Director of Engineering


Ready Education

Role Location

  • Remote


51 - 100 people


4040 Fairfax Drive, Suite 700 A
Arlington, VA, 22203, US

Tech Stack

  • Java
  • Python
  • Angular
  • AWS

Role Description

At Ready Education, we are deeply committed to improving student success and college graduation rates worldwide by crafting digital experiences that build community and increase student engagement. We work over 300 higher education institutions globally, helping them better engage their students, improve the student life experience on their campuses, and ensure that they ultimately provide success for their students.

As the Director of Engineering, you will be overseeing our entire engineering operations. You will help lead a team of talented and highly collaborative engineers to ensure that our platform is reliable, scalable, maintainable, and provides the most value to our customers.

We are looking for individuals who share our values, who will:

Put Student Success First: Ready Education exists to improve student success. As an engineer on the team, you will work to ensure that our product is successfully adopted and utilized by our 425+ campuses, and with every decision, always put the student at the heart. Accomplish More As a Team: our team here at Ready is made up of passionate, hardworking people who support, care for, and challenge each other to achieve wins together. We learn from each other and embrace creative tension to ensure the best idea wins. We collaborate to solve problems together. Have a Learning Mentality: we are looking for intellectually curious people who never stop learning and growing and who embrace change, which is essential at a constantly evolving tech company. You will continuously push yourself and others around you to improve and evolve. Move Fast and Innovate: to be successful at Ready, you will need to be self-motivated and able to work autonomously. You will need to have excellent judgment and decision making skills to solve problems and move forward quickly.

In terms of the role responsibilities, you will: Hold regular 1:1s with engineer team members Review performance evaluations and career development Handle HR matters such as vacation Help make decisions on technical issues and implementation details Coordinate with QA to develop high-quality testable SDLC Help to manage escalations quickly Help unblock and move the team forward  Hold the team’s engineering leads accountable to scrum artifacts Review code with peers focused on improving team skills

You should:

Have at least 7 years experience with engineering leadership positions, as a Director/VP of Engineering, at fast-growing startups Have extensive experience with Python and Java-based web applications and their related ecosystem of libraries/frameworks (e.g. Django, Spring) Have extensive experience working with and leading mobile app engineering teams Have extensive experience leading teams that build & maintain business-critical web applications at scale, including the build and deployment process Have good writing and verbal communication skills, with experience leading an engineering team in a remote or distributed team environment

Nice to have: Experience working in the higher-ed technology space

Remote anywhere in North America

About Ready Education

We help students finish their degrees by building communities online and offline.

Company Culture

As a startup, we focus on iteration. We put students first, and to do that we have to work collaboratively as a company to think about what adds value for a student working to complete their degree. We focus on transparency and having a learning mentality to identify areas where we can improve. We also like to take time out to celebrate our wins and openly discuss opportunities for improvement. Spending time with members of various teams and recognizing others for representing our company values is something that happens on a weekly basis. We take pride in supporting millions of students in North America across hundreds of Higher Education Institutions of all types.

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