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Lead Software Engineering Instructor - Part-time

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location-pin Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
location-tag 1561643

 Our Software Engineering Immersive course is a life-changing educational experience where our students learn the skills and mindsets to take on new careers as web developers.

We are looking for a lead instructor with strong web development experience to play a key role on our growing instructional team.

 

Why teach our Software Engineering Immersive?

If you are looking to make a life-changing impact by sharing your love for software development with the next generation of developers, we’d love for you to consider joining our team. We deliver more than just skills training, and are looking for teachers who share our vision for a community of lifelong learners pursuing work that they love.

As a teacher for our flagship software engineering program, you will join us on one of our many campuses to:

  • Work closely with one or more co-instructors to guide students through a rigorous, transformational journey towards apprenticeship in software development.
  • Become a better leader, and mentor as you learn from veteran instructors and our world-class instructional coaches.
  • Inspire and support students as they identify their passions and drive their own continued learning beyond the curriculum.
  • Adapt our global curriculum and use it to guide your teaching, building your own lesson plans as needed and contributing back your lessons learned over time.
  • Facilitate a safe, supportive, and energetic community that welcomes the various needs and learning styles of your students.

 

What do we teach?

We adapt both our global curriculum and local approach to the technical trends and hiring environment of the times and cities we work in, but today our primary educational approach centres around JavaScript. In general, our curriculum is scaffolded to follow the historical evolution of software engineering. We start by teaching the fundamentals of programming and web design through JavaScript, HTML, and CSS.

About 25% of our course (normally unit 2 of 4) focuses on Ruby on Rails MVC framework, using that context to introduce databases, security, and other foundational knowledge.

The rest of the course (units 3 and 4) focuses back on JavaScript. We cover Node and APIs, then tackle the React Framework and APIs. 

We also cover all sorts of other things that junior web developers need to know, like source control, team collaboration, and developer workflow.

We give students the chance to spend focused time building at least 4 major projects, in addition to other smaller projects and labs. About 33% of overall class time is spent on dedicated project work.

 

Skills and Qualifications

  • You are the person that your colleagues naturally gravitate to when they are trying to figure something out.
  • You are eager to shape the skills, minds, and careers of the newest generation of web developers.
  • You have at least 3+ years of experience working on a software development team.
  • Familiarity with Computer Science topics, such as: Recursion, Sorting, Search, Linked Lists, Stacks and queues, Sets, Trees, Search Tries, Graphs, Hash tables, and Design patterns
  • You have working experience in both front-end and back-end development, and are fluent in:
    • HTML and CSS
    • Full-stack JavaScript
    • At least one JS MV* framework (React preferred)
    • SQL databases (we generally use PosgreSQL)
    • NoSQL (we generally cover MongoDB and Redis)
    • At least one additional object-oriented language (Ruby preferred)

This is a fully remote role, and can be based anywhere in Australia. Please ensure you have the right to work in Australia before applying.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Teach every Monday and Wednesday, 6pm-9:30pm and Saturday 9:30am-6:30pm, for the 24 week duration of the program. 
  • Instructors will need to commit time for preparing lessons and materials, leveraging existing GA curriculum content outside class-time.
  • Work closely with other instructors, co-instructors or instructional associates to provide students with meaningful and prompt feedback on their progress.
  • Work alongside GA staff and teaching team to best meet the needs and learning styles of your students.
  • Guide students through development of stellar projects that will showcase their abilities to hiring managers.
  • Facilitate a dynamic, collaborative, and positive classroom community.
  • Inspire students to persevere through the challenges of learning a new skill set.

 

Who are we?

Recently voted Fast Company’s #1 Most Innovative Company in Education and #28 Most Innovative Company in the world, General Assembly is a venture backed, post Series D, NYC-based startup in our sixth year. General Assembly transforms thinkers into creators through education and opportunities in technology, business, and design.

We offer classes, workshops, long-form courses, and events in worldwide markets including New York where we are headquartered, Atlanta, Austin, London, Hong Kong, Sydney, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago, Seattle, Melbourne, Denver, Toronto, Singapore, and Washington DC.

We also partner with Fortune 500 companies to spur innovation through increased digital fluency and more effective approaches to collaboration.

General Assembly is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

 

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