Sr Engineering Manager (Backend)

Lexia Learning - Remote - Full time

We are Lexia Learning, a Cambium Learning® Group company.

Lexia Learning, a Cambium Learning® Group company, empowers educators through adaptive assessment and personalized instruction. For more than 30 years, the company has been on the leading edge of research and product development as it relates to student reading skills. With a robust offering that includes solutions for differentiated instruction, personalized learning, and assessment, Lexia Learning provides educators with the tools to intensify and accelerate literacy skills development for students of all abilities

Job Overview:

Lexia Learning and Voyager Sopris Learning recently merged into one of the most highly respected reading technology companies in the world, and is currently seeking a versatile Sr Manager, software engineering.

You’ll be responsible for the back-end design, development and delivery of these products, and you will be working closely with product managers, user experience engineers, instructional and content designers, front-end engineers, QA, devops and support teams across the entire company. You can expect to participate on a software development team to build a service-oriented backend architecture that supports dynamic HTML and JavaScript based applications, provide feedback on improvements to the process and frameworks used, and support the technology after deployments.

This position requires a thorough understanding of web applications, hands-on development with software frameworks, and familiarity with end user deliverables written in Java and SQL while utilizing frameworks like Hibernate, Maven, Spring, and other current technologies that provide back-end support for engaging web-based applications.


  • We are comfortable with this person being fully remote within the USA or being based out of our Dallas, TX office.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with fellow engineers, PMs, DevOps, DataOps, and Support to continuously improve our multiple generations of student learning and professional development products.
  • Work closely with internal and external stakeholders to analyze needs and gain a deep understanding of requirements.
  • Collaborate with the leadership team to continuously manage trade-offs between evolving scope and specs, resources, and time for each product iteration.
  • Manage a team of back-end engineers.
  • Contribute to the code base and ensure code and processes adhere to clean code practices and industry best practices.
  • Build and lead a high-performance team that thrives in an Agile development environment.
  • Foster an environment of experimentation and continual improvement through regular innovation sprints, technical debt reduction and a forward-thinking architectural runway.
  • Use extensive management skills and experience to develop technical and managerial leadership skills and create a vibrant culture of mutual support and motivation.
  • Demonstrated “servant leader” mentality adept at maximizing team performance in an engineering setting, including coaching, consulting, mentoring, and fostering the development of professional relationship-building skills.

Job Requirements:

  • Ability to lead effective teams in a fast-paced and rapidly evolving environment
  • Ability to form strong cross-functional partnerships
  • Strong heterogeneous technical stack know-how and demonstrated technical leadership with
  • 7+ years of experience building web applications.
  • 5+ years of increasing leadership responsibilities with management of teams of 5 or more
  • Strong knowledge of Java, Spring, Hibernate, SQL, and Maven
  • Ability to write and review well-abstracted, reusable code for all backend components
  • Experience working in an Agile or SAFe development environment
  • Demonstrated ability to mentor and guide team in career growth and engagement
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a team environment
  • Strong interpersonal and team-building skills
  • Strong problem solving and decision-making ability
  • Ability to work effectively between departments to make good trade-offs between engineering discipline and pragmatic solutions.
  • Passion for guiding others to collective success more than personal achievement
  • BS or MS degree in Computer Science or equivalent work experience

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