Engineering Manager (Ingest & Analytics) at Ellevation | Powderkeg

Location: Boston, MA or Remote

Employment Type: Full Time

Team: Engineering

Over the last 10 years, Ellevation Education has built a thriving business serving the administrators, teachers, and specialists who support English Learners at public schools across the US. Today, over 1,000 school districts use our software to manage their EL programs. We are a successful, rapidly growing business with a real mission -- helping English Learners achieve all they possibly can.

We're currently making significant investments in the tools we use to ingest data from school districts, and also in our internal systems to extract and aggregate data from our own products, for reporting and analytics.

We're looking for an experienced engineering manager to lead the two teams that work in these domains.

As an engineering manager, you'll co-lead the overall effort alongside a product manager -- the two of you collaboratively deciding how to work backwards from overall strategic goals to specific outcomes in your space. You'll be able to depend on tech leads on your teams to help in that work, but ultimate accountability for doing it well lies with you.

As a manager, you'll work with all the engineers on your teams to: understand their growth paths; ensure they have good challenges ahead of them; steadily provide them useful, direct feedback. You’ll also play a role in discussions that help guide the overall evolution of Ellevation’s engineering team.

Although you may do little day-to-day coding, you will play a crucial role in the technical work in your space in at least two core ways. First, you will help ensure your teams are making sound technical tradeoffs, steadily balancing short-term delivery against longer-term concerns. Second, you will work with your teams to identify and advocate for technical investments -- work the engineers believe to be valuable, but which is not being requested from outside the team.

To do your job well, you will be extremely comfortable weighing tradeoffs, generating options, and assessing risks.

Ideally, you will bring some real depth of experience in building and operating systems that collect, transform and aggregate data. Our current tech stack for such data engineering work is centered on Python and Spark.

We look for engineers who are excited to use their technical skills and experience in support of a mission-driven company.

About You

  • You have 5+ years of software development experience
  • You have 2+ years of experience managing a team of engineers
  • You have experience designing, implementing and operating complex systems - ideally systems that collect, transform and aggregate data
  • You have a strong track record of helping the engineers on your teams learn and grow
  • You demonstrate an eagerness to learn from others
  • You are excited to put your technical skills to work to solve hard problems for a business

About Us:

At Ellevation, we develop world-class software to help school districts and educators support the fastest growing population of K-12 students: English Language Learners (ELLs). Ellevation helps school districts transform their EL programs and ensure all students can achieve their highest aspirations with a best-in-class data and instructional planning platform, resources to build teacher capacity, and student-facing programs to teach academic language.

We are a fast-growing, mission-driven technology company, partnering with over 1,200 school districts and more than 3 million current and former EL students. Over the next five years we are focused on doubling the number of students we serve and driving measurable outcomes for students. We are well-capitalized, have a strong team, and are continuously focused on how to build the best organization so that we can achieve our ambitious social and financial objectives.

Why Ellevation?

In addition to our great benefit plans and competitive salaries, here are some other perks that make us unique:

+ Great location in Boston - a stone’s throw from the Chauncy Street/Downtown Crossing T stop (We are currently working 100% remotely due to COVID-19)

+ Ability to make a significant impact in the education industry

+ Fun Fridays including virtual happy hours with our remote team

+ Free snacks, beverages, fruit, and we even compost!

+ On-site gym, game room and darts to support all levels of athleticism

+ Opportunity to join an open and collaborative work environment!

Learn more about our team in our Culture Deck .

Here at Ellevation, we champion diversity, inclusion, equity, and belonging. We strive to build a team that reflects the diverse communities we serve. We’re an equal opportunity employer, committed to creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values a range of ideas and opinions. We embrace all types of differences in the development of our organization. We are proud to have been recognized in prior years as “Best Tech Workplace for Diversity” from the Timmy Awards for investing in trainings around inclusive behaviors, microaggressions, unconscious bias, and fostering a culture of sharing educational resources across the company. We are encouraged by our progress, but there’s more work to be done.

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Job Summary
  • Job Title
    Engineering Manager (Ingest & Analytics)
  • Company
  • Location
    Boston, MA
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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