OpenStax is a non-profit textbook publisher, learning software producer, and platform for learning research based at Rice University. Our mission is to provide every student with free or low-cost access to high-quality learning materials and tools that help them succeed in their education and career. We have created a library of 29 free and openly licensed college textbooks that have served 6.2 million students, resulting in $576 million dollars in savings. We have created software to help college students in three of those subjects read with more engagement and practice more effectively, incorporating our research team's expertise in cognitive science and machine learning.
The software engineer II is primarily responsible for implementing visual designs by using React JS and CSS-in-JS for the development of textbook reading experience and learning tools in a responsive single page web application. Strong focus on accessibility, mobile functionality, and overall performance for our millions of users create additional technical challenges on this project. S/he must be able to reproduce designs accurately, including complex user interactions in addition to the visual styles. Creative problem solving and collaboration are required. In addition to writing code, this position requires reviewing other developers' work, participating in the estimation and specification of new work, and mentoring more junior developers. The software engineer II demonstrates areas of expertise and provides guidance to other developers in these areas. Additionally, the software engineer II provides input on decisions related to overall code architecture.
Position Status: Full-Time
Rice University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with commitment to diversity at all levels, and considers for employment qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status.
Internal Number: 25021
About Rice University
As a leading research university with a distinctive commitment to undergraduate education, Rice University aspires to pathbreaking research, unsurpassed teaching and contributions to the betterment of our world. It seeks to fulfill this mission by cultivating a diverse community of learning and discovery that produces leaders across the spectrum of human endeavor.