Engineering Manager: Content Platform Team

Codecademy

New York City, NY, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Software
  • Post Date: 01/26/2021
  • Website: codecademy.com
  • 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!

The Content Platform team’s mission is to build technology that enables Codecademy curriculum authors to efficiently create, launch, and maintain a rapidly expanding library of content that powers Codecademy’s interactive learning experiences. Content Platform develops and maintains Codecademy’s CMS and the API that serves learning content data—such as lessons, quizzes, and projects—to user-facing clients. 

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.

WHAT YOU'LL DO

  • 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

WHAT YOU'LL NEED

  • 2+ years of management experience
  • Previous experience hiring technical talent
  • 3+ years of experience working in as an IC engineer
  • 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

WHAT WILL MAKE YOU STAND OUT

  • Experience as a fullstack engineer
  • Experience with Docker
  • Experience with Go
  • Teaching and/or structured tutoring experience
  • Experience utilizing Codecademy’s Platform
  • Experience building and maintaining a CMS

At Codecademy, we are committed to teaching people the skills they need to upgrade their careers. Codecademy aims to educate a richly diverse demographic of learners with our product and in order to accomplish this, we believe our team should reflect that rich diversity. Our company celebrates diversity in all of its forms-- race, gender, color, national origin, marital status, sexuality, religion, veteran status, age, ability, disability status-- and works to create an inclusive workplace where people of all backgrounds and beliefs are empowered to better their futures.

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