Director, Point-of-Sale Engineering

Information Technology
H0700542 Requisition #


The Director of Point-of-Sale Engineering will play an essential role in the major technology transformation happening at Scholastic. The Book Fairs provided by Scholastic run in schools and communities across the US, Canada, and abroad, and are one of the most vital ways we help kids get access to the books they will love. The point-of-sale system is critical to these volunteer-operated events, and can increasingly drive innovative ways for kids and parents to shop and pay for books at these cherished experiences.

This person will provide end-to-end technology leadership for the point-of-sale ecosystem at Scholastic, from the hardware/software deployed at the fairs themselves, to the cloud services they connect with, to the internal enterprise systems that manage the terminals and transactions. This will include leading the internal engineering team that works in these areas as well as working with vendors/partners that help provide the overall solutions. This is a technology management position, but we are looking for a “player-coach” who will be hands-on with all the engineering work going on across the team. The ability to work effectively with business leaders, external vendors/partners, engineering teams, and the broader technology organization is key.


• Own the development and delivery of a unified and comprehensive digital point-of-sale and payments ecosystem serving the needs of Scholastic businesses.
• Become the leading expert at Scholastic on the technologies that drive point-of-sale and retail payments in general and provide leadership and innovation that expand business opportunities, improve efficiency, and reduce costs.
• Monitor market/technology trends along with vendor strategies in the payments and point-of-sale space and determine potential impact to our businesses and systems.
• Lead a team of software/systems engineers to develop and deliver capabilities into production consistently and with high quality.
• Manage vendor relationships with key partners that deliver parts of the point-of-sale ecosystem. Ensure vendor services are of high quality, reliability, and security.
• Collaborate with technology management, product management, and enterprise architecture to define features and roadmaps that meet feature and technical requirements.
• Engage with peers across the organization to manage integrations between the platform and other Scholastic enterprise services.
• Ensure that development efforts exemplify Scholastic’s engineering best practices around quality, reliability, security, etc.
• Direct resolution of complex process/technology issues in both production and pre-production environments related to point-of-sale systems.


• BA or BS in a technical discipline, advanced degree strongly preferred.
• Minimum of 5 years of experience implementing enterprise technology systems, with minimum 3 years in senior roles with demonstrable growth in scope and complexity of the roles filled.
• Minimum of 3 years of experience with retail point-of-sale and payment solutions. Deep knowledge of overall payment industry, standards, and regulations. Strong relationships with key hardware/software vendors in the space.
• Experience working with cloud-based Iaas, PaaS, and SaaS platforms, preferably with AWS.
• Experience in agile software engineering methods, specifically providing engineering leadership as part of an agile organization.
• Driven collaborative mindset that will push through barriers in the face of ambiguous situations.
• Continuous learner, able to adapt quickly to new technologies in a challenging and high-growth environment.
• Strong intellectual curiosity and desire for excellence around leading teams by example, building products, supporting development, and scaling a business.
• Tenacious problem solver able to make routine decisions as well as sound complex analysis in a fast-paced, technical environment.
• Powerful communicator, in both verbal and written form, able to articulate concepts and ideas, break through barriers, engage people, and work effectively with others under pressure.
• Ability to quickly establish credibility with business and technology stakeholders, including executives, engineers, architects, operations, security, etc.
• Capable of planning and executing on both short-term and long-term goals individually and with the team. Able to incorporate strategic objectives, commitments, and day-to-day tasks seamlessly.


Scholastic Corporation (NASDAQ: SCHL) is the world's largest publisher and distributor of children's books, a leading provider of core literacy curriculum and professional services, and a producer of educational and entertaining children's media. The Company creates quality books and ebooks, print and technology-based learning programs for pre-K to grade 12, classroom magazines and other products and services that support children's learning both in school and at home. With operations in 14 international offices and exports to 165 countries, Scholastic makes quality, affordable books available to all children around the world through school-based book clubs and book fairs, classroom collections, school and public libraries, retail and online. True to its mission of 100 years to encourage the personal and intellectual growth of all children beginning with literacy, the Company has earned a reputation as a trusted partner to educators and families. Learn more at

Some benefits that we offer:

• 100% vested of 401(k) Retirement Plan after 5 years employment
• Up to 1M worth of supplemental Life Insurance
• Tuition Reimbursement
• Purchase Scholastic stock at a 15% discount

Thank you for your consideration in choosing Scholastic.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Scholastic is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our policy is clear: there shall be no discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, or status as a disabled veteran or Vietnam veteran.

Those factors shall not influence the determination of qualifications for a job or other opportunity within the company. Further, all personnel actions (such as compensation, tuition aid, benefits, transfers, promotions, and dismissals, company-sponsored training, social and recreational programs) shall be administered without discrimination.

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