Director of Engineering for Amplify in NY

Director of Engineering

Amplify - NY - Full time

Amplify builds innovative and compelling digital educational products that empower teachers and students across the country. We have a long history as the leading innovator in K-12 education - and have been described as the best tech company in education and the best education company in tech. While others try to shrink the learning experience into the technology, we use technology to expand what is possible in real classrooms with real students and teachers.

Amplify works with educators across the country - and about 2 million students. Although we’re a technology company, we don’t believe that our work is over the moment a teacher has a new software license. Instead, it’s just beginning - we work side-by-side with educators and school leaders, fitting our products into the lived reality of classrooms and schools.

Amplify is creating a ground-breaking digital curriculum that brings together world-class academics, engaging digital media, and data analytics to change the way teachers teach and students learn. Our digital curriculum empowers teachers to offer more personalized instruction, allowing students become more active, engaged learners.

We are looking for a talented and passionate Director of Engineering who wants to be leader within a technology team where every engineer is responsible for the quality of our product and happiness of our students and teachers.

What You’ll Do:

  • Collaborate with business, product, design and tech leadership to drive business, product, and technical strategy for your group.
  • Work with product leads to ensure teams have a high-value, high-velocity, and responsive product development lifecycle.
  • Take responsibility for successful delivery against OKRs.
  • Own the engineering team structure, size, composition, compensation and management within your group.
  • Foster strong technical practices, guide teams to innovative and select appropriate architectures and tech stacks.
  • Provide technical leadership, career development, coaching, and mentoring for full-time teams and contractors.
  • Define strategy and manage collaboration with vendors as appropriate.

You Must Have:

  • BS or MS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or equivalent technical experience demonstrating strong CS fundamentals.
  • At least 5 years industry experience with 4+ years designing and building quality internet applications that scale and perform well.
  • Experience managing complex inter-team dependencies
  • Proven track record managing seamless migrations of legacy systems to new architectures
  • Proven track record building and managing teams while still being a hands-on leader.
  • Experience designing and building web services.
  • Proven track record building testing culture and practices.
  • Experience using SQL databases (e.g. Postgresql, MySQL, Oracle).
  • Familiarity with agile product development methodologies.

Extra Credit For:

  • Experience with tools we use every day:
    • Front-end frameworks: Angular, React, the next thing that will replace them all
    • Back-end frameworks: Nodejs Express, Java Dropwizard
    • Tools and systems: Linux, Jenkins, Docker, AWS
    • Data stores: Postgresql, Redshift, S3
  • Experience in AWS toolchains and devops
  • Proven passion for building and learning: open source contributions, pet projects, self-education, Stack Overflow
  • Experience in education or ed-tech

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Engineering

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Senior Level

Amplify

Amplify builds innovative and compelling digital educational products that empower teachers and students across the country. While others try to shrink the learning experience into the technology, we use technology to expand what is possible in real classrooms with real students and teachers.

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