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Senior Engineering Manager

  • Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Digital Product

Job description

Great Minds, a rapidly growing challenger brand in the PK–12 instructional materials space, seeks a Senior Engineering Manager to join our dynamic, growing Engineering team.

Company Profile

Great Minds, a mission driven Public Benefit Corporation, brings teachers and scholars together to craft exemplary instructional materials that inspire joy in teaching and learning. Our English curriculum, Wit & Wisdom®, Eureka Math™ and PhD Science™, all support teachers as they take students beyond rote learning to provide a deeper, more complete understanding of the humanities, mathematics, and the sciences. Founded in 2007, Great Minds now employs more than 1000 people.

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Our Market Position

Great Minds’ Eureka Math is the most widely used curriculum in the history of American education. It enjoys an unrivaled 40+ net promoter score. Eureka and its sister products, Wit & Wisdom English and PhD Science, embrace much higher expectations for all students and teachers. In a market dominated by scripted, procedural materials that drive expectations down, Great Minds produces curricula that celebrate knowledge, respect the craft of teaching, and acknowledge the true capabilities of students.

The Great Minds digital product team has a mission to amplify proven high-quality curriculum products through world class software to impact millions of educators and learners in ways the world has not yet experienced.

The Senior Engineering Manager is a senior level people manager who also contributes thought leadership in the technology domain. Their purpose is to ensure the software solutions we build are aligned to business and product requirements and to align the work of engineers on their team to those solutions. They are responsible for ensuring an engineering culture that attracts and retains engineering talent. They are also responsible for ensuring the quality of our processes and of the solutions designed by engineers on their team.


  • Review and provide feedback on solution designs to ensure our engineers build great products
  • Collaborate with engineering managers and software engineers to refine and evolve our technology architecture and standards
  • Manage the performance of five or more software engineers through one-on-ones, code and documentation review, and performance reviews.
  • Align software engineers to work that ensures quality delivery, engineer engagement, and overall management of platform knowledge across the team.

Job requirements

  • 7+ years of software engineering experience, of which 3 or more of those years show experience leading teams of high-performing engineers in building quality products
  • Ability to mentor and lead software engineers developing production-ready code using one or more of the following languages/frameworks: JavaScript, NodeJS, React, Vue, or Angular
  • Expertise designing and operating in a cloud-native application environment (preferably AWS)
  • Able to effectively communicate solution architecture (written and verbal) to multiple audiences
  • Able to coach and mentor one or more software engineers through one-on-ones, performance reviews, and other forms of feedback
  • Sense of intellectual curiosity and a passion for learning with a strong problem-solving mindset


  • Remote but preferably local to the DC office

Selected candidate will be required to pass a criminal history background check.

The base salary range for this position is $166,000-$192,000, however the offered salary may be higher or lower than the above range dependent on numerous factors including, but not limited to location, work experience, skills and internal equity considerations. The base salary is not inclusive of benefits or other incentives.

Great Minds is an equal opportunity employer. We will extend equal opportunity to all individuals without regard to race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity), national origin, disability, age, genetic information, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws. Our policy reflects and affirms the organization’s commitment to the principles of fair employment and the elimination of all discriminatory practices.