Director of Engineering

Unacademy

India
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Software
  • Post Date: 01/15/2021
  • Website: unacademy.com
  • Company Address: , Bangalore, Karnataka

About Unacademy

Unacademy aims to build the world's largest online knowledge repository for multi-lingual education. We use technology to empower great educators and create a community of self-learners. Our vision is to partner with the brightest minds and democratise education for everyone looking to learn.

Job Description

Our engineering team is composed of talented and driven problem-solvers. We never stop learning, we teach one another, and we take immense pride in our work. We are looking for Director of Engineering to lead our team, provide mentorship and guidance to team that’s rapidly growing. You will give engineers the context and confidence to make correct technical decisions, help develop the team culture, and ensure that the trains run on time. Our mission is to change the face of education in the country and you’d play a critical role in achieving this steep goal.

Here’s the elevator pitch :

a) 30 million students currently on the platform & growing at an unprecedented rate.

b) 2.2 billion minutes of watch time in April 2020

c) 2,10,000 Live Classes conducted in August 2020 with concurrent learners exceeding 55,000 for certain classes

d) A rapidly growing team of 60 member in tech + product with some of the finest talent in the industry

e) An opportunity to build products that influence education at the grassroot level. A chance to improve lives of millions of students in the far flung corners of India.

Your Mission, Should You Choose To Accept It

  • Lead technical direction, delivery and execution of technology roadmap, geared towards our overall vision
  • Collaborate closely with other functions and teams, to continue innovating in user experience and building best-in-class software systems powering them
  • Recruit and build world-class teams. Develop and grow leaders to continue pushing the boundaries of engineering excellence and execution
  • Help evolve a culture of excellence in which each person does the best work of their lives and amplifies everyone around.
  • Provide senior technical leadership at the highest levels in a strong engineering culture. Your team members are thankful to you for their impact and growth as engineers and leaders.

You Know You Are The Right Person, If You

a) Are someone who has built & led technology teams of 50+ at a fast paced & innovative organisation.

b) Are an engineer at heart and crave putting imagination in action. You likely have 8+ years of experience crafting world-class products and building robust, high performance and intelligent systems. Experience in live-streaming solutions is a plus.

c) Are an inspiring leader with a track record of building a culture of trust, belongingness & meritocracy where high-calibre teams can thrive and achieve audacious goals.

d) Are obsessed with customer experience and uncompromising engineering standards

Life @ Unacademy:

Our mantra of "Learning as a way of life" is not limited to our student users, but extends to our team as well. We drive this with a special allowance for books & an internal library of courses, created by and for Unacademians themselves.

We celebrate our teams’ hard work with company wide offsites, twice a year, to rejuvenate & recharge. We take care of our people with wellness programs (In-house mental health counsellor, meditation & fitness sessions), fully stocked pantry, game zone, and a top-notch medical plan that covers employees + dependents.

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