Director of Engineering & Developer Relations

Full Time



Codesmith is a team dedicated to democratizing higher education for a new era - with graduate outcomes of an elite grad school but online and for 1/10th of the cost. We teach contemporary skills like software engineering, data science and machine learning - through a range of offerings from free self-directed learning to full immersive programs

To build the complete grad school requires being a center of engineering, technology and leadership excellence. You will work directly with the CEO to lead all aspects of engineering at Codesmith - program development, advocacy, open source initiatives, engagement with the developer community and product engineering. You will also explore new initiatives (developer agency, engineering publishing)

This is a unique opportunity to be at the center of Codesmith’s development and to contribute to the growth of an exceptional network of engineering leaders


  • Lead engagement with engineering community including social media, engineering advisory board on engineering topics & our vision for what makes an engineering leader
  • Work with the Academic team (engineering instructors) to develop their thought leadership (research, talks, publications) on the engineering field
  • Lead the creation and evolution of new engineering programs and content in intermediate to advanced engineering topics 
  • Lead collaboration with broader engineering community including engineering advisory board to build the substantive engineering brand and reputation of Codesmith 
  • Work with Senior Engineer to lead the engineering/product team working on our learning platform (CSX), internal tools and applications
  • Managing engagement with engineering community including social media, engineering advisory board
  • Act as a mentor (and lead mentorship of) academic team, residents, alumni and alumni community
  • Explore new opportunities including developer agency, publishing and research



  • Experience as a senior software engineer or above and a commitment to the central role of technology (particularly software engineering and data science) in organizations and society
  • A deep understanding of what makes a great engineer - technical communication, problem solving - and how to cultivate these capacities
  • Substantial passion for (and likely 5+ years experience) leading Developer relations or engineering community
  • Excitement and love of teaching and mentoring others and history of doing so
  • Creative builder of teaching or dev relations content that is focused on substantive teaching, engagement and inspiring of engineers
  • Engaging, empathetic and thoughtful communicator - able to tailor approach to different people and audiences while being persuasive, clear and sensitive in your written and spoken communication
  • Effective project leader and manager - able to prioritize key tasks and ensure that others have the resources and expectations to be successful
  • Ability to balance hands on direct creativity with developing long term strategic solutions to challenges
  • Problem solver and strong foresight - able to tackle new challenges and pre-empt them happening in future


Open to remote


$200,000 - 300,000 with option for additional bonus compensation (flexible based on experience)


At Codesmith, we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and team members without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information (including characteristics and testing), military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. We believe that diversity and inclusion among our team members is critical to our success as an educational company, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.


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