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Software Engineering Manager

Los Angeles, CA
Full-Time
Salary Range : $175,000

We are looking for a highly motivated, detail-oriented Manager of Software Engineering who can contribute to the design and development of our Learning Management System. In this role, you will have the opportunity to directly contribute to our growth and help provide direction to our organization. We are seeking a combination of strategic thinking, intellectual curiosity, and high-velocity execution. This position is remote and will report to the Director, Software Engineering.

Who You Are

  • Experienced team leader, delegating tasks as well as keeping the team abreast of the overall system
  • Are experienced in web full-stack programming, including web applications, back-end systems, microservices, and mobile applications
  • Are experienced in designing distributed services including micro-services, messaging design, and data design
  • Are experienced debugging in the cloud and distributed systems
  • Are a structured, self-directed thinker - you're able to proactively tackle new, ambiguous challenges and develop frameworks to support strategic decisions
  • Are a highly effective communicator and fancy yourself a presentation creation savant
  • Have experience in, or are familiar with the evolving EdTech and/or Test Prep industries
  • Take your work very seriously, but not yourself
  • Are passionate about our mission and the problems we’re trying to solve

 

What You’ll Do

  • Designing innovative solutions that push the boundaries of the education technology space - We believe there is a universe of potential that technology can unlock in education. We want you to have that same vision, whether that's applying new technology to education or new education research into a product.
  • Coaching the team in active problem-solving skills - We value autonomy and ownership, which means giving enough guidance to lead engineers to optimal solutions. The team should feel like they understand inside and out the whole system.
  • Fostering pursuit of knowledge and guiding engineers in paths - We value continuous learning and expect that from you, as well as fostering learning within the team. Having a breadth of knowledge and experience is necessary to be able to mentor engineers.
  • Mentoring engineering best practices - Setting the team up for success by leading the team with industry experience and best practices

What's its like working here: 

We live at the intersection of education and technology. We use cutting edge technology and powerful data to create personalized and innovative learning experiences. Our team is passionate about education and its ability to improve lives. Our learners hold us to a high standard, and we do the same with each other. We thrive on change, we are relentless about improvement, we practice trust-based vulnerability, and we are committed to a culture of freedom and responsibility. We get a lot done, and we have a lot of fun doing it.

  • Meaning. Do meaningful work that has a positive impact on society.
  • Influence. Good ideas win and we value contributions from everyone.
  • Innovation. It’s central to who we are and everything we do.
  • Growth. We are always learning and you will sharpen your skill set.
  • Performance. We set aspirational goals and make them happen.
  • Low ego. High energy. That’s our recipe for success.
  • Autonomy. Our team thrives with freedom and responsibility.
  • Flexibility. We trust our people to do great work without unnecessary rules.
  • Remote first. And not going back.

Benefits include:

  • Competitive salary at a fast-growing company
  • Remote-first work environment allowing for flexibility
  • Unlimited PTO, comprehensive health benefits and 401(k) match
  • Additional Reenergize Days to support work-life balance
  • Monthly remote-work stipend
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Parental leave benefits
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Continual learning, Lunch-and-Learn, and mentoring opportunities
  • Free employee test prep programs and family discounts

 

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