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Backend Engineer

Company: Age of Learning, Inc.
Location: Glendale
Posted on: September 13, 2020

Job Description:

Age of Learning is a leading education technology innovator based in Glendale, California, with a talented team of 500+ individuals comprised of nationally-renowned educators, curriculum experts, designers, animators, engineers, and more. We develop engaging, effective digital learning technology and content to help children build a strong academic foundation for lifelong success.

Our flagship product ABCmouse.com   Early Learning Academy ®is a comprehensive online curriculum and the #1 digital learning product for young children. To-date, more than 30 million children worldwide have completed over 7 billion Learning Activities on ABCmouse. We recently launched Adventure Academy, the first massively multiplayer online (MMO) game designed specifically to help elementary- and middle-school-aged children learn. It features thousands of engaging Learning Activities—including minigames, books, original animated and live action series, and more—in a fun and safe virtual world. Other Age of Learning programs include immersive English language learning products for children in China and Japan; ReadingIQ, a digital library and literacy platform; and a groundbreaking personalized, adaptive digital learning system that individualizes math instruction for every child through AI-driven technology.

We are committed to helping all children succeed. We provide our educational programs at no cost to teachers, Head Start programs, public libraries, and other community organizations, and have served millions of children through these initiatives. We recently established the Age of Learning Foundation to expand this work globally.

As we expand our global reach and increase the educational impact of our programs, we’re looking for passionate, ambitious, and collaborative leaders to become a part of our growing team.

Summary:

Document and implement API services that support Marketing business requirements across all Age of Learning products; write integration tests for Marketing use cases; develop and exercise department coding and documentation standards and best practices; assist Quality Assurance with feature testing; collaborate with other departments in the event of project co-ownership.

Responsibilities: Write efficient, scalable, and easily testable APIs

Document existing and new code using PSR documentation standards

Write and maintain Postman integration tests

Fix API bugs when needed

Complete projects by target deadlines

Communicate effectively to technical and non-technical members of the company

Qualifications: Some experience / knowledge in building RESTful APIs in PHP

Some experience working experience with SQL and NoSQL data store

Some experience in Postman or other integration testing platform

Some experience with OOP (Object-Oriented Programming)

Some experience with Git

Basic knowledge of container services, such as Docker, is a plus

Excellent problem-solving skills

Strong interpersonal skills and a self-starter

Strong verbal and written communication skills

Comfortable working in a fast-paced and collaborative environment

Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience

Strong work ethic required, sense of humor a plus

We Provide: Highly competitive PTO policy

Casual Dress Code

Gaming room including an Arcade (2,000+ games)

Frequent team and company outings

Limitless opportunities for professional growth!

Keywords: Age of Learning, Inc., Glendale , Backend Engineer, Other , Glendale, Arizona

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