Intermediate Full Stack Software Engineer (Elixir/ROR)

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

Job Description

VitalSource®, an Ingram Content Group Company, is currently recruiting for a Int. Software Engineer (ROR) 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, Elixir, JavaScript, ES6, TypeScript, React, GraphQL, MySQL, and GCP, and we’re always open to using the best tech.

Want to help explore and build new ways to deliver content to students?

At VitalSource, our team is using startup technology at scale, with over 1 million users per week. Our mission is to make digital learning materials accessible and affordable to all students, and we are excited to see this spread as we expand our global reach. 

Our agile teams, which are centered on products, are enabled to have a high ownership of problems with little hierarchy. We use cloud tech, Kubernetes, APIs, modern architecture, continuous deployment, and integrations to reach our key initiatives. These technologies allow us to integrate with colleges and universities, as well as offer the most accessible eTextbook reader in the world for the visually impaired. If you are an IT professional seeking a company that is passionate about their mission, providing great services for learning, and offering technology at scale, we can’t wait to meet you!

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree OR related year for year experience
  • 4 years of experience with in Software Engineer in a Modern Language
  • 1+ year(s) of software development experience with Ruby on Rails or Elixir (which can include school experience, internships, externships, or post graduate projects)

Preferred Skills:

  • Full-stack web development in Elixir, React, MySQL and Linux
  • Experience with large-scale web applications
  • Experience integrating with 3rd party systems via APIs
  • Experience with HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Ajax, etc.
  • Deploying apps using Docker
  • Experience with cloud-based environments
  • Experience with relational database (MySQL) design and development
  • Experience with Agile/SCRUM development environments

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop creative and innovative solutions for the next generation of educational learning
  • Provide full application development life cycle support, including specifications, prototypes, development, quality assurance and deployment with assistance from Senior and Lead Application Development
  • Communicate effectively with internal and external users as needed to support channel integration, development and support
  • Support development with appropriate documentation
  • Develops and modifies internal and external facing software as part of an Agile/SCRUM team
  • Supports development with appropriate documentation
  • This list is not exhaustive

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)
  • 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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