Teachers Pay Teachers
New York, NY

Technical Lead, Digital

| Greater NYC Area
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What do we do? 

At Teachers Pay Teachers (TpT), we’re unlocking the power of educator-created content. More than 3 out of 4 teachers in the U.S., Canada, and Australia come to TpT every year to get teacher-tested, engaging, and rigorous materials. What began as a humble exchange for teachers looking to share lesson plans has since exploded into a massive marketplace where teachers have created more than 4 million resources for all aspects of PreK-12 education. More than six million educators worldwide (including teachers, administrators, and parents) have downloaded TpT resources more than a billion times. According to Fast Company, Teachers Pay Teachers is one of the top 50 Most Innovative Companies in the world in 2019! If you haven’t heard of TpT yet and want to learn more, just ask a teacher. 

The Digital team at TpT is focused on building the next generation of learning experiences for the millions of teachers and students that rely on our platform. Device-based content is an increasingly critical part of the teaching process. To meet those needs, we are launching tools that allow teachers to easily distribute assignments and let students complete their work, submit it, and receive feedback on their devices. We are also building features for teachers to better understand the progress students are making in their learning as they complete this work digitally. 

Role:

As a technical lead at TpT, you own the on-time, successful delivery of a team’s work. To accomplish this, you are expected to participate in cross-functional alignment on product requirements and timelines. You guide the engineering team in successfully translating these product needs into a plan of action that leads to a high-quality product reaching users’ hands and meeting business goals. In the process, you drive the team’s engineering systems and processes to deliver products at high velocity and quality. 

Responsibilities: 

  • Drive delivery of high quality products and features by  working with cross-functional leads (product, design, marketing) to define, scope and prioritize upcoming projects
  • Provide technical oversight to the breadth of engineering work on the team, participating directly in implementation as required. 
  • Implement a culture of continuous iteration and learning both on the product and team processes. 
  • Encourage and exemplify exceptional communication and collaboration on the team. Leverage these practices to help the team resolve ambiguity and make effective decisions. 
  • Effectively scale yourself by defining and delegating projects where appropriate, while continuing to provide helpful input to teammates. 

Qualities for a successful candidate: 

  • Strong technical track record, with deep knowledge in at least one part of the stack and a demonstrated ability to drive systems-level decisions across the stack. 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication that is effective both amongst engineers and cross-functionally. 
  • Deep technical curiosity to learn and fill gaps in knowledge about systems you are responsible for. Able to learn and provide effective feedback to peers working on a wide breadth of technologies. 
  • 4+ years of experience in development at scale, with clear examples of leading large, complex projects. At least 1 year of experience in a technical leadership role. 

Extracurriculars:  

  • Parental leave for both mothers and fathers to be able to take some quality time in bonding with their new addition to their family
  • Comprehensive Medical & Dental Benefits
  • Mother’s Room
  • Quiet Room
  • Company Events (Bring Your Child to Work Day, Field Day, Camp TpT, Hackathons etc.)

 

Here at TpT we value Diversity & Inclusion and encourage people to bring their most authentic selves to work.  We cultivate an environment where people are recognized and celebrated for their individuality.

Any TpT applicant who requires reasonable accommodations during the interview process can contact the TpT People Ops Team ([email protected]) to make the need for an accommodation known.

Finally, if you’re a California resident, California law requires that we provide you notice about the collection and use of your personal information. We encourage you to read it carefully. You can find our full notice here.

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111 E 18th St, New York, NY 10016

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Teachers Pay Teachers Benefits Overview

Building for Diversity and Inclusion is one of our core company values here at Teachers Pay Teachers. A huge part of this means that we want to make TpT a place where people feel like they can thrive, regardless of what stage of life they're in. This means we have a competitive parental leave policy (three months for both mothers and fathers to bond with their little one), 20 days of PTO, 7 wellness days to look after your physical and mental health, as well as fun perks like twice-weekly catered lunches and discounted tickets to events around NYC. As a company rooted in the belief that teachers must be at the heart of everything we do, we also make time twice a year to go into local classrooms in the tri-state area to shadow teachers in action, and remind ourselves of the urgency of our mission.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Sabbatical
Eligible employees get 5 weeks of paid sabbatical after their first 5 years of working at the company.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
We have an undefeated softball team, and have also sponsored volleyball, dodgeball, and are always taking new suggestions!
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning

An Insider's view of Teachers Pay Teachers

What are some social events your company does?

Every month a different team in the office will host a Teacher's Lounge. These can be anything ranging from a pumpkin-carving contest, to Office Olympics, where teams of TpT-er's represented a variety of different countries to compete for Office Olympic gold.

Emily

Technical Recruiter

What projects are you most excited about?

My team works on the cloud infrastructure that we run all of our applications on, and we’re excited about creating pre-production environments for every pull request a developer opens. Using Kubernetes, we'd create temporary environments that mimic production but are isolated for testing purposes. This empowers our team to build with confidence.

Lucas Chi

Engineering Manager

What are some things you learned at the company?

One of our company values is “We Learn and Grow Together”. The first few members of the Schools team started right around the same time, so we really had to embody that value! We were building a new set of features and got to make a lot of decisions. Looking back at the code we were writing when I started at TpT, we’ve definitely learned a lot.

Julia Sterling

Software Engineer

Teachers Pay Teachers Jobs In New York
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Head of Product Marketing

Teachers Pay Teachers
Greater NYC Area
20 hours ago
+38
Teachers Pay Teachers (TpT) is looking for a passionate, experienced Head of Product Marketing to lead our team. Reporting to the Chief Commercial Officer, the Head of Product Marketing will be responsible for leading our product marketing (PMM) function – first by developing a strategic and structured point of view of how to build a best in class PMM function that drives audience-centric thinking. Your mandate will be to deliver exceptional product experiences and go to market strategies that drive awareness and adoption of the TpT product offering to help empower educators to teach at their best. 

Senior Software Engineer, ClassFund

Teachers Pay Teachers
Greater NYC Area
5 days ago
+38
As the Senior Software Engineer on TpT ClassFund, you will be responsible for the design and implementation of product features supporting the team’s mission. Specifically, you will play an instrumental role in launching new products that help teachers around the world raise funds for the resources they need. You will be expected to build and maintain the core technologies that enable this experience while also collaborating with fellow engineers on best practices and architecture to facilitate high-velocity development over time. You will work closely with product, design and engineering stakeholders to drive critical decisions impacting the direction of our product and the technology enabling it.

Technical Lead, Digital

Teachers Pay Teachers
Greater NYC Area
5 days ago
+38
As a technical lead at TpT, you own the on-time, successful delivery of a team’s work. To accomplish this, you are expected to participate in cross-functional alignment on product requirements and timelines. You guide the engineering team in successfully translating these product needs into a plan of action that leads to a high-quality product reaching users’ hands and meeting business goals. In the process, you drive the team’s engineering systems and processes to deliver products at high velocity and quality. 

Social Media Strategist (Temp)

Teachers Pay Teachers
Greater NYC Area
5 days ago
+38
As our Social Media Strategist, you will help manage and build TpT’s social media community of millions of educators. The ideal candidate has a successful record of managing social media communities, accounts and audiences for consumer-facing brands, and has a strong knowledge of the best practices related to day-to-day operations of a brand’s social channels. Part strategist, part project manager, and part creator, you will partner with our Social Media Manager and work closely with our Brand & Content Team and Design Team to develop and execute an engaging and measurable social media strategy that supports brand and company objectives. We’re seeking an entrepreneurially-minded community builder who thrives in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.

Sales Development Representative, Schools

Teachers Pay Teachers
Greater NYC Area
1 week ago
+38
The Sales Development Representative (SDR) will play a crucial role in fulfilling TpT’s vision to unlock the collective wisdom of teachers. SDRs will be responsible for direct outreach to school- and district-level administrators via phone and email with the goal of scheduling and facilitating calls with our team. The SDR will research and engage new school accounts, As needed, there may be opportunities to support with the on-boarding of new customers. SDRs will work closely with Account Executives (AEs) by setting phone meetings with qualified leads and potential customers at the school- and district-level. 

Senior Manager, Lifecycle Marketing

Teachers Pay Teachers
Greater NYC Area
1 week ago
+38
Teachers Pay Teachers is looking for a passionate, strategic, and analytical Lifecycle Marketer to join our Marketing Team and help drive TpT’s growth. Because we're a mission-driven company, you'll feel great about your success in this role. You'll be driving significant revenue for TpT, getting teachers paid for their expertise, AND giving more educators the resources they need to teach at their best.

Chief Product Officer

Teachers Pay Teachers
Greater NYC Area
1 week ago
+38
About Us: At Teachers Pay Teachers (TpT), we’re unlocking the power of educator-created content. More than 85% of U.S. teachers come to TpT every year to get teacher-tested, engaging, and rigorous materials. What began as a humble exchange for teachers looking to share lesson plans has since exploded into a massive online marketplace where teachers have created 4 million resources for all aspects of PreK-12 education. More than six million

Engineering Manager, Cloud Operations

Teachers Pay Teachers
Greater NYC Area
1 week ago
+38
TpT is looking for an Engineering Manager to lead the teams that are building the infrastructure that powers TpT and all of its development efforts. In this role you’ll have the opportunity to define a strategy for how to use cloud services to build reliable, performance, efficient applications. The Cloud operations team is at the core of TpT Engineering. We build the infrastructure tooling and capabilities that allow us to support the rapidly growing TpT marketplace and TpT School Access experiences. As an Engineering Manager for this team, you will be responsible for developing and retaining talent on the team, as well as delivering results for our business and the teachers we serve.

Head of Seller Engagement and Operations

Teachers Pay Teachers
Greater NYC Area
2 weeks ago
+38
We are looking for a Head of Seller Engagement and Operations to deepen our partnership with our Seller community and grow our business. You will lead a team of relationship managers, ops managers, and marketers who are transforming education alongside our TpT Sellers, a highly engaged, motivated, entrepreneurial group whose educational resources are used by millions of teachers every day. You will set the vision and drive forward the strategy for TpT's Seller Team and Seller Community to achieve company objectives. You will be a key stakeholder in many of the company’s top priority initiatives and will work collaboratively with leaders from Product, Marketplace Integrity, Editorial and more, as the Seller community’s support is core to TpT’s ability to meet our full set of goals and achieve our mission. 

People Operations Generalist

Teachers Pay Teachers
Greater NYC Area
2 weeks ago
+38
We are seeking a Global Security Operations Manager to join our team in San Francisco. The role is responsible for protecting people, assets and the operations of all Cruise personnel and facilities. The Global Security Operations Manager will work with other Global Security Operations teams within their area of responsibility. The Global Security Operations Manager is a physical security professional that builds and maintains strong relationships with a wide range of stakeholders, ensuring consistency of policy, standards and guidance together with effective and efficient security services.

Senior Accountant

Teachers Pay Teachers
Greater NYC Area
2 weeks ago
+38
 As a member of the accounting team, you know your accounting principles and understand our accounting process end to end.  You are continually looking for ways to improve our internal controls and operational efficiency.  A team player at heart, you move fast while keeping your attention to detail.  You use your problem-solving skills to support TpT’s business objectives and help us scale for the future.

Senior Product Designer, Digital Quizzes

Teachers Pay Teachers
Greater NYC Area
3 weeks ago
+38
Craft beautiful, engaging experiences that solve user and business problems and is loved by our community of teachers. Communicate and facilitate decisions effectively using user research, workshops, narratives, sketches, wireframes, mockups, and prototypes. Define interaction models, user flows, and UI specifications. Help develop and define TpT’s design sensibilities, methodologies, and overall design culture.

Account Executive, Schools

Teachers Pay Teachers
Greater NYC Area
3 weeks ago
+38
The Account Executive (AE) will play a crucial role in fulfilling TpT’s vision to unlock the collective wisdom of teachers. The primary focus of an AE is to drive the sale and adoption of TpT School Access. AEs are responsible for establishing a relationship with school administrators, working the sales pipeline, and ultimately closing sales. As needed, there may be opportunities to support the on-boarding of new customers. AEs will work closely with Sales Development Reps (SDRs) and Account Managers (AMs) to ensure that we provide a high quality experience for school- and district-level customers.