Director of Engineering, Applicant Systems

2U, Inc   •  

New York, NY

Industry: Education


Not Specified years

Posted 101 days ago

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We strive for our teams to be cross-functional, self-organizing, and autonomous. You will be working directly with product managers, business analysts and your peers in a highly collaborative manner.

About The Role

We are looking for a thoughtful, collaborative and results-driven engineering leader with experience running teams of 5 to 10 engineers in an agile environment. You are a maker at heart and have experience in finding a balance between individual technical contribution and achieving results via your team. You are comfortable using and providing guidance in techniques like test driven development (TDD), pair programming and retrospectives.

Above all, you care about delivering quality software in a sustainable and timely manner. You have experience in, and passion for, building and running effective teams that deliver and thrive.

You are a competent maker, able to

  • Make direct technical contributions (writing, debugging, reviewing and deploying code)
  • Provide technical guidance and feedback to your team members.
  • Lead technical design of applications and participate in larger system design efforts
  • Advocate for end user needs in software you are building

You are a competent manager, able to own and direct your team in:

  • Planning and execution of short and medium term projects
  • Hiring, engaging and developing for members of your team. Occasionally assisting with hiring on adjacent teams
  • Assessing, reporting, and improving systems and processes in your charge
  • Collaborating effectively with Product team (product managers, business analysts, and UX designers) to define and refine requirements

You have experience in (or clear potential for understanding) higher education ecosystem, 2U’s 3 year strategy and major goals, and can align and execute your team’s deliverables accordingly

This position reports to Vice President, Engineering

About The Team

The Applicant Systems team builds and maintains our Online Application and Referral System for collecting and processing student applications, as well as the associated suite of technologies used for internal applicant management processes. We are tasked with ensuring that we have a robust and scalable platform to facilitate the application process for our quickly growing list of university partners. Most of our stack is in Ruby on Rails, with some legacy applications in Python and is deployed fully on Amazon Web Services using containers. We are motivated to build a team where members bring sound computer science fundamentals and a diverse set of skills and experiences to the table. We looking for experience and expertise (or demonstrable potential) in most of following technologies:

  • Ruby on Rails
  • AngularJS 1 + Webpack
  • Python + Tornado
  • Relational databases (like MySQL)
  • Document oriented databases (like MongoDB)
  • Key Value stores (like Redis)
  • AWS Lambda, Aurora / RDS, Elasticache