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Date:Jul 31, 2017

Location:Dublin, L, IE, D02 R590

Company:Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Job Requisition ID: 3241

Software Engineering at HMH is focused on building fantastic software to meet the challenges facing teachers and learners. Enabling and supporting a wide range of next generation learning experiences. We design, and build custom applications and services used by millions. We are creating teams full of innovative, eager software professionals to build the products that will transform our industry.

We are staffing new, small, self-contained teams of engineers with people who love solving problems, building high quality products and services. We are looking for people with a wide range of skills, who can contribute broadly bringing the right tool to the right job. We use a wide range of technologies, and are building up a next generation services platform that can make our learning tools and content available to all our products, and someday to the world. If you want to make a difference in the lives of students and teachers, and understand what it takes to deliver high quality software, we would love to talk to you about this opportunity.

The Opportunity - Software Engineer We are creating teams full of innovative, eager software engineers to build the products that will transform our industry. As a learning company we expect our teams to keep learning as well, and apply that learning to their work every day. Our engineers are independent, self-directed professionals bringing the latest technologies into our products. We expect each team to tackle a big problem, goal, or product advancement, and are assembling groups that are empowered to deliver on these challenges in the way that makes sense for the company. The work is rewarding, and the environment promotes learning at all career stages. In addition to implementing software in their areas, software engineers are exposed to a wide range of core HMH technologies, and practices.

For engineers, we are looking for people who want to take ownership and wrestle a hard problem into submission. You will be asked to think through the goal, figure out a potential solution, validate that solution with your peers, and then own the implementation. You will bring your experience and curiosity to apply modern software development tools and models to the learning space. We are tool and language agnostic but rather apply a set of quality and development values and standards to our work. We are working to build a fast moving, low friction environment for engineers to bring innovative solutions to tough problems, and want people who thrive in that environment, but also understand that the freedom comes with a responsibility for the team to take responsibility for quality at every level. We have already built a modern cloud platform to power our next generation services, and are building using a variety of new technologies like Scala, graph databases, Mesos frameworks and more.

Duties & Responsibilities• Work independently and as part of a software development team taking responsibility for solving big challenges.• Great at turning ideas into code, and making that code usable by your teammates, and the company.• Propose and implement technical solutions to problems and deliver to customers.• Collaborate with the team to translate goals into implementations, deliver incrementally.• Understand HMH goals around quality and engineering discipline and participate in code reviews at the team level.• Looks ahead, finds and avoids pitfalls for the team.• Test, analyze data, and improve constantly.

Knowledge & Experience• 3+ years of experience and a bachelor's degree in computer science or related field is preferred.• Understand the software development process and how their work contributes to the larger goals.• Experience working with a team on a large project.• We are looking for people who have experience with Java, Node, as well as front-end (HTML/JS) but place the highest value on ability to be productive in a wide range of environments, and learn to be productive quickly, even with unfamiliar tools.

ABOUT US

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is a global learning company with the mission of changing people's lives by fostering passionate, curious learners. Among the world's largest providers of pre-K-12 education solutions, HMH combines cutting-edge research, editorial excellence and technological innovation to improve teaching and learning environments and solve complex literacy and education challenges. HMH's interactive, results-driven education solutions are utilized by 50 million students in over 150 countries, and its renowned and awarded novels, non-fiction, children's books and reference works are enjoyed by readers throughout the world.

For more information, visit http://careers.hmhco.com Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is committed to a comprehensive policy of Equal Opportunities and we aim to create a workplace which provides for equal opportunities for all employees and potential employees.

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