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Senior Web Engineer

Senior Web Engineer

Kognity is one of the fastest-growing EdTech companies in the world and we aim to radically improve learning for 1.5 billion school students globally.

We pursue our vision because there are few more important jobs than educating the world’s young people. No other single factor has a higher impact on the prosperity and well-being of humanity than education. Yet technology has previously not delivered on any of its promises of better learning. At Kognity, we have set out to do this.

Who we are

We provide intelligent textbooks to schools in over 70 countries on 5 continents, allowing students to learn things faster, more effectively, and teachers to help students reach their goals.

We are looking for exceptional people who want to pursue the biggest possible challenges. We need the sharpest brains, biggest hearts, and greatest drive in Stockholm and internationally. Kognity is for those who want to take part in making the world a better place by working hard and creatively in a fun, caring, high-paced and challenging environment. 

Who you are & why we need you

You are a software engineer with several years of professional experience who likes getting things done, and doing them well. You are pragmatic, and you like it when things are moving fast and to have fun while at it. You appreciate smart, dedicated colleagues who truly care about you, the product and the technical solutions. You value simplicity, code reviews and continuous integration.  You will be part of a small team of engineers who develop the technical learning platform and infrastructure. We work full-stack from infrastructure, deployment, database, Django backend up to frontend apps with AngularJS/Vue and Webpack. Together with our Product team, we also contribute to the ideation and solution stages of upcoming features and projects.

Responsibilities

  • Developing and maintaining new features, backend and frontend
  • Taking part in product ideation and development

Requirements

  • 3+ years of web development experience, especially in a lead role
  • Ability and desire to work full-stack
  • Establishing best practices for frontend development

Other skills we value

  • Django, Rails, Spring or similar web technology
  • AngularJS/React/Vue or similar web frameworks
  • Advanced level of knowledge in Javascript/ES6+, CSS and HTML
  • Celery/RabbitMQ
  • Automated testing (unit, integration, selenium) and strategies
  • Continuous integration (Jenkins, Teamcity), Deployments, Builds
  • Webpack or similar bundle tools
  • Experience with SQL databases, especially PostgreSQL
  • Working with AWS, Heroku, CDN, Docker etc.
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Stockholm

Linnégatan 87D
115 23 Stockholm Directions

Perks & Benefits

Join us for the adventure, the people, and the culture. But we do have some perks as well…

  • Flexication

    Here at Kognity, you can take up to 9 weeks of vacation, as it’s important to us that you are well rested in order to come back a superstar.

  • Kogfun

    Whether it’s softball Tuesday, Fourth of July extravaganza or after work, we’ll have a blast. There is always a reason to socialize with your amazing Kogleagues!

  • Expat benefits

    It doesn’t matter where in the world you live, we will make sure your move to Sweden, and to Kognity, will be as great as can be.

  • A healthy life - now and later

    We offer a competitive wellness grant and private pension savings.

Our values

Our values guide us through daily interactions, in recruitment, promotion and celebrations, through the good and the bad. They are the behavioural norms that reign at Kognity.


  • We care about each other

  • We execute at fast pace 

  • We own it

  • We believe in honest feedback

  • We provide maximum clarity & transparency 

  • We focus on solutions not problems

  • We enjoy the journey

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