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Director of Engineering

Rolling Deadline  |  Full-Time Job  |  Mountain View, CA US

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Do you want to lead a team of experienced mission-driven software engineers who are transforming education? Khan Academy is on a mission to provide a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere.

As an engineering director at Khan Academy, you’ll partner with colleagues in design and product management to lead the development of world-class learning experiences for learners and teachers everywhere. You’ll build, enable, empower, and develop a team of deeply-motivated, diverse, outstanding engineers. You’ll communicate effectively, taking care to make sure everybody understands where we’re going next and why. You are a respected technical leader and a collaborative problem-solver. You nurture creativity, enable and support good ideas, and help align vision across the organization.

You are passionate about delivering a great learning experience and will dive into deeply understanding pedagogy to help develop an additive point of view.

YOU NEED

  • A desire to change the world
  • A strong technical leadership background and track record of creating and managing high-performing teams
  • A track record of leading teams in delivering products using effective product development processes that you can teach
  • The ability to motivate and drive a talented, creative, and technical team
  • Strong communication skills, both spoken and written — a history of blogging or essay-writing is helpful
  • To command technical respect — you can dive into technical discussions and deeply understand and influence the decision making process
  • To excel at giving and receiving feedback
  • Passion for helping others succeed
  • At least seven years of experience managing teams of software engineers and managers
  • Authorization to work in the US

WE OFFER THE FOLLOWING BENEFITS

We may be a non-profit, but we reward our talented team well

  • Highly competitive salaries and annual performance incentives
  • Ample paid time off as needed – we are about getting things done, not face time
  • Delicious catered lunch daily plus tons of snacks and beverages
  • The opportunity to work on high-impact software and programs that are already defining the future of education
  • Great location: walking distance to Caltrain and downtown Mountain View
  • Awesome team events and weekly board game nights
  • The ability to improve real lives
  • A fun, high-caliber team that trusts you and gives you the freedom to be brilliant – we treat new hires like co-founders
  • And we offer all those other typical benefits as well: 401(k) + 4% matching & comprehensive insurance including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance

HOW TO APPLY

  • Attach your resume below
  • In the space provided below, please briefly describe why you are interested in Khan Academy and our mission.
  • In the space provided below, address the following prompt: At Khan Academy, we believe that reaching all learners requires an engineering team that is diverse in every respect, and we are looking for individuals who will help us fulfill our mission by adding to the diversity of our team’s experiences, perspectives, and mindsets. With that in mind, tell us briefly how your experiences and perspectives– whether personal, professional, academic or otherwise– could contribute to the diversity of our team.

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