Director of Engineering

New York, Remote
Job Type
Director of Engineering
Deadline for Applications
How to Apply
Email your resume to Use the subject line “Application for Kinvolved’s Director of Engineering.” While we are based in New York City, you do not have to be.
Where to Apply


Kinvolved is the leading services and software organization galvanizing students, parents, teachers, leaders, and community members around a shared goal: To increase student achievement by eradicating chronic absenteeism.

We take a holistic approach to fighting chronic absenteeism, combining technology tools and human interventions to change the deeply ingrained behaviors and external factors affecting student attendance. By joining our team, you will improve the lives of our stakeholders nationwide.

About the role:

If you’re an engineer in a leadership position looking to put your technical expertise toward social good, this job is perfect for you.

As a senior member of our team, you will be critical in leading strategy on a system that impacts thousands of teachers, students, and parents. We will collaborate on roadmapping, designing, and architecture. As our team grows your leadership and experience will be essential in ensuring that we maintain a healthy technology solution as well as a strong engineering culture.

We would like you to:

Lead Kinvolved’s technical strategy, in close collaboration with product and business leads and contribute to the overall business strategy.
Lead our engineering team, including guiding our current offshore team and building a local team.
Drive the architecture and development of systems to handle rapid growth and scaling including managing cost and business level tradeoffs.
Drive the transition of complex manual processes to automated processes.

Qualities/experience needed:

Proven experience leading engineering teams for 5-8 years
Experience collaborating with offshore engineering teams
Proven track record of close collaboration with product and business leads to form strategy, roadmaps, and features
Proven experience building scalable data applications and reliable interactive and messaging applications
Experience with security and hosting using Amazon Web Services
Comfortable working in a domain with lots of detail and managing client specific requirements
Bonus points: Experience working in education technology


Competitive salary and equity options; health insurance and benefits
Flexible working structure (remote work is an option)
Ability to scale up internally and serve in a leadership position
Fun, energetic, and supportive team

To apply:

Email your resume to Use the subject line “Application for Kinvolved’s Director of Engineering.” While we are based in New York City, you do not have to be.

Special note:

Our current team is based in Poland, and we’d like you to spend three to four weeks there to learn from our engineers.