101 - 250 employees
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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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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
Senior Product Manager, MicroBachelors EdX is searching for a Senior Product Manager to lead the definition, launch, and future vision of a new innovative program for our learners. edX is an online learning platform founded by Harvard and MIT in 2012, which today serves millions of people around the world. As a Senior 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,...
Product Management
Cambridge
Our Director of Experience is responsible and accountable for the end to end customer experience of our edX products and define the UX vision and strategy across the company.This person will focus on ensuring great experiences through design and design thinking across all customer touch points. This person will connect the business, to the product, to the user experience while working collaboratively to deliver results. Specifics Work with product delivery teams to define and execute on the end-to-end customer experience at both the macro and micro interaction level because the details...
Product Management
Cambridge
Senior Software Engineer - edX for Business edX is an open source educational software startup 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 Business Engineering team supports 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. Your work...
Software Engineering/QA
Cambridge
Financial Analyst EdX is growing and we are looking for a Financial Analyst to join our Financial Planning & Analysis function. This function acts as the analytical engine of the organization to provide insights and support optimal business decision making. The successful candidate will be inquisitive and data driven, able to partner with teams and departments to understand how best to get results from the resources they use. This position will partner and report to the edX Senior Manager of FP&A to prepare our annual budget, create and update routine forecasts,...
Corporate Functions
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 20 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
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 19 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
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 our first Sales Operations Coordinator to join our team. If you are looking for a operations focused, non-commissioned 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. This is a...
Sales & Business Development
Cambridge
VP of Sales edX is searching for our first VP of Sales to help propel edX growth to the next level. In this role you will report directly to the Chief Commercial Officer of edX and youll play an integral part in the development, execution and continued growth of edXs Enterprise Sales and Sales Operations. You will have an opportunity to shape the future of education in a fast moving start-up environment where results count. We are looking for a high energy, results-oriented, experienced sales professional with a strong track record for building and leading sales and sales...
Sales & Business Development
Cambridge
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. This is a multi-billion dollar industry that is ripe for disruption and edX has the ideal product. Time to apply your consultative...
Sales & Business Development
Cambridge
Senior Software Engineer - Discovery Team EdX is an open source educational software startup 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 Discovery 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 our learners. Your work will help learners around the world find and...
Software Engineering/QA
Cambridge
Learn more about the role from our COO, Adam Medros, here! edX, the trusted platform for education and learning, is looking for a senior marketing leader who is looking to apply their brand building and growth experience to the global opportunity to transform access and affordability of education. Responsibilities: Reporting to the President & COO, the Vice President of Marketing is responsible for building and developing a world-class marketing team that can create and execute a data-driven growth marketing strategy, a brand and product...
Marketing
Cambridge
edX is looking for a highly motivated, prolific and talented Content Marketing Manager who will have a direct impact on growing our Enterprise, Masters Degrees, and Consumer businesses while working in a dynamic mission-driven organization. Reporting to the Director of Product Marketing, the Content Marketing Manager will work as part of the marketing team to develop content strategies, create compelling content that drives leads and revenue, and expand our companys digital footprint. This role requires a high level of creativity, attention to detail, and project management skills. Are you...
Marketing
Cambridge
Want to get to know the hiring manager? Watch a quick interview here. 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 opportunity to join a newly formed team and create tremendous business value as we build a world-class data science team, establish edX as a thought leader in EdTech., and most importantly have a major impact on our mission of providing high quality education to everyone, everywhere....
Software Engineering/QA
Cambridge
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 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. Are you a proactive, results-oriented professional who enjoys solving problems, pursuing opportunities...
Customer Success
Cambridge
EdX is looking for an energetic, organized, and proactive part-time Office Assistant to assist in the daily operations of our office. You will be the first point of contact for our office, guaranteeing that every visitor, client or employee is greeted and welcomed appropriately. To perform the job successfully, you should demonstrate good customer service and problem solving skills, superb attention to detail, great communication skills, and ability to organize and manage competing priorities. This is a part-time temporary role, requiring 25-30 hours per week. Duties...
Corporate Functions
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

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July 11, 2019
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July 10, 2019
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