Onsite Instructor, Software Engineering at Flatiron School

Posted in Other 12 days ago.

Location: Washington, Washington DC

Job Description:

Flatiron School

Cohorts are returning to the Washington D.C. Campus! Flatiron School is looking for an Instructor, Software to work with our students for a 15-week Synchronous in-person program. You will be responsible for coordinating and delivering key components of a students course structure, like weekly one-on-ones and study groups, and act as their go-to technical resource as they work through the program. Youll work with fellow faculty and staff to develop and deliver course material, troubleshoot student issues, build community within our student body, and overall create productive, inspired, employable practitioners of a technical craft. Additionally, you will act as an on-campus presence and point of contact for Software Engineering students in your designated cohort.


Work directly with students as their dedicated leader for the course, elevating them to meet our technical bar:

  • Maintain the cadence of the course: Keep students on track, monitor each individuals progress, and design and implement learning or service interventions when students fall behind, in partnership with program leadership.
  • Hold regular one-on-one and group on-campus coaching sessions with students that serve as tutoring, motivational, or debugging sessions whatever particular student(s) need(s) that day to keep on track for their goals.
  • Help students in real-time, through one-on-one meetings and live conversations, tending towards the most high-fidelity experiences.
  • Facilitate Education Operations in Flatiron Schools Learning Management System.
  • Review coursework by students and provide specific, highly qualitative and useful feedback.
  • Lead project sprints, helping students scope and execute larger technical projects to demonstrate mastery of each content module.
  • Conduct assessments, holding students to a high bar of mastery for each content module and coaching them on how to deepen their understanding of the material.
  • Build community within student groups by identifying, creating, and implementing connective experiences, like Feelings Friday and Motivational Monday study groups, Slack discussions, and student pairing sessions.
  • While lecturing is not an instructors main responsibility, lecturing may be required occasionally.
  • Monitor and engage in student discussions, jumping in to help with technical challenges and participating in non-technical conversations that develop community.
  • Leverage passion as a force for motivation by sharing what you are passionate about with students and working those topics into lesson plans as appropriate.
  • Be available, responsive, excited, and kind: A teacher who holds students to high standards, puts people above process, and creates the kind of learning environment that stretches people beyond what they thought they could achieve.

Collaborate thoughtfully and impactfully with colleagues:

  • Use feedback from students gathered via class surveys, team members, and students to continually improve.
  • Assist colleagues in developing and executing learning interventions that move students forward.
  • Collaborate with the Curriculum and Teacher Training teams to deliver feedback from students and staff about what resources and improvements would drive the best student experiences.
  • Be an exemplar of Flatiron Schools values in your work and your interactions: Make No Little Plans, Pursue Mastery, Work Together, Radiate Positivity, Be Scrappy, and Nurture Difference.
  • Assist in onboarding new instructors.
  • Participate in internal and external events.
  • May occasionally substitute if needed.

Required Skills & Qualifications:

  • BA Degree in Computer Science and/or equivalent experience.
  • Practitioner experience in the Software engineering Field.
  • Instructional or training experience in the Software Engineering field.
  • Possess empathy and a strong desire to act as a mentor.
  • Strong Knowledge in HTML, CSS, Javascript, Ruby, Rails, Python a plus.
  • Strong communication skills, and great judgment about what communications to use in a particular situation or on a particular medium.

Expected Compensation Range:

  • $65K - $75K Annually

For benefits information, visit https://flatironschool.com/careers/.

Important note: For the health and safety of the Flatiron School community, full COVID-19 vaccination is required for entrance to any of our Flatiron School locations including campuses and offices. In addition, masks will be required onsite at all times at campuses located in cities where transmission is designated as substantial or high, only removing to eat or drink at a designated distanced desk. You can read more information about our Covid-19 policy and precautions here.

About Flatiron School

Flatiron School teaches passionate, creative people how to launch careers in tech. Weve been teaching since 2012, and now offer programs in software engineering, data science, and cybersecurity to bring our successful curriculum to more students. We are more than just a school we are a team of mission-driven individuals trying to align education with reality. Since our inception in 2012, weve provided thousands of students with skills, community, and an immersive outcomes-driven program. To achieve these outcomes, weve never let ourselves stop growing weve constantly iterated on our curriculum, evolved our teaching techniques, and created technology to improve our students learning experience.

Equal Employment Opportunity Commitment

Flatiron School provides equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, disability, marital status, citizenship status, veteran status, relationship or association with a protected veteran, military status or any other legally protected characteristic. This includes recruiting, hiring, working conditions, benefits, and other employment matters such as pay, promotion, demotion, transfer, termination, and reduction in force. It is the policy of Flatiron School to comply with all applicable federal, state, and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment and to ensure equal opportunity in all terms and conditions of employment or potential employment. All employment decisions shall be consistent with the principle of equal employment opportunity.

Flatiron School values and encourages diversity and solicits applications from all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, gender, sex, age, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, medical condition, military and veteran status, gender identity or expression, genetic information, change of sex or transgender status, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law. Flatiron School is committed to working with people from all walks of life. If you require a reasonable accommodation in any part of the employment process, please contact people@flatironschool.com


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