What We’re Looking For:

2U is looking for an experienced web development subject matter expert to temporarily join our Enterprise team for an exciting curriculum development project. This part-time role would be perfect for someone with strong expertise in back-end development and relevant professional experience.

You’ll work remotely with curriculum and QA engineers, instructional designers, and editorial partners to write technical curriculum that is highly instructive, engaging, and teachable while resulting in expected learning outcomes for students. The ideal candidate will have collaborated on highly complex projects with flexibly-resourced teams and have the ability to adapt quickly to a fast pace and changing requirements. You’re always driving for great quality, but you also know when to ship a product, working iteratively to continue improving based on feedback.

Responsibilities Include, But Are Not Limited To:

  • Create new curriculum on Spring Boot, data stores, REST APIs, and other topics to be determined for special projects
  • Create and/or polish project ideas, challenges, and homework assignments to enable students to master key concepts and learning objectives
  • Create and/or assess and iterate on existing curricular content, such as slideshows, lesson plans, activities, challenges, homework, and resources
  • Test and evaluate content, code, and other learning materials by identifying and prioritizing issues for the curriculum team to address
  • Plan, review, and report on sprint progress and accomplishments
  • Conceive of and collaborate on new ideas to enhance student learning

Things That Should Be In Your Background:

  • Minimum 4 years relevant Java development industry experience
  • Applied experience in the following skills as they relate to Java development
    • Spring Boot and the Spring Framework
    • SQL
    • NoSQL
    • Object-oriented programming
    • Multi-threading
    • Concurrent programming
    • Amazon SQS and SNS
    • Systems design
    • Horizontal scaling
    • Unit testing
    • Relational modeling
  • Experience developing and writing instructional and/or technical content
  • Ability to communicate complex topics in a manner that can be clearly understood by beginners

Other Attributes That Will Help You In This Role:

  • Applied experience in systems design, horizontal scaling, SQS and SNS
  • Experience teaching programming or other relevant technical topics
  • Experience with online or asynchronous learning
  • Exceptional writing, communication, and problem-solving skills
  • Collaborating remotely with a distributed team
  • Working with an Agile/Scrum team

About 2U Inc. (NASDAQ: TWOU)

2U is comprised of 3 lines of business: Graduate Degree Programs, Short Course, and Boot Camps. Going beyond traditional learning management systems, we use tech, people, and data to help top universities and enterprise organizations transform in the digital era—and eliminate the back row in higher ed. We support lifelong learning which means thinking beyond a single degree. It means finding ways for students to gain the skills they need to change careers, evolve their expertise, and meet the challenges of the changing world head-on. We help our partners fill those needs—developing new digital education technologies and offerings capable of supporting students at different points in their lives. Whether they need a simple refresher, to learn something new, or to change their career trajectories completely, our partners are there to help them succeed. Together with our partners, 2U has positively transformed the lives of more than 275,000 students and lifelong learners.

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At 2U, we are committed to creating and sustaining a culture that embodies diverse walks of life, ideas, genders, ages, races, cultures, sexual orientations, abilities and other unique qualities of our employees. We strive to offer a workplace where every employee feels empowered by the ways in which we are different, as well as the ways in which we are the same. 

Why It’s Great to Work at 2U

2U offers a high-energy work environment that’s both challenging and fun. We work hard, but our offices are casual and social places. We wear jeans to work and fuel brainstorming sessions with snacks and seltzer. 

Note: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by individuals assigned to this position, and are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required. All employees may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

2U is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate against applicants or employees and ensures equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of their race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, national origin, age, marital status, disability, citizenship, military or veterans’ status, or any other classifications protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. 2U’s equal opportunity policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to recruiting, hiring, training, promotion, job benefits, pay and dismissal.


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