Oh Snap!
This job is no longer active - but you can still view the details below.

VP of Engineering

| Greater Boston Area

VP of Engineering

The Engineering team at edX is seeking an engineering leader to scale our platform and provide access to education for millions of learners worldwide. This role will lead engineering initiatives across our cloud infrastructure; data warehouse; open source, and product development teams.

The ideal candidate has built systems and solutions serving millions of customers, is skilled at leading and developing leaders and effectively collaborates with other Product Delivery leaders. A demonstrated bias to action and a strong sense of leadership development will set you apart. As a member of the senior management team, you will contribute to the strategic direction of edX.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead a team of 100+ software engineers and technical professionals to reach quarterly and yearly engineering goals.
  • Communicate and evangelize the engineering vision across all teams at edX.
  • Build highly effective agile teams and leaders, identify areas for improvement and identify solutions and clearly define success.
  • Effectively implement change, anticipate and quickly solve organizational issues to maximize team success.
  • Act as point-of-contact to external vendors and offshore teams. Manage budget, forecasting and headcount for all of engineering.

Requirements:

  • Ten years of professional experience, including managing a maturing engineering team in a high-growth, (ideally B2C) startup organization.
  • Strong leadership skills, with experience collaborating and negotiating in a multi-disciplinary and quickly changing team.
  • Important to this role is experience creating the framework for planning and managing top organizational performance in a dynamic, matrixed organization.
  • Comfort dealing with complex organizational change management.
  • Experience coaching leaders and managers, aligning teams to goals, setting a strategic vision and creating an engaging, positive work environment.
  • Experience hiring top talent and designing diverse, inclusive, effective and results-driven organizations.

Plusses:

  • Experience building large-scale systems with stringent data quality requirements
  • Strong knowledge of data architecture, especially in the context of relational databases
  • Managing international teams and remote offices.
  • Knowledge or experience with humble or servant leadership practices.
  • Experience with inclusive management practices

Applicants must be able to work out of our Cambridge, MA office. Sorry, Visa sponsorship is not available.


Read Full Job Description
Apply now
loading ...
Emailed

Location

EdX is located right off the MIT campus in the Kendall Square neighborhood of Cambridge, MA

An Insider's view of edX

What projects are you most excited about?

My work focuses on enabling course teams at partner institutions to create high-quality learning experiences on edX.org. Right now couldn't be a more critical time for this work as we ramp up the amount of Master's degrees we are offering this Fall. I work with faculty, instructional designers, media producers, and project managers.

Ben Piscopo

Learning Designer

What are edX Perks + Benefits

edX Benefits Overview

edX employees are eligible for all MIT benefits. Enjoy the benefits of an established benefits program, but still live startup life.

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
We have a pension plan too!
401(K) Matching
5% match
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Free Daily Meals
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Tuition Reimbursement
More Jobs at edX22 open jobs
All Jobs
Data + Analytics
Design + UX
Dev + Engineer
HR
Marketing
Operations
Sales
Design + UX
new
Boston
Sales
new
Boston
Marketing
new
Boston
Data + Analytics
new
Boston
Design + UX
new
Boston
Design + UX
new
Boston
Developer
new
Boston
Sales
new
Boston
Marketing
new
Boston
Operations
new
Boston
Data + Analytics
new
Boston
HR
new
Boston
Operations
new
Boston
Data + Analytics
new
Boston
Sales
new
Boston