Software Engineer

at Voxy in New York City, New York
Posted 8 months ago

About this position

We believe that learning a language should be fun, rewarding, and a gateway to the best experiences life has to offer. If you agree, we’d love to talk.

If you are a software engineer looking use your talent in an endeavour more noble than tricking consumers into buying a new widget or helping traders earn big bonuses, take a look at Voxy.  Voxy software engineers will change the way millions of people around the world learn English by using sound science combined with innovative technology. We are implementing research-driven learning activities coupled with live streaming for topic-based live tutoring sessions all the while utilizing patented NLP/machine learning algorithms to build a customized learning experience using authentic content sources from names you know (Bloomberg, AP, Financial Times and more.). Voxy’s goal is to become THE vendor of first choice in the $80 billion dollar English language education market and our development team will be instrumental in reaching this goal.

What You’ll Be Doing:

  • Design and refactor the voxy codebase to build an application that is fun to work with, performant to our partners, and adapts to our learners
  • Create nicely-instrumented code that is testable and deployable without downtime
  • Evolve our big data pipeline to use real time feedback for both learners and customers
  • Accelerate Voxy’s ability to automatically transform authentic content into lessons using NLP and advanced text/video processing
  • Learning… about machine learning to enhance our content recommendation system
  • Align and shape the Voxy engineering values of Trust, Team Agreements, Open Communication,
  • Pragmatism and Engineering Helps Design The Product!

What We’re Looking For:

  • 5+ years of experience working as a commercial software developer
  • Curiosity and knowledge about technologies and architectural patterns of software engineering across the entire stack, with emphasis on web frameworks
  • Pragmatism to know when to build a solution that scales to 1 million users or is appropriate for 100 users
  • You can build new data models that reflect the Voxy business using advanced SQL/NoSQL/ORM’s

What Would Be Nice To Have:

  • Django/DRF or other web frameworks such as spring/rails
  • AWS and devops
  • Modern front end javascript frameworks such as vue
  • B.S. or higher in computer science, science or engineering discipline or equivalent experience

In addition to a rewarding job that that will directly impact how millions of students learn English, working here, you’ll enjoy:

  • Competitive salary, bonus, and stock options
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Flex Spending benefits
  • Gym and mobile reimbursement
  • Citibike reimbursement
  • Ongoing professional development as well as reimbursement for attendance at industry/professional conferences
  • On-site language classes
  • Unlimited PTO
  • Friday Team Happy Hours (B&B)
  • Unlimited snacks and beverages and access to beer fridge
  • Awesome team of super bright, creative, talented, and passionate individuals
  • Sweet space in downtown Manhattan easily accessible by many trains

Voxy is a NYC-based company that is changing the way the world learns English. Our proprietary personalization technology and exclusive partnerships with leading content publishers enable us to deliver a one-of-a-kind solution to over 2.5 million English learners across the globe. Our mobile and web applications make it possible for individuals to learn from the world around them, turning everyday experiences and content into fun, game-like activities. Our custom-built, live one-on-one tutoring platform brings the necessary human element front and center, and is a core piece of our methodology. Voxy’s disruption of the $80B market for English language education has been recognized by leading education investors and the company has been deemed a pioneer by The New York Times, CNN Money, Fast Company, Mashable, Univision, Veja (Brazil), Venturebeat, and others.


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Changing the Way the World Learns English

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