Work for Soomo

Founded in 2006, Soomo Publishing is a growing web-based academic publishing company currently residing above bustling Pack Square in downtown Asheville, NC. We publish web-native, interactive learning resources developed by our editorial team, and augment and web-enable content from other publishers too. As the work ahead of us grows, it's time to add some members to our small, close-knit development team! 


Lead Software Engineer & Senior Rails Developer

What we're looking for 

Soomo is looking for the right person to lead and grow our technical team as it expands to support a rapidly growing user base. This position requires both hands-on coding and building and managing a small team. You are the ideal candidate if you've had first-hand experience with most facets of cloud-based web-app development -- including architecture, design, coding, usability, testing, QA, scaling, and optimizing -- and are ready for a fresh start running your own shop. 

 Working at Soomo 

Our team is small enough that we all do a little bit of everything in a highly cooperative environment. We are all passionate about transformative education and enjoy an organization which allows us to create excellent products and provide exceptional service. We strive to keep our process lean, test-driven and rapidly iterating based on real-world use. 

Our Offices 

We are on the second and third floors of a 100-year-old building on the main square in downtown Asheville, NC. Asheville is a remarkable city known for mountain biking, live music, whitewater, buskers, amazing food, local brews, crafted chocolate, organic everything, artists, crafts, and affordable, hip living

We want someone who

  • Sees the transformation of higher education as a great way to spend the next five years 
  • Has first-hand experience with full stack web development and rapid scaling 
  • Is experienced with OOP languages and relational databases 

As a Soomo employee you receive 

  • The satisfaction of knowing you are creating something which will genuinely help hundreds of thousands of students 
  • Relocation fees to move to a beautiful part of the world 
  • A competitive salary (which will go a lot further in Asheville) 
  • 100% employer-covered health insurance 

 If this sounds like the right fit for you, please send your resume to -- and, in your cover letter, tell us what is most attractive to you about this opportunity.