The Company

At Edovo, our mission is to help everyone connected to incarceration build better lives. We’ve created a secure digital platform to expand education behind bars, reduce recidivism and to support the vocational, rehabilitation and communication needs of the 2.2 million people in jails and prisons. Users have access to thousands of hours of self-guided learning materials. Upon release, our learners have the option to continue their progress on the outside. Edovo offers courses in subjects ranging from basic literacy and GED to career exploration and cognitive behavioral therapy. We’re also building tools to keep people in touch with jobs, social services, friends, and family. Our team is committed to supporting opportunities for justice-involved people.

Don’t take it just from us. Awards, publications, grants, and partnerships all around the country are recognizing the momentum and impact of Edovo. A select few: Global EdTech Startup Champion in London out of 1,000+ competitors; GIIRS Platinum Rating for social impact; MacArthur Foundation Grant Award Winner; Forbes article feature; Chicago Community Trust grant award winner; Impact Engine portfolio member; SXSW Civic Tech Innovation Pitch Competition runner-up; Chicago Innovation "Up and Comer" Award winner; and so much more.

Check out a brief picture of our program from the perspective of the people who use it. Visit Edovo on Vimeo for more.

The Team
At Edovo we’re a tight-knit bunch of engineers and product owners with a passion for solving hard problems for the greater good.  We’re involved in every step of the product development process with deep ownership from first ideas through to delivery.  We’re agile- but we adopt and adapt the many individual practices and tools that support our culture and values rather than follow “one true way”.  We’re unafraid of new technology and happily evaluate each on its merits to the organization and our team.  That said, we prefer simple solutions and tried-and-true technologies over immature bleeding edge tech.  

We work across many different technologies and team members own projects end-to-end. We are heavily involved in the planning process and work closely with our stakeholders. We happily pull in a peer when we need a pair to get through a tough problem or just for a second pair of eyes. We carefully balance new development with investments in quality of life and efficiency for ourselves.

We believe that diversity of background and experience is key and work hard to build teams that reflect this. 
The Role
As the Director of Engineering you will play a key role in the continuous evolution of the Edovo Engineering organization. You will guide the continued refinement of our systems and our processes to support the needs of our people, our business, our culture, and our values.

You will oversee the Platform & Infrastructure team- a cross-functional group made up of Application, Automation, Infrastructure, and Network engineers. You are someone with deep technical experience who enjoys rolling up their sleeves and working alongside their team. 

You will work closely with Product & Engineering leadership to continually promote collaboration, ensure alignment, and help us navigate the jump from serving tens of thousands of devices to hundreds of thousands of devices.
  • 7+ years experience in the software industry
  • 3+ years in leadership roles
  • Experience with sustainable engineering practices such as automated testing, continuous deployment, and monitoring / alerting.
  • A deep understanding and appreciation of modern DevOps practices.
  • Experience with Web applications and infrastructure.
  • Hands-on experience managing infrastructure deployed in the cloud. 
  • Hands-on experience with Infrastructure as Code tools (we use Terraform & Ansible).
  • Clear written and verbal communication skills
  • Detail oriented
  • Passion for Edovo’s mission and positively impacting an underserved community  
Bonus points for experience with:
  • Experience in designing, implementing, monitoring, and troubleshooting hybrid cloud network designs. 
  • Experience with Java & the JVM
  • Working knowledge of AWS services and configuration
  • Compliance automation including SOC2 Type 2
Travel Requirements
Remote employees may travel up to 1 week per quarter to the Chicago office or to visit customer sites. Non-remote employees may travel up to twice a year to visit customer sites.
  • Location: Remote or Chicago, IL
  • Salary: Compensation commensurate with experience
  • Department: Engineering, reporting to the VP of Engineering
Edovo is an impact driven private company. We offer our employees an exceptional workplace and subsidized benefits for team members and their families. We hire tenacious, innovative and passionate people and give them opportunities to grow and succeed. 

Teams with bold missions need diverse ideas to generate the most impact. For that reason, Edovo is committed to building diverse and inclusive work spaces. We don't discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. And yes, we believe in second chances. 

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