edX: Partner Support Engineer
141 Portland Street
Cambridge, MA 02139

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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.

Partner Support Engineers are integral members of the edX Educational Services team, working on support and satisfaction of our growing global Course Creator community. This diverse community includes Instructors, Teaching Assistants, Instructional Designers, Media Specialists, Engineers, and Data Analysts. Reporting to the Manager of Learner and Partner Support, the Support Engineer is part of a team focused on helping Course Creators design, develop, and run their courses on edX as seamlessly as possible. This involves proactive communication, reactive troubleshooting, advising, and inspiring our growing base of course creators around the world.

Responsibilities:

Course Creation Support

  • Provide in-depth technical product support and guidance to course authors, following SLAs and target performance metrics.
  • Serve as an expert in edX products and practices.
  • Help develop and disseminate how-to guides, technical tips, and best practices.
  • Identify, diagnose, and escalate client-facing bugs, identifying solutions and workarounds wherever possible. Work closely with Product, Documentation, Engineering teams (and more!), advocating for the partner experience.

Support Operations

  • Build a credible presence in communication channels with both developers and authors.
  • Inform and improve our services through results of our customer satisfaction data, using a data-driven mindset
  • Demo product capabilities, and sample solutions, to drive adoption of edX course creation.
  • Use product and field knowledge to implement technical solutions for course teams.
  • Identify gaps in the course production process, with unnecessary or high workarounds.
  • Create value and drive sustainability efforts by analyzing course creator needs, synthesizing information, creating and executing innovative solutions that enhance customer relations.

Requirements:

  • Technical: Minimum of three years of experience in services or high-level technical support capacity.
  • Background in higher education: Experience supporting higher education institutions at either a university, OPM, or vendor. (Strong plus for online degree program support!)
  • Start-Up Mentality: Ability to work collaboratively on a small team in a high growth environment. Experience wearing different hats and taking on additional responsibilities outside of your day-to-day responsibilities.
  • Working knowledge of HTML: General knowledge of coding and web development practices; SQL proficiency, and familiarity with JavaScript and Python.
  • Data Driven: Comfortable with analytics and reporting; proficient in Excel and/or Google Sheets
  • Problem Solver: Strong technical problem-solving skills, especially when working with others.
  • Team Player: Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues from different backgrounds - Engineers, Customers, Support Reps.
  • Resourceful: Comfortable describing learning technology workflow, processes and systems.
  • Bias towards action: Showcases strong initiative and self-motivation; effectively juggles multiple priorities while retaining a sense of urgency. Driven to exceed team and individual metrics.
  • Communication: Excellent business writing and verbal communication.
  • Flexibility: Ability to work off-hours or on weekends when/if needed.

edX is an MIT Start-up company that offers a highly competitive benefits plan, a pension program, free lunches every day as well as a plethora of other fun perks and access to some of the smartest people on the planet! Are you ready to be a part of our Mission?

Applicants must be able to work out of our Cambridge, MA office. Visa sponsorship not available.

Full-time

Why We Work Here

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.”