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Software Engineering Instructor, Technical Mentor

Company: Galvanize
Location: Boulder
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

We are looking for a Technical Mentor to train the brightest students in the coding industry in JavaScript fundamentals and engineering best practices.

Technical Mentors are primarily responsible for ensuring students are technically prepared for a successful job search and career in the software industry. Technical Mentors are student-facing members of the team, building culture, coaching success behaviors, and talking code. The Technical Mentor works closely with a classroom of students across the entire length of the program and, in collaboration with other team members, is responsible for the education and employability of the student as well as the strength of the cohort community. The Tech Mentor watches over their class of students and ensures on a day-to-day basis that everyone is learning rapidly and is on track for success. When a student gets a job after the program, such core teaching staff are those they thank with the deepest emotion.

Responsibilities

  • Ensure students are technically prepared for success in their job search and on the job.
  • Deliver technical coaching and support to students, developing their coding skills and understanding of and ability to effectively communicate about difficult technical concepts.
  • Intentionally push students to become increasingly autonomous engineers; support them in reading & accurately interpreting documentation and error messages, improve their debugging skills, and become courageous coders.
  • Provide expert technical and project management guidance to small groups of students building exciting projects using cutting-edge technologies.
  • Accurately and proactively evaluate, track & communicate student technical progress. This includes grading students' work, delivering feedback, and modeling successful behavior.
  • Build and execute effective individual student remediation plans to ensure that all of our students become successful software engineers.
  • Identify and respond to cohort-wide remediation needs, crafting supplemental lectures & lesson plans addressing cohort-specific needs.
  • Contribute to curriculum initiatives that address popular technologies.
  • Contribute to local evangelism and enrollment initiatives, such as attendance at meetups, speaking at conferences, leading workshops, etc.
  • Serve as a technical partner while collaborating with all other departments that ensure job search success.

Qualifications

  • Experienced software engineer, particularly regarding Javascript knowledge, related emerging technologies, and relevant development tools
  • Experience with industry-standard software development practices and methodologies like Agile, Scrum and Kanban
  • Skilled at teaching in an immersive remote learning environment
  • Skilled and engaging facilitator/lecturer
  • Ability to analyze and model student progress and remove educational roadblocks
  • Possesses a strong growth mindset: seeks feedback, admits to and learns from failure, autonomously learns and grows while seeking appropriate support from coworkers and manager
  • Motivated by and derives satisfaction from high-ownership work environments and has a passion for education
  • Aligned with our overall instructional philosophies
  • Highly autonomous, conscientious, reliable, self-motivated and solution-oriented
  • Strong collaboration skills, high self-awareness, flexible, open-minded and positive
  • Empathetic and charismatic
  • Able to work occasional evenings/Saturdays.

Possesses either:

  • 5 years of worked experience in Software Engineering/Computer Programming/Computer Science/Web Development OR
  • Completion of an educational program in a relevant subject area and 2 years work experience in Software Engineering/Computer Programming/Computer Science/Web Development

While this position may start remotely, this role will return on-site once in-person learning resumes.

Application Information

Please submit a resume with your application. In lieu of a cover letter, please answer the following questions (<140 characters each):

  • What is your favorite open-source library? Please explain how it's useful to you.
  • During a code review, list the characteristics you tend to comment on.
  • Outline your favorite technical interview prompt.
  • Describe what it means to you to have autonomy in your job.
  • What unique strengths would you bring to the Tech Mentor role?

The minimum annual compensation may be around $70,000. The average annual maximum compensation may be around $110,000.

Stride, Inc. considers a person's education, experience, and qualifications, as well as the position's work location, expected quality and quantity of work, required travel (if any), external market and internal value when determining a new employee's salary level. Salaries will differ based on these factors, the position's level and expected contribution, and the employee's benefits elections. Offers will [Alt: may] typically be in the bottom half of the range.

Stride, Inc. offers employees a robust benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, flexible spending accounts, disability and parental leave, voluntary life and AD&D insurance, accident and hospital supplemental plans and commuter benefits. Employees may also be eligible for paid time off (PTO), 401(k) retirement plan, bonus, and generous professional development programs.

EEO

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Keywords: Galvanize, Boulder , Software Engineering Instructor, Technical Mentor, Other , Boulder, Colorado

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