Associate Software Engineer

Houghton Mifflin Co Boston , MA 02298

Posted 6 months ago

Job Requisition ID: 15574

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HMH Software Engineering provides cutting edge, individualized learning experiences to millions of students across the United States. We are as driven by this mission as we are by continuously improving ourselves and the way we work.

Our offices are high energy, collaborative bee hives of activity where work is centered on small, autonomous teams that build great software. We trust each other, hold ourselves and our teammates accountable for results, and improve student outcomes with each release.

At HMH we constantly experiment with new approaches and novel ways of solving problems. We often succeed and sometimes stumble either way we learn and move forward with more confidence than we had the day before. We are as passionate about new technologies and engineering craftsmanship as we are about transforming the EdTech industry itself.

We're not just looking for hands on a keyboard to pound out code, we're looking for talented teammates and colleagues who contribute as much as they receive and thrive working with us. If this sounds like you let's talk.

Associate Software Engineers personify the notion of constant improvement as they work with their team to build software that delivers on our mission to improve student outcomes. You're not afraid to try new things even if they don't work out as expected.

You are independent, self-directed, high energy and as eager to contribute to your team as you are to progress on your own path to software craftsmanship. You'll thrive working in a fast-paced, low friction environment where you'll be exposed to a wide range of cutting edge technologies.


Work collaboratively as part of a software development team producing the code that matters to the students and teachers who use HMH products and services.

Eagerly learn and apply new cutting edge technologies like functional programming, distributed computing, machine learning, advance data engineering, and server-less computing.

Take responsibility for critical components of our solutions.

Contribute to our engineering culture and ever-improving concept of engineering best practices.

Successful Candidates must demonstrate an appropriate combination of:

Logical and systematic problem solving skills

Ability to work collaboratively and effectively in small team and cross-functional environments

Experience and knowledge working with technologies and concepts such:

Behavior-driven or test-driven development

Web technologies such as JavaScript, CSS, and HTML

Other application frameworks such as Redux

Unit-testing frameworks such as Jest

User Interface frameworks such as Angular and React

Architectural concepts such as event-driven programming

Development tools such as GitHub, and Jira

Cloud technologies such as AWS and Azure

Required Education:

High School/GED Graduate

Physical Requirements:

  • Might be in a stationary position for a considerable time (sitting and/or standing).

  • The person in this position needs to move about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc.

  • Constantly operates a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine, and computer printer.

  • Must be able to collaborate with colleagues via face to face, conference calls, and online meetings.


Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (NASDAQ:HMHC) is a global learning company dedicated to changing people's lives by fostering passionate, curious learners. As a leading provider of pre-K12 education content, services, and cutting-edge technology solutions across a variety of media, HMH enables learning in a changing landscape.

HMH is uniquely positioned to create engaging and effective educational content and experiences from early childhood to beyond the classroom. HMH serves more than 50 million students in over 150 countries worldwide, while its award-winning children's books, novels, non-fiction, and reference titles are enjoyed by readers throughout the world.

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is an equal employment opportunity employer and participates in E-Verify. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of gender, race/ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, or other protected group status.

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