Manager/Lead, Software Engineering


Posted by Carnegie Learning Human Resources

Carnegie Learning Inc

Pittsburgh, PA

Remote Ok

FTE only



At Carnegie Learning, we believe that no two students learn alike. With deep roots in research and advanced education technology, we learn more every day about how students learn best, and we use that insight to help educators drive continually better outcomes. We work hard to create an engaging, supportive company culture where we can all thrive while doing work that improves education every single day.

We are looking for a hands-on software engineering manager or a lead software engineer with managerial aspirations to lead the development of data reporting solutions for the Carnegie Learning educational software platforms. The Data and Reporting team, part of our Platform Engineering group, is focused on the collection, aggregation, and presentation of student progress and performance data. The leader of this team will be expected to operate as a hands-on, player/coach. Were looking for a talented individual who can make substantive contributions as an individual contributor while also managing the day-to-day activities of a small team of software engineers.


  • Write code to implement innovative software solutions

  • Supervise the work of and mentor a team of 3-5 software engineers

  • Manage the day-to-day technical effort for multiple data and reporting projects

  • Lead software design efforts

  • Work with architects and the other engineering leads to evolve the design of existing data and reporting solutions, and define the architecture of new solutions

  • Work with product managers to define scope and execution plans for data-driven applications and reports

  • Work with the SRE team to monitor, evaluate and improve the performance of data and reporting components running in production

  • Evaluate performance of your team members


  • Proven supervisory and technical skills

  • Experience and technical adeptness in most of the following areas:

  • Object oriented programming using Java and/or Typescript

  • REST-based service application stacks such as JAX-RS/Jersey, Hibernate, Node/Express

  • SQL databases such as MySQL/Aurora

  • NoSQL databases such as DynamoDB and MongoDB

  • Big Data platforms such as Apache Spark and Hadoop

  • Cloud-based components such as AWS Lambda, Kinesis, SQS and S3

  • Outstanding software design skills with the ability to deep dive into the code and algorithms that your team owns and develops

  • Strong problem solving and troubleshooting skills

  • Significant experience in agile methodologies

  • Drive for continuous improvement

  • Experience in a multi-product, multi-application development environment

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • 8+ years of software engineering experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in software engineering related field


Carnegie Learning is a leading provider of K-12 education technology, curriculum, and professional learning solutions. With the highest quality, research-based offerings for K-12 math, ELA, world languages, and more, Carnegie Learning is changing the way we think about learning and creating powerful results for teachers and students alike. At Carnegie Learning we strive to create an environment where people want to work - one where the larger team comes first, where trying new things (and sometimes failing) is encouraged, and where we pursue our mission relentlessly.

Carnegie Learning is a major disruptive force in the digital curriculum market by combining world-class research, differentiated technology, best in class content together with a world-class mission-oriented team. This is where you come in! Are you ready to do the best work of your career and shape the future of learning?


  • Named a Pittsburgh Top Workplace four years in a row
  • Medical, dental, and vision benefits
  • Virtual health services
  • Basic life and disability insurance offered at no cost
  • HSA, FSA, DCSA, and Commuter saving accounts
  • 401k with company match
  • Employee assistance program
  • Pet and Legal services insurance
  • Generous paid time off and holidays
  • Variable compensation opportunities
  • Business casual work environment
  • Mission-driven culture
  • Flexible working hours, leveraging remote capabilities


We respect and celebrate the unique attributes, characteristics, and perspectives that make each person who they are. We also believe that bringing diverse individuals together allows us to collectively and more effectively address the issues that face our business and industry. Carnegie Learning is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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