Engineering Manager
Brooklyn, NY  / Raleigh, NC 
Posted Today
Job Description

A pioneer in K-12 education since 2000, Amplify is leading the way in next-generation curriculum and assessment. Our captivating core and supplemental programs in ELA, math, and science engage all students in rigorous learning and inspire them to think deeply, creatively, and for themselves. Our formative assessment products turn data into practical instructional support to help students at every skill level build a strong foundation in early reading and math. Our programs provide teachers with powerful tools that help them understand and respond to the needs of all their students. Today, Amplify serves five million students in all 50 states.

We are looking for a talented Engineering Manager who wants to guide a technology team where every engineer is accountable for the quality of our product and happiness of our students and teachers.

What You'll Do:

  • Technical Guidance: Collectively guide your team to produce innovative and appropriate architectures and tech stacks

  • Technical Management: Foster strong technical practices (code review, architectural planning, security by design) within your team

  • Execution: Work with product managers to ensure your team has a high-value, high-velocity, and active product development lifecycle

  • Execution: Take accountability for successful delivery against quarterly OKRs, including guiding your team in establishing best practices in estimation, requirements study, balancing tradeoffs, and executing against engagements

  • Communication and Partnerships: Work closely with business, product, design, customer support, and others, modeling cross-functional partnerships

  • Strategy: Work jointly with business, product, design and tech guidance to drive business, product, and technical strategy and goals for your team

  • People management: Provide technical guidance, career development, coaching, and mentoring for engineers

You have:

  • BS in Computer Science or equivalent

  • At least 5 years tech industry experience

  • 3+ years designing and building quality internet applications that scale and perform well

  • 3+ years management experience

  • Proven track record managing delivery of complex projects

  • Experience designing and building web services

  • Proven track record building testing culture and practices

  • Proficiency with SQL databases (e.g. Postgresql, MySQL, Oracle)

  • Familiarity with agile product development methodologies

Extra Credit For:

  • Experience with tools we use every day:

    • Front-end frameworks: Angular, React, the next thing that will replace them all

    • Back-end frameworks: Nodejs Express, Java Dropwizard

    • Tools and systems: Linux, Jenkins, Docker, AWS

    • Data stores: Postgresql, Redshift, S3

  • Experience in AWS toolchains and devops

  • Interest in independent learning in technology: open source contributions, pet projects, self-education, Stack Overflow

  • Professional engineering experience in the education or ed-tech field

We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. To that end, we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.

Amplify is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities.

This position may be funded, in whole or in part, through American Recovery & Reinvestment Act funds.

Amplify Education, Inc. is an E-Verify participant.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Experience
3 to 5 years
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