Engineering Manager, IXL Product

IXL Learning - San Mateo, CA - Full time

IXL Learning - San Mateo, CA - Full time

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The IXL Product Engineering team develops the user-facing features of the website and the back-end code that connects these features to our databases and other services. We created and maintain the practice engine, where students answer the questions created by the Content team; Analytics, which turns practice data into actionable information for teachers; the Recommendations area, which suggests skills for students to try next; and much more.

As an Engineering Manager at IXL, you will provide the leadership and supervision necessary to guide the efforts of our rapidly growing team. Our IXL Product team develops innovative solutions and captivating experiences that get to the heart of our students’ and teachers’ needs. You will lead them in creating our popular learning product at 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 IXL Product engineering team
  • Help shape the product direction, impacting the experiences for millions of students and teachers worldwide
  • Work closely with the content, product, and UX teams to deliver highly impactful products
  • Provide guidance 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
  • 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


Our server-side stack includes Linux, Apache, Java, and Oracle. The front-end code is written in JavaScript, often using React.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 languages
  • 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

Senior 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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