Codecademy
New York, NY

Manager, Strategy & Special Projects at Codecademy

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Hello, World! Codecademy has helped tens of millions of learners upgrade their careers, build meaningful projects and gain confidence in their skills with engaging, accessible, and flexible education on programming and data skills. We provide hands-on interactive lessons ranging from Python to R to Javascript and everything in between. Our learners have gone on to start companies, new jobs, and new lives thanks to what they’ve learned with Codecademy, and we’re thrilled to be working to take that impact to the next level.

Codecademy was started in 2011 by two college students in a dorm room at Columbia that were frustrated by the huge gap between education and employment. Almost a decade later, we are a rapidly growing, diverse team of about 200 distributed through North America and headquartered in SoHo, NYC. We’ve raised over $87.5m in venture capital funding from top investors including Kleiner Perkins, Naspers, Owl Ventures, Union Square Ventures, Y Combinator, and more.

As the Manager of Strategy & Special Projects your work will be divided into two broad themes: the air game and the ground game. The air game will see you help shape company direction aggregating different sources of information. The ground game will involve you helping different teams commission and execute meaningful projects for meaningful customer and business impact. You will be part of a team working on a myriad of problems leading exciting projects from entering new markets, to launching new businesses to developing company processes. 

If you want to be part of a journey that impacts tens of millions of people and helps them lead better lives, join us!

WHAT YOU'LL DO:
  • Drive near-term and long-term business strategy leveraging external market trends, competitor performance and internal user data.
  • Drive decision making around investments in existing business lines and new initiatives.
  • Be the source of external market and competitor knowledge for the team, by disseminating knowledge and insights across the company.
  • Dive deep into helping different departments and teams shape their specific roadmaps and strategies.
  • Run internal OKRs and goal-setting processes.
  • Drive quarterly business reviews for assessment of business performance.
  • Lead annual strategy and planning processes.
  • Serve as a key stakeholder to drive any potential Corporate Development opportunities.
  • Work on ad-hoc special projects, internal operations and processes as we scale from a 150 person company to 500 over the next 2 years. 
WHAT YOU'LL NEED:
  • 6+ years of experience working across tech, consulting, financial services or related experience
  • 2+ years in the B2B SaaS space working on strategy, operations, internal goal setting/tracking, new business launches, partnerships or similar work
  • 2+ years of managerial experience
  • A knack for solving problems: breaking down complex situations into smaller pieces and actionable insights.
  • A learning mindset: you get excited about uncharted territory and no task is outside your wheelhouse.
  • An owner’s mindset: you like responsibility, owning things and seeing them through to results.
  • Team spirit: you enjoy working with people across levels and job functions, valuing diverse perspectives and bringing everyone together for a common goal.
  • The ability to think about the big picture along with the ability to dig deep into detail at the same time.
  • Strong quantitative and qualitative analytical skills 
WHAT WILL MAKE YOU STAND OUT:
  • A background in engineering, computer science or data science
  • Experience working at growth or late-stage tech startups
  • Experience working in the Education, Education Technology or Skill Development space
  • An MBA or similar graduate degree

At Codecademy, we are committed to teaching people the skills they need to upgrade their careers. Codecademy aims to educate a richly diverse demographic of learners with our product and in order to accomplish this, we believe our team should reflect that rich diversity. Our company celebrates diversity in all of its forms-- race, gender, color, national origin, marital status, sexuality, religion, veteran status, age, ability, disability status-- and works to create an inclusive workplace where people of all backgrounds and beliefs are empowered to better their futures.

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Where we are

SoHo

Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • AWS (Amazon Web Services)Languages
    • GolangLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • TypeScriptLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • DjangoFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • TensorFlowFrameworks
    • Vue.jsFrameworks
    • MongoDBDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases
    • SnowflakeDatabases
    • DynamoDBDatabases
    • FigmaDesign
    • MiroDesign
    • JIRAManagement
    • HubSpotCRM
    • IterableEmail
    • Braze Lead Gen
    • LinkedinLead Gen
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What are Codecademy Perks + Benefits

Codecademy Benefits Overview

In addition to base pay, paid holidays, equity packages, and generous health benefits:

We offer a $50 monthly stipend for use towards gym memberships, fitness classes, meditation, massages.
We offer a subsidy on Citi Bike memberships--don't just work in the city, see the city! Pre-tax commuter benefits.
We offer $1,000 a year towards education and growth to be used towards conferences, certifications, or any other opportunities to learn!
Catered lunch (Monday through Thursday in office) and a fully-stocked kitchen
$200 per quarter for you to invest in the things that will help make your space work for you when remote.
Up to $75/month internet stipend when remote.
GrubHub Corporate Membership with a $25 lunch stipend every Friday.
401k account through Human Interest
OneMedical account for primary care
Codecademy Pro account
Unlimited vacation policy: We encourage (and sometimes demand!) that employees take vacation time to rest and reboot.

Culture
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Unconscious bias training
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend
Online course subscriptions available

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