Engineering Manager: Engagement Team


New York City, NY, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Software
  • Post Date: 06/14/2021
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  • Company Address: 49 W 27th Street 4th Floor, New York, NY, 10001

About Codecademy

First, we invented the best system for learning to code. And we offered it for free.
Eight years and 45 million learners later, we've created serious impact.

Headquartered in New York City, our internal team is now filled with highly curious and diverse individuals whose backgrounds span beyond just tech and education. And we’re growing. A lot.

Job Description

Hello, World! Codecademy has helped tens of millions of learners upgrade their careers, build meaningful projects and gain confidence in their skills with engaging, accessible, and flexible education on programming and data skills. We provide hands-on interactive lessons ranging from Python to R to Javascript and everything in between. Our learners have gone on to start companies, new jobs, and new lives thanks to what they’ve learned with Codecademy, and we’re thrilled to be working to take that impact to the next level.

Codecademy was started in 2011 by two college students in a dorm room at Columbia that were frustrated by the huge gap between education and employment. Almost a decade later, we are a rapidly growing, diverse team of 100+ headquartered in SoHo, NYC. We’ve raised over $40m in venture capital funding from top investors including Union Square Ventures, Kleiner Perkins, Naspers, Y Combinator, and more.

If you want to help build a business that impacts tens of millions of people each year and helps them lead better lives, join us!

Our Engagement team is focused on our self-guided learning subscription product. This is the foundation of our business. The team is focused on building a highly engaging learning experience that is fun, sustainable and helps learners build the skills they need to turn their own professional aspirations goals into a reality.

If you’re fascinated by researching and building new product features that make for a great life long subscription product offering, this team is for you.

In this role, you will motivate and inspire your team to work on interesting projects related to scalability, reliability, and security as we deliver products and features that empower our learners around the world. You will need to execute on project goals by being a technical resource to your engineers as well as actively contributing to our learner experience. Clear communication as an Engineering Manager is key as you will not only be leading your specific team but collaborating across engineering teams within the company.


    Hire and build an engineering team that is driven by the mission and vision that you champion for the team
    Work with individual engineers to define career goals and align their ambitions with relevant projects and tasks
    Guide your team on architecting and authoring services across our platform that enable our users to achieve their learning goals
    Improve the scalability and efficiency of our infrastructure
    Collaborate with other teams to get ahead of cross-team dependencies
    Contribute to engineering team-wide process improvements and automation


    2+ years of management experience
    Previous experience hiring technical talent
    3+ years of experience working in a frontend or fullstack facing role
    You know your browser APIs and optimizing for frontend performance is a challenge you'll gladly accept
    Experience developing web applications using Ruby on Rails and JavaScript, including concepts like asynchronous programming, closures, types, and ES6
    Experience with NoSQL (MongoDB) and SQL (Postgres) databases
    Previous performance management and career goal setting experience
    Previous experience working with cross functional teams


    Experience with Docker
    Experience with Go
    Teaching and/or structured tutoring experience
    Experience utilizing Codecademy’s Platform
    BS/MS in Computer Science or engineering
    You've played an integral part in implementing Kubernetes in a past role

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