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:
We’re seeking a Senior Director, Engineering to join the leadership team that manages all technologies that provide services to our students. This is a team of approximately 120 engineers (3 Senior Directors) focused on work that will grow and enable our software and software products to work with multiple learning models across our entire portfolio of offerings. We need a technical leader that can define an engineering vision and help navigate their teams toward this destination.
This role and team will be hugely impactful on the business, unlocking many more opportunities for our learners and partners.
Responsibilities Include, But Are Not Limited To:
- You’ll be responsible for maintaining and evolving the architecture and technology that supports our broader Services Platform vision
- Delivering software capabilities within Websites, CRM, Learning Systems and other proprietary technologies
- Continuously improving the operations of the team
- Contributing to advancing the culture of the Services engineering team
- Lead the team and pressure test if thinking is sound
- Lead engineering vision for Services Platform and bring it to life
Things That Should Be In Your Background:
- 7-10+ years of experience
- Engineering background
- Will be management (no coding expected day to day).
- Experience leading a software engineering team
- Experience coaching, training and mentoring people managers and individual contributors
- Experience working in environments that focus on Value Mindsets and strive for Product-Engineering partnerships
- Seasoned integration architect with experience integrating enterprise-level applications
Other Attributes That Will Help You In This Role:
- Excellent communication skills
- A bias for action
- Focused on people and process first and foremost
- A strong belief in key engineering principles
- Need to know what you believe in when making a tough decision
- Need to articulate principles behind decision making
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 ($175,000 - $215,000), with potential bonus and equity 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.
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.
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.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by individuals assigned to this position, and are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required. All employees may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.
2U is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate against applicants or employees and ensures equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of their race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, national origin, age, marital status, disability, citizenship, military or veterans’ status, or any other classifications protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. 2U’s equal opportunity policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to recruiting, hiring, training, promotion, job benefits and pay.