Senior Full-stack Engineer

Infrastructure/ Web · New York, New York
Department Infrastructure/ Web
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Manager/Supervisor

US (EST) / Full-time

MarcoPolo Learning

MarcoPolo Learning is an award-winning developer of educational content and technology for early learners.  Serving both the home and school market, MarcoPolo is best known for its flagship learning app, MARCOPOLO WORLD SCHOOL. Emmy-nominated for its premium video content and highly engaging child-facing technology, the program focuses on skills that develop curiosity and a lifelong love of learning.  MarcoPolo's STEAM-focused TV series, THE POLOS, reaches over 500 million households across the world.

With offices in New York, London and Shanghai, MarcoPolo has put its focus on serving a global audience and developing its brand by partnering with leading media and educational groups throughout the world including Teaching Strategies (US), Bright Horizons (US), New Oriental (China), SKY (UK), BT (UK), Viacom (India), NatGeo Kids (Latin America) and many others. MarcoPolo is a venture-backed startup with strategic investors New Oriental (NYSE: EDU) and Boat Rocker Media of Canada (CA: BRMI). 

The role: 

We are looking for a highly motivated and skilled Senior Full-stack Engineer to join our team. MarcoPolo is entering a new phase of growth, and this is a unique opportunity to join a proven and maturing business and technology team, as a key member of the development team. 

The ideal candidate will have at least 10 years of commercial experience in developing complex applications using different programming code languages and frameworks both on front-end and back-end. The right candidate will be a start-up ready team player, willing to push the bar to achieve ambitious targets and not afraid to face new challenges. Hungry to learn and share his/her knowledge, passionate about programming and new technologies. 

Required skill set: 

  • Strong development background in Java Spring Boot (min version 8) 
  • Strong experience in Docker and CDI
  • Relational database design and optimization with SQL and Mysql 
  • Deep knowledge of AWS infrastructure, especially Lambda and Dynamo DB
  • Experience of developing serverless architecture and high availability architectures 
  • Experience of Node.js
  • Experience of Typescript, Javascript
  • Experience of Angular, React or Vue.js
  • Experience of web component programming for web products 
  • Experience of SCSS, CSS
  • Deep understanding of web security and content protection
  • Strong knowledge of APIs
  • Experience of SSO 
  • Great knowledge of good programming principles
  • Good working practices of producing clear and up-to-date documentation
  • Experience of managing junior developers 

Nice to have:

  • Experience of video streaming architecture and products  
  • Experience of performance optimization
  • Experience in mobile applications (ideally Unity) 
  • Experience of GraphQL, ElasticSearch and new way of serving data to multiple clients 


Competitive salary based on experience, with benefits/incentives to be discussed. 

We want to recruit the best talent for the next phase of company growth. MarcoPolo Learning is based in London, New York and Shanghai. We operate a remote working model and will prioritize candidates in the US.


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  • Location
    New York, New York
  • Department
    Infrastructure/ Web
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience