OpenStax is a non-profit textbook publisher, learning software producer, and platform for learning research based at Rice University. Our mission is to provide every student with free or low-cost access to high-quality learning materials and tools that help them succeed in their education and career. We have created a library of 29 free and openly licensed college textbooks that have served 6.2 million students, resulting in $576 million dollars in savings. We have created software to help college students in three of those subjects read with more engagement and practice more effectively, incorporating our research team's expertise in cognitive science and machine learning. The software engineer I is responsible for writing software to restructure textbook HTML and to style that HTML for various book output formats, including PDF and multiple web-accessible formats. The CSS used is complex, often involving W3C specifications that are still working drafts. Visual design experience is as important as technical proficiency; developers must be able to reproduce designs accurately. Creative problem solving and collaboration are required. In addition to writing code, this position requires someone who is capable of balancing multiple projects, working as part of multiple project teams simultaneously, communicating with non-technical content developers, reviewing and authoring documentation related to textbook development, analyzing content to ensure that it is adequate for testing, troubleshooting and debugging template code and content, as well as reviewing and merging code written by other developers.
Position Status: Full-Time
Rice University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with commitment to diversity at all levels, and considers for employment qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status.
Internal Number: 24459
About Rice University
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