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14 Nov 2022

Full-Time Senior Director, Engineering – Posted by Anywhere

Job Description

What We’re Looking For:

We’re seeking a Senior Director, Engineering to lead the Marketplace Growth Team. Marketplace Growth includes up-funnel organic marketing content, the catalog of course and program content available, search and discovery on the platform, and matching the right offering to the right learner. This is a technical team focused on work that will grow and enable our software to work with multiple systems. We need a technical leader who 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:

  • Maintaining and evolving the architecture and technology that supports including organic content and marketing data, course catalog, search and discover, recommendations, content onboarding for open courses, and contributions to open edX open-source codebase.
  • In partnership with product leadership define technology, vision, strategy, architecture and roadmap that meets learner needs and is continuously aligned to and enables product strategy.
  • Partnering with Data Science and Product to design and run tests.
  • Delivering software capabilities needed for the business line.
  • Continuously improving the operations of the team.
  • Contributing to the advancement of the culture of Open Courses & Marketplace business line.
  • Leading the team and pressure testing if thinking is sound.
  • Leading engineering vision for Content and bringing it to life.

Things That Should Be In Your Background:

  • Engineering background
  • Experience leading multiple software engineering teams (no coding expected day to day)
  • Experience coaching, training and mentoring people managers and individual contributors

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.
  • Experience delivering paid and organic marketing, sales, and product catalog software solutions in a data driven B2C and B2B SaaS company.
  • Experience leading a MarTech technology organization.
  • Experience integrating multiple technology stacks in a post-M&A organization.
  • Experience with business intelligence, data science and data products.
  • Experience building software products for a SaaS Education Technology company.

About 2U Inc. (NASDAQ: TWOU)

2U is comprised of 3 lines of business: Graduate Degree Programs, Short Course, and Boot Camps. Going beyond traditional learning management systems, we use tech, people, and data to help top universities and enterprise organizations transform in the digital era—and eliminate the back row in higher ed. We support lifelong learning which means thinking beyond a single degree. It means finding ways for students to gain the skills they need to change careers, evolve their expertise, and meet the challenges of the changing world head-on. We help our partners fill those needs—developing new digital education technologies and offerings capable of supporting students at different points in their lives. Whether they need a simple refresher, to learn something new, or to change their career trajectories completely, our partners are there to help them succeed. Together with our partners, 2U has positively transformed the lives of more than 275,000 students and lifelong learners.

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.

Benefits & Culture

Working at 2U means working with individuals that are passionate and mission driven. We collaborate on tough problems to deliver the best outcomes for our partners, students, and each other. You will find team members working together in our open office spaces, gathered in the kitchen grabbing a snack, or taking a break in our game rooms.

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 unlimited PTO
  • Additional time off benefits include: volunteer days, parental leave, and a company-wide winter break

In Colorado, the anticipated base salary for this role is $175,000.00 with potential bonus and equity eligibility. Note: The final compensation for this position may consider factors including the geographic location where the work is performed (candidate’s assigned office) and prior work experience of the candidate.

To learn more, visit #NoBackRow

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.

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.

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Job Types: Full-Time.

Job expires in 74 days.

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