Published date Posted on Indeed on May 09, 2022 (15 d ago)

“Educating all of our children must be one of our most urgent priorities.”— Nelson Mandela

Learning Sciences International (LSI) works with educational partners to eliminate generational poverty through systemic change in K-12 education. Do you see yourself as a change agent of this most urgent priority? Will you join us on this mission?

Learning Sciences International offers 100% EMPLOYER PAID MEDICAL/DENTAL/VISION INSURANCE, 401(K) with company match,
Three weeks starting PTO, and many more amazing benefits. Plus, we offer an extensive training plan to ensure you are fully prepared to bring your best foot forward!

LSI is a leading provider of professional learning solutions for schools and districts who strive to ensure that all students not only have access to a rich and rigorous, equitable learning environment, but also have the skills and knowledge to ensure the outcomes that provide for their future. The pathway is provided to our partner schools through professional development, coaching, and research-based pedagogy. We do this through the guiding principles of LSI’s Applied Research Center. Our approach is measurable, replicable, and reliable.

Here at LSI, we work as a collaborative and supportive team across all divisions and departments with a spirit of team building, communication, and inclusivity. Everyone here has a voice and only together do we succeed in our mission.

The Software Engineering Manager is a passionate and experienced leader that supports a team of smart and driven engineers who are building real-world solutions for the K12 education industry. The Software Engineering Manager manages all activities within the engineering department including design, development, production, and testing. The Software Engineering Manager implements and maintains overall engineering objectives and initiatives, solves performance/operational issues to improve development efficiency, and leads and develops the engineering team. Additionally, the Software Engineering Manager provides input to strategic decisions that affect their functional area of responsibility and resolves escalated issues arising from operations that require coordination with other departments.

Essential Functions

Primary Responsibilities

  • Manage a diverse engineering team of backend, frontend, user experience, and data engineers.
  • Understand how our software is designed, maintained, built, shipped, and monitored.
  • Collaborate closely with your Account Management, Product, and Design counterparts.
  • Drive process and culture improvements within your team.
  • Recruit and develop team members through performance coaching and direct feedback.
  • Work with engineers to set personal and professional growth goals.
  • Foster an environment of accountability, collaboration, respect, and innovation.
  • Implement and maintain overall engineering objectives and initiatives.
  • Work with leadership and Product to set strategic objectives and OKRs for the engineering department and software products.
  • Advocate for and leverage your role to improve the customer experience.
  • Make technical priority decisions when engineering team can’t.
  • Set and/or negotiate realistic expectations with leadership.
  • Manage budget.
  • Manage software vendors.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position. Business hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. (EST). Depending on location, these hours may be flexible to coincide with other time zones. There may be times that early morning/evening/weekend work is necessary to meet the needs of the customer.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. This position requires the ability to occasionally lift office products and supplies, up to 20 pounds.


This position requires up to 10% travel. This includes conferences, visits to school projects and the occasional trip to other LSI offices.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science required
  • At least three years engineering management experience
  • Strong senior level software development skills; ideally with proficiency in Java and experience designing software
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to connect with a diverse audience

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

EEO Statement

Learning Sciences International provides equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.


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