Full Job Description
We accept applications from remote employees in the following US states: MA, CO, CT, ME, NH, NJ, NY, RI, VT
You will lead a team focused on launching critical Teaching + Learning features. Your impact will run deep! The Teaching + Learning capabilities represent the foundational framework upon which our educators build quality content and through which our learners consume it.
The Teaching + Learning team sits at the heart of the edX platform. Every day, it tackles complex challenges and advances our core architecture to support next-generation teaching and learning innovations. In this role, you'll manage 5 developers to influence and improve the platform, while positively impacting millions of lives. (Did we mention that - today - we have more than 30 million unique learners from every country?)
We are headquartered in the heart of Cambridge's Technology Square, but currently fully remote.
Lead, coach, and mentor a high-performing team of engineers
Ensure all team members collaborate and successfully operate within an Agile framework
Help the team protect their time to focus on the most impactful work
Develop sustainable strategies to maintain the core platform, while balancing team members' workflows and their own opportunities to mentor and train more junior engineers
Partner cross-functionally to understand customer needs; identify, define, and scope solutions; and achieve organizational goals
Practice and promote a "you build it, you run it" philosophy to software development and delivery
With a systems mindset, identify opportunities to accelerate delivery and implement solutions that span people, processes, and technology
3+ years managing a software engineering team
Demonstrated experience partnering with product management to drive customer value
Demonstrated experience with Agile methods and practices
A systems mindset for tackling complex problems
A restless desire to learn
Zeal for what we're building here. Do you love EdTech and its impact on society?
Experience working in open source! As part of our model, we share our code openly with like-minded educational missions worldwide.
Experience working with remote teams.
Why you'll like it here:
edX is collaborative at its core. You'll work within your team and across the organization, allowing for continuous learning and discovery.
We're on a mission to unlock our learners potential on a global level, seeking to create a more diverse, equitable and inclusive world.
We set outcomes that matter and provide value in all that we do, from building meaningful products to serving the edX community.
We understand that applying for a job can be intimidating. Applicants rarely meet every single job requirement, and we know there are many skills and backgrounds that will contribute to success in this role.
That's why we provide new employees with:
Employee on-boarding and training sessions
Personalized 30/60/90+ day plans
Individual quarterly and annual goals
And much more to support you in your personal journey at edX! That said, if this role looks like a great next step for you, please apply… even if you can't "check every box." We'd love to hear from you!
edX is the education movement for restless learners. Together with our founding partners Harvard and MIT, we've brought together over 30 million learners, the majority of top-ranked universities in the world, and industry-leading companies onto one online learning platform that supports learners at every stage. And we're not stopping there—as a global nonprofit, we're relentlessly pursuing our vision of a world where every learner can access education to unlock their potential, without the barriers of cost or location.