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We are on a mission to deliver world class education to every child around the world. In order to do this, we have set out on a mission to build the best technology, learning systems, curriculum and training program. With a project like this, we need the best and the brightest. Think you’re the perfect person for the job? We’d love to hear from you!

     

Benefits & Perks

  • The satisfaction of knowing your work helps to improve education for all
  • Relocation Help
  • Competitive Salary
  • Retirement plan
  • Paid vacation and holidays
  • Fully-stocked kitchen
  • Team off-sites around the country
  • Casual work environment

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Open Positions

Director of Academics

Position Summary

The Director of Academics is responsible for promoting and sustaining exceptional academic achievement and positive school cultures at all schools part of the Zaya Learning Labs network and for ensuring that our standards of excellence are maintained. The Director of Academics leads a diverse team of talented, dynamic subject experts, coachers and trainers to succeed in their roles. The Director of Academics supervises our partner school leaders, and is responsible for developing their leadership skills to advance school and learning objectives, and to effectively lead students, parents, teachers, and the community towards a shared vision to prepare our students for success in life.

The Director of Academics must excel at building relationships across a wide variety of constituencies, managing a talented team of educators, and driving results. In addition to school leaders, s/he will work closely with the Product team, the Board of Directors and Advisors as we prepare for significant expansion. The Director of Academics manages the Product Manager for  Learning & Development, Director of Training and Subject Matter Experts, and reports to the CEO. This position is based in Mumbai, India.

Responsibilities Include: 1. Build and manage a high performing team of subject experts.

  • Provide leadership, coaching, feedback, and support to ensure that Subject matter experts are on track to meet Zaya’s academic goals for our students and fulfill Zaya’s mission.
  • Oversee high quality implementation of each schools educational design, including standards, assessments, instructional guidelines, and school culture.
  • Ensure our product is meeting high standards of innovation in terms of delivering improvement in learning outcomes.
  • Oversee the development of curriculum and content partnerships for zaya’s solution to be robust and aligned with our quality goals
  • Recruit a team of Subject Experts who have contextual knowledge of the india curriculum as well as issues in student learning in low cost schools.

2. Develop and Implement Zaya’s vision for Blended learning in low cost schools, including the following:

  • Provide the framework and vision for implementing blended learning models in these schools.
  • Supervise the Director of Training and Implementation to ensure that learning models are robustly tested and implemented
  • Develop the Framework for Implementation of Blended Learning plans for teachers in schools who have very low capacity.
  • Support the implementation of instructional technology pilots and initiatives. Work collaboratively with leaders to establish regional vision for instructional technology.
  • Establish appropriate academic alignment across local curriculum and standards.

3. Manage the Director of Training and Leadership Development

  • Ensure that the Director’s work coaching and developing emerging school leaders and teachers are in alignment with the schools goals and Zaya’s quality goals.
  • Oversee the Director’s recruitment, coaching, and support of Teaching Assistants for every classroom
  • Ensure that professional development for teachers and teaching assistants are high quality and successful
  • Provide leadership, coaching, feedback, and support to ensure that the Director is on track to meet goals; evaluate performance

4. Serve as a member of the senior leadership team

  • Attend and present at quarterly board meetings
  • Participate in Zaya’s strategic meetings for scaling to other regions and countries
  • Help chart short and long-term strategy for the organization

Skills and Qualifications

  1. Unquestioned integrity and commitment to Zaya’s mission and values
  2. Understanding of Indian Education system is a plus but not needed.
  3. Demonstrated success leading a high-performing school closing the achievement gap
  4. Strong management skills, with the ability to motivate and develop a diverse group of leaders
  5. Capability to effectively build, develop and maintain strong relationships with school leaders, staff, teachers, parents, students, Board members, and community stakeholders
  6. Skilled at analyzing, interpreting, and using data to collaborate, identify best practices and areas for improvement, and drive results
  7. Ability to self-direct and prioritize among competing goals, exhibit flexibility, and drive results in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment
  8. Adept at thinking strategically, translating plans into action, and exhibiting excellent judgment
  9. Excellent written, verbal communication, and presentation skills with keen attention to detail
  10. Bachelor’s degree required; master’s degree preferred

To Apply: Send a resume and cover letter to info@zaya.org with the title “Director of Academics”

Director of Technology

Position Summary

Zaya seeks a Director of Technology (DoT) to join our ambitious growth plan by developing and leading our technology team. The DoT is responsible for overseeing all technical aspects of the company. The DoT works with Executive Management to grow the company through the use of technological resources. Using an active and practical approach, the DoT will direct all employees in the software team to attain the company’s strategic goals established in the company’s strategic plan and vision. Reporting directly to the CEO, this person will help develop cutting edge technology, which will enable online learning for schools, and training centers around the world.

Responsibilities:

  • Establish the company’s technical vision and leads all aspects of the company’s technological development
  • Responsible to lead rapid development team to the completion of design and development under aggressive timelines
  • Define standards, policies, procedures, measures, and organizational enhancements to meet company goals for the Product & Technology Management group
  • Develop and monitor department budgets and forecasts
  • Establish key performance indicators
  • Mentor staff members in order to assist them in cultivating their skills
  • Establish compensation, training, short and long-term goals
  • Review technical designs created for conformance to development standards, appropriate design choices
  • Create technical design for large and complicated projects
  • Create implementation plan and documentation to be followed by development staff
  • Research and evaluate third party software for usage in development lifecycle to aid efficiency and/or quality.
  • Define development standards and methodologies.
  • Define design documentation methodology and philosophy.
  • Utilize ingenuity and inventive thinking to evaluate options for design and deriving the best solutions based on sound analytical judgment, team input and the customers’ best interest.
  • Manages all research, development, and product design initiatives.
  • Manage the overall department of Information Technology.
  • Other duties may be assigned.

Requirements:

Education

  • Engineering background (BTech, B-Eng). M-Eng, MS, MTech preferred.

Experience

  • 7+ years experience in software development, product management, and/or quality assurance is required
  • Management experience is required – experience with leading and building a team
  • Experience working in startups before is preferred
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
  • Efficient project management experience
  • High energy and ability to influence with a high level of conviction
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks – is driven, creative, and able to work autonomously
  • Ability to convert design into architecture and eventually into product, building highly scalable and distributed deployment architectures

Technical Skills

  • Automating deployments using Puppet or Chef
  • LAMP, Java, Python, PostgresSQL, Scaling/Capacity, High-Availability
  • Cloud based architectures like Amazon Web Services, EC2
  • Continuous integration tools (Jenkins, TeamCity, Sonar)
  • Monitoring frameworks such as Monit
  • Logging frameworks Build frameworks (SBT, Maven)
  • PostgresSQL, MongoDB

To Apply:  Email your resume and cover letter to jobs@zaya.org with “Director of Technology” in the title.

Full Stack Developer

Position Summary

This is your chance to expand your expertise in advanced technologies and distributed infrastructures as you solve challenging problems as part of our small but talented team.  This position provides a unique opportunity for an individual with experience and interest in the education space to be a leading contributor to a growth-oriented, entrepreneurial, high-impact, social enterprise organization. The ideal candidate has a passion for Zaya’s mission, thrives working externally, operating in ambiguous situations, and producing ambitious results.

The ideal candidate will have 1+ years of experience designing and developing high quality and standards-based web applications in Python/HTML/JavaScript/CSS. Freshers are welcome to apply as well.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop next-gen Python/Django Web applications on cloud platforms.
  • Build web applications optimized for desktop, mobile and tablet devices using the new HTML5 and related standards.
  • Enhance scalability and reliability of existing applications
  • Provide troubleshooting and 2nd-tier support for existing applications

Requirements: You should have a track record of expertise in design, implementation, and troubleshooting of software optimized for large scale environments. You thrive on learning and applying new technologies. You’re capable of managing your time well and working efficiently and independently. Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, are required.

  • Bachelors degree in Computer Science or related field (Masters a plus).
  • Self-starter, proactive, positive, creative, and flexible.
  • Able to wear multiple hats and fill multiple roles and responsibilities.
  • Hands-on experience with Python, MySQL.
  • Must have a strong understanding of Python 2 and object-oriented design
  • Django experience
  • Hands-on experience with jQuery, AJAX, JSON, CSS.
  • Working knowledge of new HTML5 technologies.
  • Working knowledge of Twitter Bootstrap.
  • Familiarity with MVC frameworks
  • Familiarity with JavaScript (jQuery) and AJAX
  • You’ll thrive in a startup-like environment and possess maturity and business savvy.
  • Familiarity with character encoding and how this applies to storing, retrieving and displaying data

Educational Requirements Bachelors of Engineering or equivalent from a 2-year college or technical school, or 1 to 2 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience Bonus

  • Working with tools like TastyPy, HighCharts
  • Knowledge of optimization such as memcached and scaling MySQL/Python

To Apply:  Send your resume and cover letter to jobs@zaya.org with “Full-Stack Developer” in the title.

School Implementation Manager

Position Summary Zaya Learning Labs seeks School Implementation Managers to join our ambitious growth plan by developing and leading our current projects. Reporting to the Director of Operations, these critical managers will help develop, execute and scale Zaya’s Blended Learning school implementation model pan India. We are currently recruiting for Mumbai and Bangalore. Candidate Profile and Experience Required: Responsibilities:  Responsible and accountable for the coordinated execution or delivery of multi-team, cross departmental systems and processes-

  • Agreements with partner schools and other education institutions
  • Parent, school and community engagement
  • Define systems and regularly update school leaders with Zaya intervention progress
  • Billing/payments, payment compliance
  • Supply chain, inventory management, equipment maintenance, forecasting, and expense management (budgeting, cost-savings, expense processing)
  • Personnel Management (staff attendance, payroll, on-boarding/disciplinary actions/exiting processes, managing & forecasting staffing needs, substitute and backup pools)
  • Operational systems oversight and compliance

What you need for this position:

  • Graduate from one of the top colleges in India
  • Exceptional inter-personal skills (written and verbal)
  • Experience in leading & managing teams
  • Experience in working with schools or other franchise operational models
  • Minimum 3 years industry experience

What we offer in return:

  • Opportunity to work with a fun, energetic team that will give you the opportunity to be a leader and showcase your brilliance
  • Help further education in less privileged communities
  • Competitive salary package

To Apply:  Email your resume and cover letter to jobs@zaya.in with ” School Implementation Manager ” In the title.

Graphic Designer and Artist for Classrooms

Position Summary

Zaya Learning Labs seeks a graphic designer who can design classroom material for schools. Your role is to help develop creative, affordable and package-able interior solutions for low-income schools, which will create an enriching learning space for students.  Along with classroom materials, you will design badges, graphics for Zaya’s online platform and products.

The environment the students learn is plays a very important role in their learning outcomes however most low cost schools do not focus any resources or time into re-imagining their classrooms.

What you will be working on:

We want to create a unique experience for students entering a zaya classroom.

  • You will design and develop a set of tools, products that teachers can use in classrooms to decorate and design it.
  • Developing badges, icons for Zaya’s online learning platform.
  • Developing art work for making learning fun for students in lessons and assessments
  • This has to be done in a budget so that low cost schools can afford it.
  • Create a set of such easily shippable kits that Zaya can offer to the school every 3 months to enhance the visual experience of their classrooms.
  • Work closely with teachers to reflect visuals that students will see in our technology platform and create physical stationary out of it.

This position provides a unique opportunity for an individual with experience and interest in the education space to be a leading contributor to a growth-oriented, entrepreneurial, high-impact, social enterprise organization. The ideal candidate has a passion for Zaya’s mission, thrives working externally, operating in ambiguous situations, and producing ambitious results.

Candidate Profile and Experience Required:

  • Creative designing skills
  • Ability to work with Photoshop or similar tools
  • Strong sense of  human centered design and experience
  • Ability to source low cost products locally to create a package for schools
  • Communication skills – both verbal and written
  • Strong operations skills and ability to work within a budget
  • Passionate in Zaya’s mission to help increase educational resources and availability to rural communities

Experience

  • 0-1 year experience
  • Bachelors or similar degree in Arts, Architecture or Education

To Apply:  Email your resume and cover letter to jobs@zaya.in with ” Graphic Designer and Artist” In the title.

Android Developer

Position Summary

Zaya seeks a Mobile Application Developer to play a lead role in the design and development of Zaya’s mobile applications in implementing Blended Learning Models for low-income schools in India.

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate closely with other developers, designers and educators to define innovative UI and functionalities optimized for mobile platforms
  • Investigate and resolve application issues, bottlenecks and inefficiencies
  • Identify and resolve compatibility issues between the wide range of Mobile OS  versions and devices
  • Lead by example and produce high quality code that establishes coding standards and best practices for the team
  • Work with other mobile teams across the company to utilize and establish best practices for mobile development
  • Deliver high quality work on tight schedules

Requirements:

  • Experience working on high-volume consumer mobile products
  • Strong sense of ownership, urgency and drive
  • Ability to wear many hats, able to change direction quickly, and eagerness to learn new things
  • Committed to mentoring and learning from others
  • Experience leading development of complex and highly responsive mobile applications that have been successfully delivered to customers
  • Proficiency using HTML, CSS and JavaScript in mobile applications
  • Knowledge of Mobile application design patterns, including the ones needed to develop connected applications with high-performing UI
  • Ability to translate concept designs into user interfaces on mobile devices
  • Strong communication, analytical and problem solving skills

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Computer Science or related field
  • 2+ years of professional software development experience
  • 2+ years of Android application development experience

Bonus

  • Developed and launched highly rated apps (4+) to the App Store

To Apply:  Send your resume and cover letter to jobs@zaya.org with “Android Developer” In the title.

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