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THE OPPORTUNITY

 

Within the US market their products are in more than 90% of schools and over half the teachers in the U.S. have an active account tapping into Scholastic’s teaching resources. With annual revenues of approximately ~$1.7 billion Scholastic operates through four divisions: Children's Book Publishing and Distribution; Classroom and Supplemental Materials; Media, Licensing and Advertising; and International. Through each of Scholastic’s divisions literacy remains the cornerstone of all that they do with a corporate mission to encourage the intellectual and personal growth of all children, beginning with literacy.


 

If you have a passion for software development, take pride in implementing high quality code and want an opportunity to work on cutting edge technologies, come join our Digital Services Engineering team! You’ll be a key technical contributor for the technologies and services that power Scholastic’s digital applications across the world. You’ll have a chance to work on interesting projects in a fun collaborative environment utilizing technologies ranging such as Spring Boot, AWS Lambda, relational and NoSQL DBs, Kafka streams/events, Adobe Experience Manager and SalesForce Commerce Cloud (a.k.a. Demandware).


 

YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES


• Participate in small agile teams developing and delivering solutions serving multiple lines of business, products, markets, and geographies.
• Develop RESTful services and customer facing web applications.
• Deliver scalable and fault tolerant applications and services that can meet exacting service level and operational requirements.
• Engage with peers across the organization on integrations between the platform and other Scholastic enterprise services such as product data, order management, identity and analytics.
• Assist in acceptance testing, load testing, troubleshooting, and performance tuning as required.
• Ensure that development efforts exemplify Scholastic’s engineering and quality best practices.

 

 

HOW YOU CAN FIT

 

• Experience designing, developing, testing, deploying, and scaling web services and applications.

• Working knowledge of service oriented architectures and RESTful APIs.

• Deep knowledge of the contemporary Java ecosystem, tooling, and best practices.

• Working knowledge of data persistence and distribution strategies and implementations.

• Experience designing and using relational DBs and persistence frameworks (Hibernate/JPA/Spring Data).

NoSQL (e.g. Mongo) a plus.

• Spring Boot, Spring MVC and Spring Security is preferred.

• Experience designing software and systems that can operate efficiently and effectively in highly dynamic, highly automated, on-demand infrastructures, such as Amazon Web Services.

• Experience developing highly fault-tolerant systems that can meet exacting service level and operational requirements.

• Full stack development with intermediate level knowledge of Angular JS a plus

 

 

WHO WE ARE

Scholastic Corporation (NASDAQ: SCHL) is the world's largest publisher and distributor of children's books, a leading provider of core literacy curriculum and professional services, and a producer of educational and entertaining children's media. The Company creates quality books and ebooks, print and technology-based learning programs for pre-K to grade 12, classroom magazines and other products and services that support children's learning both in school and at home. With operations in 14 international offices and exports to 165 countries, Scholastic makes quality, affordable books available to all children around the world through school-based book clubs and book fairs, classroom collections, school and public libraries, retail and online. True to its mission of 97 years to encourage the personal and intellectual growth of all children beginning with literacy, the Company has earned a reputation as a trusted partner to educators and families. Learn more at www.scholastic.com.

Some benefits that we offer:

• 100% vested of 401(k) Retirement Plan after 5 years employment
• Up to 1M worth of supplemental Life Insurance
• Tuition Reimbursement
• Purchase Scholastic stock at a 15% discount

Thank you for your consideration in choosing Scholastic.

 

Equal Employment Opportunity

Scholastic is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our policy is clear: there shall be no discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, or status as a disabled veteran or Vietnam veteran.


Those factors shall not influence the determination of qualifications for a job or other opportunity within the company. Further, all personnel actions (such as compensation, tuition aid, benefits, transfers, promotions, and dismissals, company-sponsored training, social and recreational programs) shall be administered without discrimination. To view the full EOE policy, click here.

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