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Software Developer Instructor

Company: Tech Elevator
Location: Cincinnati
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Summary:The Instructor will teach technical skills and support career change among our student population. At Tech Elevator, our instructors are accomplished software developers who have a passion for sharing their knowledge and expertise with our students. We believe that a great mentor can be the catalyst for successful transformation. As such, our instructors are at the heart of the Tech Elevator experience. Teaching technical skills and supporting career change is challenging work, but when the students have a great experience and success in their transformation, the work is both meaningful and personally rewarding. You will have the rare opportunity to make a lasting impact on the lives of your students.
We stand far above other programs because of our mission and the drive of our employees. Our results reflect our focus on our mission to elevate people, companies and communities. We have built a business where we help people not only get jobs but careers that are satisfying and help companies fill positions with local candidates in the communities where they reside and serve. We do all of this keeping quality and authenticity in mind.
Instructor Performance ExpectationsTechnical Education

  • Responsible for effectively utilizing the Tech Elevator curriculum to facilitate technical education of students.
  • Ensures that lectures are approachable, focused, engaging, and valuable, being:
  • Mindful of examples that can be understood by a novice
  • Timely in the objectives being covered in the time allotted
  • Enthusiastic with his/her/their delivery
  • Conveys a sense of enthusiasm for programming and the field of software development that can motivate and inspire students
  • Maintains students' respect and confidence by being consistently knowledgeable and prepared to present curriculum material
  • Complies with the record-keeping policies and procedures related to student performance (e.g. grading, attendance, quiz scores, etc.).
    Pathway Support
    • Responsible for maintaining a high campus job placement rate by supporting the Pathway Program.
    • Collaborates with campus Pathway Director(s) to maintain a holistic view of individual student performance across both technical and career-readiness curricula
    • Effectively facilitates and supports the technical content of the Pathway Program (e.g. technical interviewing, "Career Paths in Tech" session)
    • Supports the efforts of the Pathway Director(s) and promotes student participation in the Pathway Program
      Individual Mentoring
      • Responsible for looking after the individual needs of students in order to promote a high graduation rate while maintaining a consistent level of technical competence among graduates.
      • Takes an interest in and ownership of the academic progress and performance of individual students
      • Effectively utilizes student mentoring sessions to assist with areas such as technical review, tutoring, mentoring, and development of side projects
      • Recognizes and takes appropriate and timely action when necessary to address students' poor academic performance or personal misconduct
        • Responsible for maintaining technical expertise and staying current with the software development industry.
        • Is knowledgeable of all facets of the Tech Elevator curriculum, self-identifying gaps where additional experience and learning is needed in order to effectively deliver a given curriculum topic
        • Seeks ways to improve Tech Elevator's curriculum and educational practices and contributes to improving the "state of the art" at both the campus and organizational level
        • Stays abreast of current developments and trends in the field of software development
        • Shares knowledge and expertise in areas outside of Tech Elevator's core curriculum with students, colleagues, and the broader software development community.
          Culture Expectations
          • Participate - Takes both initiative and responsibility in their role. Engages with others in a positive, meaningful and collaborative way. Does more than show up; adds value to the work they do, their team, the broader company, and its mission.
          • Appreciate - Shows respect and empathy for students and fellow team members. Shows gratitude in big and small ways. Brings positivity to the organization by actively acknowledging the contributions and impact of others. Is passionate about the quality of their work and the impact they make on students, coworkers and the community. Empowers and encourages teammates to use their talents to the best of their abilities.
          • Elevate - Demonstrates growth-orientation and self-motivation to advance beyond the status quo. Always seeking opportunities to learn, improve and positively impact outcomes. This includes encouraging those around them to lean forward, try new things and elevate each other.
            RequirementsThe ideal candidate will possess the following skills, experience, and attributes:
            • 8+ years of experience with hands on development
            • Strong knowledge and experience with Java (Tomcat/Spring MVC) OR .NET (C#/ASP.NET/MS SQL) [and an interest in learning Java!]
            • Experience with .HTML/CSS/JavaScript
            • Familiarity with full stack
            • Knowledge of Agile
            • Experience mentoring, coaching and/or leading junior developers
            • Strong communication skills
            • Genuine desire to help others learn
            • Strong visionary skills and creativity
            • Comfortable guiding students through structured lesson plans while giving real world examples when needed
            • Ability to stand for at least 5 hours at a time
            • Ability to work some evenings
              BenefitsThe well being of our employees is incredibly important to us, therefore we offer the following benefits:
              • Health insurance
              • Vision
              • Dental
              • PTO
              • Retirement Plan with company match
              • Short-term disability
                Work EnvironmentThe work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
                The above job is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and standards of the position. Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as assigned by their supervisor. All employment is "at-will" as governed by the law of the state where the employee works. It is further understood that the "at-will" nature of employment is one aspect of employment that cannot be changed except in writing and signed by an authorized officer.

Keywords: Tech Elevator, Cincinnati , Software Developer Instructor, Education / Teaching , Cincinnati, Ohio

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