Engineering Manager, IXL Growth

IXL Learning - San Mateo, CA - Full time

IXL Learning - San Mateo, CA - Full time


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IXL Growth drives technical projects that help us understand our user base and keep it growing. To do this, we work to make data more accessible, and we provide engineering support for marketing-led initiatives such as promotions and usage contests.As an Engineering Manager for our Growth team, you will touch all layers of our code, work with our Marketing and Product team, mentor and scale our Growth engineering team, and make a huge impact by bringing IXL to more students and teachers around the world. 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 our Growth engineering team
  • Determine the best way to improve our conversion rates and grow IXL’s user base
  • Make small changes that have a big impact on growth
  • Provide accurate estimates, evaluate feasibility, and assess new platforms and technologies for project implementations
  • Provide guidance and mentorship to engineers 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
  • Collaborate with project managers, designers, and QA to facilitate clear communication and provide excellent direction and motivation to the team
  • Thrive in a fast-paced and dynamic work environment


You'll get a chance to use Java, Python, and any other scripting language you'd like. Our tech stack also includes Apache and Oracle, run from Linux servers.

What We're Looking For

  • 5+ years direct experience in software engineering and 3+ years leadership experience
  • Experience managing a team of at least 3 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

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Experience Level

Mid Level

IXL Learning

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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