Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren't found together anywhere else. If you're curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.
VICE PRESIDENT OF ENGINEERING , edX , to scale the edX platform and provide access to education for millions of learners worldwide. Will contribute to the strategic direction of edX as a member of its senior management team and lead engineering initiatives across cloud infrastructure, data warehouse, open source, and product development teams. Responsibilities include leading a team of 100+ software engineers and technical professionals to reach quarterly/yearly engineering goals; communicating/evangelizing the engineering vision across all teams; building highly effective agile teams and leaders, identifying areas for improvement and identifying solutions and clearly defining success; implementing change, anticipating and quickly solving organizational issues to maximize team success; acting as point-of-contact to external vendors and offshore teams; and managing budget, forecasting, and headcount for all of engineering.
REQUIRED : ten years' professional experience, including managing a maturing engineering team in a high-growth, (ideally B2C) startup organization; experience building systems and solutions serving millions of customers; strong leadership skills; experience collaborating and negotiating in a multidisciplinary and quickly changing team, developing leaders, and working with other product delivery leaders; experience creating the framework for planning and managing top organizational performance in a dynamic, matrixed organization; comfort dealing with complex organizational change management; experience coaching leaders and managers, aligning teams to goals, setting a strategic vision, and creating an engaging and positive work environment; and experience hiring top talent and designing diverse, inclusive, effective and results-driven organizations. Experience with the following preferred: building large-scale systems with stringent data quality requirements; data architecture, especially in the context of relational databases; and managing international teams and remote offices. Job #17316-S
Internal Number: 17316
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