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Director of Engineering, Core Systems

Director of Engineering, Core Systems

ID 
2017-4221
Job Locations 
US-NY-New York
Category 
Technology

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What We're Looking For

Engineering at 2U is fast paced, innovative, and full of people passionate about delivering on the promise of higher education via technology. We’re growing rapidly and are seeking collaborative and results-driven individuals to join us. In return, we can offer you a fun learning environment where your skills, experience and creativity will make a material impact on the company’s success and its overall mission. Your tenure at 2U will be a highlight of your career.


We strive for our teams to be cross-functional, self-organizing and autonomous. You will be working directly with product managers, business analysts, and your peers in a highly collaborative manner.

 

About The Role


We are looking for a thoughtful, collaborative and results-driven engineering leader with experience running teams of 5 to 10 engineers in an agile environment. You are a maker at heart and have experience in finding a balance between individual technical contribution and achieving results via your team. You are comfortable using and providing guidance in  techniques like test driven development (TDD), pair programming and retrospectives.


Above all, you care about delivering quality software in a sustainable and timely manner. You have experience in, and passion for, building and running effective teams that deliver and thrive.

Responsibilities Include, But Are Not Limited To

You are a competent maker, able to:

  • Make direct technical contributions (writing, debugging, reviewing and deploying code)
  • Provide technical guidance and feedback to your team members. 
  • Lead technical design of applications and participate in larger system design efforts
  • Advocate for end user needs in software you are building

You are a competent manager, able to own and direct your team in:

  • Planning and execution of short and medium term projects 
  • Hiring, engaging and developing for members of your team. Occasionally help with hiring on adjacent ones
  • Assessing, reporting, and improving systems and processes in your charge
  • Collaborating effectively with Product team (product managers, business analysts, and UX designers) to define and refine requirements

You have experience in (or clear potential for understanding) the higher education ecosystem, 2U’s 3 year strategy and major goals, and can align and execute your team’s deliverables accordingly.


This position reports to the Vice President, Engineering and is based in our NYC office.

Other Attributes That Will Help You in This Role

About The Team

The Core Systems team builds and maintains products that meet the needs of common patterns that underlie 2U's user-facing platform with the goal of sustainability, reliability, and reducing total cost of ownership. Many of the team's direct customers are other product managers and engineers at 2U, so transparency and balancing needs among many constituencies are of utmost importance.

We are looking for experience with the following:

  • Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Docker container orchestration platforms like Kubernetes or Mesos
  • Web frameworks like Tornado (Python), Phoenix (Elixir), or Hapi.js (Node.js)
  • Databases and key value stores like MySQL, MongoDB, or Redis
  • Distributed streaming platforms like Kafka or AWS Kinesis
  • Monitoring and alerting tools like Grafana and Sensu

EEO statement:
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, 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, pay and dismissal.

Note: 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.

 

About 2U (NASDAQ: TWOU)
2U partners with leading colleges and universities to deliver the world’s best online degree programs. Our Platform, a fusion services and technology, enables schools to attract, enroll, educate, support and graduate students around the world. Our company culture is united by our No Back Row® philosophy; the idea that when we each lean in and do our part, we are better individually and collectively.

 

2U Diversity and Inclusion Statement
At 2U, we are committed to creating and sustaining a culture that embodies diverse walks of life, ideas, genders, ages, races, cultures, sexual orientations, abilities and other unique qualities of our employees. We strive to offer a workplace where every employee feels empowered by the ways in which we are different, as well as the ways in which we are the same.

 

Why It’s Great to Work at 2U
2U offers a high-energy work environment that’s both challenging and fun. We work hard, but our offices are casual and social places. We wear jeans to work and fuel brainstorming sessions with snacks and seltzer.

 

Benefits
2U offers a comprehensive benefits package:

  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • Life insurance, disability and 401(k)
  • Unlimited snacks and drinks
  • Generous paid leave policies including a PTO allowance for your vacation, personal, or sick days
  • Additional time off benefits include:
    • time off to volunteer for non-profit organizations
    • parental leave after 12 months of employment
    • holidays that include a winter break from Christmas through New Year and more!
  • Tuition reimbursement program