Senior Software Engineer

Arlington, VA, United States

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Hobsons connects learning to life by matching students to opportunity across a lifetime of education decisions. Nearly 60% of first-year college students find they aren’t prepared for college, despite being technically eligible for it. Employers are also finding that students are not being properly prepared for the workforce in key areas. We aim to change that by delivering college and career readiness solutions that help bridge the gap between college access and completion by engaging students throughout their educational journey.

Sr. Software Engineer

Job Summary

Are you passionate about developing products and integrating these products with different systems using the latest technologies? Hobsons is seeking a talented and energetic Sr. Software Engineer to join our team in Arlington, VA.  The role will suit a self-motivated, who has 4+ years' of engineering experience with a proven track record of product delivery.

The Sr. Software Engineer at Hobsons will be involved in significant development projects for our market-leading K-12 SaaS product. Your work will focus on developing applications using various cutting-edge technologies following an Agile process. 

This position will be located
 in Arlington, VA (Clarendon Metro)

Essential Functions/Responsibilities:
  • Design, develop, and test software components using Node.js, React, MongoDB, Elastic Search, AWS and other latest technologies on a recently created source baseCollaborate with other team members to incorporate best practices and innovations into our products
  • Strong communication skills
  • Leverage team development standards, patterns, and design principles in daily activities
  • Collaborate closely with product managers and user experience during discovery, design, and development
  • Stay current on technology trends and identify ways to innovate our products in the education space
Minimum Qualifications:
  • B.S. in Computer Science or equivalent with 4+ years’ experience. Experience with full stack Web Application development using technologies such as Node.js, ReactJS, AWS. 
  • Extensive development experience using Node.js, Node.js frameworks, RESTful web services, JavaScript and JavaScript frameworks, HTML, CSS
  • Able to lead and guide rest of the team on best practices for creating performant and maintainable JavaScript applications, including Java developers transitioning to Node.js
  • 3+ years of database experience with technologies such as MySQL, Oracle, MSSSQL and any NoSQL. 
  • Strong experience with CI/CD tools such as Jenkins, CircleCI, TravisCI or CodeFresh. 
  • Hands-on experience using Docker, Kubernetes  
  • One year of experience using AWS services, such as Lambda, SES, SQS, EC2, RDS, ELB’s and have knowledge of VPC’s (AWS and/or RightScale knowledge a plus.
  • 3 years of experience in product or SaaS development.

Hobsons recognizes the importance of taking care of our most valuable assets – our employees. That’s why we not only offer a comprehensive total rewards package but also continuously evaluate our offerings to meet the evolving needs of our workforce.

Benefits Include (but may vary depending on location)

  • Affordable and Competitive Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance Plans
  • 401(k) Plan with Match
  • Flexible PTO offering for all Exempt roles
  • Substantial time off for all Non-Exempt roles, including Floating Holidays and Premium Days for Volunteering, Personal Wellness and/or School Conferences/Visits
  • Education/Tuition Reimbursement
  • Life, AD&D, Short-term and Long-term Disability Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
  • Voluntary Employee Programs: Legal Services, ID Theft & Credit Monitoring

Work-Life Balance & Culture

  • Company Closes December 24th through January 1st as a Paid Holiday
  • Generous Holiday Schedule
  • Employee Referral Bonus Program
  • Casual Dress Environment
  • Flexible Work Arrangement Opportunities
  • Fitness Program Membership Discounts
  • Hobsons Annual Achievement Awards Event
  • Employee Funded Charity Programs
  • Adopt A Class - Local Community Involvement
  • Work Perks Discount Program

To view our comprehensive list of total rewards benefits, please visit:  To learn more about Hobsons, and our products: Naviance, Intersect and Starfish, visit our corporate web site at and follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.

Ability to document identity and employment eligibility within three (3) days of original appointment as a condition of employment in compliance with Immigration Reform and Control Act requirements.


Hobsons is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or another legally protected status.



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