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Head of Engineering

$175k - $185k
Job Type
6+ years
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About the role

The Head of Engineering is responsible for supporting the engineering efforts at Prenda. This includes creating a supportive and challenging environment where engineers can improve at their craft while producing mission critical and meaningful work. Prenda is on a north star mission to empower learners, meaning we will serve tens of thousands of students, their parents, and learning Guides through microschools all over the US. Technology is an essential part of this mission.

Multiple Platform Teams also report to the Head of Engineering. These teams help provide the infrastructure and support to make the Prenda software experience more dynamic, flexible, scalable and robust.

Responsibilities Own the vision and strategy for engineering at Prenda and be accountable for its successful implementation. Implement platforms, tools, and practices that will improve engineering efforts as well as serve the needs of the product experience teams and cross-functional squads. Support engineers as they solve difficult problems on squads with product managers, designers, operations specialists, and others from across the company. Provide coaching and mentorship to engineers to support their development and career progress. Partner with Product, Customer Care, and Learning group leadership to build easy, engaging, exciting customer experiences that lead to retention and growth.

Requirements An empowered learner who lives the Prenda Core Values Empathetic leader who understands how to set direction and rally team members to build the future Technical leader who can engage with the present-day messiness of current systems and gradually build toward a scalable, stable future. Exceptional interpersonal communication skills with engineers, peer leaders, and others in the company. Ability to engender trust and resolve conflicts, earning influence organically rather than relying on hierarchy. Ability to give and receive tough feedback in a culture that values people enough to tell them the truth.

Experience Extensive senior or principal level engineering experience. Have scaled architecture in complex platform environments or codebases Have implemented best practices, cultural norms, or routines that have improved engineering culture, happiness, and retention Engineering leadership experience (led teams of 10+ engineers) Experience in a rapidly scaling organization with complex engineering and architecture challenges with demonstrated success in leadership Benefits

Entirely remote team Tax-advantaged health insurance reimbursement Generous compensation combined with equity Home office set up stipend Empowered, humble, passionate, and exciting culture

Why you should join Prenda

Prenda makes it easy to open a K-8 microschool in your home, studio or office. We start with an adult guide who cares about kids and believes in the power of learning. We provide everything the guide needs to run a microschool - training, support, software, curriculum, and funding so they get paid.

Team Size:150
Location:Mesa, AZ
Cahlan Sharp
Cahlan Sharp
Kelly Smith
Kelly Smith