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Software engineer - Backend, Elixir

Workera

Workera

Software Engineering
Europe
Posted on Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Workera is a fast-growing, Series B Silicon Valley start-up redefining how enterprises understand, develop, and mobilize talent. Workera’s skills intelligence platform empowers leaders to make better, more informed talent development decisions. Utilizing computational psychometrics and deep learning, Workera delivers best-in-class computer adaptive assessments with hyper-personalized learning plans to companies across all industries. Global organizations, including Samsung, Siemens Energy, and the US Air Force, use the platform to intelligently invest in and support their talent.

Our founder is Kian Katanforoosh, an award-winning Stanford Computer Science Lecturer who has taught AI to over 1 million people and our Chairman is Dr. Andrew Ng, co-founder of Coursera (NYSE: COUR), CEO of DeepLearning.AI, and founding lead of the Google Brain project.

We are looking for a highly skilled and experienced backend software engineer to join our Skills Authoring team. Together with seven other brilliant engineers, you unlock the potential of our platform to upskill learners in a much greater number of domains, orders of magnitude more than now, all using Generative AI and Elixir. A match made in heaven, don't you think? If you do, read on...

🧠 Here’s what you’ll do:

  • Drive the projects to build and launch new features or products. We follow the ShapeUp methodology: our project teams are small (2-3 devs) and we typically run 6-week-long projects.

  • Defining software solutions based on feature pitches (i.e.,product briefs) together with the product manager and the product designer.

  • Participating in code reviews, design discussions, and other team activities to ensure best practices are followed.

  • Writing clean, modular, and testable code that will make the Elixir community proud 💜

  • Help onboard new team members or interview candidates to join our team

  • Use your favorite gifs and emojis on Slack because sometimes a picture tells a thousand words 😂

  • Give and get feedback from your peers, either about technical skills or team work aspects.

We hope you have:

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science or related field

  • 5+years of experience in backend software engineering, preferably in a SaaS or startup environment

  • Practical experience with building scalable systems using Elixir/Phoenix, and strong knowledge of the Elixir tech ecosystem.

    • ExperiencewithdatabasetechnologiessuchasPostgreSQL

    • Familiaritywithcloudtechnologies,suchasAWSorAzure

    • ExperiencewithGitHubandSlackforcollaboration

    • 1+yearsofexperienceinworkingwithafullyremoteteam

    • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, update stakeholders proactively

    • A passion for staying up-to-date with emerging technologies and industry trends in software engineering

    • You have excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.

Workera’s vision is to help humanity measurably close the skills gap. We’re learners, dreamers, and game-changers. Join us to bring everyone the opportunity to achieve their fullest potential!

At Workera we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation, and related medical conditions), national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information (including characteristics and testing), military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Workera believes that diversity and inclusion among our employees are critical to our success as a company, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. Selection for employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.