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EdTech

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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Do you love Python? Would you like to make the world a better place? edX is seeking a senior to principal level software engineer for the edX Platform team. The Platform team at edX tackles the hard problems that arise from operating a successful, complex, consumer-facing web application. The team takes on projects to make other engineers more effective. Recent projects have included enhancing the continuous delivery pipeline, designing and implementing plug-in architectures, and creating common libraries and patterns to make creating and delivering new services faster. The ideal candidate...
Software Engineering/QA
Cambridge
Senior Software Engineer - Master's Team EdX is an open source educational software start up 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. If you are seeking a highly visible senior Engineering role that has the opportunity to have a real impact - this is a great opportunity for you! You will work with and learn from some of the best in the industry today. ...
Software Engineering/QA
Cambridge
EdX is a fast-paced edTech start-up in Cambridge with a mission of providing access to education. We are hiring a Talent Acquisition Business Partner to recruit, facilitate our hiring process and partner with leaders in our organization to build effective teams. Ideal candidates will have a solutions focused attitude and the ability to problem solve while managing multiple priorities and manage a full-cycle recruiting desk. Willingness to collaborate and have fun is key! Responsibilities: Gather, review and analyze job requirements and organizational needs Source, screen,...
Corporate Functions
Cambridge
Senior Software Engineer - Learner Team EdX is an open-source learning destination with a mission to provide high quality education for everyone, everywhere. Founded by Harvard and the MIT, edX is focused on transforming online and on-campus learning through groundbreaking methodologies and cutting-edge research on an open-source platform. Our awesome team - focused on solving Learner’s needs -  is looking for a Senior Software Engineer to join us here in Cambridge. This will be a major focus for edX this year and we're looking for an eager engineer to help implement/invent...
Software Engineering/QA
Cambridge
edX, a Cambridge-based non-profit, is dedicated to growing access to high-quality online education to everyone, everywhere. It’s a big job - think internationalization, accessibility, and usability - and we’re looking for someone passionate about the challenge of building excellent experiences at scale. We’re starting off contract but may go full time. We’re backed by Harvard and MIT and located in the heart of...
Marketing
Cambridge
Software Engineer - Master's Team EdX is an open source educational software start up 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. If you are seeking a highly visible Engineering role that has the opportunity to have a real impact - this is a great opportunity for you! You will work with and learn from some of the best in the industry today. Responsibilities:...
Software Engineering/QA
Cambridge
Position Overview edX is seeking a hands on architect to lead the front end re-platforming of our massive, open, online learning delivery platform, Open edX.  We are converting our software, used by more than 35M learners, from server-side rendered pages to a front end component framework built upon React.  Help us revolutionize the platform that is revolutionizing education. About You You are both an architectural leader and a hands on shipper of working software.  You are passionate about front end engineering, but have worked on the server side.  You are...
Software Engineering/QA
Cambridge
Senior Software Engineer EdX is an open-source learning destination with a mission to provide high quality education for everyone, everywhere. Founded by Harvard and MIT, edX is focused on transforming online and on-campus learning through groundbreaking methodologies and cutting-edge research on an open-source platform. Our team is looking for a Senior Software Engineer to join us here in Cambridge. We are taking a data-informed approach to improving our existing products and building new ones. We are looking for a full-stack engineer who is able to quickly construct...
Software Engineering/QA
Cambridge
We’re seeking people who share our passion for transforming how education is delivered. At edX, a Cambridge-based non-profit, our mission is to offer a world-class education to everyone, everywhere, allowing them to gain the in-demand skills and knowledge that will lead to fulfilling careers and lifelong success. Today, edX provides more than 18 million people access to education from the best universities and institutions in the world, including Harvard, MIT, Oxford, and UC Berkeley. EdX provides inspirational and transformative knowledge to students of all ages, social status, and income,...
Client Services
Cambridge
Software Engineer EdX is an open-source learning destination with a mission to provide high quality education for everyone, everywhere. Founded by Harvard and MIT, edX is focused on transforming online and on-campus learning through groundbreaking methodologies and cutting-edge research on an open-source platform. Our team is looking for a Software Engineer to join us here in Cambridge. We are taking a data-driven approach to improving our existing products and building new ones. We are looking for a full-stack engineer who is able to quickly construct cheap prototypes,...
Software Engineering/QA
Cambridge
Overview We’re 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, everywhere. Responsibilities Identify, implement, and drive adoption of...
Software Engineering/QA
Cambridge
edX seeks a data-driven customer support manager with experience managing offsite teams to coach and manage partner and learner support agents in a fast-paced and rapidly changing environment. The ideal candidate will be results-oriented, optimistic, and will have experience launching new products. We are looking for someone with a history of managing staff at organization headquarters, remote staff, and offshore 3rd party staff.  If you want to further access to education and help develop a team, this is the right role for you! What you’ll be doing: Managing day-to-day...
Client Services
Cambridge
If you’re interested in learning the ropes of being a content and website manager, this role is an ideal opportunity. EdX is looking for an extremely detail-oriented individual who will contribute to the edX mission by assisting the marketing team in updating the courses on our website. This role will start out helping to enter and manage a large content entry process. You’ll also be able to develop your digital marketing skills (SEO, HTML, light design skills, interacting with a brand) in a part time and flexible position. The position is for about 25 hours spread across 5 days...
Marketing
Cambridge
Partner Managers (PMs) are specialized consultants working to dramatically expand the development of online educational offerings with the top universities and institutions around the world. In support of this mission, PMs advise both institutional leadership and production teams in taking advantage of edX technology and services as well as industry best practices to create impactful online courses and programs. PMs are responsible for managing a portfolio of relationships of our partner institutions, and driving results through consultative guidance and account management efforts. PMs are...
Client Services
Cambridge
Description The Data Engineering Team Lead is responsible for leading the edX data engineering vision and practice. Empowered to shape edX’s data engineering strategy, you will be leading our data engineering team to architect and build out data pipelines and analytics infrastructure. You will collaborate closely with our data science and analytics team to prototype and deploy data-driven solutions to business problems. You will be doing a combination of leadership and hands on work. This is a critical role for edX and the person hired will have a major impact on our success...
Software Engineering/QA
Cambridge
DevOps Engineer DevOps Engineers at edX help develop and maintain the infrastructure in AWS for all services and systems required to run the edX website.  We're seeking engineers with programming skills and a systems administration background. The DevOps team primarily focuses on the provisioning, configuration, deployment, and monitoring of services at edX.  If you have a passion for automation, configuration as code, metric-based decision making and continuous improvement then we want to hear from you.   The edX production environment is hosted in AWS on servers running...
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141 Portland Street
Cambridge, MA 02139

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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Blog

October 23, 2018
EdX  trabaja con diferentes organizaciones en todo el mundo, ofreciendo contenido de calidad para ayudar a las personas a obtener las capacidades que el mercado actual demanda, desde el 2018 trabaja con el programa b_IT ofreciendo contenido de universidades hispanohablantes a 1000 estudiantes en el Uruguay. B_IT es un programa de formación 100% online de 2 años de duración (el primer año se enfoca en ... Read More about Ayudando a capacitar la fuerza laboral del futuro en Uruguay The pos...
October 17, 2018
Los programas MicroMasters son una serie de cursos de nivel universitario ofrecidos por las mejores universidades y diseñados para avanzar tu carrera profesional. Proporcionan aprendizaje profundo en un ámbito específico y son reconocidos por las empresas debido a su relevancia profesional. Los estudiantes se pueden postular a la universidad que ofrece los créditos académicos del programa MicroMasters y si son aceptados, podrán realizar una maestría... Read More about Programa MicroMast...
October 15, 2018
We are pleased to share exciting news regarding the expansion of our partnership with the University of Edinburgh. Since we first welcomed the University of Edinburgh to the edX partner network almost two years ago today, we have been honored to work together to bring edX learners across the globe access to high-quality courses from the University of Edinburgh, in subjects that range from climate... Read More about Exciting News from edX and the University of Edinburgh: Delivering MicroMasters...
October 10, 2018
Hoy estamos orgullosos de anunciar que edX lanzó nueve nuevos programas de Maestría. Estos programas en línea ofrecen una educación de alta calidad a precios flexibles y disruptivos en temas que se enfocan en reducir la brecha de habilidades globales de hoy en día. Esta nueva oferta marca un hito importante para nosotros, ya que continuamos renovando la educación mediante credenciales innovadoras y acumulables que... Read More about Los mejores programas de Maestría totalmente en línea...
October 10, 2018
Today we are proud to announce that edX launched nine new Master’s degree programs. These online programs offer high-quality master’s education in a flexible way and at disruptive price points, in subjects that address today’s global skills gap. This new offering marks an important milestone for us, as we continue to reimagine education through innovative, stackable credentials that address the needs of today’s changing global... Read More about Fully Online, Top-Ranked Master’s Degr...