Software Engineer

Houghton Mifflin Co Boston , MA 02298

Posted 2 months ago

Date: Dec 1, 2021

Location: Boston, MA, US, 02110

Company: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Job Requisition ID: 17246

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HMH Software Engineering

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


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.

The Opportunity - Software Engineer

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 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:

  • 2 - 5 years experience as a Software Engineer

  • 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

  • JVM-based languages such as Java

  • Development frameworks such as Spring Boot

  • Database technologies such as SQL, Aurora, Redshift, Liquibase or Flyway

  • Unit-testing frameworks such as jUnit

  • Performance testing frameworks such as Gatling

  • Architectural concepts such as micro-services and separation of concerns

  • Knowledge of class-based, object-oriented programming and design patterns

  • Development tools such as GitHub, Jira, Jenkins and Maven

  • Cloud technologies such as AWS and Azure

Required Education:

  • High School/GED Graduate

Benefits & Packages.

  • Competitive base salary and overall compensation package

  • Full benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision

  • 401 (K) with generous company match

  • Generous Paid time off (PTO)

  • Vacation, sick, and paid holidays

  • Life Insurance coverage.

  • Respect for your work-life balance

  • Weekly lunches and unlimited fruits, snacks and drinks

  • Discounted Gym memberships.

  • Brand new state of the art office in Boston, centrally located near South Station


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-K-12 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.

Nearest Major Market: Boston

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