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 over 31 free and openly licensed college textbooks that serve 2.2 million students (as of 2018), resulting in $171 million dollars in savings annually.
We are embarking on an ambitious and exciting strategic initiative to create a unified OpenStax experience for the faculty and students that use our textbooks and learning tools. We are creating a compelling student experience for our entire library that generates meaningful insights that we can use to improve student performance and learning. This new platform will also serve as the hub for learning research, where we can discover what learning strategies best serve students given their individual differences (personalization) and then turn those discoveries into practical benefits for students.
OpenStax is seeking a talented backend developer II who will work with a product team to deliver new features and updates for the OpenStax suite of products. Potential work areas include our content publishing tools, interactive reading experiences, analytics engines, learning science research systems, and homework platforms. This position will write code and participate in as part of an agile product team.
The backend developer II will work on Python, Rails, and Linux-based backend software across the range of OpenStax products, including those that serve both internal and external users. S/he will execute all programming tasks, including programming, analyzing, designing, developing, implementing, modifying, and maintaining computer programs. S/he works on systems of small to moderate size and complexity or segments of larger systems.
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: 22435
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.