Architect

Vista Higher Learning is seeking a motivated and experienced Architect who is familiar with the design and delivery of large scale rails-based systems to join our dynamic engineering team!  Knowledge of cloud-based architectures and proven ability to create high-performance consumer applications is essential.  The ideal candidate is a true collaborator who's comfortable working across the stack and leveraging AWS services.  In this role you will have the opportunity to work both independently and collaboratively with other architects and engineering gurus on a variety of exciting projects.

Our Tool belt:

  • Languages/Frameworks: Ruby, Rails, AngularJS
  • Analytics: Elasticsearch, logstash
  • Analytics: Statds, Graphite
  • Real-time communication: XMPP, WebSockets
  • Persistence layer: MySQL, Postgres, Redis
  • Technologies we’re digging:
  • Angular
  • MySql 
  • PostgREST  
  • Redis 
  • RabbitMQ 
  • AWS 
  • Chef
  • Puppet
  • Vagrant
  • Unix

What you bring to the party:

  • Good code samples
  • Good OOP skills
  • Track record of delivering a product to paying customers
  • Delivery of production quality code to a large consumer facing application
  • Good linux command line skills
  •  Development experience with Ruby/Python/Java/Javascript
  •  Mobile experience (bonus points!)
  •  Experience building scalable, rich web applications
  •  Strong OO skills
  •  Test-driven development experience
  •  A working style that thrives in a highly collaborative environment
  •  Experience building REST-based APIs and services
  •  A GitHub account (or code that you can share with us)

Vista Higher Learning (VHL) is the largest educational technology provider of language learning to schools and universities in North America. Our digital solutions serve 35,000 courses and 1.5M students every year. VHL leads through innovation, being the first language learning technology company to offer fully online, cloud-based courses in online learning, built around ground-breaking services including adaptive learning and “verification” automated speech recognition (VASR). The VHL technology team lives its mission every day: Create the ideas and technology that enable everyone to learn a new language. Our engineers are imaginative, driven, smart, and focused on ensuring every teacher and student has the highest quality learning experience possible. Engineers are encouraged to champion innovative ways to solve problems, working directly with product owners to establish product design and direction.

Our Benefits:

Our benefits package includes life/health/dental/vision insurance, 401(k), educational assistance, PTO and paid holidays.

Are You Interested in This Position?

Vista Higher Learning is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.