Engineering Manager



Software Engineering, Other Engineering
Chicago, IL, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 23, 2024

About CodeHS

CodeHS is a comprehensive platform helping K-12 schools teach computer science. We provide curriculum, professional development, and a full software platform. CodeHS is used by millions of students and thousands of schools and districts around the US and the world.


The mission of CodeHS is to empower all students to meaningfully impact the future. We believe that in the 21st century, coding is a foundational skill, just like reading and writing. That’s why we say: Read, Write, Code. Coding and computer science are essential skills for students to learn and schools to teach.
This is an in office position, which would require 5 days a week in the CodeHS Chicago office at 747 N LaSalle in River North.
Must be authorized to work in the US. We are a distributed company.

About the role

CodeHS is looking for an Engineering Manager to join the team to serve as the direct supervisor for a team of Software Engineers. You will report directly to the CTO and have a team of direct reports. We are a small team and you would be the second Engineering Manager outside of the CTO.

What you'll do

  • Manage a team of software engineers in all aspects of their job
  • Hold weekly 1on1’s with your direct reports
  • Hold annual performance reviews with your team
  • Support your team in their implementation and execution of projects
  • Ensure your team is hitting deadlines and staying on track
  • Hold your team accountable for task completion and communication
  • Develop your team’s skills and support their career growth
  • Meet with your team twice per year about their Career Checkin form
  • Promote strong team culture
  • Foster collaboration and team-building
  • Help match engineers on your team with projects to help them succeed
  • Code review projects for engineers on your team and on other teams when relevant
  • Help plan projects and write project specs
  • Work cross-functionally with other teams to ensure new projects meet business needs.
  • Interview engineering candidates
  • Onboard new engineers
  • Run training sessions for engineers
  • Advocate to your manager, the CTO, on behalf of the needs of your team
  • Participate in Leadership Team meetings and events. This includes weekly team meetings and quarterly planning sessions.
  • Managers have additional travel requirements above and beyond the rest of the team.


  • Passionate about improving access to quality education
  • Management or engineering leadership experience, a plus
  • Engineering background
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Extremely organized and detail-oriented
  • Interest in systems and processes, always asking, "How can we do this even better?"
  • Teaching experience or working in the educational system a plus

You're a great fit for this position if you are passionate about improving education, being a great communicator, going the extra mile to solve problems creatively, and working on the forefront to use technology to improve education.

This is an in office position, which would require 5 days a week in the CodeHS Chicago office at 747 N LaSalle in River North.


  • Health, dental, vision
  • Equity
  • 401k plan with 4% match
  • Paid Parental leave
  • Strong vacation policy (18 days off + 17 company holidays)
  • Short term and long term disability
  • Lunch provided some days in the Chicago office
  • Cost of monthly CTA ride pass is covered
  • $400 annual professional development stipend

Company Values

Encourage Teaching and Learning

CodeHS is about providing excellent teaching and learning opportunities in computer science for students all over the world. We value creating fun, accessible and creative learning experiences for teachers, for students, and for team members at CodeHS. We believe that education--and specifically coding--within the formal K-12 system, the higher-education system, and beyond has the power to allow everyone to unlock their full potential.

Create a Direct Positive Impact

At CodeHS we value creating a direct positive social impact with our work. We work directly with students, teachers, schools and districts to implement computer science classes. Through building great curriculum, tools and resources to allow high schools to teach computer science, we can create a direct educational benefit to students to help explore the limitless world of computing. We believe that expanding access to computer science education will empower students to take an active role in creating the future.

Make It Fun and Creative

Bringing fun and creativity to every aspect of our work is a main focus for us at CodeHS. It starts with a fun, friendly and accessible curriculum, that allows students the opportunity to build creatively and engage in thoughtful problem solving. We also focus on developing a creative and fun environment to work in, and think that this allows us to bring novel approaches to challenging problems. Computing is about logic--but it’s also about creativity--and we hope to share that excitement with teachers and students through CodeHS.

Our Operating Practices

Get the job done

We figure out the real problem to be solved and take ownership over seeing it to completion. We help move things across the finish line.

Bring context and big picture awareness

We consider the projects we work on in their context and see how our projects impact the team, company, and the customer.


We adapt to changing needs across customers and the team, and make good plans but know that they can change as we get new information.

Growth Mindset

We're always looking to learn and improve, and we share that mindset with teachers and students. We’re working to improve individually and as a team.

Team player

We help out our teammates and we’re team players. We make decisions with a team first approach and strive to act in the best interest of the company as a whole.

Constructive and solution oriented

When approached with problems and roadblocks, we're constructive and solution oriented. We think through problems and tradeoffs, proactively finding solutions.

Good vibes

We bring positive energy whether in person or virtually to help contribute to making a positive work environment for everyone.

Follow through

We make sure to do what we say we are going to do for team members and for customers. We're proactive, dependable and reliable in the work that we do.

CodeHS is an equal opportunity employer. CodeHS maintains a drug-free workplace.