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Software Developer

Date: Jul 22, 2021

Location: Round Rock, TX, US, 78681

Company: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Job Requisition ID: 16815

Additional Locations: Orlando, FL

Software Developer


Digital Experience Development and Strategy at HMH are focused on building digital products that meet the challenges facing teachers and learners. Enabling and supporting a wide range of next generation learning experiences.

We collaborate with our internal and external partners to design and build custom applications and services used by millions.

We are creating teams full of innovative, eager software professionals who can imagine solutions and produce products that will transform our industry.

Our team works within agile scrum teams with collaborating with multiple stakeholders who love solving problems, building quality products, and services. We use a wide range of web technologies incorporating front end, automation scripting, and AI/ML into our products integrating with many HMH created learning tools and services.


The Software Developer works on the development of engaging and interactive web applications. As a developer, you will contribute to the designing, creation, documenting, supporting, and implementing digital learning products on a production scale. The role requires strong technical and communication skills that can be shared cross functional team members working on agile projects.


You will bring strong technical knowledge and understanding of how to develop and deliver web applications and other technology solutions. You must be able to demonstrate how you can problem solve and be able to design and build software solutions that use best practices web-standards and frameworks.

You will work as part of a development team working in close collaboration with multiple teams across HMH, so communication that is clear and concise to both technical and non-technical audiences is essential.



· 3+ years of proven front end proficiency in developing Web Applications in JavaScript, HTML5, and CSS3

· Strong working skills in the areas of User Experience (UX) best practice

· Proven proficiency working with ReactJS, Web components, NodeJS, and popular JavaScript frameworks

· Knowledge of modern agile software development methodologies

· Experience working with an Agile team on a large project(s)

· Knowledge of JSON, RESTFul APIs, XML, and enterprise architecture

· A solid understanding of the software development lifecycle and tools including Source Control, Rapid Prototyping, Continuous Integration

· Understanding of animation software tools and frameworks; how to develop and integrated into solutions that excite customers

· Skilled in delivering quality products using the latest web technologies with an ability to be productive in a wide range of environments, and comfortable adapting to unfamiliar tools

· Likes to turn ideas into code, and making that code usable by your teammates, and the company at scale

· Aware of Accessibility, Internationalization and Security criteria for modern Web development and best practices

· Excellent oral and written communication skills with fluency in English essential


Physical Requirements

· Might be in a stationary position for a considerable time (sitting and/or standing).

· The person in this position needs to move about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc.

· Constantly operates a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine, and computer printer.

· Must be able to collaborate with colleagues via face to face, conference calls, and online meetings.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (NASDAQ:HMHC) is a global learning company dedicated to changing people’s lives by fostering passionate, curious learners. As a leading provider of pre-K–12 education content, services, and cutting-edge technology solutions across a variety of media, HMH enables learning in a changing landscape. HMH is uniquely positioned to create engaging and effective educational content and experiences from early childhood to beyond the classroom.  HMH serves more than 50 million students in over 150 countries worldwide, while its award-winning children's books, novels, non-fiction, and reference titles are enjoyed by readers throughout the world.

For more information, visit http://careers.hmhco.com  

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is an equal employment opportunity employer and participates in E-Verify. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of gender, race/ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, or other protected group status.

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