Director of Engineering

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Director of Engineering

A full-time team member or employee

Skills and experience needed

3+ years of experience
Engineering
Management
SQL
1+ year of experience
AWS

Organization(s) name(s)

Location

Monetary compensation

USD$93,000 to 196,000 /year
(Estimated by Torre The quoted compensation hasn't been verified by the organization. It's Torre's estimate based on the job requirements contained in the post. )

Monetary compensation

USD$93,000 - 196,000 /year
(Estimated by Torre The quoted compensation hasn't been verified by the organization. It's Torre's estimate based on the job requirements contained in the post. )

Why this opportunity exists

• This role will be a senior voice on the development team to deliver against an aggressive but fluid roadmap. Our team is young and hungry and needs a seasoned developer with a passion for mentoring. The team scopes and builds products for a variety of stakeholders, from students to operations to senior management. We use a flavor of agile that leads to frequent deployment and nimble prioritization, and welcome improvements to this process.

Responsibilities

• Technical Development: Build cool stuff. Our projects include a custom learning experience, job placement tools, operational support like tools for our enrollment team, and reporting. • Technical Leadership & Management: Enjoying mentoring is an absolute must for this position. You’ll provide leadership and coaching to the technical staff and apprentices (recent graduates of our programs) of Kenzie Studio. Our apprentices are bubbling with enthusiasm, and are looking to build developer skills to match. • Strategic Planning: Work with SVP Product & Operations to support a strategic hiring roadmap for Kenzie Studio and strategic roadmap for Kenzie Academy technology products. • Communication: Actively facilitate the team and collaborate with cross-functional managers. You will be the voice of the technology team on many topics.

Additional requirements (other than skills)

• Enthusiasm for leading and coaching junior developers • Experience working with cross-functional (some of them non-technical) teams, backed by the strong communication skills require to do so • Senior-level proficiency in JavaScript/Node.js • Experience designing, building, and consuming RESTful services • Ability to manage AWS solutions of varying size, with an emphasis on serverless • Proficiency in relational databases and SQL with a focus on reporting • Some experience with data warehousing and ETL technologies • Ability to learn, embrace, and apply new technologies and techniques • Preferred qualifications: • Polyglot developer experience (Python, Ruby) • Strong understanding of modern frontend frameworks, including experience with React • Experience with lightweight web scraping

Language(s) required

English - fully-fluent

Career path

• At least +3 years of Management experience

About the organization(s)

• Kenzie Academy is a design and coding school breaking down the barriers to entering tech. We offer a 9 month or 1-year program as a new alternative to traditional colleges. We aim to tackle a major opportunity gap in America by developing a new talent pool. We’ll achieve this by applying a forward-thinking education model, including project-based learning, critical thinking, and soft-skills training.

Team culture

• Kenzie Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Kenzie does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment decisions are based on qualifications, merit, and business need.

Additional details

• Location: Our development team (when the office is open!) is located in downtown Indianapolis. This role can be either in Indianapolis or remote. • Platforms & integrations: We use (and integrate) a variety of technologies and platforms, including but not limited to: • Languages: Python, JavaScript/Node.js • Frameworks and Supporting Technologies: Django, React, Express, Docker, PostgreSQL, AWS (EC2,S3, CloudFront, Lambda) • Platforms: Canvas (our Learning Management System), Hubspot, Slack, Classe365 (our Student Information System), Stripe, Esignatures.io (similar to DocuSign) • Why Kenzie? • Kenzie Academy was founded to tackle a major opportunities gap. Fast-growing technology companies concentrated in expensive coastal cities are struggling to hire tech talent. Meanwhile, a large population of aspiring individuals across the country could help fill these talent needs. Kenzie’s mission is to equip people with the necessary skills, experience, and access needed to build successful careers in tech. • Who We Serve & Where We Work • Kenzie believes access to the forward-looking education required for modern careers should be available to the the best and brightest, regardless of where they come from, or what their financial circumstances are. Demographically, Kenzie focuses on creating access to well-paying tech jobs for individuals from lower-socioeconomic backgrounds. Geographically, Kenzie focuses on catalyzing tech ecosystems in the Midwest. • Kenzie vs. Coding Bootcamps • Kenzie Academy addresses the gap between four-year universities and short term coding bootcamps. As advancements in tech continue to accelerate, traditional universities are struggling to keep up with the latest programming technologies. While coding bootcamps attempt to tackle the skills gap through six to twelve week programs, they produce graduates who are not yet ready to fill the stringent demand of today's employers. Kenzie believes one-year programs are better at preparing graduates for the job market.

Agreement type

To be defined

Posted: February 13, 2021 03:02 PM

Manuela Vargas Jaramillo
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