Software Engineer (ROR)

  • 2 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116, USA
  • Full-time

Job Description

VitalSource®, an Ingram Content Group Company, is currently recruiting for a  Software Engineer to join our team in Boston, MA

As a Software Engineer you will work collaboratively with product managers, other engineering teams and support staff to create innovative solutions for the education and training industries. You will join a high functioning, forward thinking, and creative product engineering team working to build global, high-scale business-critical applications.  We work in a brand-new office one block east of Boston Common in Chinatown. We currently use Ruby on Rails, Python, Java, JavaScript, ES6, TypeScript, React, GraphQL, MySQL, and GCP, and we’re always open to using the best tech.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field or directly related year for year experience
  • 2 years of software development experience with Ruby on Rails (which can include school experience, internships, externships, or post graduate projects) OR completion of a boot camp focused on Ruby on Rails development

Preferred Skills:

  • Knowledge of Ruby on Rails, ES6, React and Redux
  • Experience with Java Python, JavaScript, TypeScript
  • Working knowledge of Docker, GCP and Kubernetes
  • Experience working on high-scale, consumer facing applications
  • Experience working in an agile development environment
  • Experience working in a continuous deployment environment using Jenkins or similar

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work in an agile team environment on the next generation of educational software products and platforms.
  • Report to Director of Software Engineering
  • Collaborates with product managers to deliver exceptional customer experiences.
  • Provide full application development life cycle support, including research, specifications, prototypes, development, documentation, quality assurance and deployment.
  • Communicate effectively with team members, cross product teams, business stakeholders and external partners.
  • Will work in an agile development environment and a continuous deployment environment using Jenkins.

Additional Information


  • A highly competitive compensation package with generous benefits beginning first day of employment for Medical/Prescription Drug plans, HSA, Vision, Dental and Health Care FSA.
    • 15 vacation days & 12 sick days accrued annually and 3 personal days
    • 401K match, Life and AD&D, Employee Assistant programs, Group Legal, & more
    • Wellness program with access to local fitness centers and YMCA’s for one low price
  • An opportunity to be part of a collaborative, open work space, where your contributions truly make a difference.
  • Employer paid parking/commuter subsidy coupled with pre-tax commuter benefits for associates.
  • Casual Dress Code
  • Flexible Work Schedules (by team)
  • Remote Work Options (by team)
  • Free Snacks/Drinks/Coffee
  • Encouraged continued education with our tuition reimbursement program

VitalSource Technologies LLC, part of Ingram Content Group LLC, is improving the learning experience by making it easier to create and deliver effective and affordable content. The preferred choice among educational institutions and companies for digital learning materials, VitalSource® helps over 1,000 educational content providers create and deliver seamless interactive learning experiences through its exclusive Bookshelf® platform to millions of learners at 7,000 institutions. Bookshelf users opened more than 20 million digital textbooks last year and read more than 3.4 billion pages. For more information about VitalSource, visit 

The world is reading and Ingram Content Group (“Ingram”) connects people with content in all forms. Providing comprehensive services for publishers, retailers, libraries and educators, Ingram makes these services seamless and accessible through technology, innovation and creativity. With an expansive global network of offices and facilities, Ingram’s services include digital and physical book distribution, print-on-demand, and digital learning. Ingram Content Group is a part of Ingram Industries Inc. and includes Ingram Book Group LLC, Ingram Publisher Services LLC, Lightning Source LLC, VitalSource Technologies LLC, Ingram Library Services LLC, and Tennessee Book Company LLC.

Ingram Content Group LLC is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, work related mental or physical disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information.

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