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Manager of Software Engineering

Blueprint Test Preparation LLC

This is a Full-time position in Los Angeles, CA posted November 24, 2021.

About the Role
We are looking for a highly motivated, detail-oriented Manager of Software Engineering who can contribute to the design and development of Blueprint’s Learning Management System.

In this role, you will have the opportunity to directly contribute to our growth and help provide direction to our organization.

We are seeking a combination of strategic thinking, intellectual curiosity, and high-velocity execution.

This position can be based at our new Los Angeles headquarters or be remote, and will report to the Director, Software Engineering
You’re excited about this opportunity because you will…

  • Designing innovative solutions that push the boundaries of the education technology space
    – We believe there is a universe of potential that technology can unlock in education.

    We want you to have that same vision, whether that’s applying new technology to education or new education research into a product.

  • Coaching the team in active problem solving skills
    – We value autonomy and ownership, which means giving enough guidance to lead engineers to optimal solutions.

    The team should feel like they understand inside and out the whole system.

  • Fostering pursuit of knowledge and guiding engineers in paths
    – We value continually learning and expect that from you, as well as fostering learning within the team.

    Having a breadth in knowledge and experience is necessary to be able to mentor engineers.

  • Mentoring engineering best practices
    – Setting the team up for success by leading the team industry experience and best practices.

We’re excited about you because you …

  • Are experienced leading a team, delegating tasks as well as keep the team abreast of the overall system
  • Are experienced in web full-stack programming, including web applications, back-end systems, API’s and mobile applications
  • Are experienced designing distributed services including micro-services, messaging design and data design
  • Are experienced debugging in cloud and distributed systems
  • Are a structured, self-directed thinker
    – you’re able to proactively tackle new, ambiguous challenges and develop frameworks to support strategic decisions
  • Are a highly effective communicator and fancy yourself a presentation creation savant
  • Have experience in
    – or familiarity with
    – the evolving EdTech and/or Test Prep industries
  • Take your work very seriously, but not yourself
  • Are passionate about the mission of Blueprint and the problems we’re trying to solve

Who we are .



Blueprint is the leading boutique provider of LSAT and MCAT test preparation.

We offer several prep options for students, including an online self-study program, in-person and live online classroom options, and live online tutoring.

We are a founder-led company that started with a simple vision to prep students more effectively than the big companies by making learning more engaging, more entertaining, and more effective.

We are educators at heart looking to serve our students better every day.

We know what’s at stake and we understand what it takes to help students succeed.

We are seeking future team members who display our values:

  • Students First
  • Bias for Action
  • Innovation
  • Honesty and Transparency
  • Own the Result
  • Energy and Enthusiasm
  • Always Learning

We have a smart, experienced leadership team that wants to do things right and is open to new ideas.

Our team embodies a sense of fun and an unwavering commitment to excellence.

We share the belief that we can have a good time while still being the best at what we do.

Benefits include:

  • Competitive salary at a fast-growing company
  • Comprehensive health, dental and vision insurance
  • 401K plan
  • Unlimited vacation policy
  • Free membership to the gym within the corporate headquarters
  • Free employee test prep programs (LSAT or MCAT)
  • Family discounts on prep programs