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Codecademy // platform for learning to code
Engineering, Full Time    New York    Posted: Tuesday, June 11, 2019
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Hello, World! Codecademy has helped over 45 million people from around the world upgrade their careers with engaging, accessible, & flexible education on programming & data skills. We provide over 200 hands-on interactive lessons ranging from Python to R to Javascript & everything in between. Our learners have gone on to start companies, new jobs, & new lives thanks to what theyve learned with Codecademy, & were thrilled to be working to take that impact to the next level.

Codecademy was started in 2011 by two college students in a dorm room at Columbia that were frustrated by the huge gap between education & employment. A few years later, we are a rapidly growing, diverse team of 75+ in SoHo, NYC. Weve raised over $40m in venture capital funding from top investors including Union Square Ventures, Kleiner Perkins, Naspers, Y Combinator, & more.

If you want to help build a business that impacts tens of millions of people each year & helps them lead better lives, join us!

Codecademys Learner Experience Team is responsible for our user facing applications. Through our Learning Environment, we present the interactive coding environment & instructions for lessons, projects, & quizzes to most effectively teach our learners. We believe that education is the best way to improve a person's life. Our team discovers the goals of learners & guides them to the right course material that will bring those objectives to fruition. We also organize how learners receive our supplemental content, like videos, articles, & code reviews - enabling them to have a truly fulfilling educational experience.

In this role, you will motivate & inspire your team to work on interesting projects related to scalability, reliability, & security as we deliver products & features that empower our learners around the world. You will need to execute on project goals by being a technical resource to your engineers as well as actively contributing to our learner experience. Clear communication as an Engineering Manager is key as you will not only be leading your specific team but collaborating across engineering teams within the company.


  • Hire & build an engineering team that is driven by the mission & vision that you champion for the team
  • Work with individual engineers to define career goals & align their ambitions with relevant projects & tasks
  • Guide your team on architecting & authoring services across our platform that enable our users to achieve their learning goals
  • Improve the scalability & efficiency of our infrastructure
  • Collaborate with other teams to get ahead of cross-team dependencies
  • Contribute to engineering team-wide process improvements & automation


  • 2+ years of management experience
  • Previous experience hiring technical talent
  • 3+ years of experience working in a frontend or fullstack facing role
  • You know your browser APIs & optimizing for frontend performance is a challenge you'll gladly accept
  • Experience developing web applications using Ruby on Rails & JavaScript, including concepts like asynchronous programming, closures, types, & ES6
  • Experience with NoSQL (MongoDB) & SQL (Postgres) databases
  • Previous performance management & career goal setting experience
  • Previous experience working with cross functional teams


  • Experience with Docker
  • Experience with Go
  • Teaching and/or structured tutoring experience
  • Experience utilizing Codecademys Platform
  • BS/MS in Computer Science or engineering
  • You've played an integral part in implementing Kubernetes in a past role

At Codecademy, we are committed to teaching people the skills they need to upgrade their careers. Codecademy aims to educate a richly diverse demographic of learners with our product & in order to accomplish this, we believe our team should reflect that rich diversity. Our company celebrates diversity in all of its forms-- race, gender, color, national origin, marital status, sexuality, religion, veteran status, age, ability, disability status-- & works to create an inclusive workplace where people of all backgrounds & beliefs are empowered to better their futures.

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