Software Engineer

We are in search of an experienced Full Stack Web Developer to join the team. This position is 100% remote, with the future possibility of working a hybrid schedule in our Northampton, MA office, if desired.

Pioneer Valley Books is a leading publisher of award-winning literacy resources. We are committed to providing quality books for children learning to read and resources that support teachers in their work. Our customers passionately love our products, and our company is rapidly growing.

We seek an individual possessing solid web development experience with a focus on implementing new features, bug fixes, UI improvements, and code optimization. The position will involve a variety of projects within the organization, both internal and customer-facing. Candidates must have experience working in a team environment where priorities can shift based on customer feedback and needs. This is not a client-facing role, but the candidate may be asked to assist the Customer Support Team to resolve urgent web application issues. Candidates will report directly to the Senior Managing Developer.
 
Qualifications/Experience:
Candidates must possess the following technical proficiencies:
·1+ years of professional software development experience
·Experience with MVC frameworks (Ruby on Rails preferred)
·Rational Database experience (PostgreSQL preferred)
·HTML/CSS
·Git
 
Additional Technical Skills desired:
·Familiarity with a modern JavaScript framework (React, Angular, etc.)
·Experience with Single Sign-On solutions (SSO)
·Experience with software development best practices
·Familiarity with CI/CD (experience with Jenkins a plus)
·Knowledge of automated testing solutions
·Experience with Git development workflow
·Familiarity and/or experience with AWS (Amazon Web Services) and AWS S3 
·Familiarity with Slack
·Familiarity with Google for Business

Our ideal candidate will also possess: 
  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field or equivalent working experience
  • 1+ years of experience in development/developer role
  • Proven ability to review and self-check work, as well as review code from other team members
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Experience in elementary or literacy education, educational publishing K–12, and/or educational technology a plus
Pioneer Valley Books is located in Northampton, MA, but our development team is fully remote. We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package. Please respond with a letter of interest and résumé (no phone calls, please). 
Pioneer Valley Books is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity. M/F/D/V/SO