Engineering VP: Platform & Data Engineering (US Remote) at Instructure (Salt Lake City, UT)

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The Canvas Learning Platform is expanding beyond the LMS to include Assessment Management, Assessment Analytics and Learning Analytics. Additional adjacencies will be added in the future. This is not just a business strategy. This integration is imperative if technology is going to have an increasingly positive impact on educational outcomes. Disconnected tools and incomplete integration standards increase the burden on teachers. Data silos and increasingly massive data sets are preventing the promise of greater insights into educational effectiveness at the levels that matter most.

The platform engineering organization will include the shared technology and products that allow us to address these challenges. Successful platform products and services will enable Instructure and our partners to deliver much more valuable solutions for the benefit of students, teachers, parents and administrators around the world.

The Resonsibilities:

  • Demonstrate and exemplify Instructure Engineering values, standards and practices.
  • Listen, consult, research. Then make decisions and take a stand.
  • Build world-class software as a service that meets the highest standards of operational excellence. Specific responsibilities include shared services used by all products; Data & Analytics products; Products and offerings to support a vibrant partner ecosystem.
  • Build a world-class team that is happy and productive.
  • Drive positive change that grows the team and challenges the status quo
  • Use data to make decisions. Instrument the systems and processes to make this the easy way as well as the right way.
  • Deliver a compelling vision for the team in partnership with product management, architects and other stakeholders.

Skills Needed:

  • Track record of leading Senior Managers and Directors across multiple product lines.
  • Passion for identifying, hiring, developing, and retaining exceptional talent around the world.
  • Experience in SaaS/PaaS development that delivered value to partners and developers.
  • Maintain a huge 24/7 SaaS product with amazing uptime.
  • Strong moral compass that aligns to department and company values.
  • Ideally, experience with the following: AWS platform services, Data aggregation technologies (Debesium, Kafka, Spark, and/or Flink), Identity and Access Management, API Gateway technologies, and reporting & analytics technologies (D3.js, Looker)
  • Willingness to make the complex trade offs between standards and team agility to achieve effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Place team above ego.
  • Have launched multiple products and learned some stuff.
  • Enough humility to admit when you’re wrong and learn from both your mistakes and your successes.
  • Experience and expertise in the Lean-Agile principles and development methodologies.
  • Be the kind of leader that people seek out for guidance.
  • Displaying initiative and an ability to lead others.
  • Ability to work creatively and analytically.
  • Business acumen that can interpret and translate business goals into technical specifications, engineering plans & processes and working code.
  • Business knowledge, a command of your craft and interpersonal skills to build, maintain and influence relationships with senior leaders.

Who you will be working with:

  • You will report to the SVP of Engineering and be a key member of the engineering leadership team. You will work closely with the product strategists and product management leaders to understand and influence the product strategy and roadmap. You will lead a team of Engineering Directors and Managers to plan, build, maintain and operate the products and services you own.

Get in on all the awesome at Instructure:

  • Competitive salary, equity and 401k. 
  • Medical, dental, disability, and life insurance. 
  • HSA program, vision, voluntary life, and AD&D. 
  • Tuition reimbursement.
  • Paid time off, 10 paid holidays, and flexible work schedules. 
  • Gym club reimbursements and rewards-based fitness tracking.

We’ve always believed in hiring the most awesome people and treating them right. We know that the more diverse we are, the more diverse our ideas will be and when we openly welcome those ideas, our environment is better and our business is stronger.

 At Instructure we participate in E-Verify and yes, in case you didn't catch it from the above, we are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

All Instructure employees are required to successfully pass a background check upon being hired.

More Information on Instructure
Instructure operates in the Edtech industry. The company is located in Salt Lake City, UT and Chicago, IL. Instructure was founded in 2008. It has 1233 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 41 open jobs at Instructure, click here.
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