Senior Software Engineer I

Company: Knewin
Location: Washington, Washington DC, United States
Type: Full-time
Posted: 01.FEB.2024


Senior Software Engineer-Ruby on Rails, GoLang, and SQL Do you enjoy leading a team that develops high-quality code? Are you a driven profe...


Senior Software Engineer-Ruby on Rails, GoLang, and SQL

Do you enjoy leading a team that develops high-quality code?
Are you a driven professional who enjoys using Technology to problem solving?

About our Team
This team operates the first holistic faculty information system to support the full lifecycle of faculty work, from job seeking to review, tenure, sabbatical, committee work, research, and beyond. Offering colleges and universities increased clarity and insight into faculty data to help achieve their strategic initiatives, Interfolio believes that advancing the faculty will advance the institution.

About the Role
You will be focused on data-centric software platform and data streaming. Your team is on a mission to build smart, inspired and useful products for faculty and academic communities.


  • Designing and building our data platform and related analytical tools using Ruby on Rails, GoLang, and SQL
  • Leading and planning with DataOps team members and DevOps to identify and implement data strategy. This is in accordance with
    data sources, data locations, and business use cases
  • Creating and maintaining complex and scalable enterprise-level microservices . Improve scalability, service reliability, capacity, and performance.
  • Leveraging third party APIs to build integrations with other systems. Establish data streaming and CDC architecture using Kafka and Debezium.
  • Working with large codebases to identify opportunities for refactoring or migration to external services. Participate in code review and mentoring of other team members


  • Be proficient in producing high-quality code in Ruby on Rails or GoLang.
  • Have knowledge of SQL databases, such as postgreSQL or MySQL, including database and query
    design techniques. Experience building CDC streaming services using Kafka and Debezium
  • Possess expertise with service-oriented architectures (SOA), REST APIs, and GraphQL. Skilled
    in using git for version control
  • Display the ability to focus and carefully step through intricate logic to research and identify root causes behind data anomalies.
  • Show advanced logical and quantitative skills; ability to grasp business context behind the data. Possess an interest/background in EdTech / SaaS

Work in a way that works for you

We promote a healthy work/life balance across the organization. We offer an appealing working prospect for our people. With numerous wellbeing initiatives, shared parental leave, study assistance and sabbaticals, we will help you meet your immediate responsibilities and your long-term goals.

  • Working flexible hours - flexing the times when you work in the day to help you fit everything in and work when you are the most productive

Working for you

We know that your wellbeing and happiness are key to a long and successful career. These are some of the benefits we are delighted to offer:

  • Health Benefits: Comprehensive, multi-carrier program for medical, dental and vision benefits
  • Retirement Benefits: 401(k) with match and an Employee Share Purchase Plan
  • Wellbeing: Wellness platform with incentives, Headspace app subscription, Employee Assistance and Time-off Programs
  • Short-and-Long Term Disability, Life and Accidental Death Insurance, Critical Illness, and Hospital Indemnity
  • Family Benefits, including bonding and family care leaves, adoption and surrogacy benefits
  • Health Savings, Health Care, Dependent Care and Commuter Spending Accounts
  • Up to two days of paid leave each to participate in Employee Resource Groups and to volunteer with your charity of choice

About the Business

A global leader in information and analytics, we help researchers and healthcare professionals advance science and improve health outcomes for the benefit of society. Building on our publishing heritage, we combine quality information and vast data sets with analytics to support visionary science and research, health education and interactive learning, as well as exceptional healthcare and clinical practice. At Elsevier, your work contributes to the world's grand challenges and a more sustainable future. We harness innovative technologies to support science and healthcare to partner for a better world.

Salary Range

To be added when data can be disclosed


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