• Locations
    • Remote
    • New York
  • Date Posted
  • Aug. 16, 2021
  • Function
  • Software Engineering

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 about 200 distributed through North America and headquartered in SoHo, NYC. We’ve raised over $87.5m in venture capital funding from top investors including Kleiner Perkins, Naspers, Owl Ventures, Union Square Ventures, 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 Free team’s goal is to show our users how Codecademy can help them, on their first visit. We help our learners understand what Codecademy has to offer, and guide them to find and enroll in the right learning experience within our products. We help our business by understanding our learners and using this information to make our product more appealing. We work on projects like our product experimentation framework, finding new ways of acquiring & convert users, and shipping experiments to improve our UX.

In this role, you will coach, motivate, and inspire your team to work on interesting projects as we deliver products and features that empower our learners around the world. Clear communication and facilitating growth as a Senior Engineering Manager is key as you will not only be leading your two different teams but collaborating across engineering teams within the company as well.

If you’re passionate about helping more people learn technical skills and finding the right way and time to introduce them to our products, this is the team for you.

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
  • Collaborate with other teams to get ahead of cross-team dependencies
  • Contribute to engineering team-wide process improvements and automation
  • Help Improving the scalability and efficiency of our infrastructure

What you’ll need

  • 3+ years of management experience with at least five engineers
  • Previous experience hiring technical talent
  • 3+ years of experience as a software engineer
  • Experience developing web applications using Ruby on Rails, or similar frameworks
  • Experience in performance management and career goal setting
  • Experience working with cross functional teams

What will make you stand out

  • Experience leading Product & Design heavy projects
  • Creating Roadmaps and defining success metrics
  • Stakeholder negotiation
  • Strong empathy and adaptability
  • Experience with more than one management methodology Scrum, XP, and other methodologies
  • Coaching and Mentorship
  • Experience utilizing Codecademy’s Platform

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.