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Director of Engineering (Front End) in Mountain View, CA

Khan Academy

Mountain View, CA 94035
8w ago


Software Development, Technology Management


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Job Description

Do you want to lead teams of experienced mission-driven software engineers who are transforming education? Khan Academy is on a mission to provide a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere. Today, over 15 million learners and teachers around the world use Khan Academy each month, but this is just the tip of the iceberg.

What you'll be doing:

We're looking for an experienced engineering leader to drive the "top end" of our product stack - the teams delivering components of the learning experience, tools for our content creators, and front-end infrastructure. You will partner with colleagues in design and product management to lead development of world class learning experiences for learners and teachers everywhere. In this role you will report to the VP of Engineering and will build, enable, empower, and develop teams of deeply-motivated, diverse, outstanding engineers. You will partner with architects and other technical leaders in the engineeri

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Valid through: 2020-2-19

About Khan Academy

Khan Academy is a non-profit educational organization created in 2006 by educator Salman Khan with a goal of creating an accessible place for people to be educated. The organization produces short lectures in the form of YouTube videos. Its website also includes supplementary practice exercises and tools for educators. All resources are available to users of the website. The website and its content are provided mainly in English, but are also available in other languages like Bengali, Hindi and Spanish. The organization started in 2004 when Sal Khan tutored one of his cousins on the Internet using a service called Yahoo Doodle Images. After a while, Khans other cousins began to use his tutoring service. Because of the demand, Khan decided to make his videos watchable on the Internet, so he published his content on YouTube. Later, he used a drawing application called SmoothDraw, and now uses a Wacom tablet to draw using ArtRage. Tutorials are recorded on the computer using screen capture software called Camtasia Studio. The critical acclaim and the positive responses of students prompted Khan to quit his job in finance as a hedge fund analyst at Connective Capital Management in 2009, and focus on the tutorials (Then released under the moniker "Khan Academy") full-time.
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