Careers | Harvard Business Publishing
Software Developer - Backend
Enterprise Info. Tech.
Full Time
Brighton, MA

Harvard Business Publishing (HBP) was founded in 1994 as a not-for-profit, wholly-owned subsidiary of Harvard University. Our mission is to improve the practice of management in a changing world. We do this by bringing together the best of academic research and real-world management expertise from around the globe. Through our multiple platforms, we publish ideas that inform and inspire managers, corporations, and educators. Harvard Business Publishing comprises three market groups: Corporate Learning, Harvard Business Review Group, and Higher Education. 

With approximately 450 employees, primarily based in Boston, with offices in New York City, India, and the United Kingdom, Harvard Business Publishing serves as a bridge between academia and enterprises around the globe through its publications and multiple platforms for content delivery, and its reach into three markets: academic, corporate, and individual managers.
Position Overview:

We are looking for a Software Developer - Backend to join our high performing engineering team. You will work on an agile outcomes team and acts as a trusted partner to the product owner and agile project manager on the team. Reporting to the Senior Manager, Backend Engineering your goal will be to develop high-quality software that is aligned with user needs and business goals.
If you are a lifelong learner with hands-on experience in software development and agile methodologies, we’d like to meet you. 

Position Responsibilities:
  • Develop high-quality software design and architecture
  • Identify, prioritize and execute tasks in the software development life cycle
  • Develop tools and applications by producing clean, efficient code
  • Review and debug code
  • Collaborate with internal teams and vendors to fix and improve products 
  • Mentor junior engineers and contractors
  • Contribute to the engineering body of knowledge
  • Ensure software is up-to-date with the latest technologies
Position Requirements:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science 
  • 5+ years of proven experience as a Software Engineer
  • Extensive experience in developing distributed web applications using Java/J2EE platform and frameworks such as Spring and Hibernate
  • In-depth knowledge of relational databases (e.g., MySQL, Oracle)
  • Experience developing applications on AWS cloud and good knowledge of various AWS services (e.g., Beanstalk, Lambda, S3, SQS, SNS, Kinesis)
  • Familiarity with various operating systems (Linux, Mac OS, Windows) 
  • Experience using system monitoring tools (e.g., New Relic) and automated testing frameworks
  • Strong experience in developing RESTful APIs
  • Good understanding of Microservices architecture
  • Working knowledge of front-end technologies and frameworks (Angular, React, Vue.js) a plus
  • Prior experience working in an Edtech company a plus
  • Analytical mind with problem-solving aptitude
  • Ability to work independently
  • Excellent organizational, leadership, and communication skills
Benefits & Perks:

At Harvard Business Publishing, we offer competitive salary, a comprehensive benefits package that includes a broad range of medical and dental coverage options; short and long-term disability benefits; medical/dental and dependent care flexible spending accounts; basic and contributory life insurance; retirement and savings benefits; a competitive paid time-off program, and Harvard (HBP/HU) perks. Located in Brighton Landing next to the new practice arena for the Bruins and Celtics, the New Balance Fitness Club, and the Boston Landing commuter rail stop. We offer free parking and shuttle services, discounted T Passes, and early release, summer Fridays.

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