Launched out of GoKart Labs in 2014, The Big Know is globally recognized as a learning technology leader because of our intuitive learning platform and high-end content production. We create world-class online courses for leading companies like UnitedHealthcare, P&G and Optum. In 2018 we launched Being, a Netflix-inspired course series where best-selling authors, celebrities and industry experts teach employee wellbeing.
Why This Job Is Important
You’ll contribute immediately to something real - we change lives by connecting great people with great content on an amazing platform!
You will help to define core architectural front and back end components of our system
This role is pivotal in helping our organization scale to the next level
We keep information super secure and helping with that is meaningful to our company and to our users
We are implementing some key features to our platform that are going to really level up our organization preparing us for the next level of growth.
Our company strives to engage people with programs that improve health leveraging education as the key means to health engagement. You will improve the lives of fellow human beings!
What You Will Be Doing
Working with stakeholders from the Design Team, Business Analysis, Client Management, and others in the organization to define, build, and test platform functionality.
Working on a cloud based Platform as a Server Provider
Focusing on delivering scalable solutions (we have high scale and continue to grow rapidly!)
Work with a RoR backend framework
Team up with local and offshore resources in a sprint based agile development environment
Work with PostgreSQL
Work with third party tools to ensure stack optimization
Integrate third party functional tools into our platform stack as appropriate
Not building an ERP back end business system - you’ll have lots of interesting roles here!
What You Will Learn
What it means to work with a highly effective agile dev team that embraces the true nature of agile
How to build a beautiful end user first application
Understanding a mobile-first, reflow based web application that leverages responsive and adaptive patterns
The value of humble excellence, hustle, collaboration and teamwork, and balance in the work environment
You CAN have a role in defining process, features, and be accountable for the delivery of awesome software
There are really amazing people at The Big Know!
What You Are Good At
We are seeking a seasoned developer that thrives in small to medium sized company environments
You are entrepreneurial and willing to take risks, fail quickly, and learn
You like talking to people, debating issues, having a point of view and sharing it
You show a willingness to compromise
You appreciate how business dynamics shape the work of the dev team, and enjoy playing an active role in those business dynamics
This role will ideally be full stack with stronger emphasis on back end skillset, but able to architect and put in place front end patterns for team members to carry forward.
Our Backend Stack
PaaS Stack Management (Ideally Heroku)
SAML 2.0 or other standard Auth frameworks
Some of our front end technologies
Helpful General Skills
Bitbucket / GitHub
What You Have Most Likely Done
If you are a fit for this role you probably have some code or sites we can look at. We are interested in those. Be prepared to share sample sites, bitbucket or github code repos that you are able to share.
Worked in medium to small organizations
Worked in agile environments
Created entity relationship diagrams
Follows database design best practices
Interpreted or created wireframes and application designs
You’ve used different tools to prototype and test things prior to building
You’ve defined processes for the dev shop
Have lots of backend dev experience
Have a decent amount of front end dev experience
You’ve worked with lots of different technologies and frameworks
You’ve been part of working with a mixed on-shore / off-shore balanced team
You’ve likely been an architect of an application or two
You spent some time doing some sys administration (at least a little bit!)
You’ve got people who will say amazing things about the work you’ve done for them
You’ll have a spirit of contribution, with a demonstrated desire to make a difference with the work you produce, and how you produce it