Senior Ruby on Rails Software Engineer - Full Stack - LitCharts

Published on December 20, 2022

LitCharts is Scaling:
LitCharts, a Course Hero company, is looking for a Senior Full-Stack Software Engineer with a passion for building full-stack web applications as part of a small entirely remote team that builds educational products for millions of readers around the world. You’ll be responsible for projects that span across LitCharts and CliffNotes (another Course Hero company), like building out features that enhance the product, improving user and subscription sign-up flows, maintaining our payment processing platform, all while collaborating with our product and design teams to build the world's best customer-centric literary resource on the web. To be successful you must be passionate about building and scaling our platform while being able to work independently, mentor others, and understand our business needs.
This is a full-time role with limits on 100% Remote for US & Canada!
Here are some ways you will make an impact:
  • Improve our uptime, reliability, performance, and security
  • Implement projects that range from backend to frontend and everything in between.
  • Maintain and improve our codebase
  • Add to the growth and success of the best literary resource on the web.
Are you our next Senior Software Engineer?
  • 3+ years of experience working with Ruby, Rails, Postgres, React, jQuery, SCSS, Haml, Git, Webpack, Heroku, and AWS
  • Experience building backend systems and adaptable frontends with a focus on cross-browser compatibility and accessibility
Bonus Points
  • Ability to work remotely as part of a small team as well as take ownership of projects with minimal guidance
  • A desire to continuously improve our stack and your own abilities
  • Strong communication skills and willingness to ask questions and receive feedback
  • Passion for and/or experience with education, education technology, and/or literature
We are a virtual-first company and have employees dispersed throughout the United States and Canada. We have a market-based pay structure that varies by location. The base pay for this position is dependent on multiple factors, including candidate experience and expertise, and may vary from the amounts listed below. You may also be eligible to participate in our bonus program and may be offered an equity award, benefits, and other types of compensation.

This role is eligible for hire anywhere in the US and Canada.

In accordance with California law, the base salary for this role if filled within California is $167,000 - $227,000.
In accordance with Colorado law, the base salary for this role if filled within Colorado is $125,000 - $193,000.
In accordance with New York law, the base salary for this role if filled within New York is $125,000 - $216,000.
In accordance with Washington law, the base salary for this role if filled within Washington is $125,000 - $204,000.
About LitCharts?
LitCharts, a Course Hero company, is working to make literature more accessible to readers at every level. More than 50 million students, teachers, parents, and general-interest readers turn to LitCharts to get everything they need for everything they read. In creating LitCharts, the co-founders tapped into their experience as the original editors of SparkNotes to take a totally new approach to analyzing and explaining literature. Using side-by-side summaries, theme analysis, and interactive data visualizations, LitCharts helps teachers teach literature and helps students learn it.
We’re committed to creating an encouraging work environment that values each team member. Being part of LitCharts means:
  • Competitive salary
  • Annual bonus
  • Equity (RSUs)
  • Healthcare coverage
  • 401k with matching
  • 100% remote work
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Yearly team meetups (post-pandemic)
  • Learning and professional development resources
We’re a small remote team, and the code you write will have a direct impact on our success. We work flexible hours but typically stick to 9am-5pm EST and are looking for someone able to do the same.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Research shows that candidates from underrepresented backgrounds often don't apply for roles if they don't meet all the criteria. We strongly encourage you to apply if you're interested: we'd love to learn how you can amplify our team with your unique experience!
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Equal ​Employment Opportunity Statement ​(EEO)
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity and ​inclusion within our company.  ​We will consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender ​identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, ​veteran status, or ​ability status. We will ensure that individuals who are differently abled are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment as provided to other applicants or employees. Please contact us to request accommodation.
About Course Hero:
Course Hero is on a mission to help students graduate, confident and prepared. The online learning platform offers over 60 million course-specific study resources created by and for students and educators, as well as 24/7 tutor help. More than 65,000 verified college educators use Course Hero to collaborate with other faculty and share resources to hone new strategies for instruction. Everyday, students, educators and tutors help more than 20 million students make every study hour count.
We have an awesome team and a truly engaging culture. We are customer-focused, collaborative, responsible, gritty, and we love to learn. Our bold mission is to help students graduate confident and prepared!
We are not the only ones that think we’re onto something big. Course Hero has been recognized as one of the 2021 Top 100 Best Places to Work in the Bay Area, Top 50 Best Paying Companies in the Bay Area, Top 100 Most Transparent Companies, and in the Top 50 Most Transformational Companies in Education Technology. Read up on some of our recent news coverage, blog, and learn more about us to see what it is like to work with our team. 
Join us on our mission!