Director of Engineering

Brasov, Romania

Remote | Full Time

Join Mondly by Pearson, one of the leading language learning platforms worldwide, in our mission to revolutionize language education.

Mondly offers high-quality online learning in English and 40 other languages in a combination of 1300+ different language pairs. With innovative technology and engaging gamified content, we have won the trust of over 100 million customers globally. We lead the industry with cutting-edge technology such as VR, AR, and AI integrated into our core products, earning accolades like "Best New App" by Apple, "App of the Year" in EMEA by Facebook, "Editors' Choice" by Google, and "Best Apps of 2020" by Huawei.

With Mondly by Pearson, you'll be part of a company that is dedicated to making language learning accessible, innovative, and transformative for all. Our core values, from programming to design, marketing, and language courses, are anchored in innovation. Together, we can empower individuals to unlock their full language learning potential and make progress in their lives.

About the Position:

Do you want to be part of the biggest digital transformation in the EdTech world and help people worldwide to learn languages and realize their dreams? We are looking for a Director of Engineering to ramp up our SW development team and drive the continuous evolution of the Mondly products. You will lead teams of technical experts who have the same ambition as you: to build top software products that will change the way people learn using technology.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Understand the current trends and market needs in mobile apps development, and collaborate with Product Management and stakeholders to define and drive a vision and roadmap;
  • Efficiently manage on-site and remote software development teams to deliver applications adopting the latest technologies and development practices;
  • Evaluate & improve the current technical solutions, assess priorities in development sprints, help with creating estimations, and drive efficient processes in an Agile environment;
  • Ramp up and lead teams of highly talented web developers, mobile developers, VR/AR developers, data engineers, infrastructure engineers, software testers, and technical support;
  • Embed DevSecOps principles in the software development operating model;
  • Optimize the way software is delivered and applications roadmaps are managed;
  • Own on-time, on-quality, and on-budget delivery of projects;
  • Create an environment of continuous improvement through mentoring, feedback, and coaching;
  • Drive innovation within a fast-paced agile environment;
  • Maintain a pipeline of demands for digital solutions, prioritize them, and drive their rollout and deployment;
  • Ensure security and compliance of global and local digital solutions in the managed portfolio;
  • Manage budget and contract for external development needs;
  • Recruit, retain, and develop top talent.

At Mondly, each team member is key to our success. Join us, and you'll benefit from:

  • Hybrid working arrangements (work from home combined with in-office, where possible)
  • Access to tech teams from Google, Apple, and Meta
  • Day-to-day inspiration from working with A-players and training
  • Financial success connected to performance
  • Challenging objectives and support to accomplish them

You are the perfect fit for this role if you have:

  • Broad experience leading full-stack teams in mobile development in the B2C world (subscription-based apps experience is a high priority);
  • Proven success in developing and delivering complex, scalable, and high-quality solutions for B2C products;
  • Hands-on experience in working directly with developers/ engineers on software architecture, code quality reviews, prioritization, time estimations;
  • Prior experience as a Software Development Manager or Chief Technology Officer at a high-growth technology company. Ideally, you have served as an engineering leader in a successful, dynamic startup (startup experience is highly desired);
  • Strong experience in implementing Scrum/Agile methodologies;
  • Solid organizational skills, being able to create an organizational structure from scratch and scale it as needed;
  • Strong understanding of emerging technologies and software engineering methodologies;
  • Relationship management skills and the ability to use them to drive value both within and externally;
  • Robust decision-making - based on evidence and data;
  • Experience in working with multinational, multicultural, and distributed teams;
  • Advanced English, both in spoken and written communication.

At Mondly by Pearson, we believe the key to greatness lies in passion, dedication, achievement, and a good environment. We empower everyone to be at their best and we hold our team to high expectations, as we believe in their potential to achieve remarkable things. That’s why we offer a generous array of benefits and opportunities in return for your commitment.

Here are some of the benefits you’ll enjoy:

  • Performance-based bonuses and attractive compensation
  • Discounted share purchase plan
  • Best in-class tech and software
  • Private medical insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Flexibility to work from home, the office or abroad
  • Team events, informal gatherings, and celebrations - online and offline
  • Extensive training and education resources
  • A free Premium Mondly subscription to brush up your language skills
  • The right environment for ambitions, high objectives, creativity, innovation, and teamwork

Join us at Mondly by Pearson and embark on a journey where high goals meet unparalleled rewards. Together, we can surpass boundaries, accomplish extraordinary feats, and shape the future of our industry