Lead Web Development Instructor, Principal Full Stack Developer

Vision and Values:
Galvanize is a dynamic learning community for technology. Our community is where people and companies with the guts and smarts to create real-world change congregate and inspire each other.  Our goal is to make opportunities in technology available to all those with the aptitude, determination and drive. Across our beautifully designed urban campuses nationwide, we offer a unique combination of education, workspace, and networking.

Galvanize campuses are not simply places to work; they are environments of active engagement, learning and growth. We are looking for passionate educators and practical problem solvers with demonstrated flexibility and curiosity.

At Galvanize, we don’t just teach, we guide. We use data-driven instructional design to differentiate for students’ diverse personality types, habits, and learning styles. We immerse students in an agile development process from day one to help them become the best developers (and life-long learners) they can be. Our Instruction team trains technical professionals with some programming experience to solve web development problems utilizing innovative educational techniques.

We are seeking an inspiring leader, a passionate educator, and a practical problem solver with demonstrated flexibility and curiosity experienced in building classroom cultures that nurture a growth mindset and the practice of lean principles. Join us in building the world's hub for education in web development.

  • Work with instructional team to provide purposeful lessons and class activities five days a week, for 24 weeks.
  • Plan daily lessons.
  • Deliver lectures and tutorials.
  • Support students during project work.
  • Occasionally lead day-long “sprints,” maintaining a strong presence in the classroom
  • Deftly and patiently field student questions and provide feedback in lectures and office hours.
  • Assess students on an continual basis and provide prompt feedback on student progress.
  • Assist in student job placement process.
  • Help develop internal learning management software.
  • Cultivate a dynamic, collaborative, and supportive classroom community.
  • Contribute to local evangelism, admissions, and nurture activities, such as attendance at meetups, speaking at conferences, leading workshops, etc.
  • Set the tone and learning agenda for the classroom.
  • Establish and maintain high academic, attendance, and behavior expectations for students and staff.
  • Build and refine web development curriculum and assignments.
  • Utilize student feedback and experimentation to continuously improve teaching and assessment methods.
  • Evaluate new tools, packages, and tutorials for use in the curriculum.

Professional Development: 
  • At Galvanize, we strive to providing meaningful professional development opportunities to all of our employees. Here are just a few of the ways you will continue to grow and“level-up” as a developer and a teacher:There is no better way to learn than to teach! Be amazed at how much you will develop skills you thought you were already an expert in just by helping students and planning lessons.
  • Opportunities to work with and learn from other data science and web development instructors in a highly collaborative and intellectually rich environment. Rub shoulders and cross-pollinate.
  • Keep your skills sharp with the option to work on industry web development projects. Previous projects have involved Web Development, Ruby on Rails, Angular, Ember, React, and Node.js and Express.
  • Become the best instructor you can be with ongoing training and support.

  • 3+ years of experience in industry in a software developer role.
  • Exceptional communication skills; strong interest in education. Multiple years of experience teaching a technical subject preferred.
  • Experience working on and modeling the successes of agile teams and pair programmingFluency in the topics we teach: Learning how to learn (tools, habits, and mindsets), how the web works, Javascript, Node.js, HTML, CSS, Rails, SQL (PostgreSQL), Databases, Test Driven Development, Server-side frameworks with Express, Client-side frameworks with Angular, Responsive Design, APIs, Algorithms, Version Control, Interview Skills. Thrives in a continuous feedback environment and both delivers and welcomes feedback from students and other instructors.
  • Previous background in teaching and/or mentoring aspiring developers. High performing current immersive instructors desirable.
  • Eager to shape the skills, minds, and trajectories of the newest generation of web developers.

Galvanize provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment. 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. 

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