Who We Are
Engineering at 2U is agile, innovative and full of individuals who are passionate about the delivery of higher education through technology. We are growing rapidly, building scalable applications, and seeking collaborative, results-driven Software Engineers to join us.
You'll get to work in a fast-paced and fun environment where your skills, creativity and experience will make a material impact on the success and overall mission of 2U.
Our teams are cross-functional, self-organizing, and autonomous. And you'll be working directly with product managers and business analysts.
About the Team and the Role
The Online Campus team makes up the core of outward-facing user experience of 2U's product offering. This is the "face" of 2U insofar as it is the destination for students, faculty, administrators and support users alike to interact with each other, share information, consume content, and perform the necessary operations to complete a degree with a 2U partner.
We are looking for individuals who are passionate about software craftsmanship. You have experience in, and passion for, high-quality, maintainable code that confers low operating costs, high change velocity and is a point of professional pride for you and the team.
You are a competent maker who is skilled at:
Writing maintainable high-performance code
Running deployment pipelines to put code in production
Conducting exploratory and automated testing
Debugging complex problems under time constraints
You have experience in:
Relating your project deliverables to products you are building and strategy behind them
Advocating for end user needs in software you are building
Collaborating with product managers to define and refine requirements
Over time, we expect you to grow by learning and practicing the following skills:
Providing technical guidance and feedback to other team-members
Planning and estimating development tasks and short-term projects
Participating in application level technical design
Participating in technical interviews
Expected Skill Sets
Python or Ruby
Experience building API's (like JSON API spec)
Relational databases (like PostgreSQL, MySQL)
Key Value stores (like Redis)
AWS services: AWS API Gateway, Lambda, ElastiCache
Kubernetes and Docker
About 2U Inc. (NASDAQ: TWOU)
2U partners with great colleges and universities to build what we believe is the world's best digital education. Our platform provides a comprehensive fusion of technology, services and data architecture to transform high-quality and rigorous campus-based universities into the best digital versions of themselves. 2U's No Back Row approach allows qualified students and working professionals around the world to experience a first-rate university education and successful outcomes. To learn more, visit 2U.com.
2U Diversity and Inclusion Statement
At 2U, we are committed to creating and sustaining a culture that embodies diverse walks of life, ideas, genders, ages, races, cultures, sexual orientations, abilities and other unique qualities of our employees. We strive to offer a workplace where every employee feels empowered by the ways in which we are different, as well as the ways in which we are the same.
Why It's Great to Work at 2U
2U offers a high-energy work environment that's both challenging and fun. We work hard, but our offices are casual and social places. We wear jeans to work and fuel brainstorming sessions with snacks and seltzer.
2U offers a comprehensive benefits package:
Medical, dental and vision coverage
Life insurance, disability and 401(k)
Unlimited snacks and drinks
Generous paid leave policies
Tuition reimbursement program
Spontaneous dance parties
No Asshole policy
Note: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by individuals assigned to this position, and are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required. All employees may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.
2U is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate against applicants or employees and ensures equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of their race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, national origin, age, marital status, disability, citizenship, military or veterans' status, or any other classifications protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. 2U's equal opportunity policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to recruiting, hiring, training, promotion, job benefits, pay and dismissal.