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Senior Software Engineer (Core Platform)

About Prodigy

In the last nine years, Prodigy Education has grown from 3,000 local users to more than 100 million registered users worldwide. As one of the fastest-growing ed-tech startups in North America with global impact, Prodigy connects students, parents, teachers, and school districts with resources that promote a lifelong love of learning. Anyone with an internet connection is welcome to create a free account for its renowned Math Game and try an effective and engaging math platform for grades 1 to 8. For more information visit, or @ProdigyGame on Twitter.

At Prodigy Education, we have an incredible team that works tirelessly to turn our goal of making education a human right into a reality. We are immensely grateful for our amazing team and all they do every day. We welcome people who share our passion to join our team, where you will have the opportunity to help an entire generation of students to LOVE learning.

Our passion is our mission - to help every student in the world love learning!

Please note: During the Covid-19 pandemic, in order to keep all our candidates safe, Prodigy is hiring and on-boarding 100% remotely for the time being.


  • Here at Prodigy, we are working hard to achieve our mission of helping every student in the world LOVE learning. Our Engineering teams are scaling rapidly as we continue to hit our product and growth milestones, and it’s an exciting time for the company! To continue our exponential growth, we are adding top talent to our Engineering teams. As a Sr. Software Engineer for the Core Platforms Team, you would be applying your engineering and collaboration skills through the full technical development lifecycle.  As a Core Platform member, you are strong on software engineering best practices.

Your Impact:

  • Provide input on technical design, services architecture, and product features
  • Research, evaluate and analyze technical and design requirements
  • Work cross-functionally with an agile team 
  • Support and input on technical priorities for overall education backend architecture and company APIs, enabling the team to better support the end-product
  • Collaborate with technical leads and product owners to gather and prioritize project requirements
  • Provide foundational services that will enable all software development teams’ domains

Who You Are:

  • Proficient knowledge of a back-end programming language (Node.js, Ruby, Python, Flask/Django) 
  • Solid experience writing RESTful API endpoints
  • Demonstrated working knowledge and experience with GraphQL
  • Understanding of Kubernetes Ecosystem
  • Passion for user experience, performance, and uptime
  • Knowledge of relational databases (PostgreSQL, MSSQL, etc.)
  • Experience working with NoSQL databases (DynamoDB, Redis, MongoDB, etc.)
  • Basic understanding of front-end technologies and platforms, such as JavaScript, HTML5, and CSS3
  • Knowledge of security best practices
  • Ability to collaborate with product designers and frontend developers
  • A love for learning and staying on top of the latest in web development
  • Proficient understanding of code versioning tools, such as Git

Bonus Points For:

  • Demonstrated working knowledge and experience with Lean, DevOps, and Agile Mindset
  • Experience with CI/CD pipelines and infrastructure as code
  • Ability to work with other programming languages
  • Experience with AWS technologies - EC2, RDS, Redshift, Firehose, etc.
  • Familiarity with ES6 and beyond
  • Experience with unit testing and testing frameworks
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Department: Core Services

Location: Toronto, Ontario

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We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to providing employment accommodation in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA). Prodigy Game will provide accommodations to job applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require an accommodation, please notify us and we will work with you to meet your needs.