Engineering Manager, IXL Content

IXL Learning - San Mateo, CA - Full time

IXL Learning - San Mateo, CA - Full time

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IXL Learning, a leading edtech company with products used by 7 million students worldwide, is seeking an Engineering Manager to lead our IXL Content Engineering team.

The IXL Content Engineering team is responsible for creating the code that powers the real-time generation of our adaptive content. By developing sophisticated content-creation algorithms and elegant interactions, we help craft an immersive learning experience that deepens students’ understanding and inspires a desire to explore. We produce highly modular code that is seamlessly integrated into IXL’s skills. We implement interactive components that are intuitive enough for kindergarten learners, powerful enough to teach calculus, and performant and usable enough to make practice easy and fun.

As an Engineering Manager at IXL, you will provide the leadership and supervision necessary to guide the efforts of our rapidly growing team. You will focus primarily on the management of the engineers and project leaders who implement these engaging and interactive questions, and your team will be challenged to deliver the high-quality content that is at the core of the IXL experience. We find it immensely satisfying to develop products that impact the lives of millions, and we are eager to have you join our team.

What You'll Be Doing

  • Hire and develop a talented team who will take on the challenge of engineering the best questions and explanations for our users
  • Provide coaching and mentorship to engineers and project leads to ensure a high level of work satisfaction, technical advancement, and progress toward individual career goals
  • Ensure that current team and company mission, initiatives, goals, and values are clear to each team member
  • Coordinate with project managers, designers, and QA to facilitate clear communication and provide excellent direction and motivation to the team
  • Implement current best practices to manage and build a high-performance team
  • Thrive in a fast-paced and dynamic work environment


We write the majority of our server-side code in Java. Our front-end code is written in JavaScript using the React and D3 libraries. For our mobile clients, we occasionally dabble in Swift and React Native but generally leave the heavy lifting to the Mobile team.

What We're Looking For

  • 8+ years direct experience in software engineering and 5+ years leadership experience
  • Experience managing a team of at least 5 individual contributors
  • Bachelor's or advanced degree in computer science or a related discipline
  • Excellent programming skills in Java or other object-oriented language
  • Strong communication, organization, and leadership skills
  • Exceptional analytical-reasoning and problem-solving skills
  • Passion for improving education through technology

About IXL

IXL Learning is a leading educational technology company on a big mission: delivering an immersive learning experience to all students, in all grades and subjects, in schools and homes worldwide. With 1 in 8 U.S. students already learning on IXL (answering over 50 million questions every day!), IXL inspires educators and learners around the world and is changing how students feel about learning and about themselves.

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