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Director of Product Engineering

$165k – $215k estimated
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Hello, World! Codecademy has helped over 45 million people from around the world upgrade their careers with engaging, accessible, and flexible education on programming and data skills. We provide over 200 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. A few years later, we are a rapidly growing, diverse team of 75+ in SoHo, NYC. We’ve raised over $40m in venture capital funding from top investors including Union Square Ventures, Kleiner Perkins, Naspers, 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!

As a senior leader within our engineering organization you will partner with product teams to deliver products and features that empower our learners around the world. You will need to execute on project goals by being a technical resource to your engineers as well as actively contributing to our learner experience. Clear communication as an Engineering Manager is key as you will not only be leading your specific team but collaborating across engineering teams within the company.

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

WHAT YOU'LL NEED

* 6+ years of management experience, preferably running a product team at a subscription based SaaS company 
* 14+ years of experience working in a frontend, backend, or fullstack facing role
* Previous experience partnering closely with talent acquisition teams to hire technical talent as the final decision maker
* You know your browser APIs and optimizing for frontend performance is a challenge you'll gladly accept
* Experience developing web applications using Ruby on Rails and JavaScript, including concepts like asynchronous programming, closures, types, and ES6
* Experience with NoSQL (MongoDB) and SQL (Postgres) databases
* Previous performance management and career goal setting experience
* Previous experience working with cross functional teams

WHAT WILL MAKE YOU STAND OUT

* Previous experience running product teams at a SaaS company with a "freemium" model 
* Experience with Go
* Teaching and/or structured tutoring experience
* Experience utilizing Codecademy’s Platform
* BS/MS in Computer Science or engineering

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.

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