Engineering Manager

Engineering & IT San Mateo, California

IXL Learning, a leading edtech company with products used by 7 million students worldwide, is seeking an Engineering Manager. As an Engineering Manager at IXL, you will provide the leadership and supervision necessary to guide the efforts of our rapidly growing team. Our engineering team gets to the heart of our students’ and teachers’ needs, developing innovative solutions and captivating experiences. 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 a team of talented engineers
  • Help shape the product direction, impacting the experiences for millions of students and teachers worldwide
  • Provide guidance and mentorship to engineers and project leads to ensure a high level of work satisfaction, technical advancement, and progress towards individual career goals
  • Ensure that current team and company initiatives, mission, 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

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 language
  • Strong communication and leadership skills
  • Exceptional analytical-reasoning and problem-solving skills
  • Strong organization and time management skills
  • Passion for improving education through technology

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.