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Engineering Manager

Coursera, Remote, USA, Canada

Education-focused technology company


Coursera was launched in 2012 by two Stanford Computer Science professors, Andrew Ng and Daphne Koller, with a mission to provide universal access to world-class learning. It is now one of the largest online learning platforms in the world, with 92 million registered learners as of Sept. 30, 2021. Coursera partners with over 250 leading university and industry partners to offer a broad catalog of content and credentials, including Guided Projects, courses, Specializations, certificates, and bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Institutions around the world use Coursera to upskill and reskill their employees, citizens, and students in many high-demand fields, including data science, technology, and business. Coursera became a B Corp in February 2021.

The Core Content team owns both the core authoring experience as well as several key building blocks for content on the platform, such as videos and readings. Recent projects by this team include launching an authoring change log so authors can view who made changes recently, as well as enhancing our rich text capabilities while making sure that the content authors create is accessible and mobile-friendly. Along the way, we are developing an internal "item authoring platform" to unify and make consistent the experience of developing different item types, which range from videos and readings, to quizzes, to programming assignments, and more.

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Your Responsibilities:

  • Mentoring: Acting as a role model, aiding in career development conversations, inspiring engineers, providing feedback.
  • Hiring: Building a vision of team skill sets, identifying key growth areas, managing the hiring pipeline.
  • Advising: Providing technical suggestions to engineers as they grow into engineering leaders in their product work.
  • Product enablement: Acting as a curator of a vision, discussing needs with stakeholders, prioritizing, driving forward on key initiatives, running sprint planning meetings, and stand ups.
  • Platform leadership: balancing effective product feature delivery against managing tech debt and creating a high-leverage product platform to accelerate and improve many different initiatives.
  • Mediating: Investigating interpersonal issues, facilitating crucial conversations.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelors in computer science or relevant degree OR 3+ years of experience as an engineering IC
  • 5+ years in product development or a related field, 3+ years in a management position

Preferred Qualifications

  • Leadership (integrity, transparency, inspiration)Emotional intelligence (empathy, humility, patience, communication skills)
  • Problem-solving (creativity, technical rigor, intelligence)
  • Excellence in ambiguous and complex situations (clarity of vision, boldness, grit)
  • Experience balancing effective product feature delivery against managing tech debt and creating a high-leverage product platform
  • Experience managing a team owning product platforms or components of a product platform, especially if you had firsthand experience creating and formulating the charter and ownership boundaries for such a team
Coursera is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and considers all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected class.

If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process, please contact us at [email protected]

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About Coursera

Coursera is an education-focused technology company that connects millions of learners around the world with the skills and knowledge they need to transform their lives and careers. We're providing access to top-quality university-level education at a previously unimagined scale, empowering learners, organizations, and enterprises to build the skills they need to succeed in the 21st century. 

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