

On top of our competitive compensation package that includes company stock options, we offer an engaging office culture with frequent onsite and offsite events including intramural sports teams, happy hours, volunteer work, and more.

EEO Statement:

RedShelf is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, people of color, individuals with a disability, veterans, and others who would enrich the diversity of RedShelf are encouraged to apply.

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500 N. Dearborn St. , Chicago, IL 60654
500 N. Dearborn St. , Chicago, IL 60654

What are RedShelf Perks + Benefits

RedShelf Benefits Overview

RedShelf offers employees a progressive benefits package including a 401(k), company stock options, investment in continuous learning, generous PTO policy, frequent company outings, coffee & beer on tap and a private rooftop deck with a view of Downtown Chicago.

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Recreational Clubs
Professional Development Benefits
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