At 2U, we are all in on purpose. We are motivated by our mission – to eliminate the back row in education – and connected by our shared passion to deliver world-class digital education at scale. As the parent company of edX, the world’s leading online learning platform, 2U powers more than 4,000 online higher education offerings – from free courses to full degrees. Together with more than 230 colleges, universities, and corporate partners, we are helping to unlock human potential.

What We’re Looking For:

Want to get in on the ground floor of an Enterprise Architecture initiative?  2U is seeking an Associate Enterprise Architect to collaborate with the company’s Chief Architect on the deployment of a new Enterprise Architecture program.  The AEA role offers experience with framework planning and development, communication, leadership, innovation, governance, compliance, risk management, and solution design. Collaborating closely with internal and external stakeholders, you will contribute to the strategic direction of our technology ecosystem while ensuring alignment with organizational goals and industry standards.

Responsibilities Include, But Are Not Limited To:

  • EA Practice Management: Support the planning, execution, and reporting of program components within the organization's Enterprise Architecture practice, ensuring alignment with business objectives and best practices.
  • EA Awareness, Communication, and Education: Facilitate the dissemination of architectural concepts, strategies, decisions, and statuses to business stakeholders, fostering a shared understanding of 2U’s technology landscape.
  • EA Technical Leadership and Innovation: Identify and evaluate opportunities for technical leadership and innovation, driving continuous improvement and staying abreast of emerging technologies and industry trends.
  • Enterprise Architecture Framework (EAF) Management: Assist in the planning, execution, and reporting of domain components within the organization's EAF program, promoting consistency and coherence across architectural domains.
  • Enterprise Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) Management: Support the planning, execution, and reporting of domain components within the organization's GRC program, ensuring adherence to regulatory requirements and mitigating risks effectively.
  • Enterprise Technology Portfolio (ETP) Management: Contribute to the planning, execution, and reporting of domain components within the organization's ETP program, producing asset roadmaps and optimizing the technology portfolio to drive business value and innovation.  Participate in cross-functional ATAM and POC/POV exercises designed to recommend new technology portfolio assets.  Participate in consolidation efforts to realize associated benefits while maintaining quality-of-service.  Collaborate with the Procurement team to ensure activities align with organizational standards and strategic objectives, optimizing vendor relationships and technology investments.
  • Enterprise Solution Design (ESD): Collaborate with delivery teams to provide service-level project/solution design and implementation guidance, ensuring the alignment of technical solutions with architectural principles and standards.  
  • Strategy Development: Support development of organizational strategies for Master Data Management (MDM), API/integration, and mobile technology, ensuring the integrity, availability, usability, and accessibility of critical organizational products and information.
  • Stakeholder Collaboration: Partner with product management to understand technology requirements and support product roadmaps effectively, fostering alignment between technology initiatives and business objectives.

Things That Should Be In Your Background:

  • Experience in consulting practice management, organizational analysis, portfolio management, framework development, governance/compliance processes, and technical solution design.
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills, with the ability to engage effectively with stakeholders at all levels.
  • Demonstrated leadership and innovation capabilities, with a track record of driving cross-functional business/technology initiatives and delivering results.

Other Attributes That Will Help You In This Role:

  • Knowledge of relevant industry regulations, operational efficiency and security standards, and technology management best practices.
  • Experience with software development methodologies and practices, preferably in organizations featuring heterogeneous technology landscapes.
  • Domain-specific experience/education/familiarity with “Well-Architected” tools and frameworks (eg, TOGAF, Zachman, LeanIX, AWS, Salesforce).
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field; additional business administration or organizational science training is a plus!

Benefits & Culture

Our global employee base is a diverse collection of innovators, dreamers, and doers working together to transform lives through higher education. We believe that every employee can advance our shared purpose, and that life at 2U should be fun and meaningful. If you’re excited by the opportunity to provide over 40 million learners and counting with access to world-class online higher education, then join us – and do work that makes a difference. #NoBackRow

We offer comprehensive benefits (unique per country) and excellent work/life balance.
Full-time, U.S.benefits include: 

  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • Life insurance, disability, and 401(k) employer match
  • Employee stock purchase plan
  • Free snacks and drinks in-office
  • Generous paid holidays and leave policies, including unlimited PTO
  • Additional time off benefits include: volunteer days, parental leave, and a company-wide winter break

The anticipated base salary range for this role is ($130,000-145,000), with potential bonus eligibility.  Salary offers are made based on the candidate’s qualifications, experience, skills, and education as they directly relate to the requirements of the position, budget for the position and cost of labor in the market in which the candidate will be hired.

2U Diversity and Inclusion Statement

At 2U, we are committed to building and sustaining a culture of belonging, respect, and inclusion. We are proud of the steps we’ve taken to bring together an employee base that embodies diverse walks of life, ideas, genders, ages, races, cultures, sexual orientations, abilities and other unique qualities. We strive to offer a workplace where every employee feels empowered by what makes us different, as well as by how we are alike. 

2U is committed to providing reasonable accommodations during our recruitment process. If you need assistance or accommodations, please reach out to us at: 

About 2U Inc. (NASDAQ: TWOU)

For more than a decade, 2U, Inc. has been the digital transformation partner of choice to great non-profit colleges and universities delivering high-quality online education at scale. As the parent company of edX, a leading global online learning platform, 2U provides over 45 million learners with access to world-class education in partnership with more than 230 colleges, universities, and corporations. Our people and technology are powering more than 4,000 digital education offerings — from free courses to full degrees — and helping unlock human potential. To learn more: visit

About edX

edX is the education movement for restless learners and a leading global online learning platform from 2U, Inc. (Nasdaq: TWOU). Together with the majority of the world’s top-ranked universities and industry-leading companies, we bring our community of over 45 million learners world-class education to support them at every stage of their lives and careers, from free courses to full degrees. And we're not stopping there — we're relentlessly pursuing our vision of a world where every learner can access education to unlock their potential, without the barriers of cost or location. Learn more at

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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, gender identity, 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 and pay.

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