Cengage Learning Technical Platform Director, Analytics in Boston, Massachusetts


Cengage is seeking a Technical Platform Director of Analytics to lead, manage, mentor, and build an extremely talented software engineering team to deliver solutions for our enterprise and customer user base. S/he must have the ability to attract and lead the industry’s best talent, and simultaneously have the technical chops to ensure that we build compelling, customer oriented solutions in an iterative/agile methodology.

Success in the role requires an innovative mind, a proven track record of delivering robust software products, rigorous analytical skills, and a passion for creating user-friendly, performant solutions.


  • Manage multiple development teams, work streams, projects, and stakeholders

  • Develop process and policies to help solidify a fast-moving, predictable delivery schedule in an agile scrum environment

  • Collaborate with product owners and team leads to refine and prioritize work backlog

  • Formulate project goals and requirements with business stakeholders

  • Evaluate and implement solutions and technologies for team adoption

  • Participate in architecture, modeling, and design with technical leads

  • Formulate and drive deployment schedules to ensure timely smooth delivery of high quality software


  • 10+ years software development experience

  • 5+ years of experience leading high performance agile development teams

  • Data Warehousing experience

  • Strong understanding of Master Data Management

  • Google Analytics/Google Tag Manager experience

  • Real-time processing experience

  • Experience with SnowFlake or similar clustered database such as Vertica, Greenplum or Redshift

  • AWS Managed Services experience

  • Working knowledge of Java, Scala and Spark

  • Strong hiring and coaching skills with the capability to mentor, challenge, and cultivate an extremely talented & growing team

  • Exceptional customer service orientation, with a deep rooted drive to deliver best in class user experiences.

  • High-level of self-motivation with demonstrated track record of driving results within an agile and dynamic business environment

  • Experience in managing short and long term road maps, capability to predict resource requirements and set appropriate budgets

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and proven experience interfacing with all levels across the company

  • Ability to flex between strategically minded and tactically hands-on to continually put the team in position to execute on critical enterprise objectives

  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects

  • Knowledge of cloud systems design and implementation

  • Bachelor's degree in information technology, computer science, related field or equivalent work experience

Requisition ID 2017-3227

Job Locations US-MA-Boston

Posted Date 7/5/2017

Job Function Information Technology