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Software Engineer
SumTotalBoston, MA6 days ago
Software Engineer

At SumTotal, we are all about making work matter. We believe every team member has the potential to be AMAZING. We are bold, sharp, driven and most of all, real. Join us in our quest to democratize learning and help individuals unleash their edge.


SumTotal is looking for a full-time software engineer to join an agile and talented team in delivering a rich e-learning experience to users around the world. In this role you will be designing and developing secure and performant applications using numerous technologies like .NET, ReactJS, Kafka, SQL, Angular, and many more. The ideal candidate is enthusiastic about building quality software and is comfortable in an agile delivery model.


  • Play a key role in the development of core features of our enterprise SaaS product.

  • Responsible for coding, unit testing, implementing and maintaining new and existing modules and applications.

  • Work collaboratively with Quality Assurance (QA) engineers through participation in the testing process.

  • Ensure the long-term architectural and performance strategies are considered when designing and coding solutions

  • Ensure the ongoing quality of the product and customer satisfaction by helping to reduce customer defects.

  • Provide technical and functional guidance to the team where needed.

  • Collaborate within a project team to optimize performance of complex software systems. Troubleshoot and resolve problems.

  • Collaborate with cloud operations, customer support, quality assurance and others, as needed.


  • Bachelors or master’s in computer science or a related field.

  • 5+ years of enterprise software development experience

  • Strong understanding of development and design fundamentals in ASP.NET, MVC, Web API, .net Core

  • Strong understanding of development and design fundamentals in client frameworks such as ReactJS, jQuery, AngularJS, JavaScript

  • Strong understanding of development and design fundamentals in MS SQL 2017 along with exposure to NoSQL DB like Cassandra/MongoDB

  • Exposure to event frameworks such as Kafka

  • Strong analytical skills and object-orientated design capabilities

  • Strong debugging skills and experience troubleshooting customer reported issues

  • Able to thrive in a fast paced, agile work environment and deliver value incrementally and frequently

  • Dedicated to unit testing and automated testing of developed functionality

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to maintain good working relationships.

  • Innovative, resourceful, passionate about creating high-quality, high performance and highly available software.

  • Able to mentor junior engineers through pairing and coaching.


Personally Accountable for Team Success.We unleash our edge together.

Confident Achievers. We are bold.

Intellectually Curious. We are sharp.

Adaptable, Agile & Resilient. We are driven.

Customer First. We are real.


Skillsoft delivers online learning, training, and talent solutions to help organizationsunleash their edge. Leveraging immersive, engaging content, Skillsoft enables organizations to unlock the potential in their best assets – their people – and build teams with the skills they need for success. Empowering 36million learners and counting, Skillsoft democratizes learning through an intelligent learning experience and a customized, learner-centric approach to skills development with resources for Leadership Development, Business Skills, Technology & Development, Digital Transformation, and Compliance.

Skillsoft and SumTotal are partners to thousands of leading global organizations, including many Fortune 500 companies. The company features three award-winning systems that support learning, performance and success: Skillsoft learning content, the Percipio intelligent learning experience platform, and the SumTotal suite for Talent Development, which offers measurable impact across the entire employee lifecycle. Learn more

Thank you for taking the time to learn more about us.

If this opportunity intrigues you, we would love for you to apply!

NOTE TO EMPLOYMENT AGENCIES: We value the partnerships we have built with our preferred vendors. Skillsoft does not accept unsolicited resumes from employment agencies. All resumes submitted by employment agencies directly to any Skillsoft employee or hiring manager in any form without a signed Skillsoft Employment Agency Agreement on file and search engagement for that position will be deemed unsolicited in nature. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is subsequently hired as a result of the referral or through other means.

Skillsoft is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer: It is the policy of Skillsoft US Corporation to provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, national origin, citizenship, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability (mental or physical), protected veteran status, genetic information or any other class protected by law.

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