Director, Software Engineering at Cengage Group

| Raleigh-Durham, NC
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Do you dare to reinvent the future of education?

At Cengage, we are harnessing the power of tech to build a future where all learners have the tools and confidence to achieve their goals. As a Cengage employee, you will blaze a new trail to transform the way people learn. Collaborating with the best of the best, you will feel challenged and inspired to do breakthrough work. With the support of our united team, there is no limit to what you can imagine, create and set in motion.

Are we right for you?

We set the bar higher by bringing our unique talents and point of view to the table every day. We are curious and comfortable with change and are willing to take risks to transform education. Most importantly, with everything we do, we put learning first.

What You'll Do Here:

Cengage is growing! We are currently looking for a strong Director to help guide employee development and direction of our teams! You will direct multiple teams of highly motivated engineers using agile methodologies (scrum) to design and build high availability enterprise software in our fast-paced environment. If you are self-motivated, collaborative and have a demonstrable ability to lead successful engineering teams focused on delivery, this is a perfect position for you.

  • Effectively manage multiple teams of engineers including hiring, coaching, conflict resolution and performance management.
  • Promote, recruit and mentor line managers.
  • Build and lead a strong and engaged teams focused on delivering quality products.
  • Clearly define and communicate work responsibilities to your teams.
  • Work closely with your managers on career and skill development to ensure growth and to retain our hardworking team.
  • Collaborate with other leaders in the organization to ensure we have proper on-boarding of new team members.
  • Partner with multi-functional leaders to standardize development, testing and release processes to ensure quality products are delivered on time
  • Monitor and actively lead the engagement and morale of your teams.
  • Observe and communicate team metrics to ensure team is well-functioning. Create action plans as needed.
  • Technically leading engineering to deliver quality and value against tight deadlines
  • Varying degrees of management depending on team needs

Skills You Will Need Here

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or related field, or equivalent combination of education and recent, relevant work experience
  • Lead and collaborate with remote employees and contractors across different time zones
  • 5-8 years of software development experience
  • 5-7 years of management and leadership experience
  • Experience with development methodologies, and project lifecycle principles
  • Ability to successfully plan, organize, prioritize, execute and delegate work
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Cengage is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, marital status, parental status, cultural background, organizational level, work styles, tenure and life experiences. Or for any other reason. You may view Cengage's EEO/Affirmative Action Policy signed by CEO Michael Hansen and Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law notice by visiting their corresponding links.

Cengage is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at [email protected] or you may call us at +1 (617) 289-7917.

About Cengage

Cengage is the education and technology company built for learners. The company serves the higher education, K-12, professional, library and workforce training markets worldwide. Cengage creates learning experiences that build confidence and momentum toward the future students want. The company is headquartered in Boston, MA. Employees reside in nearly 40 countries with sales in more than 125 countries around the world. Visit us at or find us on Facebook or Twitter.
More Information on Cengage Group
Cengage Group operates in the Edtech industry. The company is located in Boston, MA, Farmington Hills, MI and San Francisco, CA. Cengage Group was founded in 2021. It has 5001 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 28 open jobs at Cengage Group, click here.
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