About Echo360

Mission-driven, forward-thinking, research-minded and open. We invite you to learn more about us and our partners.

At Echo360, we believe that improved outcomes start with great moments in the classroom. Developed by educators, Echo360 helps instructors capture and extend those moments to improve student engagement before, during and after class. Through our technology platform, students have 24/7 access to classroom discussion, presentation materials, and the lecture itself. We generate data that helps instructors and institutions identify problems early and take action.

Our Executive Team


Fred Singer

CEO

Fred Singer

CEO

Fred Singer is an Internet pioneer and entrepreneur whose career and philanthropic activities have spanned a broad range of interests from education, media, arts, science and veteran affairs.

Before Echo360, Fred was a Senior Advisor to Masayoshi Son, President and CEO of SoftBank and Chairman of Sprint’s Board of Directors. Fred was also active as a venture partner at SoftBank Capital in the US.

Fred held a number of senior roles at AOL including Chief Operating Officer of AOL Studios/Interactive Services, Chief Operating Officer for ICQ (instant messaging) and Senior Vice President of Emerging Products. Prior to AOL, Fred was a founder of the Washington Post Online Service (now WashingtonPost.com) and a Consultant with Bain & Company.

Fred has served on a number of business, charitable and educational boards including DoubleClick, Motley Fool Company, Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (International Committee), Queens University School of Business, and Upper Canada College. His current board work includes Intact Financial Corporation, the Langley School and “Warrior to Cyber Warrior”, a non-profit that helps wounded warriors find meaningful training and careers in cyber security. He was named one of Washingtonian Magazine’s 2013 “Tech Titans”. Fred earned the “Venture Deal of the Year” award by the National Capital Chapter of the Association of Corporate Growth as a result of funding by Revolution Growth in 2012.

Fred holds an MBA from Harvard as well as an LLB, an MA in Philosophy, a BA with Distinction in Philosophy, and a BA with Honors in Commerce from Queen’s University in Canada.

Tony Abate

Chief Operating Officer

Tony Abate

Chief Operating Officer

Tony Abate brings more than 20 years of experience in the technology, digital media and converged services fields to Echo360 and over the course of his career, Tony has served in a variety of product management, senior executive, investment and advisory roles.

As an investor at Battery Ventures and Whitney & Co, Tony served on the board of several venture-backed start-ups. His seasoned guidance on how to profitably scale in nascent markets helped companies like Homestore, RelevantKnowledge, and Cbeyond Communications go from concept to a successful IPO or exit.

As a consultant at McKinsey & Co. and Mercator Partners, Tony advised publicly traded companies and venture-backed start-ups on how best to capitalize on the ensuing business opportunities of digitization and convergence. Tony began his career in the US Air Force, where he developed an advanced computer platform for the then-classified stealth aircraft program.

Tony graduated summa cum laude with a BSE in Electrical Engineering from Duke University and holds an MBA with honors from Harvard Business School.

He was honored as the Northern Virginia Technology Council’s “2013 CFO of the Year.”

Dr. Bradley Fordham

Chief Technology Officer

Dr. Bradley Fordham

Chief Technology Officer

Dr. Bradley Fordham is a pioneering technologist and veteran technology executive with over 20 years experience building and leading innovative product teams. He is responsible for the company’s overall technology vision – driving research and development initiatives and collaboration, and overseeing the global engineering organization.

Prior to joining Echo360, Dr. Fordham served as Chief Technology Officer for various technology companies including Amplify, Online Insight, Ravello Solutions, and OneSoft and held key leadership positions in advanced technology and product development with TMX Finance, Xiocom Wireless, Oracle Corporation, The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), AT&T and GE. He was a Professor of Database Theory and Software Engineering and has advised and consulted with NASA, Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), and several other U.S. government agencies and Fortune 100 global technology companies.

Dr. Fordham is an author and frequent speaker on Internet and educational technologies, advanced software architectures, agile software development at scale, e-commerce, big data and real-time analytics, adaptive systems, and automated customer understanding. He was a presenter at the groundbreaking First International Workshop on Technological Challenges of Electronic Commerce at the IBM Center for Advanced Studies.

Dr. Fordham holds an M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Maryland. He received a B.S. in Computer Science as well as a B.A. in Spanish from Furman University.

Shana Jackson

VP, Human Resources

Shana Jackson

VP, Human Resources

Shana Jackson leads the Echo360 Human Resources department, including responsibility for the design and development of HR strategies and processes that drive the Echo360 business objectives and foster the company’s culture. Shana’s background includes all aspects of HR, recruiting and HR program management, most recently in the education industry.

Prior to joining Echo360, Shana led HR and talent acquisition initiatives at The Teaching Company, producer of The Great Courses. She began her career in Human Resources at NVR, a national homebuilder/mortgage company based in Reston, starting out in the University Recruiting group before moving into HR Business Partner roles. Additionally, Shana held an HR management role at Claraview, a division of Teradata.

Shana is a graduate of Roanoke College in Salem, VA where she earned a B.A. in Business with a concentration in Marketing. She also holds HR professional certifications from HRCI and SHRM.

Dr. Perry Samson

Head of Teaching Innovation

Dr. Perry Samson

Head of Teaching Innovation

Perry Samson, founder of LectureTools, is a Professor in the Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Sciences at the University of Michigan. He holds an Arthur F. Thurnau Professorship at the University of Michigan in recognition of “outstanding contributions to undergraduate education” and is the recipient of one of the inaugural “Teaching Innovation Awards” at the University of Michigan. In 2010 he was named “Distinguished Professor of the Year” in the State of Michigan.

Bill Holding

Executive Vice President, Product

Bill Holding

Executive Vice President, Product

Bill Holding is focused on future growth strategy and developing corporate relationships for Echo360.

Most recently, Bill was the President of Anystream, where he led the company through significant growth and the second-generation release of its industry-leading Agility platform.

Prior to Anystream, Bill was Vice President of Marketing and International for Into Networks. Before Into Networks, Bill served as Director of Business Development and Group Product Manager in the desktop products division of Avid Technology. Early in his career, Bill worked as a Product Manager at Microsoft and as an Account Executive at Young & Rubicam Advertising.

Bill holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, an M.St. in Modern History from Oxford University, and a BA in History from Emory University.

Autumn Taylor

VP, Marketing

Autumn Taylor

VP, Marketing

Autumn Taylor leads the Echo360 marketing department and oversees marketing strategy and initiatives that drive business growth. She is passionate about the role of technology in helping to reshape education globally and develop lifelong learners.

Prior to joining Echo360, Autumn worked for nearly 12 years in the education technology space – most recently, as head of marketing for Chalkable. In this role, she oversaw the rebranding of the company and the launch of several new products, including a learning management system. She has also held various marketing leadership and general management roles at Blackboard Analytics, K12 Inc. and Discovery Communications.

Autumn began her career at Andersen Consulting, where she advised clients in various industries on how to reengineer processes and apply technology to gain efficiencies and competitive advantage. She holds a BS in Civil Engineering from Lafayette College and an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Michael Peterson

Senior Vice President of Customer Success

Michael Peterson

Senior Vice President of Customer Success

Michael Peterson leads the Echo360 customer success program, which drives customer delight and educational outcomes as the central themes in delivery of lecture capture, active learning, and analytical services. His responsibilities include service deployment, user training and best practices, technical support, and long-term customer satisfaction with a focus on the critical academic success factors of educational institutions worldwide.

Michael joined Echo360 from GridPoint, a provider of cloud-based, energy-related SaaS services where he served as Vice President of Strategic Account Management. Previously, he was Vice President of Customer Experience at Neustar – a cloud-based, mission-critical registry and data service provider to the telecom industry.

He also brings education industry experience to Echo360 from his management of the Digital Equipment Corporation education initiative (“TEI”) program and leverages his background in the global Internet from his tenure as Vice President of Corporate Development at Internet Carrier PSINet. He began his career in international trade policy at the U.S. Department of Commerce which led to a formative experience in Honeywell’s public policy and International divisions.

Michael is a graduate of the University of Virginia where he studied international relations, European history, and computer science. He resides in Vienna, VA with his wife and three children and is based at Echo360 headquarters in Reston, VA.

Board of Directors

Fred Singer is an Internet pioneer and entrepreneur whose career and philanthropic activities have spanned a broad range of interests from media, arts, education, science and veteran affairs. In addition to his role as CEO of Echo360, Fred also serves as Chairman of Grab Media.

Before Echo360 and Grab Media, Fred was a Senior Advisor to Masayoshi Son, President and CEO of Softbank Corporation in Japan and was also active as a venture partner at Softbank Capital in the US.

Prior to Softbank, Fred held a number of senior roles at AOL including Chief Operating Officer of AOL Studios/Interactive Services, Chief Operating Officer for ICQ (instant messaging) and Senior Vice President of Emerging Products. Prior to AOL, Fred was a founder of the Washington Post Online Service (now WashingtonPost.com) and a Consultant with Bain & Company.

Fred has served on a number of business, charitable and educational boards including DoubleClick, Motley Fool Company,Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (International Committee), Queens School of Business, and Upper Canada College. His current board work includes the Langley School and “Warriors to Cyber Warriors” which focuses on helping wounded warriors find meaningful training and careers in cybersecurity.

Fred holds an MBA from Harvard as well as an LLB, an MA in Philosophy, a BA with Distinction in Philosophy, and a BA with Honors in Commerce from Queen’s University in Canada.

Professor of English John Casteen became President of the University of Virginia in August 1990. As president, he oversaw a major restructuring of the University’s administrative and governance structures, one of the largest capital funds campaigns ever undertaken, significant improvements in academic programs, and major expansions of the University’s physical facilities.

Before becoming president of UVA, John served as president of the University of Connecticut from 1985-1990. Prior to the University of Connecticut, he served as Virginia’s Secretary of Education and taught English at the University of California (Berkeley) and the University of Virginia. He also served as UVA’s Dean of Admission from 1975 to 1982.

John has been a director of the American Council on Education, a director of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, trustee and chair of the College Entrance Examination Board, commissioner of the Education Commission of the States, member of the Board of Control for the Southern Regional Education Board, commissioner of the New England Board of Higher Education, and chair of the Association of Governing Board’s council of presidents. From 1991 to 1993, he chaired the National Board on Oceans and Atmosphere. In 1997, John completed a term as chair of the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) as well as a term as president of SACS. In 2000-2002, he chaired the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). He recently completed a term as chair of the Association of American Universities (AAU). John is currently a member of AAU’s Institutional Data Committee.

John’s business career has included service as a director of Connecticut Bank and Trust Company (CBT), New England Education Loan Marketing Corporation (Nellie Mae), Sallie Mae, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Connecticut, Inc., Calico, the College Construction Loan Insurance Association (Connie Lee), Allied Concrete Company, Jefferson Bankshares, Inc., and Wachovia Corporation. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and a member and chair of the Jefferson Science Associates, LLC. Currently, he serves as chair of Universitas 21 and is a member of the Board of Directors of U21 Global Pte Ltd. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of SAGE Publications, Inc. and the Virginia University Research Partnership Board.

John’s work in academia and in the greater community has been recognized by numerous organizations including the American Association of University Professors (AAUP), the National Institute of Social Sciences, the Virginia Society of the American Institute of Architects, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.  Most recently, Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of Government and Public Affairs presented John with the Excellence in Virginia Government Lifetime Achievement Award.

John holds three degrees in English from the University of Virginia (a BA with high honors, an MA, and a Ph.D).

Janet Hill is a principal in Hill Family Advisors, where she oversees the family’s assets and investments.  She retired in 2010 as the co-owner and Vice President of Alexander & Associates, Inc., a corporate consulting firm in Washington, D.C., after 30 years in management and ownership.

Mrs. Hill currently serves on the boards of The Wendy’s Company, Dean Foods, Inc. and Carlyle Group. She is also a Vice President of Hill Ventures, Inc., her son’s real estate investment business.  She retired from the following boards when the companies were sold: Tambrands, Houghton Mifflin, Sprint, and Security Capital Group.  She served as a public member of the New York Cotton Exchange for six years.  Mrs. Hill is a member of the Board of Trustees of Duke University and was personally appointed to the Board of the Kennedy Center by President Obama.  She is a commissioner of the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics and a member of the board of the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts.

Mrs. Hill formerly served on the Board of Trustees of Wellesley College and the Board of Visitors of the College of William & Mary.  She served on the Board of Visitors of the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University for 18 years.

From 1978 until 1981, Mrs. Hill was the Special Assistant to the Secretary of the Army.  She was involved in all major decisions of the Secretariat during that period.  Prior to her work for the Army, she was a scientist with a private consulting firm in the Washington, D.C. area. Mrs. Hill holds degrees in Mathematics from Wellesley College (BA) and the University of Chicago (MAT).  She is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana.  She is married to Calvin Hill, a Yale graduate, retired professional athlete in the NFL and a consultant to the Dallas Cowboys.  Their only child, Grant, is a Duke graduate, a retired professional athlete with the NBA and present owner of two private equity firms. He is currently a studio host on TNT and the host of Inside Stuff on NBATV.   He and his wife, Tamia, a seven-time Grammy-nominated singer, are the parents of two daughters.

Wayne Weisman has been a partner at SCP since its inception and his experience in private equity and venture capital investing dates to 1987.

He joined Churchill Investment Partners, Inc. as a managing director in 1990, and became Vice President and a member of the board of directors of CIP Capital at its founding. From 1992 to 1994 he served as Executive Vice President of Affinity Biotech, Inc. where he had responsibility for strategic alliances, financial strategy, and mergers and acquisitions and oversaw its IPO and merger into the company that became IBAH, Inc. From 1987 to 1990, Wayne operated a management and financial advisory firm.

Wayne began his career at the Philadelphia law firm of Saul, Ewing, Remick & Saul. He is a director or chairman of several companies, including CinemaStar, Inc., Gigared S.A. and Deep Breeze, Ltd, and he was until recently a director of Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. He also serves on the investment committee of Vitalife Life Sciences Fund.

Wayne graduated cum laude with a BA from the University of Pennsylvania. He received a JD from the University of Michigan Law School.

Evan Morgan is a Director at Revolution Growth, a Washington DC-based private equity firm which invests in and actively helps build disruptive, innovative, and significant new consumer companies.

Prior to joining Revolution Growth, Evan was an Associate at the Carlyle Group and a member of the U.S. Growth Capital team. During his time at Carlyle, Evan also worked closely with members of Carlyle’s executive team on corporate strategy initiatives including new product offerings and fund formation. Before the Carlyle Group, Evan was an investment banking analyst at Financo, Inc. a boutique consumer/retail-focused M&A firm based in New York City.

Evan is a founding member of Charter Board Partners, a DC-based charitable organization backed by the New School Venture Fund and the Walton Foundation that focuses on board development for charter schools in the District of Columbia.

Evan received a BA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from the University of Pennsylvania.

Donn Davis co-leads Revolution Growth, which invests in and helps build innovative and impactful companies. Prior to founding Revolution LLC with Steve Case in 2005, Donn was a senior executive at America Online and AOL Time Warner. Donn served as COO and then President of the AOL Interactive Properties Group, driving the mission to expand beyond the core AOL Service with new brands and new strategies.

Donn served as CEO of Exclusive Resorts LLC from 2004 to 2007. He built Exclusive Resorts from a start-up to the #1 market leader, and defined an entirely new segment of luxury hospitality called the destination club. From 1992 to 1998, Donn served in numerous senior roles at Tribune Company. He was the founder and President of Tribune Ventures, pioneering the concept of strategic corporate venture capital and delivering an overall 55% IRR. Previously, as Senior Counsel, he structured and negotiated dozens of acquisitions and strategic partnerships in publishing, broadcasting, and digital media.

In addition to Echo360, Donn sits on the board of directors of Zipcar and Everyday Health.

Rohit Seth is a Partner of Duchossois Capital Management. His current focus is on applied technology investments to the education, healthcare, and a few other select vertical markets. He is based out of Austin, TX, where he manages the Texas office.

He previously served as a Vice President of The Duchossois Group and General Partner at Duchossois Technology Partners. In these capacities, he has assumed executive roles within portfolio companies, led growth initiatives across the operating companies, started new businesses, and pursued new investments and acquisitions.  Recently, he became a U.S. patent holder for his work with Brivo Systems on integrating social network identities to control internet of things devices (U.S. patent #8,881,252).

Rohit currently serves on the Boards of Echo360, Skylight Systems, Life360, and BrivoLabs. He is also on the advisory board at Opternative.  He has broad technology investment experience which spans the enterprise, communications, consumer, and emerging technology sectors. He previously served on the Boards of or was an investor in: SmartSignal (acquired by GE), AppIQ (acquired by Hewlett Packard), Crossbeam Systems (acquired by Thoma Bravo), Topspin (acquired by Cisco), Sandburst (acquired by Broadcom), Sipera (acquired bv Avaya), ALIS (acquired by Carl Zeiss, Inc), Aveso (acquired by Gemalto), NetEffect (acquired by Intel), AirWalk (acquired by UBEE), Pintail (acquired by Salland), and Surface Logix (acquired by Nano Terra).

Before joining DTEC, Rohit was Intel Capital’s Regional Manager for the Northeast U.S. and led Enterprise and Consumer sector efforts at Dell Ventures and Corporate Development. Rohit’s venture capital experience started as one of the original associates at HotBank/Seed Capital, SOFTBANK’s early stage VC affiliate. Rohit has also worked as an engineer with Texas Instruments and Andersen Consulting and as a strategy consultant with McKinsey & Company and Alliance Consulting Group.

Rohit graduated from Yale University with a double major B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Economics. He completed his MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management and SM in Engineering Sciences from Harvard University.

Investors and Advisors

Steve Case is one of America’s most accomplished entrepreneurs and philanthropists and a pioneer in making the Internet part of everyday life. Steve co-founded America Online in 1985, and under his leadership, AOL became the world’s largest and most valuable Internet company and helped drive the worldwide adoption of a medium that has transformed business and society.

In 2005, Steve founded Revolution LLC, which is focused on investing in and building disruptive, innovative, consumer-facing companies including LivingSocial, Zipcar and Exclusive Resorts. Steve co-leads Revolution Growth, a private equity fund focused on building significant, game-changing companies.

Steve also chairs the Startup America Partnership and is a member of President Obama’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness, two efforts focused on celebrating and accelerating entrepreneurship. In addition, Steve chairs the Case Foundation, a private family foundation, which he founded in 1997 with his wife Jean.

Ted Leonsis is a nationally renowned entrepreneur, investor, and business-builder. He sits on the board of directors of several leading companies ranging from American Express to Groupon. Ted co-leads Revolution Growth, a private equity fund focused on building significant, game-changing companies and currently sits on the board of directors of Clearspring, Resonate Networks and FedBid Inc.

Leonsis retired from active management of AOL in 2006, where during the previous 13 years he was an inspirational leader and held a number of senior positions, including vice chairman and president, and worked closely with Steve Case for a decade to build AOL into the world’s leading internet company with a market value at its peak in excess of $100 billion.

Leonsis has been named Washington’s Businessman of the Year, a Washingtonian of the Year, one of the 20 most influential people in sports, and one of the top 10 entrepreneurs of the year. Leonsis blogs daily at TedsTake.com.

Chris Holden brings more than 25 years of early-stage investing and company-building experience to Court Square, including 11 years with News Corporation in a variety of senior operating, strategy, and executive management roles.

From 1995 to 2000 he served as Chief Executive Officer of Kesmai Corporation, a wholly owned software and technology subsidiary of News Corp, which he sold to Electronic Arts and America Online. Prior to becoming CEO of Kesmai, Chris was vice president of News Technology Group. He also served on News Corp’s Global Interactive Strategy Taskforce, was a member of the executive team that created iGuide, and was a senior executive with the News Digital Media Group. Prior to joining the News Technology Group, he co-founded the Advanced Media Group for HarperCollins Publishers in New York and served as corporate vice president. While at News Corp, Chris served as a director of numerous private companies in the IT, software, and media sectors.

Chris left News Corp in 2000 to co-found Court Square Ventures. He has been a board member in CSV I portfolio companies CSTV (sold to CBS), Logic Library (sold to SOA Software), and Verance (still operating). Currently, he is a director of CSV II portfolio companies Emerging Media Group, Grab Networks, Echo360, and Mobile Posse. He serves on the board of the Martha Jefferson Hospital Foundation, the University of Virginia Patent Foundation, and was appointed by Virginia Governor Tim Kaine to the Board of Visitors of Virginia State University. He is a graduate of Woodberry Forest School and Davidson College.

Xander Perry joined the Anthem team in 1998 and has over 15 years business experience with emphasis on telecommunications, information technology and venture capital investing. Before joining Anthem, Xander worked with Advent International in Boston where he assisted with the private equity firm’s investments in energy and technology companies. Prior to his career in venture capital Xander designed and implemented software systems and telecommunications solutions for MCI, BellSouth and other Fortune 500 companies. He spent four years with Andersen Consulting (Accenture) where he was aligned with the firm’s IT/telecom and Telecommunications industry groups.

Xander acquired his MBA from the Wharton School of Business and his Bachelors Degree from Emory University.

Gregga Baxter has been with Falcon Private Equity for more than 20 years and was a founding member of the firm’s investment banking practice in London. Gregg has been involved as an investor with Affiliated Computer Services (NYSE:ACS); Dataplex (acquired); AdvaCare Inc. (IPO and subsequently acquired); Tidel Engineering Inc (Nasdaq: ATMS); Graham Engineering (recapitalization and subsequently acquired); and Peter Piper Pizza (acquired). Gregga represents the firm on the boards of eMotion, Inc., Visual Insights, Inc. and White Rock Networks.

He is also a director of ProVen Private Equity. Gregga started his career in finance at JP Morgan. He holds a BA (Hons) and MA in Modern History from Oxford University.

Our partners are education technology, content and research organizations that share our mission to improve student success by enhancing student learning and engagement and providing analytics for informed decision-making.

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Our team is dedicated to helping educators around the globe develop future generations of leaders, scholars and visionaries. We work in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment, where we are driven by our passion for education and learning. At Echo360, we value innovation, foster collaboration, and encourage employees to forge their own path. We work hard, but we also haven’t forgotten how to have fun.

Job Openings

Are you ready to transform higher education?

While finding employees who meet the specific requirements of a job is important, our team shines because of a shared set of highly-regarded personal characteristics. At Echo360 we are:

Passionate about education.

Self-motivated and intelligent with the stamina to work in a high-performance environment.

Collaborative and work as a team.

Dedicated to servicing our customers and exceeding their expectations.

Friendly and fun – we work hard and play hard.

Dedicated to our individual success as well as the success of the organization.

Open to learning and to thinking outside of the box.

To apply for any of the positions listed here please forward your resume and cover letter to HR@echo360.com and include the job title in the subject line. No agencies please. For US-based positions, candidates must be local and eligible to work in the United States for any employer.

Echo360 is proud to be an EOE/M/F/V/D employer.

Open Positions

Location

Reston, VA

About the Job

At the Reston office, you’ll be joining a talented group of engineers building Echo360’s media capture and processing systems. As a Software Engineer on the Capture Team, you will work on products from inception, through development, and ultimately to testing and release. Being a relatively small team, you will have the freedom and opportunity to help direct the shape and evolution of our technical architecture.

At Echo360 we are developing a culture and set of core values designed to enable our engineers to build the best technology possible. We value productivity over process, but never at the expense of quality. We obsess over code quality, test coverage, and peer review. These methods allow Echo360 to develop industry-leading solutions while competing with companies that have much larger engineering teams.

We’re looking for talented engineers with the ability and desire to learn to work on multiple layers within a system. Our team covers everything from desktop applications to web-scale device management and media processing. A healthy obsession for scalability and reliable systems processing problems doesn’t hurt. Flexibility and willingness to work on various aspects of a feature and with various technologies and platforms is a must.

We use GitHub and its pull request process for source control and Atlassian JIRA for managing our agile process. We all have opinions on how to improve education…..help come make these ideas a reality. At Echo360, the products you develop will help millions of students at hundreds of colleges and universities across the world.

Reports to: Principal Software Architect

Responsibilities

  • Build desktop and service-level client applications on Mac and Windows for reliably streaming, capturing, and uploading media
  • Develop scalable systems that can perform custom processing of hundreds of thousands of hours of audio/video content weekly
  • Develop microservices for managing tens of thousands of devices in real time
  • Lead the resolution of complex, multi-faceted problems within the team
  • Actively and productively contribute to the full Agile process
  • Constantly cross-train, learn new technologies, and contribute ideas to the team
  • Build high-quality deliverables (code, test, hardware, schemas) quickly with minimal direction
  • Think creatively and lead the resolution of problems facing the team

About You

  • Bachelor’s degree (preferred)
  • 6+ years related professional experience in software engineering
  • Hands-on work experience with video tools/frameworks such as ffmpeg, DirectShow, Windows Media Foundation, Mac CoreVideo/Video Toolbox
  • Strong experience with C/C++
  • Experience with other languages, especially C#, Objective-C, Go programming language, or Scala is a plus
  • Experience with AWS data services also a plus
  • A passion for learning new languages and technologies and building scalable and reliable systems
  • Outstanding verbal and written communications skills
  • A well-organized self-starter

Echo360 believes that improved outcomes start with great moments in the classroom. Echo360 powers the modern classroom experience by pulling content, lectures, social learning tools and resources into one connected environment allowing students to seamlessly interact in traditional, hybrid or online classes. Echo360 captures these interactions and provides real-time learning data so instructors can see what’s working and what’s not and intervene proactively to improve outcomes. Today, Echo360 technologies are used by over 3 million students in 8,000 classrooms at 600 higher ed institutions across 30 countries. Our employees take pride in their consistent application of innovation and best practices and their ongoing dedication to the highest standards of software quality.

Echo360 is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage all qualified and motivated individuals to apply.

Location

Reston, VA

About the Job

The hardware engineer will specify, design, implement and test new hardware capabilities as well as support and maintain the existing Echo360 hardware platforms.

Reports to: Team Lead

Responsibilities

  • Design, implement, and test new hardware
  • Support the hardware design from conception to release and beyond
  • Support existing hardware platforms
  • Work with the manufacturing team during all phases of development and release
  • Provide input and evaluation of new technologies and products

About You

  • BSEE or equivalent
  • 5+ years of experience with schematic capture, PCB layout, design prototyping, hardware testing
  • Experience with design and layout for NRTL EMI compliance
  • Expert in proper circuit board layout techniques for low EMI, EMC, and ESD constraints
  • Experience with high speed (GHz) analog and digital circuit design
  • Experience with Design for Manufacturing (DFM)
  • Experience with hardware certification processes and passing NRTL requirements (UL, etc.)
  • Familiar with compliance standards such as FCC, EMC, ESD
  • Experience with hardware debugging tools — analyzers, scopes, emulators, DVMs
  • Good written, verbal and in-person communication skills
  • Experience implementing audio/video processing systems is a plus
  • Experience in multimedia – Video, Audio streaming media industry experience
  • Experience with Altium Designer
  • 2+ years experience with FPGA/CPLD design/development/testing

Echo360 believes that improved outcomes start with great moments in the classroom. Echo360 powers the modern classroom experience by pulling content, lectures, social learning tools and resources into one connected environment allowing students to seamlessly interact in traditional, hybrid or online classes. Echo360 captures these interactions and provides real-time learning data so instructors can see what’s working and what’s not and intervene proactively to improve outcomes. Today, Echo360 technologies are used by over 3 million students in 8,000 classrooms at 600 higher ed institutions across 30 countries. Our employees take pride in their consistent application of innovation and best practices and their ongoing dedication to the highest standards of software quality.

Echo360 is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage all qualified and motivated individuals to apply.

Location

Reston, VA

About the Job

The Instructional Designer/Training Specialist will research, develop, design and deliver end-user training and technical solution resource materials forEcho360 customers, staff and partners to help them more effectively use the Echo360 active learning platform.

This position is located in our Reston, VA headquarters office with significant (>50%) travel to higher education universities.

Reports to:      SVP, Customer Success

Responsibilities

  • Plan, research, design, develop and implement a variety of instructional curricula and educational materials for a blended learning solution that supports Echo360 software applications and technical products.
  • Can independently develop and deliver entry and advanced level courses for both internal and external audiences.
  • Work with the higher education department heads, faculty and instructional technologists to ensure learning needs are appropriately supported.
  • Analyze learning needs including scope, learner’s ability, and business performance alignment.
  • Interpret/use training evaluation data to recommend revision/modifications to training curricula/materials.
  • Supports the on-line learning environment through training and implementation, and promotes the expanded use of online help and user performance support.
  • Develop & conduct on-site and virtual classroom training sessions on commonly used Echo360 software solutions independently or with other subject matter experts.
  • Assist with the identification of Echo360 staff technical training needs and develop and deliver training in the appropriate format (instructor led, end-user guides, online content) to meet identified needs.
  • Proofread and edit own work and work of others to improve quality, readability, and effectiveness of all User Education deliverables.
  • Significant travel (50% +) to higher ed campuses and other venues in the USA and Canada for planning and delivery of training and instructional services.

About You

  • Bachelors Degree in Education, Instructional Design, or related subject (Masters Degree preferred)
  • Minimum of five years of instructional design, technical writing, teaching/training, and course development experience
  • 3-5 years experience working in or with higher education institutions (preferred)
  • Demonstrated understanding of active learning pedagogy
  • Familiarity with educational assessment
  • Experience working with data and data analysis
  • Knowledge of instructional design concepts and principles, technical communication, writing, and end user training
  • Ability to travel to higher education campuses in the USA and Canada on a regular basis
  • Knowledge of online teaching and learning methods
  • Proficiency with online help software design and development methodology
  • Self-driven with the ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks
  • Ability to share knowledge and work in a strong team-oriented environment
  • Excellent writing, editing, and proofreading of material for clarity, accuracy and conciseness
  • Demonstrated history of superior communication skills, verbal and written, with diverse personalities, technical competency levels, and cultures
  • Aptitude to quickly learn and use Echo360 technology
  • Demonstrated attention to detail and strong organization, planning & problem solving skills
  • Strong PC/Mac skills and expertise in MS Office, Adobe Captivate and Articulate

Echo360 believes that improved outcomes start with great moments in the classroom. Echo360 powers the modern classroom experience by pulling content, lectures, social learning tools and resources into one connected environment allowing students to seamlessly interact in traditional, hybrid or online classes. Echo360 captures these interactions and provides real-time learning data so instructors can see what’s working and what’s not and intervene proactively to improve outcomes. Today, Echo360 technologies are used by over 3 million students in 8,000 classrooms at 600 higher ed institutions across 30 countries. Our employees take pride in their consistent application of innovation and best practices and their ongoing dedication to the highest standards of software quality.

Echo360 is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage all qualified and motivated individuals to apply.

Location

Will consider various locations in Western US states (Phoenix, AZ and Denver, CO are ideal, but other locations will be considered)

About the Job

Managing Echo360 software and hardware sales for higher education institutions with FTEs of 5,000 or under in the West Region, the Manager-Academic Partnerships will engage senior academic leaders (including Presidents and Provosts) to understand their top strategic challenges (e.g., graduation rates, student retention, performance-based funding) and position Echo360 to help them improve outcomes in these areas.

This role is based within the assigned territory with an expectation of significant travel to higher education customer campuses within the territory and to other Echo360 and industry events as required. Other locations will be considered (Western US states).

Reports to: VP, Sales North America

Responsibilities

  • Contact and engage senior academic leaders, including Presidents and Provosts, to understand their top strategic challenges (e.g. graduation rates, student retention, performance-based funding) and position Echo360 to help them improve outcomes in these areas.
  • Meet or exceed sales objectives of assigned territory by promoting and selling the education products through professional sales techniques and long-term customer relationships.
  • Manage complex sales cycle – from qualification to close for multiple, high-volume deals of education product offerings.
  • Responsible for identifying and selling significant, strategic accounts in higher education with FTEs of 5,000 or under, working closely with sales engineering resources to drive business to close.
  • Build and implement territory plans for education market accounts. Formulate and execute on account strategies.
  • Develop & close new opportunities to deliver quarterly quota target.
  • Continually build a pipeline of qualified opportunities that can be closed over time while maintaining strong sales metrics for prospecting goals, demos, customer visits and sales.
  • Deliver presentations and proposals to clients both online and in person. Clearly articulate product value proposition to client’s decision makers.
  • Manage all aspects of active opportunities, including technical sales requirements. Participate in requirements surveys at client sites if needed.
  • Prospect for new business via cold calling, networking and referrals.
  • Collaborate with authorized Echo360 partners to identify and pursue sales opportunities and deliver more complete customer solutions.
  • Develop thorough knowledge of the products provided by the company and continually enhance skills on how to apply that knowledge to solve customer needs.
  • Develop thorough knowledge of competitive solutions. Use knowledge to overcome objections raised by prospects.
  • Administrative duties include preparation of proposals, quotes, contracts, accurate sales forecasts and recording of all activities, communications and contacts via CRM system Salesforce.com.

About You

  • Minimum of 7 years’ experience selling enterprise software/SAAS to the higher education market.
  • Successful track record of selling into institutions with under 5,000 FTE a plus
  • Previous experience selling academic solutions to senior academic leaders
  • Proven proficiency at executing a sales cycle according to best practices including identification, positioning, qualification, discovery, proposal, contracting and closing.
  • Track record of getting to key client decision makers at senior levels of colleges and universities.
  • Strong education market knowledge including understanding of current trends in teaching/learning and use of academic technology.
  • Understanding of education industry sales cycle.
  • Knowledge of Salesforce.com a plus
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to travel up to 50% domestic

Echo360 believes that improved outcomes start with great moments in the classroom. Echo360 powers the modern classroom experience by pulling content, lectures, social learning tools and resources into one connected environment allowing students to seamlessly interact in traditional, hybrid or online classes. Echo360 captures these interactions and provides real-time learning data so instructors can see what’s working and what’s not and intervene proactively to improve outcomes. Today, Echo360 technologies are used by over 3 million students in 8,000 classrooms at 600 higher ed institutions across 30 countries. Our employees take pride in their consistent application of innovation and best practices and their ongoing dedication to the highest standards of software quality.

Echo360 is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage all qualified and motivated individuals to apply.

Location

London area, United Kingdom

About the Job

Echo360’s UK team is seeking to hire an enthusiastic, highly motivated engineer. The successful candidate will work closely with the sales team, engineers and resellers in the region to assist prospective and current customers. They will be responsible for monitoring the success of customers, identifying those who would benefit from increased attention, and working with them to improve their Echo360 experience.

They must possess strong technical skills, written and oral communication skills, and the ability to work effectively with people in a wide variety of situations. The ideal candidate would have a strong enterprise software background or would have worked in a university setting with course management and lecture capture technologies.

Reports to: Manager, Solutions Engineering

Responsibilities

  • Provide customers with remote and on-site technical support and consultation
  • Work with individual sales team members to fully understand the learning goals, teaching requirements, and objectives of Echo360’s prospective and current customers in the region
  • Participate in Echo360 presentations/demonstrations to prospective and current customers
  • Provide training for new and current customers on best practice use of Echo360 solutions
  • Some travel within the UK and International required (less than 50% overall).

About You

  • To be successful in this role you must be thoroughly comfortable with the Linux, Windows and Macintosh operating systems and their operation in a large scale environment. Other desired qualifications include:
  • University degree or equivalent, alternatively work related experience in an IT support role
  • Strong Unix/Linux and Windows skills
  • Understanding of Virtualisation Technologies
  • Understanding of Cloud services
  • Ability to configure and perform troubleshooting for basic networking connectivity
  • Knowledge and experience in one or more of the following areas: flipped classroom, mobile learning, student engagement, distance learning, learning design, blended learning, learner analytics
  • Practical experience in an academic institution working with relevant educational technologies in a role providing pedagogical advice and support to end-users
  • Strong written and oral communication skills to effectively communicate with customers, manage clients’ expectations through issue resolution process, collect technical and workflow information, and deliver solutions to customers, and resellers
  • Understanding of Windows and Linux file systems, file permissions and disk management, including network attached storage mechanisms and remote file system management protocols
  • Ability to participate in rotating on-call duty (requiring 24/7 availability for urgent support issues)

Echo360 believes that improved outcomes start with great moments in the classroom. Echo360 powers the modern classroom experience by pulling content, lectures, social learning tools and resources into one connected environment allowing students to seamlessly interact in traditional, hybrid or online classes. Echo360 captures these interactions and provides real-time learning data so instructors can see what’s working and what’s not and intervene proactively to improve outcomes. Today, Echo360 technologies are used by over 3 million students in 8,000 classrooms at 600 higher ed institutions across 30 countries. Our employees take pride in their consistent application of innovation and best practices and their ongoing dedication to the highest standards of software quality.

Echo360 is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage all qualified and motivated individuals to apply.

Benefits and Perks

In addition to competitive salaries and bonuses to eligible employees, our comprehensive benefits package reflects the values and culture of our company while supporting the needs of our team members.

Exceptional health benefits including medical, dental, vision, wellness reimbursement.

Flex spending for health and dependent care.

Employee Assistance Program for other things that get in the way of life.

Company-paid life and disability insurance.

Domestic partner benefits.

Three (3) weeks of paid vacation plus floating and personal holidays and sick days.

Flexible work schedule and telework options.

Company-sponsored volunteer opportunities plus paid time off for volunteer work.

Tuition assistance.

Generous maternity/paternity leave.

Casual dress environment.

On-site gym with showers and locker rooms.

Unlimited caffeine and weekly company-catered breakfasts.

Company-sponsored food and social events.

Your choice of a Mac or PC.

Employee referral program.

Our international employee salaries and benefits are competitive and customized by location.