About Our Department - The Office of Digital Learning was created to transform teaching and learning at MIT and
around the globe through the innovative use of digital technologies
The Engineering Department at ODL is looking for a full time senior software engineer to join a small
but fast growing team with big ambitions to redefine the use of technology in teaching and
learning at MIT and beyond.
Develop enhancements for MITx, the MIT instance of Open edX (https://code.edx.org)
used for residential teaching and learning.
Work in collaboration with the edX team and Open edX community to improve the
Open edX platform
Fix bugs and solve problems, write documentation and automated tests
Advance best practices with the engineering team through participation in architecture,
technical design and code reviews
Work closely with, brainstorm ideas and incorporate feedback from, the engineering
team, MIT community of developers, teachers and learners, Open edX community
and open source community at large.
B.S. or higher in Computer Science or related technical field (or equivalent work
Solid understanding of the full web technology stack
Proficiency in at least one programming language: Python, Ruby, Java, PHP,
Proficiency creating web applications in one server side framework: Django, Rails,
NodeJS, J2EE , etc.
Strong knowledge of relational databases and SQL
Comfortable with Unix/Linux as a development environment.
Experience with NoSQL databases like Mongodb.
Familiarity with source code control systems like GIT, Subversion, Mercurial.
Familiarity with modern DevOps tools, like Vagrant, Puppet, Ansible, Docker etc.
Github profile or link to open source work
Experience in Software Development Life Cycle and interactive methodologies.