Senior Backend Developer (Python)
Fully Remote Development
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Would you like to join a rapidly growing and successful company?Do you want to be a part of a team where customers say things like:“I am amazed by how innovative this product is!”

Headquartered in Clifton, NJ, ClassLink is a leading education technology company serving schools around the world.

ClassLink empowers over 21 million students and staff with instant access to a library of 6,000+ single sign-on apps from in the classroom or at home.

ClassLink Analytics provides essential usage data, so instructors can measure engagement and leaders can make informed purchasing and training decisions.

ClassLink Roster Server and OneSync use automation and open standards to make rostering and provisioning easier, more secure, and less time-consuming.

The ClassLink team is a family of dedicated people who strive to make a difference in education. We do this by making and delivering great products. We rely on our 3 core values to lead us in our day to day, guide our company's actions, and serve as our cultural cornerstones. They are:

Strive to GrowDeliver Worthwhile ExperiencesContribute with Heart
The Senior Backend Developer (Python) works closely with our team to help create award winning cloud based technology solutions.

This position will involve understanding cause and effect and how to break down difficult problems.


  • Work in a fast-paced, Agile/Scrum engineering environment and deliver incremental product software with high quality.
  • Build and write effective APIs and Applications that support the digital services ClassLink delivers
  • Use unit and integration testing to ensure systems meet business needs
  • Ship software that impacts the lives of millions of users
  • Work with development teams and product managers to ideate software solutions
  • Design client-side and server-side architecture
  • Develop and manage well-functioning databases and applications
  • Test software to ensure responsiveness and efficiency
  • Troubleshoot, debug and upgrade software
  • Create security and data protection settings
  • Build features and applications with a mobile responsive design
  • Write technical documentation
  • Work with data scientists and analysts to improve software

  • 5-8 years experience working in software development
  • Experience/knowledge of JIRA and Scrum methodology a plus
  • Understanding of the fundamental technologies of the web: HTTP, SSL, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and JSON
  • Strong understanding and experience with the S.E.A.N. stack - SQL, Express, Angular, Node.js
  • Be familiar with 2-3 imperatives (C/C++, Java, Javascript, C#, Python, Ruby, etc).
  • Required: Python, system design, and API design.
  • Experience in database performance tuning, query optimization and monitoring of MySQL databases is required.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience developing consumer-facing web applications, services, and APIs
  • Experience with Amazon Web Services, in particular EC2, S3, and RDS a plus.
  • Required: AWS Kinesis and Snowflake.
  • Experience and understanding of agile methodologies
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer programming, computer science, or a related field.
  • Focus on efficiency, user experience, and process improvement.
  • Excellent project and time management skills.

NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employees may be asked to perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

We are a team of passionate people striving to help improve classroom learning.We do this by making and delivering great products.We also like to have fun along the way.
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world;indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." - Margaret Mead
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