Engineering Leader


Bangalore, IN / Karnataka, IN
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Software
  • Post Date: 03/20/2021
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About Openhouse

Provider of a network of community learning centers intended to build a generation of students who are creative, compassionate and driven to chase their dreams. The company provides physical space where teachers and students, from all walks, congregate under the same roof to exchange skills, ideas and knowledge, thereby offering them a pathway to better learning opportunities towards better education.

Job Description

If you think back to your school or college days, the best memories you have are those with your friends! Your first day in college, your best friend, your dorms, hanging in the corridors, your school canteen, all nighters before exams & chilling for weeks after exams - our school lives are filled with so many awesome interactions, experiences & memories. In each of them you’re with a friend, never alone! Humans always have, and will always continue to learn from one another. We are a social learning platform that allows us to learn the way we learn best - socially. 

Our Approach

Covid has reshaped every aspect of our lives and education is no exception. The world is learning to learn online but the main reason why online education hasn’t skyrocketed is because all platforms are designed to simply deliver content (whether pre-recorded or live). Online learning doesn’t feel natural, warm or relatable. Taking an analogy from the gaming world, edtech so far consists of single player games designed only for access but not engagement & retention. The only actions one can take is content consumption and practice via multiple choice questions. We, on the contrary, think education is an immersive multiplayer experience! 

If our children are going to learn online we will have to make it social. That’s how learning happens best. We think we’re amongst the first few companies in the world trying to push the boundaries of edtech to a new era of highly social & community driven learning. We have raised a Series A led by Accel and Matrix Partners and a select few angels to help us realize this dream. 

The Role

You will hire, scale and grow an awesome team of engineers. You will play a key role in helping define the strategic direction, vision and roadmap for your products. You will be deeply technical, but prefer to lean on your leadership skills. You will rapidly experiment on features, iterate on tools and processes as we launch the first versions of products. You will deliver products at a predictable fast pace with high quality, and proactively communicate with relevant stakeholders. You will leverage existing solutions when available, and build from scratch when prudent. To sum it up. your role is to increase your team’s capacity to win. 

You will work with other engineers to build delightful products that span various parts of the oh. systems. You will design, build and maintain APIs, services and systems with lots of moving pieces. You will be responsible for debugging production issues across the entire stack. You will care about the quality of code, design patterns, testability and extensibility. 

Preferred Mindset

  • Strong opinions, loosely held 

  • Empathetic to a diverse group of users and peers 

  • Hold yourself and the team to a high bar 

  • Bring your A+ game to everything 

Desired Experience 

Must haves: 

  • You have 4+ years of experience building products / services 

  • You have built and led engineering teams to tackle challenging problems

  • You have led teams that have a strong track record of shipping high quality software, preferably full stack

  • You have strong experience in at least one programming language, front-end framework or a storage technology

  • You thrive in a collaborative environment involving a diverse group of stakeholders including product managers, designers and operations

  • You have a curiosity to remain updated with the newest technologies and frameworks

Awesome to have: 

  • You have a strong track record of contributing to engineering wide initiatives in your organizations

  • You have a strong track record of growing leaders in your organization

  • You have developed norms and processes for smooth execution of a highly cross-functional organization

Our Culture 

The best classrooms have an awesome learning culture. We think of our organization as one large classroom, where each of us is a student trying to learn from & teach one another. We have all sorts of people here: humanists, tech junkies, educationists, designers & wanna be designers! Since we are a small organization, we function like a tight-knit family where we care for each other’s work but also for each other’s lives. We’ve often heard that the first 50 team members set the culture & pace of an organization, which is why we take time and carefully pick our team. 

If you grab a sneak peek into our tribe, you’d find us to be super real. We are all encouraged to call a spade a spade, even if this means disappointing a peer. Coming up with prospective solutions is good, but we care about how well the experience is crafted - aesthetics do matter. Think of Disneyland, Nike, Airbnb, Wework, Apple: the best folks know not only how to deliver a product/service, but also make it beautiful. Most importantly, we are all students! Right across the team. from engineering to product, community to classroom, we think of how we’d feel if we were students – and this reminds us to keep learning and growing!

Come work with us!

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