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Cengage Learning Manager, Software Engineering in Boston, Massachusetts

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.

Working in an Agile environment, the Engineering Manager owns all aspects of delivery for the Cengage web, CMS, and eCommerce platforms, and the integrations those entail. Working closely with our Product Data, CRM, Analytics, Core Systems, and Marketing teams, this person will lead initiatives that are cornerstone to a vastly innovative and exciting roadmap. This role is deeply technical, requiring a mixture of architectural savviness, operational expertise, the ability to mark and communicate plans, and the ability to assess risks and deliver to schedule.

What you'll do here:

  • You are a team builder and you encourage a strong team to always deliver their best, with passion and dedication, following standard methodologies

  • Pairing up with your architects and tech leads you propose and drive design decisions, look for opportunities to improve your platform so that it remains technically current, while understanding backward compatibility needs and assuring they are met

  • Deliver value to plan, communicating clearly, engaging product teams, software engineers, interface designers and domain authorities across different parts of the organization

  • Work with partners to establish and handle product backlogs, product estimates and budgets

  • With your team you take point on high priority critical issues and you remain willing to jump in and help other teams that may need your assistance

  • Operate in a cloud environment, work towards continuous delivery, understand orchestration and demonstrate it to guarantee uptime

  • Although coding is not a key duty or responsibility, you are not afraid to code, will support the rigor behind code reviews and will participate in them to ensure accurate coverage

Skills You Will Need Here:

  • Bachelor degree in Computer Science or related field, or equivalent combination of education and recent, relevant work experience

  • Shown success in a leadership role with responsibility for delivery of software development projects within either a technology services or software product organization

  • Minimum 5 years software or web development experience including Java and/or JavaScript programming experience, with additional experience preferred

  • Understanding of web, CMS, and eCommerce principles and standard methodologies

  • Implementing and/or running a Web Content Management System (WCMS) and/or Digital Asset Management (DAM) system as well as experience with implementing and/or handling B2C eCommerce systems.

  • Experience building enterprise ready and cloud enabled web applications using frameworks such as Angular and React

  • Experience maintaining multiple CI pipelines each targeted at different test and certification environments

  • Experience with monitoring and alerting standard methodologies, using tools such as Dynatrace and Opsgenie. Experience with load testing and performance tuning using JMeter, Gatling or other frameworks

  • Up to 10% travel might be required


  • Advanced degree preferred

  • Experience leading off-shore teams

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 or you may call us at +1 (617) 289-7917

Cengage, an education technology company serving millions of learners in 165 countries and territories, advances the way students learn through quality, digital experiences. We serve the K-12, higher education, professional, library, English language teaching, and workforce training markets worldwide. We believe that through the power and joy of learning, students can enrich their lives and achieve their dreams – no matter their age, experience, abilities, or environment. Our industry-leading products and services make education more accessible and affordable, including Cengage Unlimited, the first-of-its-kind all-access digital subscription service. Visit us at find us on LinkedIn ( , Facebook, or Twitter (;!!MXVguWEtGgZw!aJM6MqVIQGDoWSYaJ6CU3EZyn3SnQfIs5kCHxkrWiy4_XmXapqpMK0qgZUq02AuBC1E$) .