Senior Software Engineer

Launch Academy Boston , MA 02110

Posted 2 weeks ago

Lead our development team as we build out our learning consultancy concept.

It starts with building great products for our clients, and helping us to establish our launch plans for a new and innovative training model.

Launch Academy is seeking an experienced developer to lead consulting project work alongside a team of skilled professionals. At Launch Academy, we hire for aptitude and will qualify the right candidate based on a portfolio of their work.

Reporting directly to the CEO, you'll help to both refine project goals with the client and deliver elegant code with our growing development team. Help us to enact the vision around our unique development and service approach.


  • You'll lead the development effort for client projects.
  • You'll write complex applications that will meet the needs of our clients using NodeJS, Ruby on Rails, and ReactJS, with a host of supporting technologies.
  • You'll mentor and advise other developers to help the whole team grow.
  • You'll explore new and interesting technologies that will help us to enrich the services we offer.
  • You'll work with the CEO to qualify prospective clients and help them feel well served.
  • You'll share your expertise with your other software developers to demonstrate thought leadership.

What We're Looking For

  • Multiple years of experience writing scalable NodeJS / Express and / or Ruby on Rails applications
  • Multiple years of experience writing client-side applications with JavaScript
  • Multiple years of experience working in an Agile software environment
  • Well established skills in translating business needs into actionable technical perspective
  • A firm understanding of Git, source code management, continuous integration, and pull request workflow
  • A firm understanding of SQL and NoSQL databases.
  • Experience with Amazon Web Services. Bonus if you've worked with the serverless framework
  • A passion towards helping others grow and realize their full potential


In addition to a great team and environment for personal growth, Launch Academy offers competitive compensation, 80% coverage of healthcare cost, and a use-it-as-you-need-it vacation policy.

The vision behind Launch Academy is to build the "learning hospital" of software development. Our team will be focused on cultivating junior talent that can eventually go to work for our clients and the greater tech community. Help our graduates and alumni become the next generation of software engineers through situational training and challenging client problems.

No third parties or agencies, please.

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