Voxy is hiring a

Director of Engineering

New York, United States

Voxy is changing people's lives for the better every single day. That’s not an overstatement, it’s the truth. Learning a new language is the single hardest things that you can ask an adult to do. We make it happen. Every. Single. Day.

Voxy provides a cloud-based English language learning platform that’s based on 20 years of cutting edge scientific research into language learning. It’s proven effective, in the lab and in the wild. It’s a tough problem, but that’s okay, we like tough problems and you should too.

Come join a growing start-up as we tackle the old-school entrenched players in a $60B/year industry that hasn’t seen any real innovation in decades. If it’s a kick-ass culture, paying customers and top-tier investors that you’re looking for, well, we have that.

These things are important to us, and they should be important to you too:

  • Communication - we firmly believe that communication is the key to success and the way we work relies heavily on great communication skills. You should be an outstanding communicator, both verbally and written.
  • Organization - our engineers practice, and love, eXtreme Programming. While you might not have actually practiced XP you should have experience in running an Agile product process, and understand why it’s the better way of doing things.
  • Management - we have a team of 12 highly functioning engineers in New York and Sao Paolo.  You will have 2 plus years experience managing a team of at least 5 engineers - bonus for managing or working with a remote team.
  • Vision - we believe the director should also be on the ground coding with the team. You will have 5 plus years engineering experience including at least 2 years experience at the "architect" level, or higher and experience with larger scale, customer focused, web-based applications.
  • Product - we love product and expect our Director to help execute our product strategy with a small but talented team
  • Flexibility - we’re fast paced and sometimes things change. We all need to be able to shift gears quickly and deal with the unexpected. Embrace chaos.
  • Respect - we love new ideas and discussion, and while we don’t always agree with each other our strong opinions are loosely held.  

What we’ll ask of you:

You’ll be responsible for day-to-day management and technical leadership that the engineering team needs, and will spend around 50% of the time hands on with engineering. At Voxy engineering and product are very closely aligned and you’ll work with the VP of Product to help define, refine and contribute to the product roadmap. Responsibility for communication between the engineering team, product team and Senior Leadership will be yours.

Working at Voxy:

  • Competitive salary (base/bonus)
  • Great benefits: Medical, dental, vision, Flex Spending (FSA), gym reimbursement, mobile service reimbursement, Citi Bike and free on-site language classes
  • Ongoing professional development and reimbursement for attendance at industry or professional conferences
  • Incredible team of super bright, creative, talented and passionate individuals
  • Awesome office space in downtown Manhattan that’s easily accessible by many trains

 

About us!

Voxy is a leading web and mobile-based English learning platform that provides personalized language instruction to major educational institutions, corporations and governments in North and South America, Europe and Asia. Voxy’s proven approach draws on more than 30 years of academic research on second language acquisition. Every online course combines adaptive learning technology and authentic, real-world content to support learners’ unique needs in real time. Voxy launched in 2010 as one of the most disruptive technology startups of the year, and has since been used by millions of learners around the world. It has been recognized for its innovative approach by major media outlets including the New York Times, Forbes, CNN, Veja and Fast Company, and is backed by leading education and technology investors including Rethink Education, ff Venture, Contour Venture Partners and Pearson PLC. Voxy is headquartered in New York City and has an office in São Paulo.

Here at Voxy we are empathetic, bold, have a bias toward action, curious, optimistic and believe in togetherness and we are looking to bring in new people who embody these values.