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Sr Software Engineer Backend

Date: May 23, 2023

Location: Pune, MH, IN

Company: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Job Requisition ID: 18326

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“Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is a high-purpose, high-performing, leading K-12 EdTech company, powered by values and culture that support continuous learning and rapid innovation. Known for serving more than 50 million students and 4 million educators in 150+ countries, we provide learning to countless students and teachers, transforming lives, supporting communities, and making our society more open, just, and inclusive for all. HMH Technology India Pvt. Ltd. is our technology and innovation arm in India, focused on developing products and solutions using cutting-edge technology in order to better serve education globally. We aim to help employees grow as people, not just as professionals. We do work that matters and are in a unique position to support and empower people’s lives.”




Senior Software Engineer (Java)


HMH is a learning technology company committed to delivering connected solutions that engage learners, empower educators, and improve student outcomes. As a leading provider of K–12 core curriculum, supplemental and intervention solutions and professional learning services, HMH partners with educators and school districts to uncover solutions that unlock students' potential and extend teachers' capabilities. HMH serves more than 50 million students and 4 million educators in 150 countries.  


Software Engineering at HMH

Software Engineering at HMH is focused on building fantastic software to meet the challenges facing teachers and learners, enabling and supporting a wide range of next generation learning experiences. We design and build custom applications and services used by millions. We are creating teams full of innovative, eager software professionals to build the products that will transform our industry.


We are staffing small, self-contained development teams with people who love solving problems, building high quality products and services. We use a wide range of technologies and are building up a next generation microservices platform that can make our learning tools and content available to all our customers.


If you want to make a difference in the lives of students and teachers and understand what it takes to deliver high quality software, we would love to talk to you about this opportunity.


Technology Stack

You'll work with technologies such as Java, Spring Boot, Kafka, Aurora, Mesos, Jenkins etc.

This will be a hands-on coding role working as part of a cross-functional team alongside other developers, designers and quality engineers, within an agile development environment. We’re working on the development of our next generation learning platform and solutions utilizing the latest in server and web technologies.


About the role:

  • You'll be responsible for designing, documenting, supporting and implementing microservices, which are used by ‘Ed’, our learning platform
  • You'll possess strong coding capabilities, problem-solving skills and with the ability to communicate enthusiastically, clearly and concisely to other engineers within the larger team as well as with other HMH functional teams
  • Our Software Engineers personify the notion of constant improvement as they work with their team to build software that delivers on our mission to improve student outcomes
  • You're not afraid to try new things even if they don’t work out as expected
  • You are independent, self-directed, high energy and as eager to contribute to your team as you are to progress on your own path to software craftsmanship.
  • You'll thrive working in a fast-paced, low friction environment where you'll be exposed to a wide range of cutting edge technologies.




  • You'll contribute to the technical leadership and collective ownership and delivery of component design, development and maintenance
  • You'll initiate and manage code reviews
  • You'll contribute to our engineering culture and ever-improving concept of engineering best practices
  • You'll have a proven understanding of project tracking and agile development methodologies
  • You'll work collaboratively within a cross-functional, agile development team to solve problems, transfer knowledge and contribute to overall product architecture


Skills & Experience:

  • 3 to 6 years' experience in a relevant software development role
  • You are an experienced Java developer with exposure to frameworks such as Spring Boot
  • Experience with architectural concepts such as microservices and separation of concerns
  • Experience with container technologies such as Docker, Kubernetes and Mesos
  • Experience with messaging Systems such as Kafka and SQS
  • Experience with Database and Caching technologies such as SQL, Aurora, and Redis
  • Experience with development tools such as GitHub and Jira
  • Experience with cloud technologies such as AWS
  • Experience in Test Driven Development and automated testing tools like Junit, Cucumber, Mockito, Pact, SonarQube and Gatling 


Required Education:

  • Degree or Master’s in Computer Science or relevant discipline OR relevant work experience


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