101 - 250 employees
No outside funding
Consumer
eCommerce & Marketplaces
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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Senior Product Manager, Mobile edX seeks a Product Manager with a strong business and customer mindset to deliver a great mobile experience for our learners. In this role, you will develop and execute a product roadmap to support and grow both our established mobile offerings as well as new product capabilities. As mobile champion, 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 stakeholders, and engineering teams to identify,...
Product Management
Cambridge
Were looking for an exceptional business-focused data analyst to drive data-based decision making across edX and for our partners. As a Sr. Data Analyst working side-by-side with the cross-functional Programs team, youll support our B2C product(s), which bring to market a range of content and educational program types.  Integrating data insights across a range of business and product decisions is a top edX strategic priority. This is an opportunity to create tremendous business value as we build a world-class data team of analysts and data scientists - individuals with high data literacy,...
Software Engineering/QA
Cambridge
Salesforce Platform Lead Are you ready to join a company thats transforming the education landscape? At edX, we provide a platform that allows our College, University, and Business partners to serve world-class educational content to everyone, everywhere. Our customers are individual learners from around the world; our College, University, and Business partners who provide courses on our platform; and enterprise businesses who provide access to edX content to their workforce. As we continue to grow, were investing in operational excellence across the business. Your...
IT/Systems/Networking
Cambridge
Practice Lead, Incident Management As the manager of the brand new Incident Management team, you will be responsible for co-creating and evolving a critical new capability for edX and its millions of learners: enabling our engineering squads to respond as fast as possible to production incidents while fostering the maximum amount of organizational learning. Your span of influence is all of edX engineering, product, and support, a majority of the company. Your team will accomplish this by offering a number of services such as issue intake, routing, measurement, reporting,...
Software Engineering/QA
Cambridge
Principal Software Engineer edX was launched as a joint software venture between MIT and Harvard. Were on a mission to increase access to online education to learners worldwide. Today, our work is more important than ever.  Were seeking a Principal Software Engineer to build out platform capabilities, help set technical direction, and provide mentorship across the organization. Your work will be used in production by millions of learners from all over the world. Interested in solving business and engineering problems that will have a global impact? ...
Software Engineering/QA
Cambridge
We are seeking people who are learner-focused, outcomes-driven, and share our passion for transforming education. edX is the trusted platform for education and learning. We are home to more than 30 million learners who can select from nearly 3,000 courses from the worlds top-ranked universities 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...
Customer Success
Cambridge
The Compliance & Privacy Manager is a new role at edX with responsibility for leading edXs compliance program and managing cross-functional compliance activities. You will join a small Legal Team that works proactively with all business areas in support of edXs growth strategy and nonprofit mission. Areas supported by this role will include privacy and security, export restrictions, accessibility, HR and benefits, tax, business continuity, and anti-bribery. Critical: To succeed in this role, you must be a detail-oriented self-starter with the ability...
HR, Finance, & Operations
Cambridge
Sr. Product Manager edX seeks a 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 offerings as well as new product lines. As a 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 stakeholders, and engineering teams to identify, synthesize, and clearly communicate...
Product Management
Cambridge
edX seeks a Partner Marketing Manager to enable and inspire our university and industry partners. Working with internal and external stakeholders, the Partner Marketing Manager will develop and execute specific partner marketing programs. This position will maximize the scale and impact of our partner relationships by driving partner awareness and supporting the adoption of edXs strategic initiatives, such as new product lines (credentials), business strategies (e.g., subscription model), and content acquisition priorities. Working in close collaboration with our Partner Success, Product,...
Marketing
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 30 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. We are seeking people who are learner-focused, outcomes-driven and share our...
Customer Success
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 26 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. edX is growing and we are looking for a Benefits Administrator to join our...
HR, Finance, & Operations
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 30 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. We are seeking people who are learner-focused, outcomes-driven and share our...
HR, Finance, & Operations
Cambridge
IT Systems Engineer edX offers highly-driven, intellectually-ambitious candidates an opportunity to work in a dynamic, mission-driven organization. We are looking for an IT Systems Engineer who has a passion for working on a team, learning new technologies, working closely with customers, problem solving, and delivering high-quality support and services to meet IT and customer needs. The ideal candidate has experience in a cloud-first technology environment built on SaaS and PaaS solutions, rather than a large in-house technology footprint. They should have exemplary problem...
IT/Systems/Networking
Cambridge
Sales Engineer Are you ready to transform the education landscape? At edX, we offer highly-driven intellectually-ambitious individuals an opportunity to work in a dynamic non-profit organization with a mission to deliver world-class education to everyone, everywhere. Since 2012 we have enabled more than 30 million learners of all ages, social status, and income, worldwide, to gain the in-demand skills and transformative knowledge they need in order to unlock their careers and achieve success in their lives. Our B2B business line is growing rapidly and we are looking for an...
Sales & Business Development

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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