At 2U, we are all in on purpose. We are motivated by our mission – to eliminate the back row in education – and connected by our shared passion to deliver world-class digital education at scale. As the parent company of edX, the world’s leading online learning platform, 2U powers more than 4,000 online higher education offerings – from free courses to full degrees. Together with more than 230 colleges, universities, and corporate partners, we are helping to unlock human potential.

What We’re Looking For:

2U and edX have joined together and are dedicated to building the world’s leading online learning platform. We are looking for a Senior Engineering Manager of two teams in the Content Management Engineering domain, a part of the Learning Platform at 2U.  This domain includes everything related to authoring content, managing content types such as videos, as well as the ingestion, conversion and export of content for the courses and other content libraries that 2U offers as part of its portfolio.

These teams are primarily responsible for the frontend Content Authoring experiences and the backend Content Management systems of 2U learning platforms.  The teams work closely with product management, product design (UX/UI), and operational support teams ensure Content Authors have a world-class experience with a world-class product.

Responsibilities Include, But Are Not Limited To:

  • Lead, coach, and mentor two teams currently totaling 11 software engineers; some full time, some contract
  • Grow agile and high performing teams, including continuous improvement for work management processes and impediment removal
  • Partner with product managers to understand customer needs; identify, define, and scope solutions to achieve outcomes. Foster strong relationships with cross-functional peers in Product Management, UX, Support, TechDev, and Data Analytics to unlock force-multiplying collaboration
  • Be a steward of quality user experiences by participating in the on-call rotation, being an active code reviewer, and advocating for healthy tech debt management
  • Proactively manage team backlogs, automated testing, security, data privacy, cost and drive other good engineering practices
  • Be a flexible, empathy-driven people manager; be a transparent, data-driven technology manager
  • Identify opportunities to accelerate the delivery of value to customers and implement solutions that span people, processes, and technology
  • Recruit and hire new team members, as needed

Things That Should Be In Your Background:

  • 3-4+ years’ experience working as engineering manager, team lead or tech lead who helped engineers grow
  • 5-6+ years’ previous hands-on software development experience, Python/Django and React preferred
  • Engineering delivery with product results and healthy stewardship of existing software products
  • Demonstrated experience with leading team-level Agile methods and practices
  • Architecturally experienced with microservices, infrastructure resilience and DevSecOps

Other Attributes That Will Help You In This Role:

  • Key mindsets: customer-centric, servant leader, software reliability oriented
  • A willingness and ability to achieve consensus and move forward through high ambiguity and uncertainty
  • Experience as an instructor or content author with online education
  • Thoughtful organization and prioritization of your own time to maximize your impact
  • Git, open source software, test driven development, Jira software suite
  • React+Redux, NPM, AWS, NewRelic, Snowflake, MongoDB, Python/Django

While this position is open to remote candidates across the U.S., we will prioritize those who live in the Washington-Baltimore metropolitan area and who are available to come into our Headquarters in Lanham, MD two days a week.

Benefits & Culture

Our global employee base is a diverse collection of innovators, dreamers, and doers working together to transform lives through higher education. We believe that every employee can advance our shared purpose, and that life at 2U should be fun and meaningful. If you’re excited by the opportunity to provide over 40 million learners and counting with access to world-class online higher education, then join us – and do work that makes a difference. #NoBackRow

We offer comprehensive benefits (unique per country) and excellent work/life balance.
Full-time, U.S.benefits include:

  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • Life insurance, disability, and 401(k) employer match
  • Employee stock purchase plan
  • Free snacks and drinks in-office
  • Generous paid holidays and leave policies, including unlimited PTO
  • Additional time off benefits include: volunteer days, parental leave, and a company-wide winter break

The anticipated base salary range for this role is ($120,000 – $185,000), with potential bonus eligibility.  Salary offers are made based on the candidate’s qualifications, experience, skills, and education as they directly relate to the requirements of the position, budget for the position and cost of labor in the market in which the candidate will be hired.

2U Diversity and Inclusion Statement

At 2U, we are committed to building and sustaining a culture of belonging, respect, and inclusion. We are proud of the steps we’ve taken to bring together an employee base that embodies diverse walks of life, ideas, genders, ages, races, cultures, sexual orientations, abilities and other unique qualities. We strive to offer a workplace where every employee feels empowered by what makes us different, as well as by how we are alike.

2U is committed to providing reasonable accommodations during our recruitment process. If you need assistance or accommodations, please reach out to us at: recruitingaccommodations@2u.com.

About 2U Inc. (NASDAQ: TWOU)

For more than a decade, 2U, Inc. has been the digital transformation partner of choice to great non-profit colleges and universities delivering high-quality online education at scale. As the parent company of edX, a leading global online learning platform, 2U provides over 45 million learners with access to world-class education in partnership with more than 230 colleges, universities, and corporations. Our people and technology are powering more than 4,000 digital education offerings — from free courses to full degrees — and helping unlock human potential. To learn more: visit 2U.com.

About edX

edX is the education movement for restless learners and a leading global online learning platform from 2U, Inc. (Nasdaq: TWOU). Together with the majority of the world’s top-ranked universities and industry-leading companies, we bring our community of over 45 million learners world-class education to support them at every stage of their lives and careers, from free courses to full degrees. And we’re not stopping there — we’re relentlessly pursuing our vision of a world where every learner can access education to unlock their potential, without the barriers of cost or location. Learn more at edX.org.

Learn more at https://2u.com/careers/

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