Principal Software Engineer - Backend


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Grovo is redefining learning for today’s rapidly changing workplace. The all-in-one microlearning platform combines intuitive technology with dynamic, bite-sized content to give companies the fastest, most engaging way to learn and train. Be a part of changing how workers everywhere learn by being responsible for the scaling and reliability of our systems.  As a member of the team, you will have direct impact on the architecture, design and implementation of Grovo’s next gen micro learning platform.  At Grovo, we organize into cross-functional scrum teams, so you will also be working hand-in-hand with product, design, and front-end engineers, to iterate and build the best product for our customers.  



  • Own end-to-end applications and platform of increasing complexity
  • Understand the business, and the business impact of the code
  • Write good architecture and design documents
  • Mentor junior engineers via pairing, design review, and code review
  • Build and support new features and functionality for the Grovo platform
  • Write maintainable and testable code
  • Work cross functionally with engineers, designers, and product managers
  • Create architecture and design documents as necessary



  • 8+ years experience developing enterprise-level web applications with an object-oriented language
  • B.S./M.S. in Computer Science (or related field)
  • Expertise in software architecture and design
  • Expertise with OOP, design patterns, web application architectures, and RESTful APIs
  • Strong knowledge in data modeling and SQL
  • Experience working with service-oriented or microservice architectures
  • Experience working with queuing systems such as RabbitMQ or Amazon Simple Queue Service
  • Experience writing automated tests

Why You Would Love Working Here:


  • Opportunity to work on microservices in multiple languages like Php, NodeJS, Go, Scala and big data systems.
  • Great product and great customers; help us grow the business
  • The 'Best Place to Work' as voted by Entrepreneur Magazine, Crain, and Internet Week, as well as Fortune 100’s #2 Greatest Places to Work in the US
  • Competitive base salary and pre-IPO stock options
  • Full in-office gym at our NYC headquarters and personal training sessions with an in-house Health Director
  • Industry competitive health and employee benefits

About Grovo:

Grovo is a technology company redefining learning for today’s global workforce. We believe that workplace learning, when done right, creates happy employees and thriving businesses. Grovo competes in a large, well established, and growing industry with legacy competitors on old technology platforms that fail to deliver. Our US target addressable market is $10B+ including e-learning content, growing 10%-15% Y-Y.

The platform empowers companies with the training technology and content to align, educate, and inspire their teams. From onboarding to professional development, Grovo's 60-second microlearning videos teach everything 21st century employees need, delivered in a way that learners love. Our mission is to create an industry-standard for behavior change that redefines the global L&D market, by connecting the dots between learning and actual, measureable worker behaviors.


Founded in 2010, the fast-growing SaaS startup is based in midtown Manhattan as well as in a recently opened a San Francisco office, and was #2 on 2016 Fortune’s Best Mid-Size Places to Work. Grovo has raised venture financing from Accel Partners, Greg Waldorf, Costanoa Venture Capital, SoftTech VC, Lerer Ventures and Red Swan Ventures.

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