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Engineering Manager at Codecademy

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575 Broadway, New York, NY
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3+ years
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About the role

Codecademy has helped over 45 million people learn to code. Join one of the most exciting technology companies in New York as we change the way people learn.

Millennials are highly-educated, tech-literate, and mission-driven. Yet seven years after the great recession ended, nearly half of young university grads are underemployed, meaning they aren’t working jobs that require a degree. And the situation has only recently begun to improve. This year US students will graduate with $37,000 in debt, only to accept unpaid internships and part-time jobs.

Meanwhile, software is eating the world, disrupting first media, publishing, and entertainment, and now food, transportation, and travel, creating millions of new technology jobs that companies are eager to fill. By 2020 there will be a shortage of 1 million more tech jobs than computer science grads.

We can be the bridge. We can help this generation gain the skill to fill these jobs and enjoy happier, more fulfilling careers. Join us.

Codecademy is looking for an experienced Engineering Manager to effectively organize our engineers around projects and deliverables. You are able to motivate and inspire your team to continuously deliver products and features that empower our learners. You execute on deliverables by being a technical resource to your engineers and you actively contribute to coding. You are an excellent communicator and lead communications with your team and partners deftly and in a timely manner.

What You'll Be Doing:

Work closely with product management and design to set a strategic direction for your team.

Hire and build an engineering team that is inspired by the mission and vision you set for the team.

Work with 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 code bases

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

3+ years of experience building services, web applications, and/or APIs

Experience with NoSQL and SQL databases. We currently use a combination of Postgres, MongoDB, and Amazon Redshift.

Previous performance management and career goal setting experience

Previous experience working with cross functional teams

Preferred Qualifications:

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 refactoring to microservice architecture before.

Experience with containerization technology (Docker, openVZ, lxc, etc.)

Additional 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.

Why you should join Codecademy

Hello, we're Codecademy

Six years ago we changed the face of education by creating free interactive coding courses explored by over 45 million people. As we look to the future, we're focused on helping anyone get the skills they need for the jobs they want. We aim to bridge the gap: between companies and the workforce, people and their dream jobs. Join us.