Director of Engineering, Learning Systems

2U, Inc   •  

New York, NY

Industry: Education


Not Specified years

Posted 100 days ago

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Engineering at 2U is fast paced, innovative and full of people passionate about delivering on the promise of online higher education via technology. We’re growing rapidly and are seeking collaborative and results-driven individuals to join us. In return, we can offer you a fun learning environment where your skills, experience and creativity will make a material impact on the company’s success and its overall mission. Your tenure at 2U will be a highlight of your career.

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 3 to 8 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, refactoring 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

About The Team

The Online Campus team makes up the core of outward-facing user experience of 2U’s academic product offering. This is the “face” of 2U insofar as it is the destination for students, faculty, administrators and support user populations as they interact with each other, share information, consume content, and perform the necessary operations to complete a degree with a 2U university partner.

We're currently working on replacing our legacy systems, open source Learning Management System in PHP, with a new tech stack. 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 are looking for expertise or demonstrable potential in most of the following technologies:

  • Ruby on Rails
  • React, Angular
  • Python + Tornado
  • Relational databases (like MySQL)
  • Key Value stores (like Redis)
  • Cloud native service, such as AWS, rackspace, google cloud, like Lambda, Aurora / RDS, SNS, SQS, Kinesis
  • Distributed system and architecture
  • Component-based single page application