2U, Inc. Technical Curriculum Developer Salary in the United States

How much does an Technical Curriculum Developer make at companies like 2U, Inc. in the United States? The average salary for Technical Curriculum Developer at companies like 2U, Inc. in the United States is $119,705 as of April 24, 2024, but the range typically falls between $104,821 and $134,588. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities

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What does an Technical Curriculum Developer do at companies like 2U, Inc.?

What We’re Looking For:

The Lead Curriculum Architect is responsible to lead a team of subject matter experts and technical writers to create boot camp products to support our enterprise business, in addition to being an individual contributor writer, as needed. You will be the voice of scope and sequence for our programs, as well as technical quality and accuracy. You’ll work with your SME teams and instructional designers to ensure that the program content is highly instructive, engaging, and teachable, while resulting in expected learning outcomes for students. 

Responsibilities Include, But Are Not Limited To:

The ideal candidate for this role has created technical curricular content for adult learners, with a focus on full stack web development, data analytics, data science — specifically Java, Python, React, Angular, and other frameworks and programming languages. You have worked on highly complex projects with flexibly-resourced teams and have the ability to adapt quickly to changing requirements. You are always driving for great quality, but you also know when to “go pencils down” and ship a product, working iteratively to continue to improve based on student and instructor feedback. 

You will help to recruit, hire, and lead a team of full-time and part-time technical subject matter experts (curriculum engineers), working with this team to mentor them in our pedagogical approaches and ensuring that all curricula content is instructive, engaging, and teachable

You will be responsible for dreaming up and creating instructional activities for demonstrating key concepts in the technical skills areas for which we are building programs

You will be responsible for improving portions of our curriculum based on student learning data -- and continually asked to create improved content for teaching topics covered in our program

You will architect new curriculum proposals based on client needs and, as needed, support as a technical expert on sales calls

You will be responsible for staying abreast of technology trends and incorporate these trends into the curriculum

Things That Should Be In Your Background:

  • Someone with at least 3 years of industry experience working on technical curriculum for adult learners
  • Someone with a lot of hands-on experience. We’re building a program in which students learn by doing! At a minimum, you should have a strong familiarity with technical learning content and tools including, but not limited to:
    • HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript
    • React and Angular
    • Rest APIs
    • Java
    • Spring Framework, Spring Boot, Spring Data JPA, Spring JdbcTemplates     
    • Python and Python libraries 
    • SQL, Data Analytics, Science, and/or Engineering
    • Dev Ops, Jenkins, Continuous Integration. Continuous Deployment
    • AWS and Azure
  • Business Analyst and Agile Project Management skills
  • Someone who absolutely loves teaching and sharing knowledge with others. It’s ideal if you’ve taught front-end development or programming in the past. Major plus if have experience with online or asynchronous learning.
  • Someone with a creative itch! This program will require a great deal of ingenuity and setup to create at scale. 
  • Someone who is a lot of fun! We want learning technology to be exciting and engaging.
  • Someone who can work well in a distributed team. We’ve got a team of brilliant curriculum developers who can build amazing modules. We want someone who can bring expertise and new ideas to the program.  
  • Someone who isn’t afraid to get their hands dirty. In this capacity, you’ll be responsible for keeping live curriculum up-to-date for hundreds of Instructors and TAs across the country. This means managing issues, pull requests, and bug fixes. It also means taking in community input on technology trends and feedback on the curriculum. We need someone with a bit of thick skin, an infectious enthusiasm for continual improvement, and a collaborative spirit.

About 2U Inc. (NASDAQ: TWOU)

At 2U, we power world-class online education and in-person boot camps. Going beyond traditional learning management systems, we use tech, people, and data to help top universities transform in the digital era—and eliminate the back row in higher ed. We support lifelong learning which means thinking beyond a single degree. It means finding ways for students to gain the skills they need to change careers, evolve their expertise, and meet the challenges of the changing world head-on. We help universities fill those needs—developing new digital education technologies and offerings capable of supporting students at different points in their lives. Whether they need a simple refresher, to learn something new, or to change their career trajectories completely, our university partners are there to help them succeed.Together with our partners, 2U has positively transformed the lives of more than 150,000 students and lifelong learners. 2U, Inc. has acquired and integrated two companies broadening our portfolio of education offerings into short courses with GetSmarter and boot camps with Trilogy. This role supports our Trilogy line of business.


About Trilogy 

Trilogy Education, a brand of 2U Inc., partners with the best universities in the world to create and manage skills-based instructional programs (boot camps) to provide training for today’s workers with tomorrow’s skills. 

2U Diversity and Inclusion Statement

At 2U, we are committed to creating and sustaining a culture that embodies diverse walks of life, ideas, genders, ages, races, cultures, sexual orientations, abilities and other unique qualities of our employees. We strive to offer a workplace where every employee feels empowered by the ways in which we are different, as well as the ways in which we are the same. 

Benefits & Culture

Working at 2U means working with individuals that are passionate and mission driven. We collaborate on tough problems to deliver the best outcomes for our partners, students, and each other. You will find team members working together in our open office spaces, gathered in the kitchen grabbing a snack, or taking a break in our game rooms.

2U offers a comprehensive benefits package:

  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • Life insurance, disability and 401(k)
  • Unlimited snacks and drinks
  • Tuition reimbursement program
  • Generous paid leave policies including unlimited PTO
  • Additional time off benefits include:
    • time off to volunteer for non-profit organizations
    • parental leave after 9 months of employment
    • holidays that include a winter break from Christmas through New Years!

To learn more, visit 2U.com. #NoBackRow

Note: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by individuals assigned to this position, and are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required. All employees may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

2U is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate against applicants or employees and ensures equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of their race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, national origin, age, marital status, disability, citizenship, military or veterans’ status, or any other classifications protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. 2U’s equal opportunity policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to recruiting, hiring, training, promotion, job benefits, pay and dismissal.

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