General Assembly is hiring a

Director - Engineering

New York, United States

Who we are

Our vision is of a global community of individuals empowered to pursue the work they love. Our mission is to grow that community by transforming millions of thinkers into creators.

Since 2011, General Assembly has transformed tens of thousands of careers through pioneering, experiential education in today’s most in-demand skills. As featured in The Economist, Wired, and The New York Times, GA offers training in web development, data, design, business, and more, both online and at campuses around the world. Our global professional community boasts 40,000 full- and part-time alumni — and counting.

GA has a remote-friendly culture with offices around the world. If you prefer the office, our headquarters are located in New York City. Twice a year, the entire Product team gets together in New York for a week of team building, workshops, lightning talks, urban adventures, and an epic hackathon.

Who you are

This is not your first rodeo. You will have the autonomy to build, mature, and lead the crucial new domain responsible for enabling the technical tools and solutions that aim to efficiently usher our world-class learning products directly to our consumer and enterprise users. We are looking for an excellent communicator and problem solver that can demonstrate having partnered with Product Managers, Designers and other disciplines to reliably and consistently guide their teams to exceptional results.


  • Oversee multiple projects across different teams with mastery understanding of dependency management in complex projects
  • Provide technical strategy and oversight across your domain, identifying synergies between your teams, and realizing opportunities for growth
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and the ability to successfully partner with cross-functional teams and business stakeholders to help drive the product roadmap
  • Be a mentor and coach, fostering ownership, guiding personal growth, and constantly striving to raise the bar on delivery performance and quality
  • Guide your domain’s vision, together with Product and Design, recognizing and planning for both the immediate and upcoming technical and business needs
  • Provide thought leadership and insight into emerging trends
  • Build vs Buy:  You’re an expert at knowing when to buy software over building in-house solutions
  • Lead, manage, and direct recruiting efforts
  • Demonstrated knowledge of project planning, staffing, and estimating in an iterative software development process
  • Maintain budget and staff profile for your domain, as part of the larger Engineering budget and staffing profile
  • Be able to frame every company objective in a way that highlights its contribution to our mission and the benefits to our users
  • You get insanely excited by at least 1 thing that has absolutely nothing to do with computers


  • Expertise leading teams and applications across multiple platforms
  • 8+ years proven experience software design, development and architecture
  • 3+ years proven experience leading full stack development software teams
  • Hands-on proven technical expertise

Your benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • Generous parental leave
  • Annual education allowance
  • Gym allowance
  • Apple Macbook Pro and related equipment

USA-specific benefits include a flexible paid-time off policy, 401k, company phone and health, dental and vision insurance. We have similar benefits in non-USA locations.

Please note that we can presently only accept applications in the following locations:

  • USA: CT, DC, MA, NY

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