Chief Technology Officer at Panorama Education (Greater Boston Area, MA or Remote)

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About Panorama:
Panorama is a fast-growing national technology company focused on radically improving education. More than 2,000 school systems serving 15 million students across all 50 states have adopted our platform to understand students’ academic and social-emotional strengths and to identify those in need of additional support. School systems turn to our suite of tools to ensure that every child gets the support they need, including school climate and social-emotional learning surveys, tiered intervention planning, and professional development.

Panoramians can choose to work fully remote anywhere within the Continental United States, in-person from our Boston/San Francisco offices, or a hybrid option.

About the role: 

Every day, teachers, principals, and school district leaders across the country use Panorama’s platform to improve outcomes for students across academics, social-emotional learning, family engagement, attendance, well-being, and college-career readiness. Panorama is the fastest growing platform in K-12 education, and 1 in 4 American students goes to a school that has adopted Panorama.

As Chief Technology Officer, you will lead and grow the engineering organization that builds the Panorama platform, set and execute Panorama’s technology strategy, and drive ambitious product development in order to grow Panorama as the leading, high-impact technology platform in education. Our ideal candidate is a senior technology leader with deep experience scaling engineering teams - you are a strong people manager passionate about talent development, culture, diversity, and inclusion; an inspiring leader; and an excellent recruiter. Our ideal candidate pairs their team leadership strength with the strong technical skills needed to lead technology vision and strategy for the Panorama Platform.

We are a Series C stage company on a rapid growth trajectory, and as Chief Technology Officer you will play a key role in leading Panorama through this next chapter of growth and beyond. This role sits on our Executive Team and reports to Panorama’s CEO.

Panorama has raised $105 million from General Atlantic (Series C lead), Emerson Collective, YCombinator, Spark Capital, Owl Ventures, Uncork, and other leading investors.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead and scale Panorama’s Engineering team in order to achieve our ambitious product vision and ensure strong stability and security through rapid growth.
  • Lead significant engineering recruiting efforts and build the next version of Panorama’s engineering recruiting engine, including for individual contributors, managers, and senior technical leadership.
  • Advance diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) within the Engineering organization and across Panorama.
  • Build out the next version of our engineering practices, operating rhythms, and cross-functional structures in a manner that accelerates velocity and increases predictability of delivery, working in close partnership with the Chief Product Officer.
  • Ensure high-quality, fast-paced delivery against Panorama’s product roadmap, including growing existing products, improving platform infrastructure, and launching new “0 to 1” products.
  • Set, communicate, and lead technical vision and strategy for the Panorama platform.
  • Grow cross-functional relationships, especially between Engineering <> Product / Research / Design and Engineering <> Client Experience.
  • Support acquisitions of new products to add to Panorama's platform, where we assess that M&A is the right tool for accelerating our product vision.
  • Drive investments in the security and stability of Panorama’s platform.
  • Partner closely with Panorama’s CEO, Chief Product Officer, and peers across the Executive Team

Our Ideal Candidate:

  • Significant engineering leadership experience at high-growth technology companies (education experience a plus but not required)
  • Strong people manager with experience building and leading large engineering teams, including talent development, recruiting, and culture-building
  • Skilled at building, managing, and iterating engineering development practices, operating rhythms, and cross-functional structures across stages of growth
  • Strong technical skills with experience owning technology vision and strategy
  • Inspiring leader and strong external ambassador for Panorama’s engineering organization
  • Experience advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging
  • Moves quickly and thrives in a fast-paced, high-growth environment
  • Fast-learning, humble, high growth mindset, and welcomes ambiguity
  • Excellent cross-functional collaborator with high EQ
  • Passionate about education and improving outcomes for students.
  • Plus: Experience supporting M&A, including deal evaluation and integration

Panorama excitedly hosts two in-person "all team meetings" a year. All Panoramians are invited to attend and travel/hotels are provided. 

Panorama Education is dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive company because we serve students, educators and families from tremendously diverse backgrounds and identities across the country; we’ve seen how our product and impact are strengthened the more we reflect that diversity. In addition, we have found (and we believe the research) that diverse teams are higher-performing, and we embrace the varied perspectives that our team members share with each other. As such, we are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Panorama also has a policy on maintaining a drug-free workplace.

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Location

While many of us work remotely, across the country, Panorama's office is found on School Street, the birthplace of public education in the US.

An Insider's view of Panorama Education

What's something quirky about your company?

Many of us here use our old elementary or middle school pictures as our Slack picture or profile picture. I think this says a lot about who we are as a team, our culture and what makes us so unique. We’re a group of many former educators and folks who are passionate about holistically supporting students across the country.

Jony

Team Lead

What projects are you most excited about?

The biggest factors that initially piqued my interest in Panorama are the same ones that make me excited to stick around for years to come - the opportunity to work at a growing company with big ideas and ambitious goals, working alongside great colleagues and being apart of a culture that values work-life balance and caring about people.

Vinu

Outreach Director

What are some things you learned at the company?

I found Panorama's interviews to focus more on personality and drive. Instead of an investigative approach into ones' technical abilities, they give opportunities for candidates to show their strengths in a comfortable setting. My technical interview went really well, but my communication and empathy skills really helped distinguish me.

Corey

Senior Software Engineer

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

We empower each team member to build plans to turn strategy into reality. We believe that leveraging everyone’s unique skills and experiences will yield the best possible outcomes for our clients and cultivate an environment of teaching & learning.

Katie

CFO

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

Everything we do is for students. That’s the thing I loved about Panorama immediately. It gave me that sort of pit in the stomach feeling that I really wanted to work here. We help support students and enable district administrators to make their students successful. We live our mission every single day, and it’s threaded into everything I do.

Casey

Outreach Specialist

What are Panorama Education Perks + Benefits

Panorama Education Benefits Overview

At Panorama Education, one of our core values is Care About People. We value team members and the contributions they make to the organization. That is why we offer a variety of great perks and comprehensive benefits to meet your unique work life. This includes 2 weeks a year of full office closure, 16 week of paternal leave, 12+ company holidays, flexible vacation and paid time off, access to professional development, wellness and home office reimbursements, along with more traditional benefits like medical, dental & vision.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Panorama encourages team members to give back to their local communities. Many team members serve as mentors to various groups across the country.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Panorama has culture and fun committees that manage heritage celebrations, events and all team programs.
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Panorama's leadership team is as diverse as our staff, and we are focused on continuous improvement of our D&I initiatives which started in 2016.
Unconscious bias training
Panorama offers a continual unconscious bias training to any team member that will become a part of the interview process or would like to attend.
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
We are proud to be part of a team with diverse perspectives, identities, and interests. We honor these through Employee Resource Groups, Affinity Groups and Cultural Celebration Committees
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
A revamped hiring process lead to the increase of representation of minority groups in 2021. In our tech department, 44% of our team recognizes as female, and 36% of our team recognize as non-white.
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Panorama's FSA helps employees pay for eligible health & dependent care expenses with pre tax contributions up to $2,750 annually. (This includes copays, deductibles, daycare, after-school care, etc)
Disability Insurance
Panorama covers 100% of the monthly premiums for short-term disability. Long-term disability is also offered.
Dental Benefits
Panorama’s dental insurance plan provides 100% coverage for semi-annual dental exams.
Vision Benefits
Panorama's vision insurance plan provides 100% coverage for annual eye exams and lenses after a $10 copay. Frames and contact lenses are covered up to $150.
Health Insurance Benefits
Panorama's health insurance plan through BCBS offers a PPO, HMO, and HDHP option. Panorama covers 90% of premium costs. This includes access to 24/7 telehealth and a nurse & physician hotline.
Life Insurance
Full-time employees will receive Basic Life Insurance and AD&D automatically. Panorama covers 100% of the monthly premiums and the maximum benefit amount is $50,000. Supplemental Life offered also.
Wellness Programs
Panorama provides monthly reimbursements up to $50 to employees for physical wellness expenses like gym memberships, yoga classes, running coaches, meditation apps, etc.
Team workouts
Panorama regularly offers team workouts such as yoga, zumba, and running clubs.
Mental Health Benefits
"Learn to Live", a platform to manage stress, anxiety, depression, even insomnia with multiple programs. Panorama offers an EAP that provides employees AND their household with free 24/7 assistance.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Panorama's 401(k) retirement plan offers a broad selection of funds to choose from through Human Interest.
401(K) Matching
Panorama matches 100% of employee contributions of up to 4% of their annual salary. Matched contributions vest right away!
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Eligible employees receive stock options when hired. Our stock option platform is Carta.
Performance Bonus
Panorama's commission based bonus plan includes certain roles and departments. Ask during your interview to see if your role has a commission incentive.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Panorama offers up to 16 weeks of paid parental leave for all new parents. We also offer a flexible transition back to work, compassionate leave, and equitable pay for those on variable comp plans.
Flexible Work Schedule
Overlapping working hours for all team members will be 12-5PM EST. Team meetings and team-wide events will be scheduled within these hours.
Remote Work Program
Panoramians can choose to work fully remote, in-person from our Boston/San Francisco offices, or a hybrid option
Family Medical Leave
Team members who need to go on medical leave or support an immediate family member (child, spouse, or parent) who needs medical care will receive 12 weeks of leave. (12mo & 1,250hr qualification)
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Panorama's vacation policy includes a flexible PTO plan. We recommend team members take off 4 weeks a year, and provide 2 weeks a year for full company closure.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Panorama excitedly hosts two in-person "all team meetings" a year. All Panoramians attend and travel/hotels are provided.
Stocked Kitchen
Snacks, sodas and seltzers provided in office
Some Meals Provided
Panorama offers an employee lunch perk in sync with team wide activities. We also have snack boxes mailed to remote employee homes.
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
Panorama reimburses employees up to $50 per month on health, fitness and wellness.
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Available for remote and hybrid employees. Panorama also offers office and commuting reimbursements (internet, office supplies for home office, furniture & co-working space).
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Every Panoramian is paired with a buddy on their first day. This buddy provides company mentorship throughout the year and a lifelong in person or remote friendship
Time allotted for learning
Each Panoramian is invited to LifeLabs development training.
Online course subscriptions available

Additional Perks + Benefits

We work really hard at Panorama so we make sure our team members are comfortable and well supported by benefits and perks that are motivating and encourage them to build long-term careers with us.

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