101 - 250 employees
No outside funding
Consumer
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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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Cambridge
Were seeking people who are learner-focused, outcomes-driven and share our passion for transforming education. edX is the trusted platform for education and learning, home to more than 22 million learners, the majority of top-ranked universities in the world and industry-leading companies. As a global nonprofit, edX is transforming traditional education, removing the barriers of cost, location and access. Supporting learners at every stage, whether entering the job market, changing fields, seeking a promotion or exploring new interests, edX delivers courses for curious minds on topics...
Customer Success
Cambridge
Overview The Director of Data Science is a highly quantitative problem solver responsible for championing the edX data analytics vision and practice. Youll work with each and every function at edX to develop actionable insights that improve marketing effectiveness, inform product design, enable financial reporting and improve partner and learner outcomes. You will be the key person to shape edXs data strategy. Lead edX to the right mix of talent, technology and stewardship that allows us to most effectively leverage our data to provide high quality education to everyone, everywhere....
Software Engineering/QA
Cambridge
Want to get to know the hiring manager? Watch a quick interview here. Senior Data Analyst Overview Were looking for an exceptional business-focused data analyst to drive better decision making across edX and for our partners. This is an opportunity to create tremendous business value as we build a world-class data team. You will build reports and conduct analysis to enable cross-functional teams and influence decisions across the organization. Improving use of data is one of edXs top strategic priorities. Your work will have a major...
Software Engineering/QA
Cambridge
Software Engineer - edX for Business edX is an open source educational software startup venture between MIT and Harvard. At edX, 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 career and lifelong success. The Business Engineering team supports organizations that need to provide high-quality education to their workforces at scale. We're looking for an engineer to join the team to help implement and propose new features. Your work will be used in production by millions of...
Software Engineering/QA
Cambridge
At edX, our mission is to provide a world-class education to everyone, everywhere. Today, edX.org, a not-for-profit, offers highly-driven, intellectually curious individuals an opportunity to work in an exciting and dynamic mission-driven organization. EdX is looking for an organized and ambitious individual who wants to join our Educational Services team. Project Coordinators are responsible for many operational, project management and administrative tasks related to the launch and management of courses on edX. Project Coordinators collaborate with edX Partner Managers, the edX marketing...
Customer Success
Cambridge
Were 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,...
Customer Success
Cambridge
Principal Software Engineer - edX for Business edX is an open source educational software startup venture between MIT and Harvard. At edX, 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 career and lifelong success. The Business Engineering team supports organizations that need to provide high-quality education to their workforces at scale. We're looking for an engineer to join the team to help implement and propose new features. Your work will be used in production by...
Software Engineering/QA
Cambridge
At edX, our mission is to offer world-class education to everyone, everywhere around the world, allowing them to gain the in-demand skills and knowledge that will lead to career and lifelong success. We are a non-profit organization with more than 21 million learners on our platform, choosing courses from our 2,600+ course catalog, from one of our 140+ university and institution partners - including Harvard, MIT, Oxford, and Microsoft. We offer courses, Professional Certificate programs, MicroMasters programs, and fully accredited online Masters Degrees to fit the various goals of our...
Marketing
Cambridge
Senior Software Engineer - edX for Business We are adding senior full stack software engineers to join a team responsible for building the world's leading learning destination site and platform. Our platform allows millions of learners around the world the opportunity to access education across a variety of different subjects. The edX for Business Engineering Team is responsible for supporting organizations that need to provide high-quality education to their workforces at scale. We're looking for a senior engineer to join the team to help implement and propose new features...
Software Engineering/QA
Cambridge
Check out a video with a Sr. UX Practitioner on the Experience team here. edX, a Cambridge-based non-profit, is dedicated to increasing access to high-quality online education to everyone, everywhere. Its a big job - think internationalization, accessibility, and usability - and were looking for someone interested in the challenge of building great experiences at scale. Were backed by Harvard and MIT and located in the heart of Kendall Square. We like doing cool stuff and we GSD. The culture at edX...
UX & Design
Cambridge
Senior Software Engineer - Engagement Team edX is an open source educational software startup venture between MIT and Harvard. We are adding senior full stack software engineers to join a team responsible for building the world's leading learning destination site and platform. Our platform allows millions of learners around the world the opportunity to access education across a variety of different subjects. The Engagement 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...
Software Engineering/QA
Cambridge
IT Support Specialist Are you ready to join a startup thats transforming the education landscape? At edX, we provide world-class education to everyone, everywhere, regardless of gender, income, or social status. As a non-profit, edX provides millions of people around the globe with access to education. EdX offers highly driven, intellectually ambitious individuals an opportunity to work in a dynamic mission-driven organization. edX is seeking an experienced IT Support Specialist who has a passion for providing excellent, customer-focused support; learning and supporting new...
IT/Systems/Networking
Cambridge
edX is looking for a highly motivated, creative, and analytical Digital Marketing Associate to help drive the success of our Enterprise and Masters Degrees businesses. Working with the Manager of Lead Generation and Director of Digital Marketing, the Digital Marketing Associate will create marketing campaigns that drive leads and ultimately revenue for edX. This role requires a high level of creativity, digital marketing skills, attention to detail, and project management skills. At edX, our mission is to offer a world-class education to everyone, everywhere, allowing them to gain the in-...
Marketing
Cambridge
Watch a quick video with a fellow Account Representative here to learn more about the role and why it's different! EdX is a non-profit, growth stage eLearning startup with a mission to provide high quality education for everyone, everywhere. The edX sales team is growing and were looking for a self-motivated Account Representative to join our team. If you are looking for a sales position that is different than the others...this is it! Leverage your brain power while you sell into global organizations that are looking for quality alternatives to educating their workforce....
Sales & Business Development
Cambridge
Sales Operations Coordinator edX is a non-profit, growth stage eLearning startup with a mission to provide high-quality education for everyone, everywhere. The edX for Business sales team continues to grow and we are looking for a Sales Operations Coordinator to join our team. If you are looking for an operations-focused, highly cross-functional and influential position that is a little different than the others...this is it! Help our Sales team to seamlessly build relationships in Fortune 2000 companies that are looking for quality alternatives to educating their workforce...
Sales & Business Development
Cambridge
Want to get to know the hiring manager? Watch a quick interview here! edX is an open source educational software startup venture between MIT and Harvard. Our platform allows millions of learners around the world the opportunity to access education across a variety of different subjects. We are looking for a Site Reliability Engineer to join our Platform Health squad, responsible for operating the world's leading learning destination site and investing in solutions to help edX engineering teams deliver better software faster. The ideal candidate has a strong DevOps...
Software Engineering/QA
Cambridge
Senior Product Manager, Programs edX is searching for a Senior Product Manager with a strong business and customer mindset to deliver great products for edX learners. In this role, you will develop and execute a product roadmap to support and grow both our established programs we well as new product lines. Among others, these include our innovative MicroMasters programs and our disruptively priced online masters degrees. As a Senior Product Manager, you will examine market conditions, the competitive and technology landscape, and customer input to evaluate and prioritize...
Product Management
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.”

Blog

October 18, 2019
Image Credit: Bryce Vickmark It is an exciting week at edX as we congratulate three professors from Harvard and MIT, edX’s founding university partners, that were awarded the 2019 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel on Monday morning. It is also exciting that two of the professors teach courses on edX.  MIT Professors Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo, and Harvard... Read More about Harvard and MIT Professors Win 2019 Nobel Prize in Economics The post Harv...
October 16, 2019
No matter where you are in your career path or job search, you’re usually able to pinpoint a time towards the start of your professional life where you’ve said to yourself, “If only I knew then what I know now” (or something along those lines). Career advice can be found anywhere on the web and social media, but how can we be sure that this advice is relevant to our career... Read More about Career Advice 101 The post Career Advice 101 appeared first on edX Blog. ...
October 9, 2019
Logística para micro y pequeñas empresas – MYPES edX y LOGYCA están comprometidos a disminuir la brecha global de habilidades en el mundo corporativo, por medio de educación en línea accesible y asequible. Te presentamos el nuevo Programa de Certificación Profesional Logística para micro y pequeñas empresas – MYPES. Este sería el tercer Programa de Certificación Profesional de la compañía en la plataforma de edX.... Read More about Nuevo Programa de Certificación Profe...
October 8, 2019
Welcome back to edX Insider, our ongoing series where we bring you behind the scenes at edX HQ. We’re sitting down with Susan, Enterprise Product Marketing, to chat about edX For Business, the things that set edX apart, and more.  Quick stats Name: Susan Sherwin Department: Enterprise Product MarketingHow does the Enterprise team relate to edX’s overall mission?  Ultimately, learners are learners, whether they’re joining... Read More about Inside edX For Business: Meet Susan The po...
October 2, 2019
A partir de hoy, edX ofrecerá un curso de capacitación financiera en línea para estudiantes de habla hispana en una de las principales áreas financieras: Mercados de capital y participantes clave, impartido por el New York Institute of Finance (NYIF), líder mundial en habilidades de capacitación para la industria bancaria,  de inversión y servicios financieros. Mercados de capital y participantes clave es un curso introductorio... Read More about Primer curso en español del New York I...