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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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Senior Software Engineer - Masters 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. The Masters Engineering Team at edX is seeking a senior software engineer 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...
Software Engineering/QA
Cambridge
edX is an online learning platform founded by Harvard and MIT in 2012, which today serves millions of people around the world. As a Product Manager, Sustaining & Escalations you are the Product Owner for the escalations process including triage and prioritization of bugs, as well serving as owner of edXs sustaining engineering roadmap. The Sustaining & Escalations team is the first contact within our cross-functional organization to respond to challenges that arise from operating a successful, complex, consumer-facing web application. Youll regularly engage with internal...
Product Management
Cambridge
Description The Data Engineering Team Lead is responsible for leading the edX data engineering vision and practice. Empowered to shape edXs 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
Position Summary: We are looking for a Social Media Coordinator to join our team in Cambridge, MA, in the heart of Kendall Square. Working as part of the Digital Marketing Team, the Social Media Coordinator will be responsible for supporting the successful execution of edX social media strategies. The ideal candidate will be digital-savvy and have 2+ years experience executing marketing and content campaigns across major social media channels. Responsibilities: Own execution of social media strategies and collaborate with marketing and stakeholders across...
Marketing
Cambridge
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, everywhere. Responsibilities Identify, implement, and drive adoption of analytics...
Software Engineering/QA
Cambridge
Site Reliability Engineer Site Reliability 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 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...
Software Engineering/QA
Cambridge
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...
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
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, worldwide. As the Spanish Marketing ...
Marketing
Cambridge
Senior Software Engineer, Sustaining & Escalations The newly formed Sustaining & Escalations team at edX is looking for a Senior Software Engineer to join their team. The Sustaining & Escalations team is the first engineering contact within our cross-functional organization to respond to challenges that arise from operating a complex, consumer-facing web application. The team helps to identify areas where they can create a stronger foundation of code as well as helping other engineers to be more effective. The ideal candidate will have full stack experience, a...
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 youll be doing: Managing day-to-day...
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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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Blog

December 3, 2018
We’re pleased to announce that the MicroMasters® programs on edX won the Nurturing Employability Award Category at Friday’s QS Reimagine Education conference. Reimagine Education is an international competition rewarding innovative initiatives aimed at enhancing student learning outcomes and employability that culminates in a global conference for all those seeking to shape the future of education. This year, over 1,150 educational innovators from all the world... Read More about MicroMas...
November 28, 2018
Opening up access to higher education across the world is the very mission of edX. Inequalities in both access and success in higher education are pervasive, transcending the developed and developing world. Research shows that in the 90% of the countries in the world where we have evidence, those from low income and marginalised backgrounds are less likely to progress to higher education. We can... Read More about World Access to Higher Education Day: Behind the Mission and Purpose The post Wo...
November 20, 2018
We are honored to announce that the Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU), a Qatar Foundation institution that specializes in higher education, has joined the global community of edX partners. HBKU is committed to delivering a truly global educational experience that breaks down academic silos. Through its various strategic partnerships, HBKU aims to make quality academic research programs and courses accessible to students in Qatar and... Read More about EdX Welcomes Hamad Bin Khalifa Universit...
November 16, 2018
We are pleased to announce that University of Queensland Professors Blake McKimmie, Barbara Masser and Mark Horswill have been named the winners of the 2018 edX Prize for Exceptional Contributions in Online Teaching and Learning! The edX Prize is an annual award to celebrate the contributions and innovations of MOOC teachers in the edX community. I was honored to present the award in person to... Read More about Congratulations to the 2018 edX Prize Winners! The post Congratulations to the 201...
November 15, 2018
We are thrilled to kick off the 2018 edX Global Forum, an event that brings together the entire edX community to explore the future of education. This year, edX partners from all over the globe are coming together in edX’s hometown, Boston, Massachusetts. The Global Forum is an incredible moment for edX partners to convene to exchange ideas and views on how we can continue... Read More about Global Forum 2018: Welcome to Boston, edX partners from all over the world! The post Global Forum 201...