Location: Flexible (Boston or East Coast preferred)
Position is available: Immediately
Reporting to the VP of Engineering, you will play a key role in crafting and implementing our technology vision for the organization. The ideal candidate will be passionate about both coding and management, and will be highly motivated by projects that simplify, modularize, and improve existing features and systems which are critical to the function of the organization. This position will leverage technical experience, attention to detail, and a strong sense of process to manage engineers, and technical projects to success.
ANet is flexible to remote working with appropriate experience and a history of successfully collaborating with and mentoring other developers remotely. Occasional travel to ANet’s National Office in Boston will be necessary, so proximity to the New England area and eastern time zone is preferable.
WHAT YOU’LL DO
Build, develop, and retain a high-performing and highly engaged team of engineers
Work with members of the Product and Engineering teams to plan projects, measure progress, and ensure work is completed in a timely way.
Help scope solutions to meet both timing and business requirement need
Assist with release strategy; coordinate with other teams to deliver cross-team projects
Identify, perform cost/benefit analysis, and advocate for promising areas of technical debt to address
Identify bottlenecks or roadblocks to success of engineers and resolve yourself or raise to leadership team
Actively contribute to our codebase through technical tasks commensurate with experience & technical interests
Embrace and model best practices including code reviews, regression testing, and CI/CD..
Keep abreast of new technologies and propose adoption as appropriate.
Champion ANet’s core values
WHO YOU ARE AND WHAT YOU BRING
In order to be successful in this role, candidates must demonstrate the following:
You have direct experience with the following management skills:
o Managing Software Engineers
o Agile and Waterfall development processes
You have recent hands-on experience developing software using:
o Cloud-based infrastructure on AWS, including continuous integration and deployment
o RESTful Web Services
o Cloud-based data services, preferably with both SQL and NoSQL
o Java (preferred), Angular, and/or Go programming language
o Docker, database design, build & release processes & tool management
You have an active interest in developing as a manager as well as continuing to code
You are skilled in working closely with stakeholders to manage and design technology projects that meet the usability and functional needs of both internal and external users.
You are a team player who motivates and educates colleagues; you enjoy working in a highly collaborative culture.
You operate comfortably among a highly independent staff with diverse backgrounds.
You bring an innovative approach to analyze, evaluate and solve problems.
You are a skilled communicator
You have a passionate commitment to and a sense of urgency for the support of schools, along with a belief that all students can achieve at high levels.
You are motivated by working in an environment where we live out our core values daily and are eager to examine personal archetypes and biases while discussing topics related to race, class, and privilege which relate to ANet’s Advance Equity and People Matter values.
Ideal candidates may also demonstrate the following preferred qualifications:
You have a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Math, Engineering or related degree
For candidates interested in working remotely, you bring demonstrated experience and previous success working remotely
WHO WE ARE
Achievement Network (ANet) is a nonprofit dedicated to educational equity. We help schools boost student learning with great teaching that’s grounded in standards, informed by data, and built on the successful practices of educators around the country. Founded in 2005, ANet now serves over 700 schools educating over 230,000 students across the country. Our support has consistently helped our partner schools—both district and charter—achieve breakthrough results for their students.
ANet has received multiple awards and recognitions, most recently receiving the highest ratings (Tier 1) on our math and ELA formative assessments from the Louisiana Department of Education, the only organization to receive such high marks. We were also named to The NonProfit Time’s “Best Nonprofits to Work For” and in the 2018-19 school year will be launching the Breakthrough Results Fund, a four-year collaboration to prove what’s possible in instructional improvement.
ANet is a dynamic, values driven, team-oriented organization that is committed to the growth and development of all staff members. Individuals who join ANet have the opportunity to join an exceptional team of colleagues committed to helping schools drive excellent teaching and learning by investing in each other and learning together.
WHAT WE OFFER
ANet offers highly competitive compensation based on prior experience and qualifications as well as comprehensive benefits in order to best support our people. Benefits we offer include: health, dental and vision insurance where ANet pays 80% of the cost of these benefits for employees and their families/domestic partner; 3 weeks of vacation (4 weeks after two years with ANet); 10 paid holidays with paid days off between the Christmas and New Year’s holidays; a paid floating holiday; paid sick & personal days; paid parental leave; retirement plan options; commuter benefits; tuition reimbursement; flexible spending accounts; short and long-term disability coverage; and basic life and personal accident insurance.
HOW TO APPLY
We are accepting applications for this position immediately. To apply, please visit our Job Board (http://www.achievementnetwork.org/careers/). After clicking on the title associated with this role, you will be prompted to create an application and upload a resume and thoughtful cover letter. In your cover letter, please outline why you are interested in working for ANet and how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling and urgent basis.
ANet is committed to maximizing the diversity of our organization. We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage individuals of all ethnic and racial backgrounds and gender identities to apply to our positions.