101 - 250 employees
No outside funding
eCommerce & Marketplaces

edX Company Overview

EdX is a nonprofit, open-source online learning destination founded by Harvard and MIT that offers free, high-quality courses to anyone, anywhere. Since our inception in the spring of 2012, edX has grown to include more than 140 highly acclaimed international institutions, offering 2,000+ courses with more continually being added.

edX is focused on transforming online and on-campus learning through groundbreaking methodologies, game-like experiences and cutting-edge research on an open-source platform. Based in Cambridge, MA edX is focused on people, not profit.

Our edX mission is three-fold: 

  • Increase access to high-quality education for everyone, everywhere
  • Enhance teaching and learning on campus and online
  • Advance teaching and learning through research


Jobs at edX

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VP of Engineering The Engineering team at edX is seeking an engineering leader to scale our platform and provide access to education for millions of learners worldwide. This role will lead engineering initiatives across our cloud infrastructure; data warehouse; open source, and product development teams. The ideal candidate has built systems and solutions serving millions of customers, is skilled at leading and developing leaders and effectively collaborates with other Product Delivery leaders. A demonstrated bias to action and a strong sense of leadership development will...
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EdX is hiring an Executive Administrative Assistant to support the Chief Product Officer and leaders within the Product Delivery organization. A strong EA candidate is a highly organized, detail oriented, self-starter with a strong track record of demonstrating exceptional sound judgment, and autonomously knowing what needs to be done. The keys to this role will be pragmatic thinking and passion for executing efficiently in a fast moving environment filled with multiple competing priorities. Detailed Responsibilities: Performs a broad range of administrative details of a...
Corporate Functions
We are looking for a Email Marketing Coordinator to join our team in Cambridge, MA, in the heart of Kendall Square. Working as part of the Digital Marketing Team, the Email Marketing Coordinator will be responsible for developing and executing email marketing campaigns and automated programs to increase learner enrollment, revenue and engagement. Specifically, this person will own the production and execution of ad-hoc and automated email marketing campaigns, as well as the analysis of all campaigns. Additionally, the role will maintain knowledge of best practices in email marketing....
Want to get to know the hiring manager? Watch a quick interview here. Overview Were looking for an exceptional senior-level data scientist to develop data products and drive better decision making across the edX organization and for our partners. This is an unusual ground floor opportunity to drive tremendous business value as we build a world-class data science team, establish edX as a thought leader in the emerging field of learning science, and most importantly have a major impact on our mission of providing high quality education to everyone,...
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Team Lead, Masters Team The Masters Engineering Team at edX is seeking a software engineering leader to join a team that is responsible for building new platform capabilities that will enable us to disrupt education by offering high quality, affordable online Masters degrees. The ideal candidate has built online products serving millions of customers, is skilled at leading and developing engineers and enjoys hands-on coding and technical challenges. This role will require significant hands-on contributions. A demonstrated bias to action and ability to manage ambiguity will...
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EdX is growing and we are looking for a Senior Manager of Financial Planning & Analysis. A successful candidate will be a key partner to the organization to drive financial and operational analysis, models and metrics. This position will partner with edXs VP of Finance to prepare key dashboards and financial reports for senior leadership and the Board. The ideal candidate has a well-rounded financial background, knowledge of strategy frameworks and processes and thrives in a collaborative, fast-paced environment. Key Responsibilities: Lead and manage the annual budget...
Corporate Functions
Senior Product Manager, Learner Experience EdX is on a mission to increase access to high-quality education for everyone, everywhere. edX was founded by MIT and Harvard in 2012 and has reached over 20 million learners around the world. EdX is searching for a Senior Product Manager with a strong business mindset to deliver great products for edX learners. As a Senior Product Manager, you will examine market conditions, the competitive and technology landscape, and customer input to evaluate and prioritize product opportunities. Youll regularly engage with customers, business...
Product Management
Senior Software Engineer - Discovery Team EdX is an open source educational software startup venture between MIT and Harvard. We are adding strong full stack software engineers to join the team in building the world's leading learning destination site and platform so that everyone around the world has the opportunity and access to education. The Discovery Engineering Team at edX is seeking a senior software engineer to join a team that is responsible for scaling and building out a new discovery platform for our learners. Your work will help learners around the world find and...
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Software Engineer - Discovery Team EdX is an open source educational software startup venture between MIT and Harvard. We are adding strong full stack software engineers to join the team in building the world's leading learning destination. The Discovery Engineering Team at edX is seeking a software engineer to join a team that is responsible for scaling and building out a new discovery platform for our learners. Your work will help learners around the world find and succeed in courses on edX, helping them achieve their goals. Responsibilities: Design,...
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Click here for a quick interview with the hiring manager! Are you ready to join a startup thats transforming the education landscape? At edX, we provide world-class education to everyone, everywhere. EdX offers highly driven intellectually ambitious individuals an opportunity to work in a dynamic mission-driven organization. EdX is seeking a Customer Support Associate to join our growing Support Team. Customer Support Associates help learners resolve questions across a variety of course experiences. Students love...
Customer Success
EdX is looking for a software Team Lead to join our Business Engineering team to help us change the face of education in the enterprise. You will lead an engineering team to design and build new technology for edXs open source learning platform on behalf of edX customers and learners. Your work will be used in production by premier educational institutions and learners from all over the world. Youll use modern tooling like Python, Django, React, and GitHub to build software that is scalable, reliable, and easy to use. Your projects will be diverse and meaningful, such as improving the user...
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Quick Hit Details

  • Year Founded - 2012
  • ​Number of employees - 180
  • Industry / Tech: Online educations services. EdX’s mission is to reimagine education and increase access to high-quality education for everyone, everywhere. 

Can you share the details on what edX does?

Together with over 110 partners, including the world’s best universities, colleges and organizations, edX offers interactive online classes and MOOCs to learners across the world.  Anyone, anywhere with a desire to learn, and an internet connection, can take high-quality courses on edX for free. 

EdX courses are created by our prestigious partners, like Harvard, Oxford, UC Berkeley, Microsoft and more, and cover a wide array of topics, from introductory courses to career-focused learning. Our most popular course subject areas are computer science, engineering, humanities, business management and statistics and data analysis. In addition, we offer courses in subjects across all disciplines, from economics, finance, marketing and entrepreneurship to languages, history, philosophy and writing.

Through our work with prestigious universities, and top corporations, edX develops programs in the most in-demand fields to empower learners and professionals to gain deep, career-relevant knowledge that allows them to improve their lives and advance their careers.

For example, the MicroMasters initiative offers a credential with a pathway to credit for on-campus or online programs and helps learners launch or advance their careers, and MOOC programs, like XSeries, offer a deep dive into exciting, career-oriented subjects.

Who are the end users of your products?

Our end users are learners around the globe. Our edX learning community is over ten million strong. Our learners come from all over the world, from all walks of life and from a wide range of ages, from 7 to 96. We currently have learners from every country on every continent.

Regardless of where they are from, all learners come to edX to learn something new and improve their lives - whether they are looking to advance in their careers or simply foster their love of lifelong learning.

What are your plans for growth in terms of hiring in 2017 and what positions?​

EdX is growing in a number of business areas. We plan to add about 30 people before our fiscal year ends in July. Currently, we have positions open in engineering, education services, marketing and business development. 

How would you best describe the culture and working environment at edX?

EdX is a collaborative team of education and software professionals with a shared focus on increasing access to education and creating high-quality courses for people all over the world. Teams are empowered to innovate and experiment, while using data driven decision making to reach our lofty goals. We love our work and we have fun while we push forward on providing access to education worldwide.

Since edX is a non-profit, can you talk about the social mission and impact which comes along with working at edX?

EdX is the only leading MOOC provider that is both nonprofit and open source. Open edX is the open-source platform that powers edX courses and is freely available. With Open edX, educators and technologists can build learning tools and contribute new features to the platform, creating innovative solutions to benefit students everywhere.

At edX, you will find employees who are passionate, driven, and motivated to change the future of education. We take our mission of increasing global access to high-quality education seriously and we draw daily inspiration from seeing the impact that edX offerings have on the lives of learners around the world.

What types of activities are employees involved in at or outside the office?

We do daily push up sessions in the office to get our energy levels rising, but when we need to find a moment of zen, we turn to our meditation group. Group trips to karaoke or pool night are another fun way that we relax. We’ve also been known to rent out entire movie theaters for Star Wars movies or to throw a party at Fenway. On a typical day, we often sit together in the cafe and enjoy our daily free lunches while checking out the views of Cambridge.

Share some fun facts about your employees.

1. One of our engineers was a guest on Jeopardy! and is now a highly sought after pick for trivia teams.

2. Our CEO’s Executive Assistant sang vocals on a song featured in Rock Band.

3. Two of our employees are aerial performers, while another employee's family has been in the carnival business ever since moving to the US.

4. Our CEO and founder, who is an MIT Professor, used to be a chicken farmer, and one of our engineers has his own hobby farm.

5. Last, one of the engineers on our Tools team can be dropped in the New England woods and survive without poisoning himself. We may ask him to train the rest of us on this!

Rapid Fire Questions

​What’s in your fridge? 

We have a fully stocked fridge on both floors. You can always find a variety of soda, seltzer water, and juice. We also have fresh fruit and an endless supply of healthy (and not so healthy) snacks! The real perk is our coffee machine at the puzzle bar. It has over 50 different drink options. Rumor has it that option #28 is the best! Coffee and Cheez-It’s are a regular and acceptable pairing here at edX.

Star Wars or Star Trek?
Both! All of our conference rooms are named after fictional universities. You can book a meeting in Jedi Temple, Starfleet Academy, or even Hogwarts.

edX conference room names

Favorite employee perk?
Free lunches from great local restaurants, commuting discounts, and tuition reimbursement, as well as free courses on edX that are open to employees and, for that matter, all learners everywhere!

edX lunch

What famous movie character best describes your culture?
Take Matt Damon's character on The Martian, make 150 of him, and give him free lunches.

What music is playing in your office?
"Hello" by Lionel Richie and "Holiday" by Madonna are regular songs for the recruiting team.

View from your office

edX office view
Sherisse Viray
Sr. Accountant

“What I enjoy most about edX is the people. They are so friendly and often reach out to learn more about what each other's interests and hobbies are outside of work (IE world travel, hiking and skiing/snowboarding).” 

Julia Henderson
Manager of Learner Support & Operations

"I am thrilled to be working at a company where my bias to action is appreciated and encouraged. I feel truly empowered to make important decisions, and know we'll reflect and adjust our ideas continually, so we can provide great resources and a high level of support for our learners and partners."

Carol Tong
Principal Tech Writer

“I love working at edX. The work environment is diverse, open, and collaborative. I’m inspired by edX’s mission, as well as by the fact that it’s open source and a nonprofit.”

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