Enterprise Software Engineer Instructor - US Remote + Travel (Multiple)

Enterprise Instructors at Galvanize don’t just teach: they guide. Not just the hard skills – they dig into personality types, habits, and learning styles.  Our instructors don’t just talk the talk: they lead by example and immerse students in Extreme Programming (XP) from day one. In addition to giving lectures and white-boarding, instructors lead inquiry, pair program, provide ongoing student feedback, and coach XP product teams.

Galvanize is looking for instructors that are interested in teaching the fundamentals of XP and modern web development. We offer an intensive XP course that focuses on using XP to produce software on budget, on time and with a high degree of customer satisfaction.  Our XP curriculum includes Pair Programming, Writing User Stories, User Story Pointing, Agile Retrospectives, Iteration Planning Meetings, Test Driven Development (TDD), Team Building and relies on technologies such as JavaScript, Node.js, Express, HTML/CSS, Java, SQL, MongoDB, Git, and Pivotal CloudFoundry.

**This position will require regular travel/long term engagements (up to 2-3 months) at various client sites around the US.

AS A LEAD INSTRUCTOR, PRINCIPAL DEVELOPER YOU WILL: 
  • Lead lectures and class activities and support students during project work.
  • Plan daily lessons and assess students on an ongoing basis.
  • Participate in product feedback for internal tool.
  • Provide students with a meaningful training experience in the classroom.
  • Work alongside Galvanize staff in providing prompt feedback on student progress.
  • Provide a strong Extreme Programming environment.
  • Coach student teams on project work using XP principles.
  • Coach Product and Project Managers on XP.
  • Facilitate a dynamic and collaborative classroom community.
  • Teach and plan a full work week.
  • Work closely with co-instructors to provide students with meaningful and prompt feedback on their progress.

EXPECTED EXPERIENCE:
  • At least 3+ years of Ruby, Ruby on Rails, Java, JavaScript, or Python production experience.
  • Fluency in the following topics: Extreme Programming, JavaScript, HTML/CSS, SQL (any of PostgreSQL, MySQL, SQL Server, Oracle, etc), MongoDB, Web Fundamentals (HTTP, APIs, REST, JSON).
  • Experience working with Agile or XP teams – pair programming experience a plus.
  • Thrives in a continuous feedback environment and welcomes feedback from students and other instructors.
  • Previous background in teaching and/or mentoring developers – or a deep interest in giving it a try.
  • Eager to shape the skills, minds, and trajectories of a team learning XP.
  • High performing current XP team lead or participant desirable.
  • Great communication skills.

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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