Engineering Manager

Ellevation Education ยท Boston, MA/Remote (US)

Posted 1 month ago

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Over the last 10 years, Ellevation Education has built a thriving business serving the administrators, teachers, and specialists who support English Learners at public schools across the US. Today, over 1,000 school districts use our software to manage their EL programs. We are a successful, rapidly growing business with a real mission -- helping English Learners achieve all they possibly can.
We're currently in the midst of revamping one of our core products: 'Strategies' -- a learning platform which helps teachers acquire the skills to best serve the English Learners in their classrooms.
Customers have shown real excitement about the revamp, we're piloting it with early adopters now, and are aiming to quickly scale up to a general release.
We are looking for an Engineering Manager to help lead that work.
As an Engineering Manager you'd be co-leading the overall new product effort alongside a product manager and an instructional designer -- the three of you collaboratively deciding how to quickly get to market, while honing in on something that both admins and teachers will love.
To do your job well, you will be extremely comfortable weighing tradeoffs, generating options, and assessing risks.
On the execution side, we'd ask you to serve in a player/coach role for a small, focused team of engineers. You'd be doing some direct coding, while ensuring the team is aligned, motivated, and consistently making smart technical choices as they go.
You'll work with the engineers on your team to understand their growth paths, ensure they have good challenges ahead of them, and steadily provide the usefully direct feedback.
You’re comfortable working across the stack. Much of this new product is written in Python (for the backend) and React (for the frontend), but there may be some work touching on Ellevation's core C# platform.
We look for engineers who are excited to use their technical skills and experience in support of a mission-driven company.

About You:

    • You have 5+ years of software development experience, including building enterprise-facing websites and/or SaaS platforms.
    • You have 2+ years of experience managing a team of engineers.
    • You have deep experience in at least one modern language and its broader ecosystem, e.g., Python, C#, JavaScript.
    • You have experience with technologies & tools for developing in a cloud environment
    • You have demonstrated success working in and promoting a rapidly changing, collaborative, and iterative product development environment.
    • You have the versatility to learn new technologies and contribute across different parts of the tech stack.
    • You’re naturally curious and a great team player. You have strong interpersonal skills and can work with teammates of varying levels of experience.
About Us:
At Ellevation, we develop world-class software to help school districts and educators support the fastest growing population of K-12 students: English Language Learners (ELLs). Ellevation helps school districts transform their EL programs and ensure all students can achieve their highest aspirations with a best-in-class data and instructional planning platform, resources to build teacher capacity, and student-facing programs to teach academic language.
We are a fast-growing, mission-driven technology company, partnering with over 800 public school districts all across the country. We are well-capitalized, have a strong team, and are continuously focused on how to build the best organization so that we can achieve our ambitious social and financial objectives.
Why Ellevation?
In addition to our great benefit plans and competitive salaries, here are some other perks that make us unique:
+ Great location in Boston - a stone’s throw from the Chauncy Street/Downtown Crossing T stop (We are currently working 100% remotely due to COVID-19)
+ Ability to make a significant impact in the education industry
+ Fun Fridays including virtual happy hours with our remote team
+ Free snacks, beverages, fruit, and we even compost!
+ On-site gym, game room and darts to support all levels of athleticism
+ Opportunity to join an open and collaborative work environment!
Learn more about our team in our Culture Deck.
Here at Ellevation, we champion diversity, inclusion, equity, and belonging. We strive to build a team that reflects the diverse communities we serve. We’re an equal opportunity employer, committed to creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values a range of ideas and opinions. We embrace all types of differences in the development of our organization. We are proud to have been recognized in prior years as “Best Tech Workplace for Diversity” from the Timmy Awards for investing in trainings around inclusive behaviors, microaggressions, unconscious bias, and fostering a culture of sharing educational resources across the company. We are encouraged by our progress, but there’s more work to be done.

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