Senior Software Engineer - Scala / Akka / Play Framework / Javascript / React

ConexED in Salt Lake City, UT

  • Industry: Information Technology - Software Architect And Senior Engineer
  • Type: Full Time
position filled

ConexED is a leader in the growing EdTech Industry. Our beautiful new office in the foothills of Salt Lake City houses a smart, creative team of 10x individuals committed to changing the face of educational technology through hard work, collaboration, and innovative thinking. Our culture combines the energetic vibe of a start-up with the stability and experience of a more mature organization. We hire amazing people and then trust them to do their best work.

We build best-in-class video meeting, scheduling, and communication software (based on the webRTC API) that enables students to communicate with faculty, counselors, academic advisors, teaching assistants, mentors and tutors with the click of a button. Our customers include UC Berkeley, University of Utah, University of Texas, Georgia State, University of Minnesota and over 100 colleges in the Federation of California Community Colleges.

We are looking for a strong Scala developer to help performance tune and scale our platform to the next level. You will be working on our core webRTC infrastructure. We want someone who can brainstorm an idea, spec it out with the CTO, then make it happen. We are not just creating a product, we are developing a platform with many facets across the EdTech industry. Thinking three steps ahead based on our collective vision is vital. You will be a part of the core team.


  • Brainstorm, spec and build new features
  • Maintain and scale current Scala Play/Akka code
  • Refactor existing code for better performance/readability
  • Build new features as required


  • 5+ years experience in Scala coding, code and performance optimization, debugging and unit testing
  • 4+ years experience in Akka actor system development and performance tuning
  • 2+ years experience writing functional reactive code
  • Proficient in NoSQL/Redis type databases
  • Proficient in EC6 Javascript
  • Experience using and working with projects stored on GitHub
  • Proficient in Docker Containerization

Other Preferred Skills:

  • Linux and Nginx setup, bash and/or python scripting and administration
  • AWS/Amazon Cloud Services
  • Experience with Play, Ruby on Rails, Django or other web framework
  • Experience with modern JS frameworks/libraries (eg. ReactJS, Bacon.js, Angular, Underscore.js)
  • BS in Computer Science

Bonus Points:

  • Scalability testing, benchmarking, and caching architectures
  • An active account on StackOverflow and GitHub
  • Proficient in Cross-browser front-end development skills (HTML5, CSS/javascript/jQuery)
  • Team player that can help instruct other programmers
  • Self-taught, self-motivated, change the world attitude

Benefits Include:

  • Paid vacation time and holidays
  • Health Insurance and other benefits
  • Start-up culture
  • A chance to own your own projects and make an immediate impact

Candidates applying for this position will be rigorously tested in Programming and overall Linux Administration skills.


Associated topics: architecture, backend, design, design pattern, devops, expert, java, matlab, maven, senior

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