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Sr. Software Engineer, Marketing

| Greater NYC Area

What We're Looking For

Engineering at 2U is fast paced, innovative, and full of people passionate about delivering on the promise of higher education via technology. We’re growing rapidly and are seeking collaborative and results-driven individuals to join us. In return, we can offer you a fun learning environment where your skills, experience and creativity will make a material impact on the company’s success and its overall mission. Your tenure at 2U will be a highlight of your career.

We strive for our teams to be cross-functional, self-organizing and autonomous. You will be working directly with product managers, business analysts, and your peers in a highly collaborative manner to design a multi-tenant content management system, integrating best in class content management tools.

About The Role

We are looking for a collaborative and results-driven software engineer with experience in agile techniques like breaking down tasks into like-sized parts and pair programming.

Above all, you care about delivering quality software in a sustainable and timely manner and about software craftsmanship. You have experience in, and passion for, high-quality, maintainable code that confers low operating costs, high change velocity and is a point of professional pride for you and the team.

You are a competent maker with the following competencies:

  • Architecting modular frameworks for managing websites at scale
  • Vetting content management tools on the market
  • Writing maintainable high-performance code
  • Refactoring to keep code maintainable
  • Conducting exploratory and automated testing
  • Debugging complex problems under time constraints
  • Leading technical design of applications and participating in larger system design efforts
  • Providing technical guidance and feedback to other team-members

You have experience in:

  • Running and creating deployment software to put code on production
  • Planning and estimating development tasks and short-term projects
  • Relating your project deliverables to products you are building and strategy behind them
  • Advocating for end user needs in software you are building
  • Collaborating with Product team (product managers, business analysts, and UX designers) to define and refine requirements

Over time, we expect engineers in this role to grow by learning and practicing the following skills:

  • Participating in application and system level technical design
  • Conducting technical interviews
  • Participating in planning staffing needs on your team
  • Using metrics to drive software development decisions

This role reports to Director of Engineering for Marketing team.

About The Team

The Marketing team maintains and develops the current tools that produce and deliver marketing content for our partners, and we are busily working to replace these legacy systems with a modern dynamic stack. This content suite aims to streamline, enhance and standardize marketing content strategy, production, delivery and utility for internal 2U users, and provide consistent, highly usable, and stable content to prospective and current students and faculty. Most of our stack is in JavaScript, with some legacy applications in Python and is deployed fully on Amazon Web Services. We are motivated to build a team where members bring sound computer science fundamentals and a diverse set of skills and experiences to the table. We looking for experience and expertise in most of the following technologies:

  • Javascript frameworks like Node and React
  • Release management tools like Docker, Kubernetes and Distelli
  • Automated testing frameworks like Jasmine, Jest, Selenium
  • Databases like Postgres, MongoDB
  • Web servers like Nginx Apache
  • AWS products like Lambda, RDS, Kinesis

About 2U Inc. (NASDAQ: TWOU)

We believe there should be no back row in higher education. For more than a decade, 2UInc., a global leader in education technology, has been improving lives by powering the world’s best digital education. As a trusted partner and brand steward of great universities, we build, deliver, and support online graduate programs and certificates for working adults. Our industry-leading short courses, offered by GetSmarter®, are designed to equip lifelong learners with in-demand career skills. To learn more about 2U and No Back Row®, visit 2U.com.

2U Diversity and Inclusion Statement

At 2U, we are committed to creating and sustaining a culture that embodies diverse walks of life, ideas, genders, ages, races, cultures, sexual orientations, abilities and other unique qualities of our employees. We strive to offer a workplace where every employee feels empowered by the ways in which we are different, as well as the ways in which we are the same. 

Why It’s Great to Work at 2U

2U offers a high-energy work environment that’s both challenging and fun. We work hard, but our offices are casual and social places. We wear jeans to work and fuel brainstorming sessions with snacks and seltzer. 

Benefits

2U offers a comprehensive benefits package:

  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • Life insurance, disability and 401(k)
  • Unlimited snacks and drinks
  • Tuition reimbursement program
  • Generous paid leave policies including a PTO allowance for your vacation, personal, or sick days
  • Additional time off benefits include:
    • time off to volunteer for non-profit organizations
    • parental leave after 12 months of employment
    • holidays that include a winter break from Christmas through New Year and more!

Note: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by individuals assigned to this position, and are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required. All employees may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

2U is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate against applicants or employees and ensures equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of their race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, national origin, age, marital status, disability, citizenship, military or veterans’ status, or any other classifications protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. 2U’s equal opportunity policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to recruiting, hiring, training, promotion, job benefits, pay and dismissal.

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