Senior Software Engineer (Remote)

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Encoura’s success is directly a function of talent. We are serious about hiring the best talent possible in creating our crew that is incredibly passionate and dedicated to building the next-gen ecosystem of systems and products that will improve the student experience across the entire college and career planning lifecycle.

We are looking for an experienced hands-on Content Management focused Senior Software Engineer to join a small, distributed team of engineers. You’ll work closely with Engineering and Product Leadership as you build your craft alongside other senior developers in small scrum teams. You will bring a continuous improvement mentality to the role, always on the lookout for ways to make things better across the company and within your own scope of responsibility.

A day in the life of a Content Management Senior Software Engineer

  • Partner with business teams to define content strategy, design content models and the capabilities your team will develop.
  • Working with Engineering and Product Team leads, propel the team through agile content-focused development of revenue generating web apps, mobile apps, libraries and frameworks, connecting with graphQL microservices.
  • As a Senior Engineer, you’ll be very involved in the overall architecture of the system you’re working on while learning our existing technical stack.
  • Collaborate within your team while attending grooming sessions and mentoring others as needed to move the team forward.
  • Promote a work environment that is highly collaborative and team-centric.
  • Enhance, refactor, and continuously improve the codebase.
  • Keep management informed of project progress and problems, particularly as to needed changes in schedule, resources, or product scope.

Role Progression

  • In your 1st month, you will be learning about our business, processes, and recommended tech stack. You will immediately be working hands-on with our technology and getting to know your team.
  • Within 3 months, you will be participating in planning & development activities with business and Engineering and begin to look at infrastructure designs, CI/CD pipelines and carrying out code reviews for the team.
  • Within 6 months you should be guiding the business on content strategy and taking ownership of the application architecture, production troubleshooting, working on cross-portfolio projects and releasing software with the team.
  • Within 1 year you will be driving the companies enterprise-wide content management practice, providing technical leadership to your team and building bulletproof products whilst actively engaging in process optimization.

About You

  • You hold a BS in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, or equivalent. A relevant Master’s degree is a plus.
  • 2+ years building content centric apps.
  • You have 2+ years experience in building and delivering content experiences across multiple delivery platforms
  • You have hands on working expertise with headless content management systems; Crafter CMS is a plus.
  • You have 2+ years experience building software applications understanding the full scope of the app including the front and back- end topology.
  • You have 2+ years experience working with GraphQL (Apollo), NodeJS and preferably using a framework such as NestJS.
  • You have 2+ years experience building web applications with React, Material UI, NextJS, Typescript.
  • You are advanced with Docker and setting up local dev environments.
  • You have a presence on Github with your own portfolio of projects to share and demonstrate.
  • You’ve worked with a technology stack similar to ours: Crafter CMS, AWS, Docker, Kubernetes, Linux, macOS, Windows, PostgreSQL, MS SQL Server, Redis, ElasticSearch, MongoDB, Javascript, ReactJS, NodeJS, Python, DataDog, GitHub, JIRA and Confluence.
  • You’re used to working in an iterative-based development environment using Agile/Scrum/Sprints.
  • You are always thinking, “what happens if this fails?”
  • You are opinionated about software architecture.
  • Content modelling or database design experience preferred
  • Building interfaces for internal customers
  • Enterprise Java and Groovy experience is a plus

What sets us apart?

  • Mission driven culture
  • Paid holidays and generous PTO policy
  • Generous benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, Paid Life and Disability, HSA, FSA,
  • Tuition Reimbursement, and 401k
  • Casual dress
  • Collaborative and energetic work environment with other motivated, career-driven professionals

Encoura is transforming the way students connect with opportunities as they move through high school into post-secondary opportunities. Our mission is to empower students and institutions to create meaningful connections so students can make the most informed decisions to achieve their goals. Most recently, the company has evolved its product technology stack and services to better address the future path of students enabling easy connectivity to their opportunities.

Our Encoura platform provides custom technology solutions that combine Eduventures’ research, data science, strategic enrolment and multichannel marketing services to over 2,000 higher ed institutions. The company also offers the Encourage™ mobile app for students—the nation’s largest free college and career planning program used by millions of high school students and educators nationwide.

Encoura is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of the Company to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. All applicants must be eligible to work in the U.S. Encoura endeavors to make reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities and disabled veterans pursuant to applicable federal and state law. If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process or are limited in the ability and need an alternative method for applying, please contact the People Team. To review our privacy policy, please click this link:

More Information on Encoura
Encoura operates in the Edtech industry. The company is located in Austin, TX and Boston, MA. Encoura was founded in 2022. It has 188 total employees. To see all 6 open jobs at Encoura, click here.
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