Head of Engineering

Bloomboard Inc. - Palo Alto, CA - Full time

Bloomboard Inc. - Palo Alto, CA - Full time

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There are lots of “Ed Tech.” companies out there, each with their own vision of how to impact education. The issue is, many of them don’t really have the opportunity to meaningfully impact the most important “lever” that improves student outcomes, teachers! At BloomBoard, we are dedicated to reforming educator professional learning via micro-credentialing, some of the most important work in education today. If you don’t believe us, ask our investors, Learn Capital, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and many others.

At BloomBoard, product development starts with a passion for making a lasting impact on education. Educator success is fundamental to our DNA at BloomBoard, so our customers and users come first in everything we do. Product development at BloomBoard starts with an ability to truly understand our users and their requirements, and develop innovative technology/product solutions to meet their needs. Our talented team and commitment to product excellence allow us to continually deliver effective, compelling product experiences that enable educators to truly “move the needle” in their own growth, and ultimately in their students’ outcomes. We are looking for an experienced Engineering leader to lead the charge in delivering these outstanding experiences to our users!

Your Role in BloomBoard’s growth:

As the head of product development/engineering, and reporting directly to BloomBoard’s CEO, you will own all product development/engineering at BloomBoard, and work across the organization with lead engineers, product management and our educator success team to drive all product development efforts at BloomBoard.

Working with BloomBoard’s CEO and leadership team, you will define/refine the product development organization, its growth, processes and execution capabilities. You will lead, mentor and grow a young, talented, and growth-minded team of engineers with the skills and expertise to deliver on our vision. You are technical and people leader, with experience in building and shaping teams and culture. You’re passionate about people, their careers, their diversity, their talent and opportunities. In terms of technical knowledge, you are also an experienced, hands-on coder with meaningful architectural chops, and a bent for understanding and staying current on various technologies, best practices, etc. and figuring out creative ways to streamline product development and get stuff out the door, (you are a “hack” :-)).

Qualifications

Minimum qualifications:

  • BA/BS degree in Computer Science, related technical field or equivalent practical experience.
  • Experience with systems software design and development, with knowledge of current web frameworks such as Django, languages such as Python, Javascript, PHP, and various tools and frameworks for data visualization, analytics, etc.
  • 7+ years of software engineering experience with meaningful exposure to architecture, hands-on coding, etc.
  • At least 3 years people mgmt. experience in a core engineering organization/team
  • Competitive salary, equity and benefits

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Role

Engineering

Experience Level

Mid Level

Bloomboard Inc.

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