Vice President of Engineering | Noodle.com

Location: Boston, MA

Department: Noodle.com

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Senior Manager/Supervisor

Why Noodle.com?

Education is the 2nd largest industry of the US economy, yet there is no “zillow of education”. Sick? WebMD. Buying a car? Cars.com. Traveling? TripAdvisor. Need lunch? Seamless. Have a question? Google it.

Finding the right school, tutor, course, or other education outlet is a painful, clunky, disorienting process. Regardless of level/type or area of study (k12, college, grad school, online vs. campus, business vs. nursing, wine course vs. code academy). And yet education is likely the most (or 2nd most) expensive asset in which we invest.

Further, education attainment correlates directly with our future earning potential and career trajectory.

Noodle.com seeks to be the “Zillow of education”. We will make the process of finding the best educational choices simple, efficient, and effective. We provide transparency to a process that historically has been confusing and full of misleading statements and data.

In the next phase of Noodle.com, we will help millions of people to have a clearer path to the best education options for them. Curated for them, based on their desires, interests, and needs.

If you want to work with great people for a well-funded organization on an initiative that matters, we want to talk to you. Join us to make a difference in people’s lives.

Noodle Benefits

  • Competitive salary, stock options and 401k
  • Generous vacation package
  • Flexible schedule
  • Mac or PC? You decide
  • Our insurance offers  medical, dental, vision, short- and long-term disability coverage, plus supplementals for all employees and dependents
  • Pre-tax commuter benefits
  • Paid vacation and sick days
  • Qualify for potential free tuition in select graduate school programs

Job Description

We’re looking for a VP of Engineering to lead the development team. This team will oversee the relaunching and reconstruction of our legacy website, and overall product line. The VP of Engineering will hire developers internally to support our product goals, as well as work with and manage outside shops as needed.

This development team will be responsible for building out several new and innovative features of the website, including but not limited to:

  • Using Ai and ML to give visitors the content, tools, and data most relevant to them
  • Integrating seamlessly with an army of “Noodle Experts”, who provide feedback and insights to our visitors and users
  • Build out custom groups, live chat, streaming video and more!

Responsibilities and Duties

More about what you’ll do in this role:

  • Participate in Systems development lifecycle - from architecture design through application deployment
  • Coordination with our marketing, client, and design teams
  • Recruit and lead a team of 3-5+ engineers. Grow the team as needed.
  • Be responsible for meeting PLM SOPs for uptime, performance, and errors
  • Discuss product requirements with others, both inside and outside of engineering
  • As leader of the team, drive us toward continuous delivery. 

Qualifications and Skills

We are looking for someone with at least 7 years of relevant software development experience, and 2 years of management experience. We don’t have specific education requirements and recognize that great candidates come from a variety of backgrounds. That said, the ideal candidate most likely has a bachelor's degree in a relevant field from a top institution. And should have experience with:

  • Strong proficiency in one or more modern scripting languages like Python or Ruby
  • Knowledge of RDBMS database design and querying. Worked with following: PostgreSQL, MySQL, MongoDB
  • Architectural experience for large-scale and distributed systems.
  • Deep understanding of AWS products such as EC2, RDS, Elastic Search, Lambda, Machine Learning, Redshift, S3
  • Player+Coach, be able to teach as well as learn. We really like working together.
  • Experience working with software development teams and using source control.
  • Experience in Agile/SCRUM enterprise-scale software development
  • Continuous integration experience (Jenkins, Maven, Git, etc.)
  • Tensorflow, MS Cognitive toolkit

You will be responsible for building and overseeing product using Python, and Connectors/Integration Applications as part of the core product features.

If this looks like it could be a good fit for you, get in touch right now!

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